Category Archives: Professional Development

Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Preschool: Why We Teach

By SONIA NUNEZ and SHARON VERNER CHAPPELL Introduction This article shares the story of a partnership between a university campus preschool and an elementary education professor concentrating on multilingual family-based, funds of knowledge in schools. The preschool teacher integrated the … Continue reading

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A Unique K-16 Professional Development Experience

LIMITED SPACE, REGISTER SOON! CWI’s 2018 Summer Institutes on Place Based Service-Learning a PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND DESIGN LAB FOR K-16 and COMMUNITY EDUCATORS Expert training, experienced guidance, with supportive collaboration. Create academically rigorous service focused curriculum programs. Connect your academic … Continue reading

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Educating for Sustainability: An Introduction

OF PLACE AND EDUCATION By DAVID SOBEL David Sobel is a regular essayist and contributing editor of Community Works Journal and is a Senior Faculty in the Education Department at Antioch University New England. He also coordinates Antioch’s new Nature-based … Continue reading

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The Complete Resource for Service-Learning and Sustainability

The Complete Resource for Service-Learning and Sustainability. Created by Teachers, For Teachers. learn more • purchase a copy Comprehensive and effective, this resource guide is a must have for any educator who is serious about using service as a learning … Continue reading

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Let’s Work Together to Connect our Students to Their Community

As educators, let’s work together to connect our students to their community. We work with schools and community organizations—on-site at their locations across the U.S. and internationally. We believe that global citizenship starts at home, and that to serve our … Continue reading

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Connecting Folklore and K-16 Students in the Community

Community Works Institute director Joe Brooks, Local Learning, and the American Folklore Society’s Folklore and Education Section worked with specially invited educators at AFS’s annual international  conference to explore how incorporating folklore and ethnography deepens student engagement in service-learning. The … Continue reading

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CWI Supports Korean International School’s Work with Place Based Service-Learning

CWI’s director Joe Brooks recently completed an extended international expedition, including a lengthy site visit providing professional development support to the Korean International School (KIS) in Seoul. KIS is an extremely prestigious and elite school by any standard. The school … Continue reading

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CWI Partnering with Green Schools National Network

CWI is pleased to be partnering with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), in support of their member schools. We are now offering GSNN member schools special professional development opportunities around place based service-learning, and sustainability. contact us for more … Continue reading

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CWI at The Gray Colloquium on Sustainability

Education Director and Founder of Community Works Institute (CWI), Joe Brooks, spoke to St. Marks School students and faculty as the Gray Colloquium Speaker. His keynote talk focused on how schools must bridge the gap between what one learns in … Continue reading

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Community Works Institute in China

We have partnered with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to advance their curriculum based work with service-learning. CWI’s Joe Brooks recently led a series of professional development workshops for CUHK faculty around service-learning and community engagement. Founded in … Continue reading

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