Category Archives: Service-Learning

An Artist Says NOW is the Time to Involve Our Students in their Community

A very powerful interview with artist and CWI alum Margo Mullen, a passionate believer in bringing people and communities together through Place Based Service-Learning (and Art of course!) As Margo says, “Now is the time”. — Thanks to Nathalie Sanchez and … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Sharks Gone? A Teen Led Ecological Literacy Project

By JOE HARBER Joe Harber is the education programs director at the National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD and oversees programing and staff working with schools, teachers, and kids. Joe has been at the Aquarium for 13 years, and before that was … Continue reading

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Teaching for Sustainability on the Bayou

By Dr. CATHLEEN BECNEL RICHARD, Ed.D. Dr. Cathleen Becnel Richard is an Assistant Professor at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She earned her doctorate in 2010 from Northcentral University in E-Learning and Teaching Online. Her research interests include academic … Continue reading

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BIG IDEAS for K-16 Education

BIG IDEAS for K-16 Education —Jehan Morsi, Egyptian educator and CWI Institute alum, shares some very big ideas for creating a real community focused purpose and benefit to K-16 education. learn more: http://bit.ly/1PCRv6u

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Getting Your Faculty On Board

Tonya Williams, principal of an urban middle school discusses her experience with an Institute study group. Her goal was to get her faculty fully engaged with Place Based Service-Learning. She talks about how she sees that process playing out successfully. … Continue reading

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Our Kids Are Kids

We interviewed public school administrator Anna Kuykendal, from urban Githens Middle School in Durham, North Carolina. Anna testifies so very eloquently to the power of bringing public and independent K-12 school educators together for the conversations and work that MATTERS. … Continue reading

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Rural Murals By Students as a Public Service

By ERIN TAPLEY Associate Professor of Art Education, Western Carolina University EDITOR’S NOTE: Erin has been extremely successful at WCU since she contributed this, and is now Director of The School of Art and Design, and Professor, of Art Education. … Continue reading

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Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement

by BETH J. VANDERVEER, PhD Beth is the Coordinator of the Recreation Studies Program/Gerontology Certificate Programs at Ohio University, College of Health and Human Services, School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. She primarily teaches in the Recreation Studies academic unit. … Continue reading

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Service-Learning Expands Across a High School’s Curriculum

Ray Dumais of Goffstown High School, is an alumni of Community Works Institute’s Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning. After he attended the Institute, Ray reported significant progress in developing service-learning opportunities at his school. He added, “ The Institute gave … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: A New Paradigm in Teaching About Hunger

By DIANE SHINGLEDECKER FROM THE INSIDE — Thoughts on Place-Based Education at a Community College Last fall, I started working in a local food pantry as part of my graduate work in Service-Learning. I saw the need in a town where others … Continue reading

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