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What Happens When Teachers Explore the Community

Register Today for 2019 CWI Institutes with 50% Scholarship Support CWI Institutes provide K-16 educators with training in Collaborative Ethnography, with an opportunity to practice their new skills in the field. Our goal is to train and inspire local teachers … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Back

Veteran educator Anne Tewksbury-Frey talks about her experience with Community Works Institute and the larger and very immediate context of students involved in Place Based Service-Learning. Once you’ve experienced this type of learning environment, “you can’t turn back” to business … Continue reading

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Why Register Early? (Because We Have Scholarship Support)

Join us at CWI’s 2019 Institute, in Burlington, Vermont or Los Angeles. Connect your academic and social goals with compelling student centered and community focused projects that deepen skills and learning. Teaching for Empathy CWI Institutes are about connecting academic … Continue reading

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Children Are Losing Their Connection to Nature - and the Consequences Are Real

By RAE PICA Have you seen the Hidden Valley ad in which they sit down with three generations of families and ask, “What did you like to do for fun as a kid?” (I’ve embedded the video below.) I watched … Continue reading

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Standardized Delivery of Instruction Lacks Meaningful Assessment and Endangers Our Children

By BOB SORNSON Digital game designers do not use end of unit assessments and they don’t give grades. Instead, assessment is embedded into every moment of the game. The level of difficulty in a game is increased only when the … Continue reading

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Global Citizens: What Schools Need to Do Now

Saidy Godette, a teacher at Georgetown International School and alum of Community Works Institute (CWI) is very clear what our students need to experience in school to think like and become global citizens. learn more: http://www.communityworksinstitute.org

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Communities Without Limits: Ambiguity, Uncertainty and Questions

By MARK SONNEMANN When I began my Master’s degree in English Literature back in the mid-90’s, all of us had to take a compulsory course in Literary Criticism. It scared the heck out of most of us; the professor was … Continue reading

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K-16 PD Trainings with Passion at the Core

#TeachwithPassion Bring a CWI Faculty Training and Planning event to your school. We meet schools exactly where they are. Customized trainings, presentations, and guided planning sessions that integrate your school’s own unique needs and resources. learn more: https://bit.ly/2qFXfHe

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Learning from a Failed Community-University Research Project

By RASHEDA L. WEAVER, Ph.D. In recent years, there has been a growth in the number of university-based graduate programs that aim to provide students with “practical research experience” through enrolling them in experiential education courses that connect them to … Continue reading

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Stop Reinforcing the Status Quo, Inside or Outside Academia

By IRENE SANCHEZ, Ph.D. The ivory tower as a whole doesn’t uplift anything, but those who reinforce it. It reinforces existing power. The status quo. A lot of folks within it do too. A lot of people who preach social … Continue reading

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