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Digging Deeper: Charting a Path to Change Through Service-Learning and Sustainability

By RICK COTA Director of Sustainability and Nutrition Services Claremont Unified School District, California Looking back now, I find myself lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from so many caring people during my experience at Community Works Institute … Continue reading

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Smart Change and Possibility: Educating for the Teachable Moments

By DON TAYLOR Don Taylor is a Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Main Street Middle School (MSMS)in Montpelier, Vermont. Don is an alumnus of CWI’s Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning, which he attended with a team member from … Continue reading

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Education through Restoration: Creating Meaningful Service-Learning Projects in the Parks

By MARIJKE HECHT Marijke Hecht is the Director of Education at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and alumnus of CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning. She and her team of educators spent a week with CWI working on development of the new … Continue reading

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Register Now w/ a Scholarship for CWI’s Summer EAST 2019

PLAN AHEAD for 2019 CWI’s  Summer EAST Institute Register this week with a $400 partial SCHOLARSHIP, via a generous private funder for CWI’s 2019 Summer EAST Institute, in Burlington, Vermont. No application, just register online. Limited to 6 per school. … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss This Opportunity for Impact

Join Us at Otis College of Art and Design and in the Streets of Los Angeles this Summer Summer WEST Institute SCHOLARSHIP Support EXTENDED. Join inspired K-16 educators, working to build community with their students, from the classroom outward. more: … Continue reading

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The School of Nature: Greening Our Schools May Be The Real Cutting Edge of Education

By Richard Louv Outside Atlanta, after returning from a class hike through the woods, an excited six-year-old grabbed his head and said, “There’s so much nature and I only have two eyes and one brain and I think it’s going … Continue reading

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Bringing Service-Learning to the Core of Your Curriculum

K-16 EDUCATORS and COMMUNITY BUILDERS Scholarship Support Extended for CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute. learn more: https://bit.ly/2plXzvY —w/ generous private funder support we’ve extended special scholarship supported registrations.  This is a unique opportunity to join an inspired group of educators … Continue reading

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Join Us at The Institute with Special Scholarship Support

Very Special Scholarship Support Available! Join us this month at CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning. learn more: https://bit.ly/2plXzvY    

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“If It’s In Your Mission…”

Tonya Williams, principal of urban Githens Middle School in Durham, North Carolina shares her experience collaborating with the incredibly diverse group of K-16 educators at CWI’s Summer Institute. She discusses her personal journey at the Institute, from self described “neophyte” … Continue reading

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A Powerful Student Led English Language Learner Project

By JOE BROOKS I recently came across an astoundingly powerful student led project, the ELL Give Back Project just outside Boston in Massachusetts. The power of this project is three fold: it is student conceived and led; it has huge … Continue reading

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