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A Unique Opportunity for Los Angeles Area Educators

LA RiverLore is a highly innovative service-learning focused project for K-16 and community based educators. We’re connecting communities, students, and educators along the Los Angeles River. LA RiverLore is providing teachers in local schools the training, inspiration, collaboration, and connections … Continue reading

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The Path to Service is through Your Classroom

“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” ― John Dewey learn more l special rates l register online

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LA RiverLore Does Community Ethnography

RiverLore comes alive! We recently had the privilege to work with Paul Lowe and his amazing 4th-grade students at MacArthur Park Elementary. Using “Community Ethnography”, students explored their neighborhood, interviewing local residents, business owners, and recording the process with digital … Continue reading

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Teaching Through a Social Lens

Join us this year for CWI’s acclaimed Summer EAST or WEST Institute. Spend an intensive and deeply rewarding week immersed in service-learning, sustainability, and place-based education, with inspired educators from across the U.S. and around the world. “I had the … Continue reading

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Intergenerational Learning: The Great Migration

By MAUREEN BOYLE and PATRICIA MCPHERSON Maureen Boyle and Patricia McPherson are award winning New England journalists. Boyle is an assistant professor and director of the journalism program at Stonehill College. McPherson is the information literacy and outreach librarian at … Continue reading

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Writing as Alchemy: Turning Objects into Stories, Stories into Objects

By ROSSINA ZAMORA LIU and BONNIE STONE SUNSTEIN I. Lawn Chair as Trope When Long moves into his next home, he will take only the things that matter most: his television, a Sony analog box that he and his wife … Continue reading

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Between Two Worlds: A Collaborative Curriculum Addressing Immigration through Folk Art, Media Literacy, and Digital Storytelling

By LAURA MARCUS GREEN with KATY GROSS and TARA TRUDELL Gallery of Conscience, Museum of International Folk Art exhibition Between Two Worlds: Folk Artists Reflect on the Immigrant Experience, 2014. Photo by Blair Clark. Courtesy of the Museum of International … Continue reading

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Discover Project Based Service-Learning

NOW is surely the time to engage our students in their community. Make Project Based Service-Learning a part of your teaching and a part of the culture of your school or community organization. The rewards for your students are powerful … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Teaching Science and the Arts in a Human Context

By JON MADIAN I was a very poor student. I was in the lowest reading group in a very blue collar community. My mother was a reading specialist and my older brother was an academic genius. I was on fire … Continue reading

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