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Supporting Smaller Schools and Their Communities

By JOE BROOKS, Community Works Institute (CWI) Over the past several decades small school consolidation and regionalization of schools has rolled on and rolled out in so many communities. Our colleague and contributing editor Stuart Grauer, a teacher, head of … Continue reading

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Call for Educator Written Articles and Reflections!

Share your experiences as an educator with our readers. We welcome unsolicited submissions. We are especially interested in articles, essays, and reflections on the following topics: Student Voice • Empathy • Creative Approaches to Bullying Community Works Journal has been published … Continue reading

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#StudentVoice

#StudentVoice is not about students “being heard.” #StudentVoice IS about cultivating student opportunities to think, design, and lead. more: http://bit.ly/1PCRv6u

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Where We Are At….

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Why Service-Learning?

By JOE BROOKS, CWI Education Director Students in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles are engaged in service and community inquiry, aimed at studying and sharing the story of their community which is currently being encroached on by gentrification. … 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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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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