Tag Archives: place based education

The Little Things: Uncovering Identity on Campus through Dress and Adornment—A Case Study of a Class Exhibition Project

By CARRIE HERTZ Carrie Hertz is the Curator of Textiles and Costume at the Museum of International Folk Art. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Curator of Folk Arts at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. She earned her … Continue reading

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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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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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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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EVERY TEACHER CAN BE A NATURAL TEACHER: 10 Ways You Can Add Vitamin “N” to the Classroom & Beyond

By RICHARD LOUV Not long ago I met some dedicated young women who were doing their student teaching at an impressive nature-based preschool. They made it clear that they’d love to pursue careers at similar schools. But they were discouraged … Continue reading

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