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Taking Hands On Civics to the Street

By SARAH ANDERSON Sarah Anderson teaches middle school humanities and interdisciplinary studies at a place-based charter school in Portland, Oregon. Originally from rural Vermont, Anderson has also taught nature studies to urban middle school students in the California Redwoods, career … Continue reading

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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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Sort No More: Creating Student Learning Experiences for the 21st Century

By BOB SORNSON The learning system we’ve used in our country since the 1840s does exactly what it is designed to do. Brought to us from Prussia in the days when settlers traveled across America in prairie schooners, this system … Continue reading

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Evicted: Teaching Through a Housing Crisis

By DIANE SHINGLEDECKER From the Inside: Thoughts on Place-Based Education and Service-Learning at a Community College Sometimes starting from scratch and going where no one has gone before is exciting; but a lot of times, it is just plain overwhelming! … Continue reading

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Project Based Service-Learning: Students as Researchers of Immigration Narratives

By NATASHA AGRAWAL “The more young people who get the opportunity to travel the world, live in other cultures and learn new languages, the more they will begin to understand our shared ideals and the shared opportunities to keep moving … 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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Using Technology to Rediscover Our Roots as Cultural Creators

By JON MADIAN Identity enhancing learning emerges from a felt-sense of purpose acknowledged and nurtured through sharing with others. By definition Learning Communities, as distinguished from our current more static institutions, create the circumstances to nourish richly creative interactions — … Continue reading

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