Tag Archives: project based learning

Global Citizenship: An Instructor’s Experience and Student Response

By ERIC LASSAHN Eric Lassahn serves as the Director of Residence Life & the Center for Civic Engagement at Susquehanna University. In addition he is an adjunct faculty member and program director for Global Opportunities programs. Introduction As a Ph.D. … Continue reading

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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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Register for CWI’s Summer EAST Institute Soon

You still have to time to register… for CWI’s Summer EAST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability. June 25-29, Burlington, Vermont. Join a very special group of like minded educators from across the U.S. for an inspired week of … Continue reading

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Are Our Educators Prepared For Their Students?

By TOM WHITBY If there is one thing that I am sure of as an educator it is that rapid change greatly affects both what and how we learn. If there is a second thing that I am sure of … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Passion to Create Authentic STEM Learning Projects

By BOB JAKUS This is a brief account of how & why I developed “Beyond the Classroom Aquarium,” a yearlong project based, curricular sequence of authentic STEM-Oriented and aquatic ecosystem themed learning activities (for students to love). Beyond the Classroom … Continue reading

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An Educator Challenging the Status Quo

Tonia S. Lloyd is an educator and psychologist working with Newark’s Public Schools. She’s a strong believer in the power of service-learning to engage students in their community. She shares her experience working with like minded educators at the Institute. … Continue reading

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A Community Garden Grows in Long Beach: A Teacher’s Students Persevere

By JOE BROOKS —CWI Education Director CWI alum Alexandra Gonzales is truly a talented and visionary STEM teacher at Saint Athanasius School in Long Beach, CA. Alex worked hard on a dream project when she joined us at CWI’s Summer … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Human Right

By RICHARD LOUV Do children — do all of us — have a right to meaningful connection to the natural world? Annelies Henstra, a Dutch human rights attorney, thinks so. She calls it the “forgotten human right.” In the March 2009 issue of Orion … Continue reading

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A Brand New Take: American Folk Songs for the Family

— RESOURCE REVIEW from Community Works Journal Finally a songbook for young people that brings alive the core human life lessons of the deepest traditional American songs, from deep Memphis blues to the sounds of a New Orleans second line, … Continue reading

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