Tag Archives: project based learning

Nurturing Social Entrepreneurs

By THOMAS WILLIAMSON Twelve students sit around a table with two professors and two staff members. They are figuring out how to help a student set parameters around her social service internship, in particular negotiating reasonable work hours. It’s a … Continue reading

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Taking an Empathic Approach to Learning Through Community Based Fieldwork

By JOE BROOKS, Director, Community Works Institute (CWI) We had a great conversation in Los Angeles recently, with veteran educators Felipe Sanchez and Alexandra Gonzales. (a video is included below) Alexandra is a science/STEM teacher from Long Beach, California who … Continue reading

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Oral History in the Digital Era: Narratives of Latin@s in Ohio

By ELENA FOULIS Throughout my academic career, I have looked at ways in which authors of fiction rely on personal and family memory to tell the stories of their characters. Writers like Graciela Limón, Gayle Jones, and Denise Chavez link … Continue reading

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A Truly Fine Service-Learning Project

A truly fine service-learning project—now in progress—from CWI Summer EAST alum Kimby Heil’s students in Trenton, NJ. Kimy’s students are also currently working on an article for Community Works Journal. Look for that soon! learn more about service-learning at: http://www.cwinstitute.net … Continue reading

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Hearing and Amplifying the Voices of those Living with HIV/AIDS: An Eighth Grade Student Project

By JOY ROBERTS and NATANIA KREMER, with RACHEL MAZOR Natania Kremer is the Director of Service Learning & Civic Engagement at Brooklyn Friends School in New York City. She is also Co-Chair of the Department of Equity, Justice, & Civic … Continue reading

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Brooklyn School in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees

By NATANIA KREMER Eighty students, faculty, and community members came together recently for “Brooklyn in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees: Turning Interscholastic Conversations into Collaborative Action.” Inspired by the collaboration of the heads of four Brooklyn independent schools, this joint … Continue reading

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Teaching for Social Justice through Collaborative Ethnography

By JOE BROOKS Using Collaborative Ethnography as a tool and strategy, we’re helping K-16 and community educators learn to design compelling curriculum experiences that are centered on the people, issues, and culture of their own local community. Collaborative Ethnography provides … Continue reading

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Subscribe to Community Works Journal digital magazine

at no cost. The Journal is a  unique resource for K-16 and community based educators. The Journal has been published by Community Works Institute (CWI) since 1995, in support of teaching practices that build community. The Journal features essays and … Continue reading

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Teaching for Social Justice Through Collaborative Ethnography

By JOE BROOKS We had a great conversation in Los Angeles recently, with veteran educators Felipe Sanchez and Alexandra Gonzales. We’re building a community focused pedagogy K-16. It’s all here and they said it so well. Join us for the … Continue reading

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Engaging Children Through Playful Learning: A Case Study

By PENNY ALLEN and MATT DILLER Common sense tells us, when we do what we love, we do it well.  When work is fun, we are more creative, we are more thoughtful, and we want to keep building upon that … Continue reading

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