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Family History Writing: A Prototype for Local Service-Learning Projects

By SUZANNE KESLER RUMSEY, Ph.D. Suzanne is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Linguistics at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), where she teaches technical writing, multimedia, and family history writing. In a spring 2009 course … Continue reading

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Blogging Our Way to Cultural Understanding

By SYLVIE DEBEVEC HENNING and LUCI FERNANDES The following article explores the experience of two educators who are using classroom based blogging to deepen understanding, raise important questions, and ultimately as a tool to build classroom community, Sylvie Debevec Henning … Continue reading

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Practical Lessons: Building Authentic Partnerships with the Community

By MEGHAN RAFFERTY Meghan is the School/Community Partnerships Coordinator for Virginia Beach City Public Schools I am a teacher. My teaching style has always been to tell stories. I don’t teach in a classroom anymore, but I still tell stories … Continue reading

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The Time is Now for Place Based Education

By SARAH ANDERSON The urgency for experiential, hands-on “life learning” is just as imperative now as it was at the beginning of the 20th century. We need to continue taking down the walls between schools and the rest of the … Continue reading

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Using Critical Media to Tell Stories in First Person: Undocumented Students at San Francisco State on the Presidential Election

By OSCAR GUERRA Dr. Oscar Guerra is an educator, producer and researcher. He is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University in the BECA Department. His primary research interests include the re-creation of the Mexican-American experience in the United … Continue reading

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Building Critical Moral Consciousness Through a Service Scholars Program

By GLEN COTTEN and SIMONE FRANCIS “Service is not just about action, but must also be done with the conscious awareness of oneself and others, and with the commitment to constantly learning and acting as a global citizen.” These words, … Continue reading

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An Educator’s Adventure in Los Angeles! Space is Limited

Join us for CWI’s internationally acclaimed Summer WEST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability. Los Angeles • July 24-28, 2017 LIMITED SPACE —Reinspire your curriculum! Join educators from across the U.S. and beyond. learn more: http://bit.ly/1PCRv6u Now is the … Continue reading

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“Vacancy is Where Great Things Happen”

By SHAWN GEBBHARDT Shawn is an Academic Support Instructor at Cushing Academy, in Massachusetts, and an alumnus of Community Works Institute (CWI). I work (and live) at a boarding prep school in Massachusetts. Over the first two years that I … Continue reading

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Place as the Context has Become a New Mantra for Me in My Teaching

By CIARA ROWLEY Ciara is the education director for The Cathedral of St. Philip, in Atlanta, Georgia, and an alumnus of CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning. I went into CWI’s Summer Institute fairly blind; I was filling in for my … Continue reading

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A Shared Mission for Every Student and Every Teacher

By JONNY RODGERS Jonny is the Director of Service-Learning at Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles and is an alumnus of CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning and Sustainability. Wow. What a week! I’m not sure how to fully reflect on … Continue reading

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