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Smart Change and Possibility: Educating for the Teachable Moments

By DON TAYLOR Don Taylor is a Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at Main Street Middle School (MSMS)in Montpelier, Vermont. Don is an alumnus of CWI’s Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning, which he attended with a team member from … Continue reading

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Education through Restoration: Creating Meaningful Service-Learning Projects in the Parks

By MARIJKE HECHT Marijke Hecht is the Director of Education at the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and alumnus of CWI’s Summer Institute on Service-Learning. She and her team of educators spent a week with CWI working on development of the new … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Story of Student Advocacy Writing Through a Summer Camp Program

By STEVE ZEMELMAN Introduction Mark Dziedzic, Director of the Greater Madison Writing Project (based at the University of Wisconsin — Madison) has been telling me about a summer camp on advocacy writing that teachers with the Project organized last summer. Not only … Continue reading

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Join Us at The Institute with Special Scholarship Support

Very Special Scholarship Support Available! Join us this month at CWI’s 2018 Summer WEST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning. learn more: https://bit.ly/2plXzvY    

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Practice Makes Perfect: Student Experience Matters Most

By ERIN LYNN RAAB, Ph.D. Student experience, not outcomes, matter most for school design There is a huge push around the country to define the student outcomes we want schools to achieve. Pretty consistently, these have become an array of “graduate … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t School Safety Drills Be Implemented with the Children in Mind?

By RAE PICA Would you believe me if I said there’s never been a safer time to be a child in this country? It’s true. But, yes, I know it’s hard to believe. It’s hard to believe because, just lately, … 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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Speaking to a Teacher’s Heart and Soul

We glimpse a teacher’s heart and we learn what it means to teach. Lisa and a team of her colleagues spent a week at CWI’s Summer Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability working on their school’s curriculum design for … Continue reading

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Policy Makes Me Sick: A School Administrator Reflects on How We Make Decisions

by MARK SONNEMANN It makes you sick too — maybe you just don’t realize it yet. As a child, I used to like to build structures. Whether it was out of Lego, or blankets, or sticks, I loved to make the ideas … Continue reading

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2018 Summer EAST Institute Filling Rapidly, Register Soon

CWI’s 2018 Summer EAST Institute on Place Based Service-Learning and Sustainability—SPACE IS LIMITED JUNE 25-29, 2018, BURLINGTON, VERMONT Don’t miss the longest running Service-Learning training for educators in the world, Summer EAST is a powerful learning lab for educators, set … Continue reading

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