Tag Archives: summer institute

Service-Learning Expands Across a High School’s Curriculum

Ray Dumais of Goffstown High School, is an alumni of Community Works Institute’s Summer EAST Institute on Service-Learning. After he attended the Institute, Ray reported significant progress in developing service-learning opportunities at his school. He added, “ The Institute gave … Continue reading

Posted in Place Based Education, Service-Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mapping McCabe: Connecting Curriculum and Community Through Environmental Education

by Susie Denehy and David Sobel The Reintroduction of Students into the Landscape Dorothy McCabe, thin, strong and well-preserved as a cedar post, had us captivated with her stories. We sat in the parlor of her old home twelve years … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental Education, Place Based Education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Supporting Smaller Schools and Their Communities

By JOE BROOKS, Community Works Institute (CWI) Over the past several decades small school consolidation and regionalization of schools has rolled on and rolled out in so many communities. Our colleague and contributing editor Stuart Grauer, a teacher, head of … Continue reading

Posted in Small Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

K-16 Educators, There is but one place to be this Summer

    K-16 Educators, There is but one place to be this Summer learn more: http://bit.ly/1PCRv6u 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Service-Learning?

By JOE BROOKS, CWI Education Director Students in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles are engaged in service and community inquiry, aimed at studying and sharing the story of their community which is currently being encroached on by gentrification. … Continue reading

Posted in Service-Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Curriculum Development, Place Based Education, Professional Development, Service-Learning, Social Justice, Sustainability, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Curriculum Development, Service-Learning, Social Justice, Teaching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CWI’s Voices of Educators: Michael Barbero, Trinity School, NYC

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CWI’s Voices of Educators: Rhonda Mitchell, Trinity School, Atlanta

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Unique K-16 Professional Development Experience

LIMITED SPACE, REGISTER SOON! CWI’s 2018 Summer Institutes on Place Based Service-Learning a PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND DESIGN LAB FOR K-16 and COMMUNITY EDUCATORS Expert training, experienced guidance, with supportive collaboration. Create academically rigorous service focused curriculum programs. Connect your academic … Continue reading

Posted in Professional Development | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment