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Taking Hands On Civics to the Street

By SARAH ANDERSON Sarah Anderson teaches middle school humanities and interdisciplinary studies at a place-based charter school in Portland, Oregon. Originally from rural Vermont, Anderson has also taught nature studies to urban middle school students in the California Redwoods, career … Continue reading

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A Unique Opportunity for Los Angeles Area Educators

LA RiverLore is a highly innovative service-learning focused project for K-16 and community based educators. We’re connecting communities, students, and educators along the Los Angeles River. LA RiverLore is providing teachers in local schools the training, inspiration, collaboration, and connections … Continue reading

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The Path to Service is through Your Classroom

“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” ― John Dewey learn more l special rates l register online

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Special Registration Rates through March 3rd!

CWI’s 2017 Summer EAST and WEST Institutes on Service-Learning and Sustainability Join dedicated K-16 and community educators, from across the U.S. and beyond, for an intensive week of inspired curriculum and program design work.Service-learning creates academically connected opportunities for students … Continue reading

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LA RiverLore Does Community Ethnography

RiverLore comes alive! We recently had the privilege to work with Paul Lowe and his amazing 4th-grade students at MacArthur Park Elementary. Using “Community Ethnography”, students explored their neighborhood, interviewing local residents, business owners, and recording the process with digital … Continue reading

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Teaching Through a Social Lens

Join us this year for CWI’s acclaimed Summer EAST or WEST Institute. Spend an intensive and deeply rewarding week immersed in service-learning, sustainability, and place-based education, with inspired educators from across the U.S. and around the world. “I had the … Continue reading

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Writing as Alchemy: Turning Objects into Stories, Stories into Objects

By ROSSINA ZAMORA LIU and BONNIE STONE SUNSTEIN I. Lawn Chair as Trope When Long moves into his next home, he will take only the things that matter most: his television, a Sony analog box that he and his wife … Continue reading

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Making of an Activist

By CARLA OSORIO VELIZ My family would always joke around that I am not your typical person. It’s true. At 15 years old I was part of a play to speak out against domestic violence and HIV in the Latino … Continue reading

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Why This Work Really Matters

By SARAH HAINES During my childhood, my family lived a short bike ride away from a small creek that was a tributary to a large river that eventually fed into the Chesapeake Bay. My brothers and I would join the … Continue reading

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Hasn’t Worked, Can’t Work, Won’t Work

By BOB SORNSON Cover content, give tests, and sort students. Our existing system of instruction does this effectively, in much the same way now as it did in the early 1900s, and in much the same way as it did … Continue reading

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