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Education through Restoration: Creating Meaningful Service-Learning Projects

INSTITUTE REFLECTION 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 … Continue reading

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The Aerial Classroom: Views from Above

By BELLE BOGGS Community Works Journal is pleased to share the thoughts and writing of Belle Boggs. Belle has worked in K-12 public schools across the U.S. and is an award winning author. Her new novel is The Ugly Bear … Continue reading

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Educating for Sustainability: An Introduction

OF PLACE AND EDUCATION By DAVID SOBEL David Sobel is a regular essayist and contributing editor of Community Works Journal and is a Senior Faculty in the Education Department at Antioch University New England. He also coordinates Antioch’s new Nature-based … Continue reading

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Hope on a Tightrope: The Miller Street School

THE ECOLOGY OF TEACHING Hope on a Tightrope: The Miller Street School By HECTOR J. VILA Hector J. Vila is an Assistant Professor in Writing at Middlebury College in Vermont. He has been teaching writing in urban and rural environments … Continue reading

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An Educator’s Reflection on Progress

By GREGORY HEDGER Last week I had an opportunity to join our seventh grade class on a Week Without Walls (WWW) experience to Hpa-An, an area several ours drive to the east of Yangon. Before going any further with this … Continue reading

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The Complete Resource for Service-Learning and Sustainability

The Complete Resource for Service-Learning and Sustainability. Created by Teachers, For Teachers. learn more • purchase a copy Comprehensive and effective, this resource guide is a must have for any educator who is serious about using service as a learning … Continue reading

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Let’s Work Together to Connect our Students to Their Community

As educators, let’s work together to connect our students to their community. We work with schools and community organizations—on-site at their locations across the U.S. and internationally. We believe that global citizenship starts at home, and that to serve our … Continue reading

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Connecting Folklore and K-16 Students in the Community

Community Works Institute director Joe Brooks, Local Learning, and the American Folklore Society’s Folklore and Education Section worked with specially invited educators at AFS’s annual international  conference to explore how incorporating folklore and ethnography deepens student engagement in service-learning. The … Continue reading

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CWI Supports Korean International School’s Work with Place Based Service-Learning

CWI’s director Joe Brooks recently completed an extended international expedition, including a lengthy site visit providing professional development support to the Korean International School (KIS) in Seoul. KIS is an extremely prestigious and elite school by any standard. The school … Continue reading

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