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K-16 Educator Scholarships for Place Based Service-Learning

Register NOW for CWI 2018 Institutes with SCHOLARSHIP Supported Rates. Place Based Service-Learning for K-16. LOS ANGELES and BURLINGTON, VT learn more: cwinstitute.net

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Teaching to the Personal through Community Focused Learning

BY JOE BROOKS Sifting through themes that revolve around creating and supporting educational experiences that build community and foster meaningful learning, it’s connecting school work to a larger purpose, to the self, to experience that resonates. As it was “then” … Continue reading

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LA RiverLore Does Community Ethnography in MacArthur Park

LA RiverLore comes alive. We worked with Paul Lowe and his 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 cameras.

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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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Celebrating our CommonLore Educators!

Celebrating our inaugural Cohort of K-16 and community-based educators! This summer marked our first gathering of Los Angeles area educators who spent a remarkable week together at CWI’s Summer WEST Institute, focused on developing community focused learning experiences, with the … Continue reading

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Building Community, One Student at a Time

Celebrating Our 22nd Year of Transformative Professional Development BY JOE BROOKS, Founder, Community Works Institute Each summer I have the pleasure to guide two of the longest running service-learning driven professional development events in the world, CWI’s Summer WEST, held … Continue reading

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What are Design Educators to do in an Election Season like this?

Design for Social Justice by Getting to Know Potential Users: Bullies, Teasers and Tormentors CWI is pleased to share an exceptional opportunity, courtesy of our partner Patty Kovic, Associate Professor at Otis College of Art and Design. Patty has developed … Continue reading

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Support LA RiverLore!

Support LA RiverLore! Be part of a once in a lifetime opportunity to help Los Angeles area students and their teachers build a shared sense of place, purpose, and community through inquiry, discovery, and social action. With your generous support … Continue reading

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CommonLore! a Professional Development Project in Real Time

 CommonLore! Students and Teachers Digging Deep Into the Community CommonLore is an exciting place based service-learning PD program, connecting communities through student ethnography projects. We are currently piloting CommonLore in Los Angeles, along with other urban and rural locations around … Continue reading

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