Design Compelling Learning Projects and Programs

Use the Community as the Classroom. Teach for Human Connection and Social Justice through Experiential Learning. Address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals and Social, and Emotional Learning. Bring your vision, program, and project ideas to CWI’s acclaimed learning and design labs. Our Institutes, workshops, and events include inspiring learning from our veteran faculty members.

“I have grown so much as a person and as an educator–just being able to find ways to express fundamental humanness with a scaffolded and modeled approach was incredibly powerful. THANK YOU!”
Angelia Moore, Principal and Co-Founder
THRIVE Community School, Santa Fe

What We Do

CWI works with diverse and inspiring K-16 teachers and leaders, from schools large and small, across the U.S. and around the globe. Our participants come from rural and urban, independent and public, along with environmental and community based educators. Our professional development opportunities and Institutes provide the ideal opportunity for individual educators or teams to begin or advance projects and programs, within classrooms or across grade levels.

In addition to our national events, we provide site based support for entire schools and organizations, meeting educators where they are. We offer single, multi-day, and longer term professional development experiences and packages. These are customizable and are designed to meet your context and needs. Contact us for more information.

“I just really enjoyed the Institute and definitely recommend it. It was inspiring and gave me hope for the future.”
Tara Prairie, Tennessee Wesleyan University

“The Institute helped advanced my thinking, supporting my leadership role to help our K-12 program strengthen and evolve.”
Ace Everett, The Potomac School

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NEXT Institutes: An Experiential Approach to Diversity Equity, and Inclusion
From Classroom to Community, Moving Toward Social Justice, The NEXT Institutes are one-day intensives of inspired learning, collaboration and networking, focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the core principles that drive our work with educators. The NEXT experience provides educators with new knowledge and skills to support development of classroom and school program practice and culture. NEXT Institutes focus particularly on taking an experiential, community based approach to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion related work. Sessions are highly interactive and collaborative, combining theory with practical application around issues of racial, economic, and gender justice ways that resonate with all learners. Learn more.

Since 1995, the Community Works Journal Digital has provided educators with a wealth of innovative thinking and resources. The Journal showcases best educational practices and programs that connect teaching to the community. We believe students also know a thing or two about best practices and we encourage submissions from Project Green Schools members and honorees.