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 the U.S. CommonLore provides teachers with the training, inspiration, collaboration, and connections needed to create standards focused service-learning curriculum around their local community and neighborhoods. learn more •  contact us

About Joe Brooks

Joe Brooks is the Founder and Director of Community Works Institute (CWI) and visionary advocate-leader for embedding place based service-learning in K-16 education and community programs. An internationally recognized expert in service-learning, Joe has worked over the past three decades, across the U.S. and internationally, with students, educators, and administrators, at every grade level, both in urban and rural contexts. RiverLore is an extension of Joe's long term vision and efforts to transform K-16 learning by connecting students to their local community. As a public school teacher Joe established a nationally recognized K-12 service-learning program that included a student run community newspaper that thrived for twenty years. In 1995 he established CWI's Summer EAST Institute in Vermont, and later Summer WEST in Los Angeles. These week long intensive Institutes function as a collaborative learning and design laboratory and have been attended by educators from nearly every U.S. state and many countries around the world.
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