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State-of-the-Art

Explore learning theories and community development

Community Engagement Fellows: State-of-the-Art is intended for educational leaders who are considering establishing a version of the Fellows program in their region.  We welcome participants from higher education, public libraries, county extension offices, P-12 school systems, faith communities, and other community-based educational organizations.

 

We will explore the learning theories and community development philosophies underlying this work, discuss the program's structure and evolving practices, demonstrate methods, and share about ongoing innovations.

We hope participants leave with the confidence to use new methods within existing or new programming, and feel that they are a contributor to a dynamic and evolving network of social learning practitioners.

The event is being hosted by members of the Community Engagement Fellows Coalition, including those leading versions of the program in three distinct regions: Bellingham, Tacoma, and Cheney/Spokane.

Those hoping to participate should complete this form:

 

After you fill out the form, Travis Tennessen will contact you to set up a video-conference conversation that will allow us to get to know each other better, and set us up for a successful time together.

 

Please contact Travis with questions at travis.tennessen@wwu.edu.​

Previous Retreats

February 19-21, 2020: State of the Art (Bellingham (Xwotqwem), WA)

Co-hosted with Eastern Washington University, University of Puget Sound, and Whiteswan Environmental

August 1-3, 2018: Community Engagement Fellows Retreat (Bellingham (Xwotqwem), WA)

Co-hosted with Whatcom Community College and Whiteswan Environmental

Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the numerous organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort through co-sponsoring events and providing meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Special thanks to Eastern Washington University, Northwest Indian College, University of Puget Sound, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental for their ongoing dedication to the work.

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