ABOUT SEMIS COMMUNITY PARTNERS
SEMIS Community Partners include community organizations, government officials, universities, and policy organizations.
Local community-based organizations partner with SEMIS in four primary ways:
a) as consultants or advisors,
b) working with the coalition on special projects,
c) working specifically with or within SEMIS schools, and/or
d) facilitating sessions during SEMIS professional development institutes and seminars.
SEMIS works with schools and community partners along four dimensions of development:
- Place-/Community-Based Education
- Cultural Ecological Analysis
- Community-School Partnerships
- Developing a Community of Learners
Local and regional community organizations form partnerships with SEMIS schools as members of a sustained professional learning community that includes other participating schools.
In this capacity, SEMIS Community Partners approach their work with the Coalition:
- As Learners: Many SEMIS partners attend our Professional Development workshops along with the teacher teams they work with (or hope to work with).
As Experts: We reach out to our community partners as experts in their fields to assist with Professional Development.
As Collaborators: SEMIS Partners work with schools on EcoJustice Community-Based Projects, often co-developing curricula.
If you are interested in becoming a SEMIS Community Partner, please contact
Ethan Lowenstein directly: firstname.lastname@example.org