The SEMIS Coalition facilitates school-community partnerships to develop students as citizen-stewards of healthy ecological-social systems. — SEMIS Mission Statement

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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: ethan@semiscoalition.org

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