Place Based Education

Place & Peace Based Learning: James’ story

This is the second of a two-part preface excerpt from the book To Know the Joy of Work Well Done: Building Connections and Community with Place-Based Learning.

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Place Based Education

Town Hall Recap: Every Place is a Place

On this monthly town hall, we went long on place-based education and the ways in which it is a powerful tool for building community and inquiry. We also discussed the ways in which community-connected projects are an outstanding way to continue learning through the summer and beyond.

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Place Based Education

Outdoor and Experiential Learning Across the Country

[…] Zoo in Tacoma is a great STEM school with built-in internships and outdoor science. (See feature) Place-Based Schools  Teton Science Schools in Wyoming is the leader in place-based education  including a K-12 school, outdoor education programs, a graduate school, and a national network. (It inspired The Power of Place.) Environmental Charter School (K-12) at Frick […]

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Future of Learning

The Story of Transforming A System: Spring Grove Schools

[…] of a pandemic to transform a system into a place of engaged learning with a more clear purpose for our work ahead. For more, see: What is Place-Based Education and Why Does it Matter? Podcast: Outdoor Learning Leads to Curious Students  Gina Meinertz is the Assistant Superintendent at Spring Grove Public Schools. Follow her on […]

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Personalized Learning

Place-Based Learning: Solid Ground in Troubled Waters

By incorporating a sense of place in instruction, teachers and community partners have adapted programs to keep students engaged even during distance learning. Jack Chin explores how place-based experiences shape learners for today's world.

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Place Based Education

Place & Peace Based Learning: Walter’s Story

This is the first of a two-part preface excerpt from the book To Know the Joy of Work Well Done: Building Connections and Community with Place-Based Learning.

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Personalized Learning

Stop, Look, and Listen: Kilo

[…] the ever evolving ways we fail our students. Normal wasn’t working for very many people but normal is easily measurable. In his writing about his philosophy of education, researcher Nicholas Burbules reminds us that teaching and learning are “inherently imperfect, uncertain, and incomplete.” We make a mistake when we insist on measuring learning despite […]

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Personalized Learning

A Platform to Support Competency-Based PBL

[…] impossible to use them to fully support competency attainment over the course of a student’s entire high school journey–one of the key systemic requirements for successful Competency-Based Education (CBE). That’s where Headrush, a new learning platform designed to support Project- and Competency-Based Learning by alleviating these challenges, comes in. “The big picture is esoteric–most […]

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Place Based Education

The Trail to Recovery: Addressing Learning Gaps Through Project-Based Learning

[…] compared to previous years, students seem at least three months behind their peers in many areas, especially social-emotional growth. These concerns have led to The Department of Education releasing a detailed handbook that addresses these concerns. Alongside suggestions for creating healthy learning environments and supporting the well-being of students and staff is guidance on […]

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New Pathways

Building Rural Learning Pathways to Strengthen the Future of Community

[…] this part of the state, in 2018 the University of West Alabama created University Charter School (UCS), a public Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 school that embodies a place-based educational model aligned to regional workforce needs. UCS has more than doubled in size and will graduate its first group of seniors in May of 2023. Part […]

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