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Place Based Education

Place-Based Education (PBE) is anytime, anywhere learning that leverages the power of place, and not just the power of technology, to personalize learning. We've recently released a new book, The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education, which focuses on how PBE is an immersive learning experience that “places students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences, using these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects across the curriculum.” PBE is also a natural complement to Personalized and Project-Based Learning, providing a way to connect these efforts to students' local environment for engaging learning that leads to more engaged citizens.

Place Based Education

Home Series Place Based Education
Place-Based Education (PBE) is anytime, anywhere learning that leverages the power of place, and not just the power of technology, to personalize learning. We've recently released a new book, The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education, which focuses on how PBE is an immersive learning experience that “places students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences, using these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects across the curriculum.” PBE is also a natural complement to Personalized and Project-Based Learning, providing a way to connect these efforts to students' local environment for engaging learning that leads to more engaged citizens.

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Creating Connections Across Slate Valley for the Common Good

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By: Casey O’Meara. The Slate Valley Unified Union School District applies community-focused experiential teaching and facilitation methods to better support deeper learning for its students.

We Can Never Repay The Earth, But We Can Try

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This Earth Day, we're reflecting on our duty to the planet: to experience it to its fullest and to face the largest issue of our time head-on.

Edible School Yard: A Place to Influence Interdisciplinary Skills

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The Environmental Charter School takes students outside of the classroom to discover local learning and cross-disciplinary applications in the school’s Edible Schoolyard (ESY). Students not only learn how to garden and cook, but they also draw connections to real world issues and current studies.

Oaklore: A Student Podcast About Difference Making in Oakland

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Students in Oakland have launched Oaklore, a student podcast focused on highlighting Oakland's changemakers and cross-generational storytelling.

The Power of Place

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“The Power of Place” describes how schools have adopted place-based programs as a way to better engage students and the idea of community as the classroom is more relevant today than ever before.

Book Review: The Power of Place

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A review of “The Power of Place,” a book describing how schools in diverse contexts have adopted place-based programs as a way to better engage students.

Geographic Literacy is a Foundational Element of Global Competency

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Our education system does not put enough emphasis on the importance of geographic literacy. Explore the world using these geography resources.

I’m in a New Place—and It’s so Familiar!

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Are you considering the power of place for your learning community? The energy of place can spur our students’ productivity and creativity.

Podcast: Emily Liebtag and Nate McClennen on the Power of Place

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On this week's podcast, Tom Vander Ark, Dr. Emily Liebtag, and Nate McClennon discuss their newly published book, The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education.

The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education

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Tom Vander Ark, Emily Liebtag and Nate McClennen share six defining principles of place-based education in their new book “The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education.”

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