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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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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.”

Crosstown High: Innovative Memphis School in a Vertical Urban Village

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One of the most innovative schools in the country is located in one of the most innovative buildings in the country. Students at Crosstown High spend most of their school day on the fourth and fifth floor of Crosstown Concourse, a million-square-foot renovated Sears office and distribution center opened in 2017 just east of downtown Memphis

Podcast: Ed Hidalgo on Introducing Youth to The World of Work

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In today's episode and Part Two of a series, Tom Vander Ark is continuing the conversation about starting career education early with Ed Hidalgo and Dr. David Bluestein.

HopSkipDrive: Safe Ride Share for Kids

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What if kids could use ride share services to travel to their internship or get home after soccer practice? HopSkipDrive, a Los Angeles startup, has solved this problem with a safe transportation solution for families and schools.

This Is What Tech-Supported Partnerships Can Do for Place-Based Ed

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By: Frank McKay, Rebecca Clark Uchenna, and Alexandria Brasili. New technology partnerships engage students in Mississippi, Alabama and Maine in their place-based education projects.

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