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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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.

Place Based Education

TOPOnexus: Bringing Back Wonder and Whoa!

Getting learners out the door to explore their own “backyard” can be a powerful first step in creating community change. Wonder, whoa and the Arc of Action can be used as tools to shift from a checklist to a learner-centered approach.