Place Based Education

Place-Based Education (PBE) is anytime, anywhere learning that leverages the power of place, and learning space – 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.

Personalized Learning

Place-based Learning, #OutsideSchoolWalls

Steven Guttentag. Students learn #OutsideSchoolWalls all year round, and in doing so, have many opportunities for enriched learning that may not be found inside a classroom or textbook.


From 5 Kids To 25,000 Pounds of Fresh Fruit

Brandon Gillette discusses what happened when one group of students decided in improve their community for the better. Learn how an education project will produce over 25,000 pounds of fresh food annually.


Four Ways Students Learn from School Gardens

By: Liz Wimmer. I recently discovered that students actually eat more vegetables at school if they help grow them in the school garden, and that school gardens are powerful places that deepen student learning in these four ways.