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: 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.

Learning Design

An Answer to Innovative Education “Beyond the Forest”

As the world increasingly becomes more interconnected and technologically dependent, are we ultimately leading more purposeful lives? Andreia Mitrea, edupreneur and CEO of Colina Learning Center (CLC), explores an educational model to ensure the answer is YES.

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.