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.
Learning In Community–What Does it Look Like?
When we reimagine how learning can happen throughout communities, a world of opportunities are unlocked. Randy Fielding shares how and where to start.
Connecting to Nature is Essential to Our Well-being
Indoor-outdoor connections are highly desired by learners around the world, but schools haven’t always had the best relationship with learning in nature. Randy Fielding details how we can change that through design.
Learning Communities Change the Paradigm
Randy Fielding explores how Learning Communities are a Design Pattern that shapes a learner-centered spatial paradigm.
Personal Space for Safety, Wellness and Autonomy
When we take time to listen, kids ask for more quiet, small, reflective spaces in their schools. Randy Fielding explores how to create environments of wellness and belonging so all learners can thrive.
Launch of Open-Source Library at SchoolPatterns.com
Randy Fielding introduces the launch of Schoolpatterns.com which aims to solve a common problem encountered by schools working to create vision-aligned learning environments.
Learning at the Concourse: Crosstown High
In the heart of midtown Memphis is Crosstown Concourse, home of Crosstown High. Rebecca Midles and Erik Day share what they experienced on a recent visit.
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.
What’s the Right High School Size and Structure?
The size of high school institutions dictate how learners experience their secondary years but are smaller networks of education the answer?
The Trail to Recovery: Addressing Learning Gaps Through Project-Based Learning
Teachers need to address COVID-caused learning gaps through pedagogical approaches associated with high-quality project-based learning.
Yoga Ed. Addresses Trauma Through Teacher, Student Self-Care
YOGA ed.'s online curriculum and coaching focuses on trauma-informed education approach for optimal teacher and student mental health, wellness, and performance.