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The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education | Webinar

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


This webinar will be led by Tom Vander Ark, Nate McLennen and Emily Liebtag, co-authors of the book The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education.

Place-based education (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 environments for engaging learning that leads to more engaged citizens. Although educators inherently recognize the value in PBE, the how of implementing it for their students remains a barrier.

This webinar will explore how schools and districts can approach PBE from an instructional standpoint to provide their students with these powerful learning experiences. We will also explore considerations of place-based education in the era of social distancing.