The 10-day Place-Based Education Workshop kicked off at the Damphu Higher Secondary School on Saturday, January 11. Twenty-four teachers are in attendance and do represent each and every dzongkhag in Bhutan.
After several long days of travel, I arrived in Bhutan at about 11:30 am local time on Thursday, January 10. If you are interested in the travel details, I wrote up some “Route Talk” below (thanks to This American Life for that idea!).
From January 9 – 24, 2014, I will be returning to Bhutan and meeting Kate Bodey (faculty from Teton Science Schools who has been traveling in India for the past 3 weeks). Kate and I will be continuing Teton Science Schools’ partnership with the Ministry of Education in Bhutan as supported by the Peterson Education Initiative.
The third year of the Place Learning and Civic Engage (PLACE) program kicked off during the last week of June and continued through July with workshops in Jackson Hole, Cheyenne, Laramie, Saratoga, and Casper, WY.