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  • Monday May 16, 2016
  • Transference

    Experiential education programs have the ability to grow student values and identities through meaningful experiences. But they are stop-overs in life, not ends in themselves. Thus information, skills, and understandings are knowledge-to-go and not just for use on site.
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  • Friday May 13, 2016
  • Place-Based Education Symposium: Communities as Learning Environments

    As the emergence of personalized learning, project-based learning, and deeper learning increases, the time is right to connect learning to communities in authentic and meaningful ways. A place-based education approach can connect learning models, increase the power of our educational system, and provide a foundation for a thriving democracy.
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  • Wednesday May 11, 2016
  • Journeys School 10th Grade Personal Projects: Fingerstyle Guitar

    At Journeys School, all 10th grade students complete a Personal Project as part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Each student chooses a topic of personal interest, identifies a goal for their learning, researches their topic, creates a product to address their goal, and reflects on the process. During the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these Personal Projects on the TSS blog.
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  • Monday May 9, 2016
  • Spring in the Hole

    Spring has sprung in Jackson Hole, and there is a lot to keep your eyes out for. Even though the towering peaks of the Gros Ventre, Snake River, and Teton Ranges are still snow-covered, reminding us of the winter season that is slowly bidding us farewell, the color palette of the valley is becoming increasingly diverse as spring rolls in.
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  • Friday May 6, 2016
  • Aspen Announce Spring

    What causes trees to recognize spring and break bud differs by species, but is typically a combination of a long winter chill, warming spring temperatures, and increased day length, or photoperiod. One particular tree that was leafless just a week ago, but now has small green leaves emerging is the quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides).
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  • Wednesday May 4, 2016
  • Mapping Macros

    “With your partner, go explore this riparian community and see what you can find!” With that, the twelve 4th graders disperse into the surroundings, each pair with a magnifying lens and journal.
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