Teton Science Schools

Research and Evaluation

Our Educational Research is Driven by our Five Hypotheses about Place-based Education

Effective place-based education results in:

  1. Increased student and teacher engagement
  2. Increased student learning outcomes
  3. Stronger connections to community and greater community impact
  4. Increased student social-emotional learning
  5. More effective educators

Teton Science Schools research program seeks to better understand and document the impact of place-based education as well as answer important questions of practice in education. We strive to situate this work within a decolonial paradigm and are committed to practicing community-based research methods.

Recent Outputs and Collaborative Products

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The research program of Teton Science Schools seeks equitable and productive research-practice partnerships.  We welcome research of our programs, especially to critically examine our hypotheses about place based education and/or to answer pressing questions of practice in education.  If you are interested in working with us, please fill out the interest questionnaire below.

Research on Place Based Education

Teton Science Schools collaborates with university and school partners who are interested in documenting the practice and measuring the impacts of place-based education. View some current research projects and explore collaboration opportunities.

Place-Network Evaluation

The Professional Learning team of Teton Science Schools in engaged in ongoing evaluation of the Place Network program. Learn more about our evaluation strategy and recent findings.

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University of Wyoming

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University of Houston

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University of Antioch

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Slippery Rock University

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