Teton Science Schools

Educating for a Vibrant World

Place Network

Teton Science Schools is designing and building the Place Network to support implementation of place-based education across the world. For more information on any of these initiatives, contact nate.mcclennen@tetonscience.org.

  1. Place Virtual School - The Place Virtual School is a modular, competency-based, interdisciplinary curriculum for K-12 students. Currently in pilot mode, the model supports home-school students and teachers interested in curriculum units that are locally relevant and academically challenging. Curriculum is integrated in a manner that teaches students to better understand and engage in local and global communities. While students will be retrieving curricula online, they will also be interacting in and engaging with the community within which they live. Students are taught to inquire into their communities through ecological, social, and economic lenses. Our approach uses the scientific method to observe, question, predict, collect, analyze, and discuss around an area of inquiry. Students are taught to design solutions around the challenges they discover through inquiry by defining, planning, creating, and evaluating. The curriculum can be used in part or whole. Micro-credit is awarded for each completed unit. 
  2. Winter Term - The Winter Term model is a hybrid learning experience for Journeys School students interested in a combination of on-site schooling in the mornings from Monday through Thursday and online learning at the student’s own pace and own place. The curriculum uses the Place Schools curriculum. The program runs January through March. [pilot phase]
  3. Place Network Schools - Place Network Schools are designed as small community schools run by interested groups of parents, teachers, school board, or community members and following the Place Network Model to guide learning. We offer services for start-up schools as well the adoption of the model within existing schools.
  4. Teacher Micro-Credentialing - Teton Science Schools is building a set of digital teacher micro-credentials in partnership with the Teacher Learning Center to support the professional development of teachers interested in better integrating curriculum into community. 

 

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