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  • Monday December 18, 2017
  • Place-Based Professional Development in Action

    This fall, 18 teachers from Wyoming and Utah came together at the Kelly Campus for part one of the Place-Based Education (PBE) Workshop series. This enthusiastic group spent time in lively discussion in and out of the classroom exploring the principles of PBE, both in theory and practice.
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  • Monday December 4, 2017
  • Eighth Grade Students from New Meadows Take Action in Boise

    The New Meadows School and Meadows Valley School District are part of the Place Network this year and are engaged in a multi-year professional development sequence to connect their school more closely to their community.
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  • Monday May 8, 2017
  • Understanding Place-Based Education: An Implementation Deep Dive

    Like a real-world version of Twitter, the Pecha Kucha presentations at the annual Place-Based Symposium on April 28th at Teton Science Schools were a rapid fire immersion in how learning can be deeply embedded in communities.
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  • Monday April 10, 2017
  • Fostering Pride for Place through Hands-to-Work

    Hands-to-work is yet another way we plant the seeds of social responsibility in our students, an ethic that they can take with them wherever they go once they leave Teton Science Schools. From Field Education participants who may have only been on campus for a few days, to directors who have been with TSS for over a decade, we all form part of one unified community bound by a thread of stewardship.
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  • Monday February 27, 2017
  • Educating for the Ideal Student in Bhutan

    On the last day of our third place-based education workshop in Bhutan this past January, staff from the Royal Education Council were immersed in a flurry of sticky notes and passionate conversation. We had presented them with a real-world problem: In the past, winter snowfall and seasonal glacial melt has allowed Bhutan to generate hydropower for use in-country. But Bhutan has lost 20% of its glaciers in the last 20 years.
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  • Monday August 29, 2016
  • Putting Place at the Center

    Place-Based Education (PBE) is at the core of Teton Science Schools’ programs and defines our approach to achieving our mission. TSS lies at the intersection of classroom education, field education, and educator development. All of our programs integrate learning with place to increase engagement, learning outcomes, and community involvement.
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