Dates: June 29 – August 11, 2023
- Meeting via Zoom 1-2:30 pm MT on Thursdays: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 10.; no synchronous session during week 6 (week 6 has individual or small group coaching instead)
- Pre-meeting asynchronous activities and readings
- Final assignment due Mon, August 7th, 2023
In this seven-week virtual course, participants will explore the theory and application of Place-Based Education. They will gain practical skills and tools to engage with their local community, guide students through inquiry and design processes, and build learner-centered, interdisciplinary experiences. Participants will also discuss and apply practices of developing intentional culture and community leadership. The course will be split into three sections:
Part 1: Introduction to place-based education and setting an intention (weeks 1-2),
Part 2: Place-Based Education principles and tools (weeks 3-5), and
Part 3: Place-based lesson design and development (weeks 6-7).
Each week will consist of asynchronous readings and activities, including weekly outdoor experiences, followed by a 1.5-hour virtual meeting. Participants will create a place-based lesson or unit to implement in the 2023-24 school year. Participants can anticipate spending 15-20 hours on course activities over the seven weeks.
Registration closes – June 28th, 2023 @ 12 pm
Wyoming and Place Network teachers can register for free. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a Wyoming or Place Network teacher to get the discount code.