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Introduction to Place-Based Education

In this seven-week virtual course, participants will explore the theory and application of Place-Based Education. 

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. The course will be split into three sections:

  • Part 1: Introduction to place-based education (week 1)
  • Part 2: Place-Based Education principles and tools (weeks 2-4)
  • Part 3: Place-based lesson design and development (weeks 5-7)

Each week will consist of asynchronous readings and activities, including weekly outdoor experiences, followed by a 1.5 hour virtual meeting via Zoom. Meeting will take place on the following dates: June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, August 6.

Participants will also create a place-based lesson or unit to implement in the Fall 2020. Final assignments will be due August 6th, 2020.

Teams of at least 2 teachers per school or district are encouraged to attend.

Participants can anticipate spending 15-20 hours on course activities over the seven weeks.

One credit is available through the University of Wyoming (cost is $50), or one CEU is available through the Wyoming PTSB. Certificates of completion can be provided afterwards.

Registration will be open until June 23, 2020.