Place-Based Education Symposium: Best Practices in Local Learning & Global Citizenship

The Symposium will include individual presentations, PechaKucha presentations, a keynote address, and awards.

What: Teton Science Schools’ fifth Place-Based Education Symposium, focused on sharing best practices in local learning and global citizenship.

When: April 24th, 2020; 4:00 to 7:30pm

Where: Online

The Symposium will include individual presentations, PechaKucha presentations, a keynote address, and awards. Within the broad umbrella of place-based education, the symposium will focus on the 6 principles of place-based education. Prizes will be voted on by a panel of judges and awarded to the best presentation, and there will also be a People’s Choice Award voted on by all attendees of the Symposium. All types of presentations will be eligible for the awards. 

Jordan Dresser will be the keynote speaker for the 2020 Symposium with a keynote titled – “Feather by Feather: The Power of Storytelling”.  Jordan Dresser is a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe located on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming. In 2008, he graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. He has worked as a reporter for the Lincoln Journal Star, the Salt Lake Tribune, the Forum, and the Denver Post.  Questions of who owns tribal artifacts and the role tribal members play in these decisions prompted Dresser to leave Wind River and enroll into a Museum Studies Graduate Program at the University of San Francisco. In 2016, he co-produced the documentary What Was Ours. The film touches on the lives of three individuals from the Wind River Indian Reservation and their journey to The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Dresser currently serves as the Collections Manager for the Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office in Riverton, Wyo. His latest film, The Art of Home: a Wind River Story aired on PBS stations and available to stream online.

Missed the Symposium last year? Check out the 2019 PBE Symposium proceedings for ideas and inspiration.