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Virtual Introduction to Place-Based Education

In this seven-week virtual course, participants will explore the theory and application of Place-Based Education at their own pace through asynchronous lessons.

Virtual Introduction to Place-Based Education

Curious about place-based education and how to facilitate it in your teaching?
Wondering what the impacts of place-based learning experiences can be for students and communities?

Consider joining us for the Introduction to Place-based Education virtual course!

In this seven-week asynchronous 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, goal-setting, and outcomes (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).

Participants will create a place-based lesson or unit to implement in spring 2022, building upon a plan throughout the course. Each week will consist of asynchronous videos and readings followed by short assignments and discussions with other participants, including opportunities to get outside in your community. Participants have the opportunity to personalize their learning experience through learner choice and interpretation of assignments. Participants can anticipate spending 15-20 hours on course activities over the seven weeks and could spend more as time and interest allow.

Additional Information:

  • 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 afterward.
  • Registration will close at 12 pm MST on Wednesday, February 3, 2022.
  • WY and Place Network teachers can contact tlc@tetonscience.org for a discount code.

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