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TSS Summer Camp

Virtual Introduction to Place-Based Education

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

Instructors: Amy Lorenz, Krista Hollis
Dates: October 6 – November 17, 2020
1.5 hour Virtual Meetings via Zoom on Tuesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 10 and Nov 17 from 5:30 – 7 pm MT
Pre-meeting asynchronous activities and readings
Final assignment due November 17, 2020

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), and
  • 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. Participants will create a place-based lesson or unit to implement in the winter or spring 2021.

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 close at 12 pm MT on Monday, October 5. WY and place network teachers can contact @tlc@tetonscience.org for a discount code.

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