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 at their own pace through asynchronous lessons.

Participants 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, 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).

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 2022-23 school year. Participants can anticipate spending 15-20 hours on course activities over the seven weeks.

  • Meeting via Zoom 11:00-12:30 pm MT on Tuesdays: June 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, Aug 2.; 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 1st, 2022

Registration will close at 12 pm MT on Friday, June 17, 2022.
WY and Place Network teachers can contact tlc@tetonscience.org for a discount code.

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.

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