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 email@example.com 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.