Place Network

What We Offer

As Place Network partners, schools and districts have the opportunity to engage in a multi-year place-based, professional development experience.



  • Facilitated workshops for teachers (in-person/virtual), customized to align with your school’s priorities, and modeling the place-based education learning framework
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Strong, supportive relationships with teachers and school leaders
  • Help for school leaders seeking to strengthen a school-wide culture that supports relationships and innovation

Connecting students, teachers, and schools to place and community

Instructional Materials

  • Place-based instructional approaches to teach required and/or desired content
  • Curated place-based activities, units, and projects in a searchable database
  • Teacher-ready tools for facilitating inquiry, research about place, and community impact

Network Facilitation

  • Quarterly Leadership Conversations, a Student Leadership Committee, and a vibrant online forum that connects all Place Network students, teachers, and school communities
  • n annual in-person conference at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools in Wyoming
  • Program evaluation and reporting tied to Place Network outcomes
  •  positive, hopeful community
  • Communication regarding Place Network successes designed to support coalition building and fundraising, if needed

School Level Support

Create, maintain, share, and coach teachers and school leaders to use:

  • The Place-Based School Implementation Model and Learning Framework
  • The Place Network School Leader and Community Foundational Supports Readiness Review
  • Tools/strategies for building strong reciprocal relationships between the school and community
  • Place-based school branding



Place Network

Tiers of Partnerships

Introduction Year

Quarterly Network leadership meetings, networking platform, online curriculum database.

Affiliate School

Introduction year, PLUS

Monthly partnership meetings with a Teton Science Schools coach, asynchronous onboarding modules for teachers.

Place Network Partner

Introduction year and Affiliate School, PLUS

Four days of in-person workshops OR virtual coaching package, all Teton Science Schools Professional Learning virtual workshops and courses, research opportunities, Canvas course for students, and more!