“The place-based approach connects students with the communities where they live. Curriculum is viewed through the lens of the local environment, both natural and social. Place-based projects incorporate educational goals with community needs as identified partners (government agencies, non-profits, businesses, etc.), creating rich integrated and experiential learning opportunities. Through the practice of service-learning, students develop skills in a real-world context while acting as civically-engaged members of their community. As they become experts on local issues, students are empowered and encouraged to be involved stewards of their neighborhoods, towns and cities– now and into the future.”
Part 1: Saturday, June 17th, 2017 9:00am-4:00pm
The initial workshop will give participants an intro to place-based education design and prepare participants for creating their own curriculum.
Attendees will be given: mileage reimbursement, 3 place-based books, and a stipend of $150*
Part 2: Mentorship and Implementation Summer 2017- Spring 2018
Participants work one-on-one with Southwest Charter School teacher mentors to develop and implement their curricular units.
Part 3: Spring Workshop 2018 – Sharing and Evaluation – Date TBA
In the final workshop, participants and mentor teachers come together to share their units and talk about next steps.
Attendees will be given: mileage reimbursement, 1 place-based book, and a stipend of $200*