Place-based Science for Educators: Module 4
Welcome to Module 4!
Module 4 Theme: Finalizing Your Place Plan
- What inspiration and wisdom might I draw from other educators who have pursued place-based education in their classrooms?
- What is my plan for place-based teaching and learning in my own classroom? What would count as “success” for me and my students in this realm next year?
In this final module, we will aim to transition from general to specific, from ideas to action. Our goal is to build a detailed, realistic plan to integrate place into your classroom — a plan that leaves you feeling excited and not overly daunted. We’ll look at a few frameworks and examples from teachers who have done this work, and will workshop our plans with one another. Check out the introductory video and overview table below to get started.
Activities and Assignments
Part #1: Place Plan Models and Resources
Read: Guide to Implementing Place-based Education
Read/watch: Vermont examples of place-based teaching
Part #2: Place Plan Draft
Submit: full draft of place plan and summary slide
Part #3: Live Session
Thurs, July 21
3:00 – 4:30PM
Share place plan ideas, get feedback
Wrap-up course and share feedback
Office hours for instructor conversation and feedback
Part 4: Final Assignments
Submit course evaluation, class survey, and final place plan