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Place-Based Learning

Location, location, location! See what happens when schoolwork explores students' connections with local history, environment, culture, or economy.

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Technology, PBL, and Place-Based Education

A project- and placed-based learning school learns to use cutting-edge technology in the classroom while maintaining a close relationship to its stunning natural setting.

iPads and Arts Education: Rewriting Cultural Narratives with The 524 Project

High school students from DC and Detroit get acquainted via digital media, sharing their own worlds and learning to appreciate each other's world.

Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

Two Canadian experiential leadership programs usher students into the great outdoors to pique their academic curiosity while enhancing their physical and mental health.



Lesson 1: After-School Program Essentials from Citizen Schools

Find out how this after-school program helps kids stay in school.

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Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies

Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies

More collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge retention are the fruits of an integrated curriculum.

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Visualizing Technology Integration: A Model for Meeting ISTE Educational-Technology Standards

Educators employ project learning to explore science and history together.

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Using Today's Technology Tools to Study Yesterday's

Using Today's Technology Tools to Study Yesterday's

A fifth-grade field trip from Ferryway School, near Boston, to the nation's oldest ironworks is captured with the latest tech.

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How to Build Instruction Around Your Region's History

Find surprising teaching opportunities for hands-on learning in underresourced areas.

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Marking Time: Back to the Future on Web 2.0

An amazing new tech tool kit lets kids make history their story.

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Treasured Island: Giving Students Real Skills and Real Responsibilities

A tiny offshore Maine school's self-sufficiency makes it an inspirational island apart.

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Teacher-Less Field Trips: Classroom Extension Made Easy

When you offer students extra credit to take field trips without you, you give them agency to bring related classroom content alive in new ways.

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NatureMapping Takes Kids -- and Technology -- Outside and into Active Learning

A data-collection program brings real science to elementary schools -- and startles the professionals.

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Career Tech Meets College Prep: Downloads and Resources

A compilation of sites and organizations that provide useful information and resources to help you better understand and implement Career and Technical Education.

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Career-Themed High Schools

A whole-school focus on a specific profession helps make amazing partnerships possible.

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For Engaging Projects, "Keep It Real"

Blogger Suzie Boss invites you to virtually expand your project learning toolkit as she reports Day Three from the PBL World conference.

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Adolescents, the Wilderness, and Schools

Blogger Mark Phillips advocates for the huge role that nature and wilderness can play in giving kids, and especially teens, a much needed perspective of their place in the world.

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Principal Derek Pierce on Building Relationships Between Students and Teachers

Principal Derek Pierce on Building Relationships Between Students and Teachers

How a Portland, Maine high school made human relationships the building blocks of high student achievement.

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