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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.

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Collaborative Planning: Integrating Curricula Across Subjects

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Teacher-Less Field Trips: Classroom Extension Made Easy

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A Student's Perspective on Place-Based Learning

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A Student's Perspective on Place-Based Learning

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Collaborative Planning: Integrating Curricula Across Subjects

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A Program Teaches Students What to Believe in the Digital World

The News Literacy Project helps secondary school students separate fact from fiction online.

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The Benefits of Taking Students Outside to Inspire Writing

Student writing can take off when kids are asked to step out of the classroom and into their imaginations.

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A Learning Space for Learning About Space

A charter school in the Mojave Desert charts the heavens.

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Public Schools Access Digital Media Resources by Forging Partnerships with Colleges

To master the digital classroom, K-12 teachers can tap into resources at local colleges and universities.

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With Integrated Studies, a Classroom Becomes a Restaurant for a Day

A unit on eateries connects students with the community while teaching the basics.

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Early-Childhood Education Takes to the Outdoors

Kids in Waldkindergarten, also known as forest kindergarten, are building fires and braving the snow. And they're all the better for it.

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Rural Students Reap Academic Gains from Community Service

In Fowler, California, one school district weaves farm-focused service learning throughout the curriculum.

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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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Elementary Kids Monitor Terrain with Technology
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Learning Landscape: Kids Monitor Terrain with Tech

Students at this Minnesota elementary school use new technology to study the ancient ecology of a vast prairie wetland.

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Immersing Students in Civic Education

The Build San Francisco Institute is devoted to the architecture of building adults.

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Middle School Students Grow Their Own Lunch

Berkeley's curriculum-based Edible Schoolyard gardening program connects students with the Earth.

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Hula to High Tech: Hawaiian Students Re-Create History
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Hula to High Tech: Hawaiian Students Re-Create History

A Honolulu elementary school uses technology to illuminate an ancient heritage.

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It's All Happening at the Zoo School: Innovative Education with Practical Applications

At Minneapolis's School of Environmental Studies, learning is about becoming an expert and solving real problems.

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Turning the Community Into a Classroom

See how students investigate real issues in their communities—and check out an e-book on how to adopt this type of program.

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