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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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Turning the Community Into a Classroom

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Early-Childhood Education Takes to the Outdoors

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How to Create a Focused Learning Environment

Try these tips for using feng shui concepts to fix classroom complications.

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How to Build a Technology-Based Curriculum

Educators emphasize that infrastructure must precede innovation.

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Educators Innovate Through Technology Integration

Technology and NASA help teachers and students at a South Carolina elementary school aim high.

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NatureMapping: Molding Young Scientists During the School Day

Students contribute to the scientific community by observing the life around them.

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A New Day for Learning, Part Two

A Deeper Look into Four Full-Time-Learning Programs.

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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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Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies
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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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Middle School Students Grow Their Own Lunch

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

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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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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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How After-School Programs Expand the Educational Experience
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A New Day for Learning: Expanding the Educational Experience

An overview of how after-school and summer programs engage community partners to extend the learning day and year.

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From Senior to Freshman: The Post-Varsity Playbook

Associate Professor and blogger Todd Finley offers perspective and inspiration to incoming college freshman who may not know what they've gotten themselves into.

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Principal Derek Pierce on Building Relationships Between Students and Teachers
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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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