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Place-Based Learning

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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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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

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Turning the Community Into a Classroom

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Place-Based Learning: Connecting Kids to Their Community

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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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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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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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Outside In: The Walden Project Helps Students See the Forest for the Trees

In the muddy Vermont woods, teens discover science, community, and a newfound love of learning.

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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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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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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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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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