The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education (May 2020)


On demand ASCD Webinar with Tom Vander Ark, Emily Liebtag, and Nate McClennen.    Duration: 1-hour


The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based EducationPlace-based education (PBE) is an immersive learning experience that places students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities, and experiences, using these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and other subjects across the curriculum. PBE is also a natural complement to personalized and project-based learning, providing a way to connect these efforts to students’ local environments for engaging learning that leads to more engaged citizens. Although educators inherently recognize the value in PBE, the how of implementing it for their students remains a barrier.

This webinar explores how schools and districts can approach PBE from an instructional standpoint to provide their students with these powerful learning experiences. We will also explore considerations of place-based education in the era of social distancing.

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