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Where Friday Night Lights Meets Project-Based Learning

By: Grant Ryerse. Participating in a fundraising project for cancer research at my school helps me positively impact my community and myself through project-based learning.

5 days ago by

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Five Tips for Testing the Place-Based Education Waters

By: Jennifer Pieratt. The open-endedness of planning Place-Based Education can quickly go from exhilarating to overwhelming, so here are five tips to help teachers just dip their toe in the deeper learning pool.

7 days ago by

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Can Vision Planning Ward Off the Politics of Education?

I have been involved with the “Vision Committee” in my district for almost a year now, and this committee has served as an excellent template for creating meaning for its members, instead of just more work.

8 days ago by

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20 Schools and Networks That Educate With A Sense of Place

An illustrative list of 20 U.S. schools implementing Place-Based Education by taking advantage of local geography to create authentic, meaningful and engaging personalized learning for students.

19 days ago by

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5 Ways To Get Parents Involved in Student Learning Beyond Homework

By: Vlada Lotkina. Research shows U.S. schools assign a lot of homework, especially in lower grades. However, getting parents involved in their student's learning can help alleviate this growing issue, and here are five ways teachers suggest doing this.

22 days ago by

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Building Your Personal Brand Through Social Impact

By: Jeff Edmondson. There are so many ways for an individual to express their individuality, so I encourage #GenDIYers to really set themselves apart and build their personal brand through collective impact in their community.

25 days ago by

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Project-Based and Place-Based Learning in New Tech Schools

By: Julie McBride. Here are two examples of how New Tech Network schools often engage in project-based and place-based learning experiences that leverage partnerships and community assets for authentic and meaningful student learning.

28 days ago by