Our network is collaborative, ground-up, and locally-relevant.

Our model schools are in Wyoming (Journeys School) and Idaho (Teton Valley Community School). These schools, part of Teton Science Schools, serve as core examples of place-based education.

Interesting in joining our network? Read the commitments below and connect with us to begin the process of implementing the Place Schools model.

Learner Centered Technology. All students and teachers will use a Place Schools learner centered technology as a means to track competencies and design curriculum.

Place Based and Globally Relevant. While teachers can use the model units or design their own units, each unit will connect to a specific global theme and be grounded in local or regional constructs.

Integrated and Project-Based. Teachers integrate curriculum through projects to create relevant and real-world experiences for students.

Community Leadership. A common framework for teacher and student leadership development is supported in all implementations.

Competency-Based. Learning is assessed through mastery of competencies independent of time and age.

How do we get started?

  1. Commit to a learner-centered place-based experience for your students.
  2. Believe that your curriculum can be be integrated into local places to give student authentic experiences that make an impact in communities.
  3. Gather support from your peers, parents, and administrators to be a partner in the Place Schools program.
  4. Commit to the scale of implementation: classroom (if curriculum is already integrated), grade, or school.
  5. Build a team of teachers from within the school to join the pilot.
  6. Apply to become a pilot within the network. Contact us for more information.
  7. Teach to change the world.

Teton Science Schools, Jackson, WY 83001

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