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