This middle school is not a building

Welcome to White River Valley’s outdoor classroom Students and faculty at Bethel Elementary and White River Valley Middle Schools firmly The post This middle school […]

#vted Reads: Place-Based Curriculum Design

This episode is all. About. QUESTIONS. Why are we here? Who was here before us? What kinds of stories do The post #vted Reads: Place-Based […]

Real World: Cabot

Rural life and project-based learning You might find students on the skating rink in front of the school, helping out on a goat farm, dirt […]

Who are the keepers of your town’s history?

Reviving Manchester’s past through oral histories & 3D printing With support from the local historical society, 7th graders in Manchester VT set about documenting the […]

Why and how to teach education for sustainability

Teaching to heal the world “How can we improve the systems we’re a part of?” That’s the question my team posed to our 4th- through 6th-grade […]

How do *you* mitigate heat transfer at your old elementary school?

Local connections with worldwide implications In our current study of heat transfer, our class decided to connect science concepts to the UN Sustainable Development Goals […]

3 tech-rich ways to study local history

Place-based learning with real world implications For your students, learning about the local landscape can be amazing. What’s that tree? How long has that building […]

Service Learning 101: a guide for busy teachers

How to get started with service learning Service learning can play a key role in middle level curriculum, yet it can seem daunting to many […]

How mobile devices can enhance field trips

Deepen place-based learning and boost emotional engagement Having signed the permission slips, helped raise money, converted US dollars to Canadian, and reviewed the itinerary multiple […]

Making history on the radio with community partners

Middle school students power Brattleboro’s radio days Brattleboro, Vermont was incorporated back in 1753, a former military fort that embraced trading, commerce and the power […]

Interactive map tools for creating deeper place-based learning

Revisiting the possibilities of student-created geographies The rate at which technology changes has reached a dizzying speed, with new tools and platforms emerging constantly. But […]

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