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Bringing School to Life - Anderson

Book Review: Place-based Education

Enlivening Students   by Gregory A. Smith   Review of Sarah Anderson’s, Bringing School to Life: Place-Based Education across the Curriculum (Lanham, Massachusetts: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) or the past two decades, books and articles written by place- and community-based advocates have been largely focused on defining and justifying an alternative approach to teaching and […]

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E2E Grant Project Report – Alaska

E2E Grant Project Report Evaluate EE Programs for Systemic Change in Your Community How to improve the effectiveness of teacher professional development in environmental education   By Cathy Rezabeck, Marilyn Sigman and Beverly Parsons illingham, Alaska is a rural community in western Alaska with about 2,400 residents, including a substantial population of Yup’ik Eskimos. It […]

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Connecting to the Natural World – Biome Bonanza!

A Biome Bonanza! After taking a class for teachers about sustainability several years ago, my teaching partner and I were inspired to get kids out and about and connected to the natural world more. We looked at our science curriculum and with the help of Bob Carlson and his staff at our district’s CREST Center, […]

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EE Research: Mapping

Mapping Community Connections Strengthens Students’ Knowing of Nature THE RESEARCH: Jagger, S. L. (2013). “This is more like home: Knowing nature through community mapping.” Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 18, 173–189. Place-based environmental education provides opportunities for students to learn in a context that is local, familiar, and relevant. The author of this paper focused […]

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NGSS and Environmental Education

Use the Real World to Integrate Your Curriculum In today’s test-driven schools, there’s little room for including the world outside the classroom in the curriculum, even though school is supposed to be based on the real world. And prepare us for it. by Jim Martin CLEARING Associate Editor his year I watched good classroom programs […]

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