Place-Based Learning For All!

A Summer Learning Series from our WI Hub Partners, WGSN FIELD Edventures

June 29, 2020 |

Join WGSN FIELD Edventures this summer on a journey to discover how to support place-based learning in blended learning environments.

During this 5-part summer learning series, formal and non-formal educators will gather together virtually to explore how to connect, explore, and engage students in their natural and cultural communities. We will explore tools and approaches to teaching that can be applied in in-person, remote, asynchronous and/ or synchronous environments. Sessions take place Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (CT) from July 7 - August 4.

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Registration Information:

Full Access: $49.99 (50% Discount!)

  • Attend all 5 sessions
  • Get access to the Summer Learning Series PLC
  • Receive a copy of Power of Place by Tom VanderArk, Emily Leibtag, and Nate McClennen (a $27.95 value!)
  • Personalized consultation to put learning into practice
  • Membership to FIELD Edventures to stay connected!

Individual Session: $20.99 each

  • Register only for the sessions you wish to attend.
  • Get access to the Summer Learning Series PLC
  • Membership to FIELD Edventures to stay connected!


Day 1: Place Based Learning 101

July 7, 9:30-11:00

Learn the six design principles of place-based learning. Explore what the instructor’s role is and how to support place-based inquiry. Discover and practice questioning strategies that promote engagement, deeper learning, and meaning making for learners of all ages, across all disciplines.


Day 2: Place-based Learning: Designed for ALL Learners

July 14, 9:30-11:00

Featured speaker Tamara Mouw, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, will guide participants through an exploration of how PBL supports the engagement and education of ALL students. Participants will examine how using universal design principles with place-based learning ensure that all learners have access and opportunity.


Day 3: Using Place-based Learning to Teach Culturally

July 21, 9:30-11:00

Featured Speaker David O’Connor, American Indian Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, will provide multiple ideas and strategies for how educators can move from including culture to infusing culture in the classroom. Participants will learn about Act 31 and reflect on how to integrate American Indian Studies in PBL.


Day 4: Closing the Opportunity Gap with PBL

July 28, 9:30-11:00

We will join Dinah Becton-Consuegra, PBLWorks, as we learn how providing students with learning experiences to actively engage in real-world and personally meaningful projects helps to close opportunity gaps. Following Becton-Consuegra's talk, Summer Learning Series participants will convene to reflect and apply insights to their own settings and students. This presentation is brought to you as a partnership agreement between FIELD Edventures and the Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter School and is a concurrent offering during the 2020 WRCCS Conference.


Day 5: Putting Place-based Learning into Practice

August 4, 9:30-11:00

We will be putting all of our learning together to dive deeply into what place-based learning can look like in blended learning environments. Participants will hear examples from several Wisconsin educators who will share their stories, successes, challenges, and learnings from their experiences this past spring during COVID-related remote learning. Participants will have time to reflect and discuss plans for integrating place-based learning in their teaching contexts--during the pandemic and beyond.

Questions? Contact Emma Keese at

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