2022 Grants in Place Celebration of Learning

On Friday, June 24th we gathered for a virtual Celebration of Learning, featuring our 2021 - 2022 Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place Fellows and their incredible place-based projects. 

July 6, 2022 |

The Rural Schools Collaborative’s Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place Fellows program provides grant awards to rural school teachers who engage their students in exemplary place-based learning projects.

This year, 12 Fellows from our Regional Hubs were selected to participate in the program throughout the 2021-2022 school year. On June 24th, Fellows and attendees gathered for a virtual Celebration of Learning, giving Fellows the opportunity to share the impact their projects had on their students, school, and community with a broader audience. This event was facilitated by Leslie Cook of the Teton Science Schools, whose excellence and expertise in place-based learning made the event a success.

Celebration of Learning Presentations

The presentations featured exciting and inspiring projects that brought together community stakeholders and emphasized the power of connection to place. Watch the replay to learn more about the Fellows and their place-based projects!

You can learn more about each of the 2021 - 2022 Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place Fellows here and learn more about past projects and Grants in Place recipients here. Thank you to all of the Fellows for their participation and for sharing about their place-based projects!

We'd also like to extend a warm thank you to our 2021-2022 Grants in Place Selection Committee:

Ann Schulte (CSU-Chico); Julie Leeth (Community Foundation of the Ozarks); Tammy La Prad (Monmouth College); and Celia Godsil (Knox County, IL)

The Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place program is funded through the generous support from Celia and Mark Godsil in honor of Celia's career as a public school teacher and their belief in the importance of classroom teachers to rural communities. Celia and Mark reside in rural Knox County in Illinois.

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