How can I fit place-based education into my class’s schedule? I have to do so much to prepare my students for the standardized tests.

Place-based education will not be successful if it is an “add-on” to an already full schedule. Rather, it works best when it is recognized as a more effective strategy for accomplishing existing educational objectives. By looking at each of your educational objectives through the lens of place-based learning, you will find multiple local project opportunities that are highly motivational for your students.

How is place-based education different from environmental education and service learning?

Place-based education has its roots in environmental education and, similar to the best of environmental education, it uses the full range of local environments--natural, economic, social, political and cultural--as the foundation for learning. PBE also includes service learning as one of its key strategies.