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Earth Force: The Community Action and Problem-Solving Process, 6 part video series: short overview of all 6 stepsThe Community Action and Problem-Solving Process is a six-step model that combines the best of civic engagement, environmental education, and STEM. Youth work together to select, research, design and implement a project addressing root causes and either a policy or practice related to a community environmental issue. From the Earth Force Resources link, navigate to Classroom Resources at the top and select Resources by Step. Read the Step overview, watch the short videos from each step and complete the SEMIS Learning Reflection Form.https://earthforceresources.org/classroom-resources/
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Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative: Place-Based Stewardship Education Guding Principles (principles, rubric, glossary)PBSE, builds on the pedagogy of place-based education to teach about the environment and develop capacity for environmental stewardship. Based on accumulated experience over the past ten years, the GLSI’s central and hub staff has developed guiding principles to describe the GLSI’s vision of exemplary PBSE in a K–12 context. Educators can use these guiding principles and an associated rubric to imagine what their place-based stewardship teaching could be and to set goals for the future. Few real-world efforts will fulfill every principle to the highest extent; indeed, it may not be possible for a single effort to excel in every aspect described in these documents. We provide the principles as a compass of sorts—to help educators further develop their practice in a way that recognizes our shared values and aspirations for teaching and learning.Read through the 10 page guide and principles and accompanying guides. Complete the SEMIS Learning Reflection Form.https://greatlakesstewardship.org/guiding-principles-of-place-based-stewardship-education/
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Seven part video series on Place-based Education by GLSI member, Discovering PlaceThe video series was made possible by a grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) and the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. It is coordinated by University Outreach at the University of Michigan-Flint. The videos have a total watching time of approximately 3 1/2 hours.Watch the videos and complete the SEMIS Learning Reflection Form.https://www.hrwc.org/wp-content/uploads/HRWC-CGLUP-spiral-bound-11118-sm.pdf (updated 2018 version)
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SEMIS VideosThe videos found on the SEMIS website include examples of PBE projects that coalition members have been a part of over the years with their students.Watch the videos and complete the SEMIS Learning Reflection Form.https://semiscoalition.org/video/
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SEMIS Coalition Imperfect Guidebook for Members - Place Based Education Sections Read through the Guidebook, 60 pages includes a lot of resources and planning forms that you may want to use during the school year. SEMIS approach of PBE is included in pages 6-14Read the Guidebook and complete the SEMIS Learning Reflection Form.Please email shalson@emich.edu or lvoelker@emich.edu for a copy of the PDF if you do not already have one.
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David Sobel, Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities This 21 page book on Place-Based Education by David Sobel is available online. It was published in 2005 by The Orien Society. David Sobel is the director of the Center for Place-Based Education at Antioch University New England.Read the online book and complete the SEMIS Learning Reflection Form.https://fokt.pw/419.pdf
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"Our Curriculum Matters" websiteThis website is designed to provide inspiration and practical ideas for K-12 teachers who seek meaningful and authentic ways to embed learning in local places. Here you will find a vibrant view of place-based education and curriculum design.

This site highlights the work of Amy Demarest—a former classroom teacher who now works as a curriculum coach in northern Vermont—and elsewhere around the globe when opportunities arise. She facilitates a process with teachers to articulate and design curriculum that means more to their students, themselves and the communities in which they teach.
Read over the website and complete the SEMIS Learning Reflection Form.http://www.ourcurriculummatters.com/index.php
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Green Teacher Magazine articles, Fostering Youth Leadership in Urban Places "Fostering Youth Leadership in Urban Places" highlights SEMIS school D.I.T. and their Youth Ambassador program and was written by SEMIS staff along with D.I.T. students and teachers. Read the article and complete the SEMIS Learning Reflection Form.https://greenteacher.com/fostering-youth-leadership-in-urban-places/
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Green Teacher Magazine, PBE Resources for Your Toolkit by Amy Demarest "PBE Resources for Your Toolkit" by Amy Demarest is a wonderful and useful compilation of resources from books, websites, design resources and academic articles.Read the article, visit at least three resources, and complete the SEMIS Learning Reflection Form.https://greenteacher.com/pbe-resources-for-your-toolkit/
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Claiming the Promise of Place-Based Education, Occasional Paper Series; Bank Street College of Education Number 33 (2015)Each of the papers in Claiming the Promise of Place-Based Education offers a much-needed antidote to the forces that disconnect us from the places we teach, learn, and live in. Taken together, they provide an opportunity to reflect on the power of place in education. We invite you to enjoy the fresh air that the authors of this issue of Occasional Papers have brought with them to share with you. Read the papers and complete the SEMIS Learning Reflection Form.https://educate.bankstreet.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1320&context=occasional-paper-series
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