Investigate Your Community with Field Day!
Community-Based Investigations workshop
Date: Friday, October 9th
Time: 8:30 AM — 5:30 PM (Also, please join us for a complimentary dinner afterward)
Where: Madison, Wisconsin
Who should attend? community-based educators, community organizers, K-12 teachers (all subject areas), museum educators.
Join the FIELD DAY LAB for a hands-on workshop where you will learn about digital and analog tools, activities, and frameworks you can use to design community-based learning experiences for, and with, your students. The field-based workshop, which will take place in the Willy Street Neighborhood in Madison, will include visits with local artists, businesses, and organizations.
WHAT IS PLACE-BASED EDUCATION? Place-based education emphasizes the study of local natural and cultural environments and systems. It immerses learners in nearby places and engages them in doing original research tied to local people, places, and issues. It can involve learning about local history by conducting oral interviews or documenting historic buildings, studying urban planning by redesigning a neighborhood park, or celebrating everyday expressive culture by documenting and highlighting local artisans.
WHY ATTEND THE COMMUNITY BASED INVESTIGATIONS WORKSHOP?
- Learn about mobile technologies and activities you can use to engage students in studying local people, places, and issues.
- Learn how to use place-based teaching and learning throughout the curriculum.
- Learn about tools your students can use to help them document and represent their own communities.
- Connect with other educators interested in place-based education.
- Learn about additional place-based learning resources (e.g., organizations, books, curricular resources, etc.)
Place-based Learning Resources: