Park for Every Classroom
Park for Every Classroom (PEC) is a professional development program of the National Park Service and Essex Heritage designed for educators of all grade levels and disciplines based on the model of Place-Based Service Learning.
Place-Based Service Learning (PBSL) is an educational approach that utilizes local historic and natural resources in partnership with community-based organizations to meet educational goals. PBSL includes a clear focus on teaching and learning through civic engagement by involving youth in identifying, designing and implementing service projects of relevance. PBSL aligns with Common Core State Standards and fosters students' 21st century skills including critical thinking, analysis, team building and collaboration.
3 Graduate Credits ($275 paid by participant) from Salem State University are earned by teachers who choose to plan, implement and document a PBSL project with their students during the school year.
For more information visit: www.essexheritage.org/park-for-every-classroom
During the workshop, participants will:
-Learn to effectively use “place” in curriculum and instruction.
"Best workshop ever! This program is ideal for all teachers across all disciplines to open their students' minds to all of the amazing resources in their community." - 2016 participant
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Last updated: November 6, 2020