What is Place-Based Education?

Place-based education is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge within their community.

Explore PBSE principles here!

I'm not a formal educator, but I teach students. Am I eligible to apply?

Due to our focus on creating community partnerships within schools, informal educators are not eligible for the fellowship.

Are teachers outside of the highlighted area eligible to participate?

At this time the fellowship is restricted to educators teaching in Arenac, Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, and Saginaw counties or schools in the surrounding area.

How to Become a Community Partner?

Read more on the Becoming a Community Partner webpage.