1. Connecting to Place: Educating for a Healthy Planet


    from Kyle Forbes Bissell / Added

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    I absolutely loved filming and editing this project and am so excited to share it. Connecting to Place: Educating for a Healthy Planet is a character-based film designed to highlight how one organization (Hitchcock Center for the Environment) nurtures connection to and understanding for our natural world. Specifically, the film explores one school, as a case study, to see how Hitchcock Center staff and the school community have coordinated efforts to redesign certain curricular strands to focus on authentic, place-based nature education while still satisfying Massachusetts educational standards. Voices of teachers, principals, students, and Hitchcock staff are heard in the process of answering the question "why is environmental literacy important"? Shot with a Canon XHA1s Sennheiser ME66 Shotgun Mic Sennheiser EW 112 G3 Wireless Camera Mount System Sennheiser ME2 Omni Lapel Mic Final Cut Pro 6

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    • Mountain Home Center the Movie


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      Blake Stowers documents the activities and philosophy of the Bland County History Archives Mountain Home Center at Bland County High School in Rocky Gap, Virginia.

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      • February 2013: Kinesiology Chair Mike Reynolds


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        "The Ouachita Show" is Ouachita Baptist University's monthly news magazine featuring campus updates and profiles.

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        • Place-Based Education in Southeast Michigan


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          http://semiscoalition.org/ In the Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition (SEMIS) students learn how to use an EcoJustice approach to place-based education in order to become citizen-stewards of their local communities and the Great Lakes Region. An EcoJustice approach is a framework that integrates sustainability education and social justice education allowing students to understand the root cultural causes of social and environmental problems and act within community partnerships to address these problems.

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          • Believing in Flint Youth: Beecher High School trail, Discovering PLACE, UM-Flint University Outreach


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            Discovering PLACE connects students with their surroundings by funding curriculum projects in Flint-area urban schools. With the support of Discovering PLACE, the Beecher High School trail, which was created by Dr. Don Hammond and his students, has become an outdoor classroom. A branch of the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, Discovering PLACE operates out of the University Outreach department of the University of Michigan-Flint. Find out more about Discovering PLACE at http://blogs.umflint.edu/glsi/. Special thanks to Jordan Munerlyn and Aleah Moses of Breach House music production company for creating the music for this video.

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            • BHS Community Planning and Civic Participation


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              Former Biddeford High School graduate Katie Labbe (Class of 2010) produced this compilation of student visioning for the website LearnLocal (place-based education model). Students participated in a master plan project supported by the Orton Family Foundation in partnership with the City and community nonprofit Heart of Biddeford to produce a vision for downtown revitalization. The students learned about community planning and civic participation, and were able to create a strong voice for youth in the process. (Visit websites learnlocal.us or orton.org for more information on Heart & Soul Community Planning and place-based education for high school youth engagement.)

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              • Dr. Don Hammond, named one of 20 Chevrolet GREEN Educators of the Year, is awarded use of a Chevy Volt


                from Lindsay Stoddard / Added

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                Dr. Don Hammond, a Discovering PLACE educator at Beecher High School, was recently named one of 20 Chevrolet GREEN Educators of the Year (see http://www.greeneducator.org/Chevrolet-GREEN-Educator-Award-Winners-2011/Don-Hammond.php). Along with the award, GM's Project GREEN staff awarded Hammond the use of a Chevy Volt for his classroom to study. The ceremony took place Oct. 19, 2011 during a field trip to Ligon Nature Center, part of the Genesee Intermediate School District. GM also awarded Ligon a check for $2,000 (see http://www.abc12.com/story/15733250/science-teacher-honored-for-environmental-work). Hammond is an outstanding example of an educator seeking to sustain a series of related projects through combining grant funds. New Discovering PLACE teachers and partners learned more about his project during a professional development workshop held after his award presentation. Workshop participant responses: "Enjoyed hearing firsthand experiences." "I was encouraged to keep on to get our garden up and running." "Really enjoyed listening to the teachers share their successes." Discovering PLACE is a program of the University of Michigan-Flint Outreach Department. One of eight hubs of the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, Discovering PLACE helps connect urban Flint-area students with their surroundings by supporting community and environmental projects which not only make curriculum more relevant, but benefit the area and help foster stewardship among students participating in the projects. Learn more about Discovering PLACE here: http://blogs.umflint.edu/glsi/.

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                • Hitting the trail: Beecher High School students open outdoor classroom, welcome Tucker kindergartners


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                  In April 2011, Beecher High School students officially opened the nature trail and outdoor classroom they worked on with Dr. Don Hammond, their science teacher. Later that spring, the students became teachers when they welcomed Shelly Roberts' kindergartners from Beecher's Tucker Elementary. Discovering PLACE, an initiative of University Outreach at the University of Michigan-Flint, helped support the outdoor classroom and the Tucker kindergarten visit. The aim: To teach curriculum connecting students with their environment, help youth become comfortable in the outdoors and, eventually, to motivate students to become stewards of their environments and communities.

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                  • Sustainability Education - Debra Rowe


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                    What would it take to ensure the greatest momentum for sustainability as a national focal point for U.S. education? Debra Rowe, President of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, responds.

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                    • Sustainability Education - Rachel Gutter


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                      What would it take to ensure the greatest momentum for sustainability as a national focal point for U.S. education? Rachel Gutter, Director of the Center of Green Schools, responds.

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