Recently, Tim LaBarge wrote an article about the Cottonwood School fourth and fifth graders stewardship at Tryon Creek. "Cottonwood's Adopt-a-Place approach mirrors Tryon's Adopt-a-Plot program. Volunteers pledge to improve an acre within the Park and hey can see progress throughout the year, " says Amy Stout,...

The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science's Fieldwork Coordinator and Place-Based Education expert, Sarah Anderson recently had a conversation with Suzie Boss of Edutopia (George Lucas Educational Foundation). The article is titled, "A Place-Based Approach to PBL" with the subtitle, "A veteran teacher and author...

What have our students been up to this spring? Here’s an overview: [caption id="attachment_1169" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kinders exploring the pond at Oaks Bottom[/caption] Kindergardeners have made multiple treks to Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge to investigate pond life and learn about native plants. They’ve created a 3D map...

Sarah Anderson, the Fieldwork and Place-Based Education Coordinator of Southwest Charter School has written a new article for Greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org. Here is a sample of the article below: "Place-based education is helping students make greater connections between their lives, their learning, and the places where they live. Through...

Southwest Charter School 0640 SW Bancroft St, Portland, OR 97239 Thursday, September 22nd 6 :30 p.m. The Southwest Charter School board will meet in Special Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660 Section 2(i) to review and evaluate the employment‐related performance of the chief executive officer. Only...

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