Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Placed-Based Education & Technology Make a Perfect Pair for Preservice Teachers

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Participate and share : Poster

Jessica Brogley  
Placed-based education with careful integration of educational technology offers preservice teachers rich experiences that establish deep connections. See examples of place-based education and technology integration with preservice teachers. Leave with several comprehensive ideas you can use in your own classroom.

Audience: Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Topic: Innovation in higher education
Grade level: Community college/university
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn what Place-Based Education is and to create moments of place-based learning for Pre-Service teachers. Participants will be able to take tangible ideas back to their schools and apply their ideas. Jessica will provide learners with concrete ideas grounded in research from the Teton Science Schools ( and the Rural Schools Collaborative ( The School of Education at University of Wisconsin Platteville is quickly becoming the leading example of placed-based education in teacher training and has become a pipeline of teachers in rural Wisconsin. Our model of placed-based education and wise-technology integration has become an excellent model.

Supporting research

We follow the work of the Teton Science Schools and the Rural Schools Collaborative and have grounded much of our work from this ASCD book, The Power of Place.

Vander Ark, T., Liebtag, E., & McClennen, N. (2020). The Power of Place. ASCD.

Rural Schools Collaborative. (n.d.). Research & Resources. Retrieved 2020, from

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Jessica Brogley, University of Wisconsin - Platteville

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