The SEMIS Coalition Blog

The place to connect, learn and share perspectives in place-based learning

Welcome to our SEMIS Coalition blog! A commons-based digital space for shared resources, images, and more. it’s a place for you to ask questions, interact with peers, and keep current with the latest Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition activities.

Browse through the most recent posts, below, or browse past posts by category via the toolbar on the right.

Civic Engagement and Youth Voice in Place-Based Education

During the Winter Professional Learning of 2021, Ethan Lowenstein, Director of SEMIS Coalition, gave a beautiful and hopeful speech addressing the challenges we have experienced lately. People in global, national, and local communities have faced a frightening...

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A Walk in the Park: Youth Ambassadors Help Develop PBSE for Ninth Graders

PBE Topics of Inquiry Water and land use, stream ecology, macroinvertebrates, conducted chemical, biological and physical stream monitoring techniques, stream mapping and assessment, nature drawing and journaling.Essential Question What role could the Rouge Park play...

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Advice from Youth in Southeast Michigan

What helps me engage now?  The teachers and relationships. Over the course of the last 6 months we have had the opportunity to spend time learning with a few different groups of students from southeast Michigan schools. We have been fortunate to hear from them about...

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SEMIS Coalition Virtual Community Forum: Student Presentations of Place-Based Learning

   Place-based education (PBE) is an approach to teaching and learning that uses the local environment and community to investigate content and engage students in stewardship and civic action. PBE, at its root, is a humanizing practice that puts youth and...

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June 2020 Learning Series Events

 During these two events on June 17 & 24 participants included new and returning member teachers, community partners, district leaders and administrators.  At this orientation people were given a sense of our structure and process, what membership entails, and...

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