Groundswell Fall Kickoff: Scan the Community & Choose an Issue

Thursday, September 21, 2023
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Off Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

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       Registration Closes Friday, September 15th at 5:00PM EST 

Groundswell will start off the year with an immersive professional development (PD) experience focused on engaging with the local community. Educators will be introduced to the 6 Place-Based Education (PBE) Principles: 1) Scan the Community; 2) Choose an Issue; 3) Develop Partnerships; 4) Research Your Issue; 5) Complete an Action Project; 6) Share Results and Celebrate. The focus of the PD will then zoom in on the first two elements: Scan Your Community and Choose an Issue. Together with your peers, you will:

  • Discuss needs and issues within your community
  • Analyze potential student approaches to identifying these issues
  • Discover different ways to conduct a community scan
  • Explore Iterations of classroom set-up, management, and tactics for engaging in PBE within your local community
  • Review local partnership options and opportunities in our area

2 total SCECH credits available for this PD

Participants can expect a full agenda for the evening. Food and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided. This PD will be indoors.

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Location Information

City Built Brewing Co.

820 Monroe Ave NW 

Suit 155

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Information

Questions? Please contact our staff at: [email protected]


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This event was added to the calendar by Mara Spears ( on Friday, July 28, 2023 and was last updated on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 5:28 p.m.