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Curriculum Year Overview

If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. — JOHN DEWEY

 

SUMMER/FALL TERM

Location: Omega

July

 
 

Cohort Orientation
Apx. June 27-July 1

a. Review program syllabus
b. Set up portfolio platforms
c. Team building
d. Intro to selfpractice

ELIP Program
Apx. July 1-30

a. Permaculture design
b. Ecoproject design
c. Social project design
d. Selfpractice challenge
e. Public presentations

 
Inflatocookbook Magazine, 1971 Architects: Ant Farm

Inflatocookbook Magazine, 1971
Architects: Ant Farm

 
 

Location: Place Corps Campus

 
 

August

 
 
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Cohort Reorientation + Rooting + Oikos wks 1-3

  1. Reflection on Elip

  2. Deeper Self-Practice Commitment

  3. Introduce Building Project Scope

  4. Seed Self-Teaching

  5. Seed Verbal & Written Communications Collaborative Learning

  6. Seed Food and Farming

  7. Setting up household
    > Governance
    > Identifying collective goals and desired learning outcomes
    > Identifying Place Corps challenges
    > Budgeting
    > Life Cycle assessments
    > Scheduling

Orientation to Self Week 4

  1. Wilderness solo + Group camping trip

  2. Summer Break labor day long weekend

 
 
 

 
 

September

a. Building Now (Green Campus Building)

  1. Design planning
    > Permits
    > Budgets
    > Materials
    > Schedule

  2. Begin Building Stage 1.

B. Growing Up (Sustainable Food + Farming)

  1. Soil Knowledge

  2. Future Campus Garden Preparation

  3. Learning to prepare foods, cooking + baking

 

C. Communications

  1. Begin cocreated college course for verbal, written and interpersonal communications

  2. Essay #1 “To Know Self”

D. Issue Areas

  1. Intro to Climate + Ecology

  2. Intro to Economics

  3. Intro to Social Justice

E. Self-Practice

Intro to Physical Practice—Walking, Yoga

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Location: Place Corps Campus

 
 

October

A. Building Now

  1. Stage 2.

B. Growing Up (Sustainable Food + Farming)

  1. Learning to Harvest + Process

  2. Making natural products

  3. Planning/ Planting for Future PC kitchen, herb, dye garden’s

C. Communications

  1. Essay #2 “To Know Other”

D. SelfSchool

  1. Peer teaching

E. Introduction to Place

  1. Living history/ oral history

  2. observation/ citizen science

  3. Foraged foods

  4. Story of place
    >Watersheds
    > Geological to Human
    > Ecosystems
    >Social studies

 

November

A. Building Now

  1. Stage 3

2. Growing Up (Sustainable Food + Farming)

  1. Process

  2. Harvest

  3. Community Feast

3. Communications

  1. Essay #3 “To Know Place”

  2. Creative writing

  3. Intro to project proposal writing

4. Issue Areas:

  1. Service

  2. Integrity

  3. Gratitude

  4. Courage

  5. Ethics

> Break for Thanksgiving & Winter

 
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December

Location: Student’s Homes

A. Place Story Project

  1. Oral History

  2. Research of Place

  3. Visual Documentation of Observation

  4. Discovery/ Report

B. Communications

  1. Essay “To Love” based on reading

January

Return from break 2nd week
Location:
Place Corps Campus

A. Building Now

  1. Stage 4.

B. Communications

  1. Place Story Project Oral Presentations

C. Practicum Project

  1. Draft Project Outline

  2. Mentorship Pairing

February

 

A. Building Now

  1. Stage 5.

B. Communications

  1. Biography

C. Practicum Project

  1. Progress report 1.

D. Issue Areas

  1. Love

  2. Civics

  3. Activism

  4. Leadership

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To SERVE

 
 

March

Location: Place Corps Campus

A. Build Now

  1. Stage 6

b. Growing Up (Sustainable Food + Farming)

  1. Seed starting

C. Communications

  1. Business writing (press release, grants, mission/vision/values, project statements)

D. Practicum Project

  1. Progress report 2 + 3

E. Issue Areas

  1. Models of Business

  2. Entrepreneurship

  3. Lobbying

  4. Heart led leadership


April

SpringBreak: 1st two weeks
Location: Place Corps Campus

a.Build now

  1. Stage 7

B. Growing Up (Sustainable Food + Farming)

  1. Seed Starting

  2. Earth preparations

  3. Planting

C. Communications

  1. Creative Writing

D. Practicum Project

  1. Final progress report

E. Issue Areas

  1. Resilience

  2. Selfcare

  3. Sustainability

  4. Goal Setting

May

Location: Place Corps Campus
PC Ends second week of May

A. Build Now

  1. Stage 8.

B. Growing Up (Sustainable Food + Farming)

  1. a. Planting

C. Practicum Project Presentations

D. Portfolio Complete

  1. Documentation of daily personal practice

  2. Place Story Project

  3. Practicum Project

  4. Writings

  5. Personal Reflection on Place Corps learnings

 
 
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Collective Constants

  • Physical Practice

  • Green Building

  • Farming + Food Knowledge

  • Home Economics

  • Communications

  • Applied Creativity


Individualized

● Place Story Project

● Practicum Project

● Essay’s

● Daily Personal Practice

Special Issue Areas Introduced

  • Permaculture

  • Biodynamics

  • Design Process

  • Oral History

  • Social Justice

  • Activism

  • Civics

  • Economics

  • Leadership

  • Entrepreneurship

  • EcoLiteracy

  • Ethics

  • Systems Thinking

  • Indigenous Wisdom

  • Spiritual Practice

  • Social Art

  • Food Foraging

  • Crafts

  • Goal Setting/Planning