Powerful Learning is RootEd in Community
RootEd is our approach to experiential and project-based learning. We work with schools, districts, universities, and other partners to develop teachers’ and leaders’ abilities to connect students with communities to solve real challenges.
Through RootEd, educators design and deliver student learning experiences that challenge students to solve local problems creatively and collaboratively, while also learning math, science, social studies, English and other subjects.
Our RootEd learning programs for teachers and leaders combine field experiences, school visits, design workshops, networking, and coaching. We typically deliver year-long and multi-year learning experiences that can be customized to the needs of your school, district, or organization.
Sample Partner Projects
Azalea Park Project - BCEC
“We’re connecting students to the broader community through authentic learning experiences. This is a real-world challenge – how to redesign a park, and we’re going to solve it with our creativity, collaboration, and professionalism.” – Jeff Fleckenstein
Letterland Parade - Tar River
“They feel as though they are a PART of Letterland and these characters are their friends and understand them. Our school is planning our first ever Letterland parade for October 30th and I have never seen my students so excited for an event before.” – Bethany Martin, EC Teacher
Be the Good - MHHS
“…homeroom students were challenged to figure out ways to ‘be the good’ in their schools and/or communities…Because these ideas were linked to their own individual interests, there was built in relevance and therefore engagement.” – Tressa Hartsell, Science Teacher
How Would You Like to Learn?
We deliver RootEd learning experiences in a variety of ways, and can customize the experience to fit the needs of schools, districts, and communities. See below for more information about our RootEd – WNC Fellowship, and contact us if you would like to learn more about bringing RootEd to your school or district.
RootEd - WNC Fellowship
We have partnered with App State University’s GEAR UP program to deliver the RootED WNC Fellowship to 25 teachers per year across WNC. Click HERE to read or download our overview.
Bring RootEd to Your School or District
We partnered with Bladen Early College to design a project where students had to redesign their school. Let us know if you’re interested in partnering with us to bring RootEd to your school or district.