Free Resources and Tools for Replicating Project-Based Learning
Educators from High Tech High in San Diego, California, and the Whitfield Career Academy's 21st Century Learning Academy in Dalton, Georgia, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.
Students in Whitfield County take on a range of multidisciplinary projects. A middle school science student (left) identifies the parts of a fish before painting it to make a Japanese-style gyotaku print, and students (right) learn math and physics while building an outdoor classroom.
Credit: Grace Rubenstein (left); David Markus (right)
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Resources On This Page:
HTH 101 (12.2 MB)
An overview presentation for High Tech High
Recruitment (8.8 MB)
Presentation used to recruit prospective students to the 21st Century Learning Academy
Nuts & Bolts (53.6 MB)
Presentation used to introduce new students to the 21st Century Learning Academy
21st Century Learning Academy mission statement
Core Beliefs (60K)
Ten core beliefs of the 21st Century Learning Academy
New Teacher Induction (4.3 MB)
Agenda and presentation for welcoming new teachers into the 21st Century Learning Academy
Descriptive Review (70K)
Document used for teachers and peers to discuss student work
Work Critique (69K)
Chart used for critiquing all forms of work, based on guidelines from author and educator Ron Berger
Reflection Questions (93K)
Forty questions, adapted from High Tech High by the 21st Century Learning Academy, to help students reflect on their work
Feedback Grid (73K)
Inspired by the Stanford Design Center and used at the 21st Century Learning Academy for structuring critical feedback
- Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning
Link to classroom guide on assessment from Edutopia
Detailed descriptions of dozens of High Tech High projects are at http://www.hightechhigh.org/projects
Lock Down: Laser Lab (103K)
Science and technology sample project overview from the 21st Century Learning Academy
Mind, Body and Soul: Music Study (110K)
Literature and history sample project overview from the 21st Century Learning Academy
Play Dead: Murder Mystery (112K)
Cross-disciplinary sample project overview from the 21st Century Learning Academy
Ramp It Up: Building Wheelchair Ramps (97K)
Math and construction sample project overview from the 21st Century Learning Academy
Additional project examples from the 21st Century Learning Academy available on teachers Eric White and Lindsey Ott's humanities page (log in as a guest): http://elearnwca.org/course/view.php?id=62
High Tech High's instructional and student-produced videos: http://videos.hightechhigh.org/
The 21st Century Learning Academy's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/The21CLA
The 21st Century Learning Academy's Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/the21cla
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