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Adrienne Curtis Dickinson

High school social studies teacher from Bellevue, Washington

Adrienne Curtis Dickinson is a classroom teacher and grant project leader focused on curriculum and professional development at Sammamish High School in Bellevue, WA. Adrienne teaches primarily Advanced Placement US Government and Politics and was a curriculum developer for the Knowledge in Action project that created a year-long project based learning AP US Government curriculum. Her work on the i3 grant has focused on supporting teacher teams in engaging in curriculum writing that changes their traditional classrooms to PBL classrooms and leads regular professional development to build common vocabulary and capacity for change. Adrienne holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University.

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    • Project-Based Learning

      Sammamish Year 3: Teaching, Leadership, and School Change

      A year after introducing us to the schoolwide PBL curriculum at Sammamish High, teacher leader Adrienne Curtis Dickinson reviews how their seven key elements have played out in course design, professional development, and student learning.
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      Re-Imagining the Comprehensive High School

      High school teacher Adrienne Curtis Dickinson launches Sammamish High School's blog series about the seven key elements for integrating PBL across disciplines, grades and courses.
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      Practical PBL: Four Tips for Better Implementation

      Teacher Adrienne Curtis Dickinson offers four practical tips for taking PBL from a high concept to something easily implemented in the classroom.

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