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This website is for sharing my learnings in school reform and innovation from a 40-year career in the trenches as a teacher, union leader, foundation president, and co-leader of one of the best 21st century school development organizations. Read More.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- May 2019:

Where Students Lead chronicles the dramatic student impact of the CAPS profession-based education model, and its growth across the country. The film and speaking tour is part of an overarching campaign to propel experiential learning. CAPS is one example of the global experiential learning movement impacting all levels of education. The film is currently being screened across the country. Next screening is Seattle, WA, on May 30, 2019. Film Poster | Info Sheet | Rack Card

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- January 2019:

Personalized Learning Tour and new Flexible Learning Spaces K-12 at Singapore American School (SAS): This 30-minute video takes the viewer on a tour of the new Flexible Learning Spaces and learning environments at this innovative, 21st century independent school. Also see Why Flexible Learning Environments? by Lauren Mehrbach and Chris Beingessner, SAS Perspectives Blog, June 5, 2018; Pathfinder Spaces: An Action Research Project at Singapore American School, by Tom Vander Ark, Forbes magazine,October 26, 2018; 20 Signs of Progress at Singapore American School, GettingSmart.com, November 8, 2018; Personalized Learning at Singapore American School (article and video), Sassy Mama, September 4, 2018; Take an Inside Look at Singapore American School's Cool Flexible Learning Spaces (article and video), by Jana Blanco, HoneyKidsAsia, November 8, 2018. Thanks to Chris Hazleton of Fielding Nair International (FNI) for alerting me to these developments. Disclosure: FNI is the architecture firm for SAS developing the new Flexible Learning Spaces and I am a consultant for FNI.

Previously Featured 21st Century Learning Videos


April, 2017: Albemarle County Public Schools reinvents the high school student experience through High School 2022

April, 2017: Updated profiles of exemplar Teacher Externship programs

October, 2016: Updated profile of High Tech High (San Diego, CA) and Most Likely to Succeed Film.

September, 2016: Project-Based Learning in Chile / Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos (ABP) en Chile

September, 2016: Profiles of UK 21st Century Schools: School21, Hartsholme Academy, and XP School

September, 2016: Profession-Based Learning at Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) in Overland Park, KS, and Vantage, the Minnetonka, MN, Advanced Professional Studies program, provide students the opportunity to deeply explore professional areas of interest through a profession-based, inquiry learning method.

September, 2016: Design Thinking in Schools K12. Compilation of key links I put together recently to help schools I work with learn about the best practices in Design Thinking in schools K-12.

June, 2016: Keynote presentation at the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Pacific Northwest Region Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, June 22, 2016

June, 2016: Podcast on Developing and Implementing 21st Century Project-Based Learning Schools, with Bob Pearlman and Mark Standley. Hosted by Duanne Redus at Wimberley Valley Radio, KWVH 94.1, Austin (TX) Hill Country, on Thursday, June 10, 2016.

March, 2016: My selection of the best videos on PBL in schools. This selection includes the outstanding series from edutopia and the best videos from PBL schools on their pedagogy, protocols, processes, and systems for teaching and learning.

February 29, 2016: UPDATED 2016 PBL Institutes and 21st Century Learning Conferences

January 19, 2016: Engage Students in STEM through Powerful Projects and Investigations, blog by Bob Pearlman, at Real Experieinces at Life

November, 2015: Recommended Study Tours and Site Visits to 21st Century Schools and Districts

November, 2015: Recommended 21st Century Teacher Practice Blogs: Designing Student Learning Experiences

March, 2015: Libraries & Learning Commons

December, 2014: Designing Classrooms & Schools for 21st Century Learners, Blog by Bob Pearlman, Partnership for 21st Century Skills Blogazine, December 1, 2014

October, 2014: 21C District web profile of Albemarle County Public Schools, VA

August, 2014: Wooranna Park Primary School's Stimulating Learning Platforms

April, 2014: Innovation Labs, Makerspaces, and Learning Commons

January, 2014: 50 free PBL Inquiry Starter Videos from David Thornburg and Knights of Knowledge and profile of David Thornburg's work

January, 2014: Vantage, Minnetonka's Advanced Professional Studies Program

October, 2013: , a 21C Professional Learning activity for you and your colleagues

August, 2013: Bob's Web Redesign Project

May 2013: Wooranna Park Primary School's Best Educational Practices videos. Web profile of Wooranna Park Primary School, Melbourne, Australia. Also see Wooranna Park's Stimulating Learning Platforms.

May 9, 2013: President Obama visits Texas technology school, Video of President's speech to Manor New Technology High School

January, 2013: Recommended PBL Trainers, Training Institutes, and PD Services Organizations

January, 2013: Autonomous Schools and Innovation Zones

November, 2012: STEM -- Innovative STEM Middle Schools / Innovative STEM High Schools / STEM Learning Networks and Resources

September, 2012: What’s Working? Lessons from pioneer 21st century school districts, Part 1. P21 blog by Bob Pearlman, September 17, 2012. Part 2, September 24, 2012.

April, 2012: Recommended Handbooks and Guides on Project-Based Learning (PBL)

December, 2011: Wooranna Park Primary School, Melbourne, Australia, and Wooranna Park's Stimulating Learning Platforms

October, 2011: 21st Century Elementary Schools

Updated September , 2011: Innovative 21st Century Skills School Districts

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