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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

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- February 2016:

Superb and inspiring new Beyond Measure film shows the replicability of 21st century innovative teaching and learning practices in four school and university stories. From the makers of Race to Nowhere. Click here to see the film or to host a screening.

Featured 21st Century Learning Podcast -- 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.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- November 2015:

Greenville County (SC) Schools' Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School, a PBL STEAM middle school, is named the CEFPI 2015 James D. MacConnell Award Winner. See submittal. CEPFI is now known as the Association for Learning Environments. Also see the New Learning Environments section of this website. Disclosure: I am a Senior Education Consultant for FNI.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- October 2015:

Norma Rose Point School (Vancouver, BC) Introducton. Innovative 21st Century K-7 school and learning environments designed by Fielding Nair International (FNI) and thinkspace. Also see the New Learning Environments section of this website. Disclosure: I am a Senior Education Consultant for FNI.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- September 2015:

Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need. profiles Albemarle County Public Schools with videos and blogs. See the 21C District web profile of Albemarle County Public Schools, VA and the New Learning Environments section of this website.

Video of Wooranna Park Primary School's (Melbourne, Australia) Enigma Missions. Also see the Web profile of Wooranna Park Primary School, Best Educational Practices videos, and Stimulating Learning Platforms.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- June 2015:

Met senior Luis Del Rosario keynoted Day 2 of the 2015 Deeper Learning Conference, held at High Tech High in San Diego on April 2. Luis shared his Big Picture Learning story, inspired the audience to reconsider their own definitions of engaged learning, and even made time to roll out a fashion line! See Storify.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- April 2015:

ETV American Graduate (PBS): Cougar New Tech, Colleton County High School, Waterboro, SC. Cougar New Tech HS is a New Tech Network school. See more on the New Tech 21C model and other New Tech Exemplar School profiles on this website.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- February 2015:

Connecting the classroom to promising health careers at Oakland’s Life Academy via @linkedlearning PBS @NewsHour. See more about Linked Learning here.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- January 2015:

DL Montage v001 (1) from lmcbain on Vimeo.

Register now for Deeper Learning 2015 in San Diego, CA, April 1-3, 2015. See Spring & Summer PBL Institutes & 21C Conferences.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- September 2014:

Also see each of the Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning Videos at Edutopia (Real-World Connections, Rigorous Projects, Collaboration, Facilitating Learning, and Assessment). See other PBL videos here and at BIE.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- June 2014:

The Building Blocks of Project-Based Learning video profiles Tech Valley High School (Albany, NY), one of the exemplar schools of the New Tech Network. This video is one of 50 videos in the Teaching Channel's outstanding Deeper Learning Video Series.

Featured PBL Video -- June 2014:

At Newsome Park Elementary School, assignments in project-based learning are helping students learn more, participate more, and want more. See story by Diane Curtis, at Edutopia.See other PBL videos here and at BIE.

Featured 21st Century Learning Videos -- April 2014: Innovation Labs, Makerspaces, and Learning Commons

 

The Ross School and Newton Public Schools are two of the 13 schools featured in the new web profiles of Innovation Labs and Makerspaces in 21st Century schools and school libraries.

Featured 21st Century Learning Video -- February 2014: What should schools look like?

 

PBL Pioneers David Thornburg, Norma Thornburg, and Sara Armstrong have produced a terrific set of video-based PBL inquiry starters across the curriculum, now available for free download. See more about new learning environments here.

Featured 21st Century Learning Video -- December 2013

 

Feeding the hungry and teaching others to do the same - Profile of outstanding Tech Valley High School STEM teacher Leah Penniman, WNYT, 11/7/13

Featured 21st Century Learning Video -- November 2013

 

There's no place like school! This is a video made in the early 90's by students from the Saturn School of Tomorrow in St. Paul, MN. While the school exists no longer, these students learned skills which enabled them to be lifelong learners in the 21st century. Read More.

Featured 21st Century Learning Video -- October 2013

 

VANTAGE, Minnetonka's Advanced Professional Studies program, provides junior and senior students with real-world experiences in corporate settings, where they can learn and develop skills in high-demand local corporate environments. Transforming the high school experience, this innovative program is a year-long, 3-credit course of study where students learn through case studies, business partner-directed projects, and immersion in a profession-based program. Learn more.


Featured 21st Century Learning Video -- June 2013

 

On May 9, 2013, President Barack Obama visited Manor New Tech High. This video highlights his comments about the school and its successes, edited together from multiple sources (see below) by Mr. Les Simpson (4:11).

Featured 21st Century Learning Video -- May 2013

 

Students' 10 Expectations of Schools are the new Imperatives (Animation) from the new book, Leaving to Learn, by Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski.

Featured 21st Century Learning Video -- April 2013

 

Personalising Student Learning (Australian spelling) video provides an overview of the educational practices at Wooranna Park Primary School, Melbourne, Australia. Also see Wooranna's Best Educational Practices videos.

Featured 21st Century Learning Video -- May 2012

 

Just released video on the Learning Environments at Wooranna Park Primary School, Melbourne, Australia