TTC Course Resources

Problem, Project and Design-Based Teaching

Web Resources

Edutopia: Project based Learning

Teaching with Design: Design-based Teaching

New Tech Network

Models of Excellence: The Center for High Quality Student Work

Buck Institute. PBL Blog

Buck Institute. Project based Learning

Buck Institute. Twenty days to PBL elementary

Overview of High Tech High

Share your Learning. Share site for students

Web Readings

Carroll, M. Learning from what doesn’t work: The power of embracing a
prototyping mindset. Retrieved from:

Culberhouse, D. (2015) Scaling Creativity and Innovation. Retrieved from:

Francher, Chris (2017) Design Thinking or PBL: A Chicken/Egg Scenario. Retrieved from:

Holland, B. (2016) Design Thinking and PBL. Retrieved from:

Kamps, Kristyn (2017) Promoting a PBL Mindset in Mainstream Settings: The Dimmer Switch Approach. Retrieved from:

Lentz, B. & Larmer, J. (2016, September 12). Project-based learning is here to stay. Let’s
make sure it is high quality. Retrieved from:

Patton, A. (2012). Work that matters The teacher’s guide to project-based learning. 
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Print Resources

Berger, R. (2014). Transformational literacy : making the common core shift with work
that matters. San Francisco, CA :Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand

Buck Institute & Larmer, J. (2015) Setting the Standard for Project based Learning: a Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction.

Farber, K. (2017) Real and Relevant: A Guide for Service and Project-based Learning

Ho, M. W. & Brooke, M. (2017) Practical Guide to Project-based Learning

Maiers, A. & Sandvold, A. (2017) The Passion Driven Classroom: A Framework for Teaching and Learning

McKenzie, T. & Bathurst-Hunt. (2018) Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders and Curiosities of our Youngest Learners

Mindshift (2018). What's so Different about High Tech High?

Pete, B. & Fogarty, R. (2018) Everyday Problem-based Learning:  Quick Projects to Build Problem-Solving Fluency

Price, D. (2013). Getting engaged. In Open: How we’ll work, live, and learn in the future
(91-101). Crux Publishing.

Rush, E. B. (2017)  Bringing Genius Hour to your Library: Implementing a School-wide Passion Project Program

Wagner, T. (2012). A Primer on Innovation. In “Creating Innovators” (pp.1-30). New York, NY.