A blog written by Adam and Ben originally published by North Carolina New Schools (now hosted on TCEC's site) that describes an innovative two-day schoolwide challenge that paved the way for our out-of-the-box approach.
This is a course Ben developed for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) that provides the basics of what any teacher needs to know in order to do effective project based learning. This course typically included teachers visiting Ben's classroom (in person or virtually) in order to see his unique PBL system in action.
Pre-PBL: What Any Teacher Thinking of PBL Needs to Know
An article for EdWeek, in conjunction with the Center for Teaching Quality's Collaboratory, on the importance of any organization - especially schools - having a clear, shared vision that inspires the type of innovation our students and communities deserve.
Do You Know Your School's Vision? Tips on Making a Meaningful Mission Statement
The final post Ben did as a CTQ blogging lead for their first blogging rountable on the topic of teacher-powered schools. Note that this was done as part of the CTQ Collaboratory as part of a thread under Lori Nazareno's account.
Why your school should be a teacher-powered school
An article Ben co-wrote with Dr. Strahan at Western Carolina University about the "Scaling the Pockets of Teaching Excellence" project done in Western North Carolina as a grassroots model of how teacher-to-teacher collaboration and professional development can help improve student outcomes across an entire region.
Example of a half-day PBL training Ben did for a group of teachers from McDowell County, North Carolina. The training led to several of these teachers implementing PBL in their own classrooms and schools. The link shows a school that was opened due to this workshop.
A blog written by Adam originally published by North Carolina New Schools (now hosted on TCEC's site) about a project I designed that integrated Service-Learning with Project-Based Learning and cultivated water quality awareness in students.