Road Trip Summer 2016: Checking in on Innovative Schools and School Innovators across the USA

10/22/2016 - This blog post is in development [See larger versions of each small picture in the Slide Show above.] Starting out from Tucson on Wednesday, June 8, my destination was Boston and Cape Cod, where I would spend 5 mid-Summer weeks. I mapped out a southern route heading East on the I10 with stops … Continue reading Road Trip Summer 2016: Checking in on Innovative Schools and School Innovators across the USA

Engage Students in STEM through Powerful Projects and Investigations – Guest Blogger Bob Pearlman

[Originally published by Real Experiences at Life on January 16, 2016, at http://realexperiencesatlife.com/engage-students-in-stem-through-powerful-projects-and-investigations-guest-blogger-bob-pearlman/%5D January 16, 2016 RE@L welcomes guest blogger Bob Pearlman. Bob is a member of our RE@L National Advisory Committee. He has an extensive background in K12 educational reform for over 30 years, more recently working with Project-Based Learning (PBL) and the expansion … Continue reading Engage Students in STEM through Powerful Projects and Investigations – Guest Blogger Bob Pearlman

Transforming Classrooms and Schools for 21st Century Learners by Design

By Bob Pearlman December 1, 2014, Volume 1, Issue 9, Number 16 [Originally published by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, December 01, 2014 at http://www.p21.org/news-events/p21blog/1551-pearlman-transforming-classrooms-and-schools-for-schools-for-21st-century-learners-by-design%5D Driving Question: How can we design new learning environments that support 21st century learners? "We Make Makers" says the 18,000 student Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) in Central Virginia. ACPS wants teachers … Continue reading Transforming Classrooms and Schools for 21st Century Learners by Design

What’s Working? Lessons from pioneer 21st century school districts – Part 2

by Bob Pearlman Driving Question: Driving Question: What’s Working? Lessons from pioneer 21st century school districts - Part 2 [Originally published by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, September 24, 2012 at http://www.p21.org/our-work/p21blog/1088-bob-pearlman-whats-working%5D Driving Question: What’s Working? Lessons from pioneer 21st century school districts - Part 2 How do districts make themselves (transform) into 21st Century districts? How can … Continue reading What’s Working? Lessons from pioneer 21st century school districts – Part 2

What’s Working? Lessons from pioneer 21st century school districts – Part 1

Driving Question: What’s Working? Lessons from pioneer 21st century school districts - Part 1 [Originally published by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, September 17, 2012 at http://www.p21.org/our-work/p21blog/1087-bob-pearlman-whats-working%5D It is not easy to make a 21st Century school district – a district where all students achieve mastery of 21st Century Skills and know how they are doing … Continue reading What’s Working? Lessons from pioneer 21st century school districts – Part 1