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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 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 -- 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 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.

Previously Featured 21st Century Learning Videos


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

October, 2015: 2015-2016 PBL Institutes and 21st Century Learning Conferences

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: Manor New Tech announces 11 Think Forward PBL Regional Conferences in 2014-2015

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

March, 2014: 2014-2015 PBL Training Institutes and 21C Spring and Summer Conferences

February 2014: An Inspiration for Today’s Innovators, Review of Becoming Self-Directed Learners: Student & Faculty Memoirs of an Experimenting High School 40 Years Later, by James A. Bellanca (Editor), Arline Paul (Editor), et al. Review by Bob Pearlman, February 12, 2014. Buy at Amazon.

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

November, 2013: Review of Leaving to Learn: How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates, by Elliot Washor and Charles Mojokowski. Review by Bob Pearlman.

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.

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.

July 2012: New book: Transforming Learning through 21st Century Skills: The Who Took My Chalk?™ Model for Engaging You and Your Students, By Lydotta M. Taylor and Jill M. Fratto. Foreword by Bob Pearlman.

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

February 2, 2012: The Future of Science Education: STEM and Workforce Readiness - Webinar and Video - features Project-Based Learning with interviews of Bob Pearlman, Suzie Boss, Thom Markham, Megan Pacheco, and Dan Liebert.

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

November, 2011: Book Review: Spotlight on Technology in Education (Harvard Education Press, 2011), by Bob Pearlman, Educational Technology, November-December 2011)

October, 2011: 21st Century Elementary Schools

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

September, 2011: Innovative STEM Middle Schools and Innovative STEM High Schools

July, 2011: School Environments: Transforming Learning Spaces, The Whole Child Podcast, with Bob Pearlman, Kristin Cuilla, and Luis Torres.

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