Selected Published Works
A Project-Based Approach To Solving the Earth's Most Urgent Problems
Curb Cut - PBLWorks
My first animated blog that discusses how to effectively scaffold for all students without overworking yourself!
A flipped lesson I developed in cooperation with TEDEd with over 1.3 million views.
This solution to support students as they transition from high school to college was selected as a finalist by the Office of the First Lady and showcased at the White House in 2016.
5 Strategies for Fostering Independence in a PBL Classroom.
4 Strategies To Encourage Smart Student Choice in PBL.
Important considerations when structuring roles for group work in PBL
A great PBL-based curriculum from the California Coastal Commission that I helped consult on.
Great game-based workshops for promoting collaboration. I helped with the content design on some of them.
Article from Edutopia focused on how Environmental Science can be taught in non-science classrooms.
Blog post from ISTE about how environmental science is a perfect vehicle for integrating SEL into the sciences.
Reflection on my time in the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program and how it connects back to the classroom.
My author profile on HearHere, an app focused on telling amazing community stories during roadtrips!
Blog post written for National Park week focused on how to use parks to support high quality PBL. Includes a photo I took as well.
A great blog post focused on how summer trips can lead to year-round learning! The picture in the header of the page was also taken by me!
A blog that delves into the online and remote opportunities for learning provided by National Parks!
My interview about the importance of project-based learning to parks and monuments with Jody Maberry.
Publication by Steelcase about the impact flexible furniture had on my 8th-grade classroom.
Blog post discussing one of the best digital citizenship lessons that I've ever designed that teaches students about evaluating sources.
Blog post that discusses how to get started with Google Expeditions and other distance learning software.
Podcast interview with Lesson: Impossible on Park Based Learning and the importance of using natural and historic spaces as learning tools.
Featured as first Teacher of the Week for work on Park Based Learning.
Listen to this podcast where I was interviewed by Monica Burns about the connections between Environmental Science, PBL, and Edtech.
Listen to this interview I gave with Jeff Bradbury about what PBL can look like in a remote learning setting.
My conversation with Multiplicity host Jared O'Leary about parks, PBL, informal learning, and the connections between them all.
Blog discussing what Transformational SEL is and why it is essential to high-quality PBL.
Blog focused on a collection of resources from National Geographic focused on the Amazon river.
A special blog written for Father's Day that has suggestions for how leaders can support PBL with some of their most reluctant teachers.
A blog that discusses how to use Fat Bear Week in the classroom to promote leanring!
Blog post published on Getting Smart that focuses on how PBL can be leveraged to help students recover from schooling loss.
Helpful guide to creating amazing students projects that I contributed to published by PBLWorks!
Article published by National Geographic on place-based learning in multiple contexts.
My first blog post on Edutopia focused on creating opportunities for exploration even in a remote context.
Interview about using parks and public lands as learning spaces.
Blog post on National Geographic that focuses on using Nat Geo Framework to recover from pandemic "schooling loss"
Blog post focused on three simple steps to you can take to make PBL a part of your Environmental Science classroom!
Discussion with Carl Hooker about the connection between PBL and learning during the pandemic.
PBLWorks blog that shares the remarkable story of Thomas Edison CTE in Queens, NY.
Tips and suggestions for integrating National Parks into your classroom just in time for National Park Week!
Learn how to spark inquiry and curiosity using National Parks in this blog post written for Help in Homework.
How does structuring your classroom like a museum and using free choice learning work for students?
How can you leverage International Bat Week in your classroom? This blog post gives you ideas and places to start.
A great example of how PBL can be used to make history class more place-based and more real-world.