Create, Document, and Share Math- and Literacy-Rich PBL for All Students.
Do you want to build capacity to design, facilitate, and document authentic PBL rich in math and literacy?
Do you want to improve special education, career technical education, and traditionally “academic” education practices?

Join the Project-Based Learning (PBL) Leadership Academy! For the past three years, the PBL Leadership Academy at the High Tech High Schools has brought together diverse groups of K–14 educators to work in teams on original leadership projects that address authentic needs in their schools through PBL.

In 2018–19, our work together focuses on designing, facilitating, and documenting PBL rich in math and literacy.


Please apply today by completing this form. The priority deadline is September 18, 2018.

Participating teams will:

  • Come together at HTH in San Diego twice (October 24–26, 2018 and April 24–26, 2019. At HTH, teams will learn from experts, collaborate with one another as well as HTH students and staff, share and analyze projects, and immerse themselves in HTH K–12 classrooms.


  • Craft, test, document, and share authentic literacy- and math-rich PBL curriculum with the ongoing support of an HTH teacher-mentor. Participants and HTH “Critical Friends” collaborate regularly to test, adapt, and document key practices that support PBL rich in math and literacy.


  • Access PBL Academy professional development in your areas. PBL Leadership Academy staff will facilitate ongoing workshops in participants’ LEAs to support the ongoing development and documentation of authentic PBL experiences among the participants.


  • Earn HTH Graduate School of Education Continuing Education Units. 

Participation is FREE for each school team for the year, not including travel expenses. The ideal team is four educators, each with a focus on one or more of the following: career-technical education, literacy, math, and a wildcard (a school administrator, a professional development coach, etc.).

Apply todayThe priority deadline is September 18, 2018. CDE and HTH staff will review and share the applications with you on a rolling basis.

Contact Randy Scherer for more information.