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Emily Liebtag

Emily is Director of Advocacy at Getting Smart. She believes every young person deserves a world-class education and partners with educators and education-focused organizations to try and help make that a reality. Emily usually is researching and reading about project-based learning, global education, teacher preparation and place-based education. Connect with Emily at @EmilyLiebtag.

Why Place-Based Education?

Over the past couple of years, along with the Teton Science Schools, we have been exploring place-based education and how it can help connect learners to their communities. We are continuing our exploration in 2019, but wanted to revisit what we’ve learned so far and resources we’ve created to help you get started.

Making the City the Text at High Tech High

In this podcast episode, High Tech High leaders Larry Rosenstock, Jeff Robin and Kaleb Rashad share musings about student projects, starting new schools, hiring teachers and why the city the school is located in is so important.

What 100 School Visits Taught Us This Year

We visited more than 100 schools this year. About half were new schools (in the last 20 years) and the other half were (at least partially) transformed. They were in every corner of the country and ranged from tiny rural schools in Idaho to big schools in Chicago (and a few in Europe and Asia). As a year-end reflection, we identified 10 lessons.

Project-Based Schools Close Silicon Valley Gaps

Tom and Emily recently visited several schools in Silicon Valley. Dive in to see how high challenge communities are responding with personalized and project-based learning.

Santa Ana USD Provides Next-Gen CTE Pathways

Santa Ana Unified School District has been rethinking teaching and learning to better serve their families and students. Tom and Emily share how SAUSD is creating Next-Gen pathways and improving education in their community.

HQPBL Case Study: Katherine Smith School

At Katherine Smith School, high quality project-based learning experiences are the norm. Learn more about their successes in our latest HQPBL case study.

Da Vinci Schools Expand Opportunities in Los Angeles

Through a commitment to innovation and deeper learning, Da Vinci Schools are working to ensure students are prepared for post-secondary experiences. Tom and Emily share how Da Vinci Schools are expanding opportunities for students throughout Los Angeles.