Posts by Emily Liebtag


Smart Review | Learner-Centered Innovation

By: Emily Liebtag and Adam Kulaas. We think Learner-Centered Innovation by Dr. Katie Martin is a must-read. It sparks action, which as an underlying theme echoed throughout the book, with an emphasis on continuous improvement. Here, we look at it in a little more depth.


Deeper Learning 2018 | Powerful Adult Learning

While words can’t even being to describe the energy and awesomeness of Deeper Learning 2018, I spent time thinking about what makes this conference so different (and why you really ought to go next year). Here, I share a few of my biggest reflections…

Project-Based Learning

HQPBL Case Study: Albemarle County Public Schools

The walls are covered with products and classrooms are buzzing with voices and sounds of collaboration. Students are working on integrated projects tied to passions, interests and real-world causes. This is a common scene found in most classrooms in Albemarle County Public Schools, located at the base of Shenandoah National Park in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Project-Based Learning

HQPBL Case Study: The MET School

Projects at The Met are connected to individual student goals, and each project includes specific skills students need to address. How does it work, exactly? Students are grouped in small cohorts (or essentially small communities), each with a bonding name like Unity or Liberty. Cohorts collaborate to tackle problems, support each other, and collaborate on projects.

Project-Based World

HQPBL Case Study: School21

Through high quality Project Based Learning, students are developing robust and deep subject knowledge that is both cross-curricular in nature and can easily be applied to real-world problems and challenges.

Project-Based Learning

HQPBL Case Study: Thrive Public Schools

Many educators are finding that HQPBL successfully transcends fundamental differences in backgrounds, language and culture. For a school that draws a diverse student body from across 45 very different zip codes, HQPBL could be characterized as the glue that holds its culture and curricula together.

Place Based Education

A Place-Based Micro-School in the Heart of D.C.

Whether at the early childhood or the high school level, we see that leaders are listening to their students and developing responsive microschool models. Have a good learning idea? Try it with six kids tomorrow.

Early Learning

Early Childhood: What We Know, and What’s Possible

We know early learning matters… and it matters a lot. We also know that all early learning experiences and are not created equal, nor are they available to all students and families. This post is the first in a series looking at how we can do better.