Kyle Wagner: Project Based Learning

Kyle Wagner the power of simple

Kyle Wagner is the current Middle School Program Director at IMS in Hong Kong and the founder and lead consultant for Transform Educational Consulting, an organization that empowers school leaders to lead change and improve student learning through simple, innovative strategies and teaming structures. He is also the former Coordinator of Futures Academy at the International School of Beijing, a program that uses interdisciplinary project- based learning to connect students to their passions and the world outside of school. His book “The Power of SIMPLE” documents this experience and helps provide simple, research- based strategies for school transformation. Kyle is also a former educator at High Tech High, the school featured on the hit documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.” He holds a M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership with a thesis that focuses on developing democratic classrooms and distributed leadership models. 

Kyle Wagner first appeared on Episode 085.

Kyle Wagner Show Highlights

  • Kyle’s definition of project based learning
  • Are you addressing local needs through your projects?
  • Authenticity is the key
  • Structure is key to the fluidity of project based learning
  • The best project Kyle has ever seen
  • How project based learning flips “traditional” school on its head
  • Kyle’s new project based learning course
Kyle wagner flips traditional school
Kyle Wagner: best and worst  PBL projects

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