Videos for Discussion of 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Suggested Viewing

In conjunction with David Stephen of New Vista Design, Phil Poinelli assembled the following list of videos for Boston Public Schools, to facilitate a discussion regarding educational vision for the district. The list covers a wide range of subjects, including: student engagement, educational delivery models, learning case studies, and leadership.

Ken Robinson / Changing Educational Paradigms (11 min)

Animation adapted from TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson on the need for educational paradigms to shift from a 20th century factory model

Deeper Learning Series Overview (12 min)

Overview of 10 school networks within the Deeper Learning Network, each of which focuses on engaging students in the practice of 21st century skills and dispositions

Engaging Students in Work that Matters (13 min)

Middle and high school students discuss projects that have meaning to them

An Unfamiliar Revolution in Learning / Mission Hill K-8 (6 min)

K-8 Mission Hill students and teachers talk about Habits of Mind, integrated learning and students developing empathy

Polaris Academy (4.5 min)

Reflections of the first graduating class of Polaris Academy (HS), Class of 2014. 

Explorer Elementary Student Projects (6 min)

Elementary school students present projects and illustrate 21st century skill building

Codman Academy Students Study Traffic Data / High School (1 min)

High school students discuss a traffic data study they are doing

Media Saves the Beach / High School (5 min)

High school students discuss a rigorous and meaningful school project

Expeditionary LearningSoil Superheroes (6 min)

7th grade students create Soil Superheroes in this STEAM project

Dana Elementary School: A P21 21st Century Learning Exemplar (5.5 min)
The Four C’s: Making 21st Century Learning Happen (8 Min)

Middle and high school students illustrate 21st century learning

RSA AnimateDrive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (8 Min)

Daniel Pink discusses what motivates people at home, in school and in the workplace: Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose

Edutopia Schools: The Work Video Series

Go to Edutopia website for a wide range of videos on successful 21st century educational practices

Swampscott High School and Senior Center (6 Min)

How the integration of a community's Senior Center into a new high school building enriches the lives of students and seniors

21st Century Skills Culture at High Tech High / Middle and High School (6 min)

Middle school students discuss rigorous and meaningful school projects

What is STEM? STEM Integration in K-12 Education (3 Min)

Imagine if K-12 students were taught in ways that highlighted these connections, making their education more relevant to their lives and opening doors to new and exciting careers

The Flipped Classroom (2 Min)

The what and why of flipping a classroom

I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip: Setting Up a Flipped Classroom (24 Min)

This how to video explains the idea behind flipping, some things to think about as you begin, and some concrete steps to getting your first lecture video up on the Internet

Blended Learning: The Learning Accelerator (5 Min)

The Learning Accelerator focuses specifically on three core elements of blended learning: personalized learning, competency-based progression, and the effective application of technology to make these possible at scale

ELLEdutopia: Success Spoken Here: Preparing Citizens of the World (8 Min)

For more than 12 years, Seattle's John Stanford International School has been a model for international schools, immersing its elementary students in global awareness and helping them achieve academically

Student Engagement: How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech (8 Min)

Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills

Early Childhood / PreK Active Play (4 Min)

How playing can help all aspects of a child's development and improve their health

Flipping Leadership: Ed WeekFinding Common Ground (5 Min)