Considered to be a PBL pioneer, thought leader, and global educator, Thom Markham has shared his expertise in project based learning with over 6000 teachers worldwide. He blends inquiry, positive psychology, 21st-century skills, and innovation into a high performance, service-oriented model of PBL designed to help students become flexible, resilient, committed thinkers and social entrepreneurs.

He is the author of two best-selling books on project-based learning, the Buck Institute for Education’s Handbook on Project Based Learning and the Project Based Learning Design and Coaching Guide: Expert tools for Innovation and Inquiry for K – 12 Educators, as well as Redefining Smart: Awakening Students’ Power to Reimagine Their World, which forecasts the attitudes and beliefs necessary for young people to build a positive vision for the future. He currently leads PBL Global and is the co-Founder and Global Director of Online Learning for ZSchool.org.

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