Problem Based Learning

Professional development (PD) North Island, Auckland, South Island, Southland

Posted: 13 November 2018
Notice reference #: 1H9njU

John Santos is a Biology teacher in San Diego, California and a founding member of High Tech High Schools. 

High Tech High
 consists of a group of project-based schools that focus on creating equitable learning opportunities designed to engage each member of their diverse student community. Exploring the sciences with his students is one of John's strongest passions and project-based learning is fundamental to his teaching philosophies. 

In addition to learning from his immediate community of educators, John has had the chance to collaborate and learn alongside the most progressive, inspirational, inventive educators around the world.  

PBL and its surrounding practices are constantly evolving. 

John Santos from High Tech High and Nick Pattison from Ormiston Junior College will combine to showcase world leading project based learning that empower teachers to successfully contextualise this learning model within New Zealand.

John will reveal and demonstrate the valuable insights and learning from his 16 years of working at High Tech High who have pioneered project based learning. These insights will be shared through a series of hand-on activities which have been developed to align to all areas of the NZ curriculum and which will specifically include the new digital curriculum. 

Nick Pattison will work alongside John to support the inclusion of Mātauranga and New Zealand specific examples that teachers can use to immediately implement within their classrooms.

Auckland 2 day workshop 1/2 April 2019

Queenstown workshop 4/5 April 2019

Events summary


01 April 2019 – 02 April 2019

North Island

01 April 2019 – 02 April 2019


04 April 2019 – 05 April 2019

South Island

04 April 2019 – 05 April 2019