Residencies & Institutes


Residencies and Institutes are embedded in our K-12 schools and facilitated by HTH students, teachers and school leaders, as well as faculty from the Graduate School of Education. Participants engage in interactive workshops, observe classrooms and meet in teams to plan how they will put to practice new ideas at their school sites.

Fall Residency: Project Based Learning
Wednesday, October 1 through Friday, October 3, 2014

This residency is tailored for teachers and school staff who are new to project based learning and the High Tech High design principles.  Agenda items will include "HTH 101: An Overview", "Project Based Learning 101," emphasizing both the "how" and the "why" of project-based learning. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with HTH teachers and students about their projects they have done, and to learn about ways to support both students and colleagues through processes of project tuning and critique. As always, participants are encouraged to follow the "rule of two feet" and consider classroom observation as an option to any workshop. 


Winter Residency: Looking at Student Work
Wednesday, January 21 through Friday, January 23, 2015

This residency is focused on ways of looking deeply at student work to improve project design, implementation, and assessment. Participants will collaboratively examine samples of integrated student project work through the lenses of principles of learning and the Common Core standards. New and returning teachers will  have ample opportunities to observe classrooms and interact with HTH students, teachers, and administrators. Workshop topics include the nuts and bolts of student presentations of learning, collaborative assessment of student work, and the uses of critique in the classroom. As always, we customize this residency to participant needs by soliciting interests and suggestions for workshop topics ahead of time.


Deeper Learning : 3rd Annual Conference
Wednesday, April 1 through Friday, April 3, 2015

Deeper Learning 2015 is the premier international event for educators pursuing deeper learning in schools. In 2010, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation convened a group of leaders from some of the leading organizations in deeper learning. Over the past few years this deeper learning community of practice has met, collaborated, and pushed each other's thinking. The Deeper Learning conference came from the desire to bring the teachers and school leaders from those organizations along with others from across the country to do what the most successful learners do: work together to find reasonable and implementable solutions to authentic problems facing us today. This conference aims to connect educators who are implementing deeper learning in their schools, generate and better support deeper learning ideas in classrooms and help educators reflect on their own practice. Register Now


New Teacher Development Initiative
Wednesday, April 15 through Friday, April 17, 2015

The New Teacher Development Initiative is a 3 day symposium focused on structures and support systems to enhance beginning teacher development within schools and districts. Topics will include: Effective approaches to new teacher preparation, whole school change, communication and influence with university based credentialing programs, defining innovative teacher practice, and building support structures for ongoing new teacher development. Participants will have the opportunity to develop implementation plans for their own educational settings.
The New Teacher Development Initiative will be held at High Tech High in San Diego, CA. The symposium begins Wednesday, April 15th at 1:00 pm (allowing for morning travel) and ends on Friday, April 17th at noon. Thank you again for your interest and we hope that you take the Initiative and join in the discussion!  The fee is $650/per participant and cost does not include travel or hotel.  If you are interested in attending this event, please complete the online registration form below.  Contact Julie Holmes,, if you have any questions. [Sample Agenda]   


Summer Institute: Sharing Best Practices
Monday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Summer Institute is High Tech High's largest annual event. Practitioners, school leaders, community partners, and charter and small school advocates from across the country come to High Tech High to learn about our principles and practices and to network with colleagues engaged in new school development and reform efforts. The Institute features interactive sessions on topics such as project-based learning, integrating math and science, working with diverse learners in heterogeneous classrooms, and more. The early registration fee is $750/ prior to June 1st.  The late registration is $800/ after June 1st on a space-available basis. 

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