To be college and career ready in the 21st century, students must be collaborative, creative, and communicative critical thinkers. In order to achieve this goal, students must be provided with opportunities to take ownership of their own learning. The resources on this page will provide you with some resources that you can share in your LEA/Charter to support student ownership of learning.

Problem-Based/Project-Based Learning Resources

Problem-Based/Project-Based Learning Delicious Stack: Check out this Delicious stack of over 35 PBL resources.

Videos and Do-It-Yourself Web Resources

Khan Academy: "With over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace."

Teachers' Domain - Inspiring Middle School Literacy: These self-paced online lessons are designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8. Each uses videos, interactive activities, note-taking, reading, and writing to present students with an engaging science, social studies, or English language arts topic. Each lesson addresses a range of literacy strategies, which are listed in the accompanying teacher's guide.

Sophia: Sophia creates a vibrant learning community that surrounds the traditional classroom with a worldwide classroom that connects people who want to learn with people willing to teach. Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social education platform created to reach 21st century students: digital natives who grew up with Facebook, Wikipedia and YouTube in a highly interactive and personalized digital world.


Student Choice: An Important Step in Meaningful Technology Integration: In this Education Week article, Patrick Ledesma shares insights on what makes a web 2.0 tool meaningful.

Digital Learning is Critical for Move to Learner-Centered Instruction: "Preparing all students to succeed in today’s increasingly complex world requires a shift from a teacher-centric culture to learner-centered instruction that recognizes students’ individual learning needs, according to a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education - Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning. This report examines the support that educators and schools will require to implement genuine teaching practices that are personalized for each student."

“The resources provided during the course of the NCDPI Summer Institute 2012 have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during the Summer Institute.”