Of the thousands of projects High Tech High teachers and students have undertaken since the first school opened in 2000, the fifty documented in this book are a mere sampling; we hope they provide inspiration and a starting place for many more creative iterations. We curated them by asking current and former teachers (now numbering in the hundreds) to nominate work that was both inspiring and replicable.
“Knowledge emerges only through invention and reinvention, through the relentless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.”
(Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, page 53)
We realized the best way to categorize these projects was not by grade level or subject matter, because indeed, most of them combine multiple disciplines and could be adapted to any grade level. They can best be organized by the way students use their learning to make change. Thus our chapters are inspired by Freire,