Thom Markham

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Dr. Thom Markham, President of PBL Global, is a psychologist, author, speaker, educator, and internationally recognized consultant to schools and districts focused on project based learning, 21st century skills, and school redesign.

Thom is the primary author of the Buck Institute for Education’s Handbook on Project Based Learning and the author of the Project Based Learning Design and Coaching Guide: Expert tools for innovation and inquiry for K-12 educators. He also is author of Redefining Smart: Rethinking rigor, opening minds, and fostering every student’s desire for creativity, deeper learning, and powerful inquiry (scheduled for publication in 2014).

Thom has worked with more than 200 schools and districts, and conducted workshops for nearly 5000 teachers across five continents, providing proven methods and resources for designing high quality, challenging, authentic projects in all disciplines. He works with all grade levels and subjects, including STEM education.