Active Learning Resources

Active Learning Resources

NDPC/N Materials

Four Overview Perspectives on Engaging Students. (2016).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Using Social Media to Engage Learners. (2015). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Making Sense of the Evidence: A Review of Dropout Prevention Strategies. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention. (2011). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Project-Based Learning: A Working Model for Student Engagement. (2011). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Graduation and Collaboration Coaches: Working Effectively Together. (2009). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Service-Learning: A Dropout Prevention Strategy and MORE!. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Keeping Youth In School – How Service-Learning Can Help!. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004). Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.

Duckenfield, M., & Wright, J. N. (2001). Pocket Guide to Service-Learning. Linking Learning with Life Series.

Shirley, L. (1998). Pocket Guide to Multiple Intelligences. Clemson, SC : National Dropout Prevention Center.


Edwards, S. (2015). Active Learning in the Middle Grades.

Project-Based Learning: Explained (video). (2010).

Pauley, J. A., Bradley, D. F., & Pauley, J. F. (2002).Here’s how to reach me: Matching instruction to personality types in your classroom. Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co..

Nagel, J., & Smith, P. (2001). The art of personalized learningNASSP News, 2(3) .

Wilson, D., & Conyers, M. (2000). Courageous learners: Unleashing the brain power of students from at-risk situations. Winter Park, FL : BrainSmart.

Waxman, H. C., Walker de Felix, J., Anderson, J. E., & Baptiste, H. P. (1992).  Students at risk in at-risk schools: Improving environments for learning. Newbury Park, CA : Corwin Press.

Texas Education Agency (1989). Learning styles of at-risk youth: A schoolwide study skills program. Austin, TX : Texas Education Agency.

Web Sites

Air Quality Curriculum Project – PBL Resources

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
a unique international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of professional educators whose jobs cross all grade levels and subject areas – founded in 1943, with the mission to forge covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners

Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence

National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE)
a nonprofit membership association of educators, businesses, and community leaders founded in 1971; serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide

PBL Checklists

PBL-Online Video Library

Project-Based Learning

The Project Approach