Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Project Center

Washington, DC


This project studied the implementation of 21st century teaching and learning within a leading progressive Virginia high school. The study incorporated literature research, observational studies, interviews, surveys of teachers, and dialogue with administrators and other institutions. Overall, we found widespread acceptance of 21st century principles and learning outcomes within the institution because of their alignment with established values. Faculty exhibited strong comfort levels within their own academic subjects and were likely to collaborate with those within their own or similar disciplines. Constraints included diverse conceptions of projects, perceptions of constraints imposed by standardized testing, and the need for updated technology.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts