Funded by a grant from the California Department of Education, educators at High Tech Middle wrote this book about projects completed in their classrooms. There are also explanations of unique High Tech Middle practices, including hiring and decision making. High Tech Middle is a public charter school in San Diego, California and is part of the High Tech High family of schools.
A free copy is available to public middle school educators in California.
Go to www.hightechhigh.org/dissemination.
Ben Daley is the chief operating officer for High Tech High. He acts as an advisor to fifteen high school students and teaches and advises students in the HTH Graduate School of Education. Ben joined High Tech High to teach physics as a founding faculty member in fall 2000. A New Hampshire native, Ben wisely moved to San Diego, CA at the first opportunity. As a student at Haverford College, Ben majored in physics and was credentialed in secondary physics and math. After graduation, he traveled to the Philippines and taught science and math at an international school in Manila. Upon his return to the U.S., he taught physics and AP physics at the Madeira School, a girls boarding school in suburban Washington, D.C. He then moved to California to coach basketball and to teach physics at Pomona and Pitzer Colleges. He earned an M.A. in science education at the University of California, Santa Barbara.