Videos of New Types of Schools

A ten part set of short videos (about ten minutes each) describe Mission Hill K-8 School in Boston, an elementary school founded by Deborah Meier. The school a part of the Boston public school has greater decision making authority as a “pilot” school and emphasizes democratic principles. The video series, A Year at Mission Hill gives insight into a highly regarded elementary school in many facets of its operation through videos taken throughout the year in real-time settings.

While not exclusive to secondary schools, a fabulous video resource is Design Essentials by EdVisions in Minnesota. These numerous short YouTube hosted videos address topics such as: advisory program, project-based learning, community resources, self-directed learning and authentic assessment.

Both of these resources serve professional development and do-it-yourself needs and are highly recommended for progressively minded people.