In the News

  • The Humble ISD Lake Houston Watershed Project Based Learning initiative is getting a lot of local and national exposure!


    Goerner, Kathleen. "After the Flood: Community Healing with PBL." SXSW EDU, Austin, TX, March 4-7, 2019. Presentation: After the Flood: Community Healing with PBL  Audio recording:

    "The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival cultivates and empowers a community of engaged stakeholders to advance teaching and learning," (  Over 15,000 educators and thought leaders from 40 countries gather in Austin, Texas each year to exchange ideas about educational trends and the future.  Kathleen Goerner, Humble ISD Secondary Science Coordinator, will present a Future20 talk on the Lake Houston Watershed Project Based Learning initiative and how it has impacted our community, with a focus on using PBL to explore a local community issue to help empower students and families to be proactive in making a positive impact in the community and beyond.


    Boss, Suzie. "Teaching Climate Change Across Subjects.", George Lucas Educational Foundation, 11 Jan. 2019,

    The George Lucas Educational Foundation is dedicated to transforming K-12 education so that all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives, through two distinct areas of focus: Edutopia and Lucas Education Research.  Suzie Boss is on the National Faculty of PBL Works (formerly BIE) and is the author of several books on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities, including Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World and co-author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, Project Based Teaching, and more.


    Shapiro, Debra. “Combining Science and Civic Literacy.” NSTA Reports, National Science Teachers Association, 1 Oct. 2018,  

    The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is the largest organization of science teachers in the world.  Debra Shapiro is the Associate Editor of the monthly news magazine, NSTA Reports, which has a total circulation of 50,000 with a reading pass-along of three, for a total audience of up to 200,000 readers every month ( The Lake Houston Watershed Project Based Learning initiative was featured in the October, 2018 issue in their cover story, "Combining Science and Civic Literacy."  This article explores the trend in science education of connecting the classroom to real science in our communities, and highlights three projects going on in the nation right now.  Our project is featured on page 4 under the heading "Healing From Harvey."



    RiosMangual, Kiana. "Project-Based Learning: Lake Houston Watershed." Humble ISD Education Foundation Newsletter, Oct. 2018,

    The Lake Houston Watershed Project Based Learning initiative was the featured innovative grant in the October 2018 edition of the monthy newsletter sent to all Humble ISD employees and stakeholders in the Humble ISD Education Foundation.  A video featuring Fred McGrew, KHS AP Environmental Science teacher, Kathleen Goerner, Secondary Science Coordinator, and Ashley McMurray, KHS student, was created to explain the grant and what we hope to accomplish.  Great job everyone!