Justin Goodman

National Faculty

Justin Goodman is an elementary school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he uses PBL to engage his students in rich and authentic projects that connect students to the community.

Since being introduced to it in 2014, he has used PBL to create curriculum designed to appreciate the assets that each student brings into the classroom. Along with this, Justin has been able to lead professional developments on project based learning. Through these experiences, he has seen first hand the transformative opportunities that PBL creates, its ability to cultivate a creative and collaborative classroom environment, and its capacity to address issues of equity in schools. 

He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento where he earned a degree in Liberal Studies. From there, he obtained his masters in Elementary Education at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and was named the Outstanding Graduate Student in his program. Most recently, he was named a fellow for the Institute of Teachers of Color.