Dr. Matthew Riggan is a Co-Founder of the Workshop School, a project-based high school within the School District of Philadelphia. As Executive Director of the school’s nonprofit arm, Matt directs research and development, designs and develops systems to support the school’s instructional model, and advocates locally and nationally for schools bringing project-based learning and authentic assessment to high-need communities. Matt is also a co-founder of the Philadelphia Learning Collaborative, which seeks to create or improve the conditions for student-centered, deeper learning to thrive in district, charter and independent schools throughout the Philadelphia region. Prior to launching the Workshop, Matt was a Senior Researcher at the Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He remains at Penn as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.