Clients & Partners
BIE collaborates with a number of different school redesign and support organizations. An incomplete listing appears below. If your organization is interested in discussing a joint initiative, please contact John Mergendoller, BIE Executive Director.
Omar Dengo Foundation
The Omar Dengo Foundation is authorized to disseminate BIE PBL materials and professional development in Latin America, and is translating the BIE Project Based Learning Handbook into Spanish. To purchase a Spanish Language PBL Handbook visit BIE's online store.
La Fundación PCSD
BIE is working with FPCSD to create the capacity for educators of the Dominican Republic to do Project Based Learning.
West Virginia Department of Education Teach 21
BIE has worked intensively with the West Virginia Department of Education on a number of initiatives, including development of a web-based content management system, creating a trainer-of-trainers model using the state's Teacher Leader Institute, co-development of project design, assessment and management tools, research initiatives, and professional development of model classroom teachers and model school sites.
BIE is advising the Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network in the creation of globally-focused, project-based curricula and providing professional development to ISSN teachers.
Boise State University Department of Educational Technology
BSU’s Ed Tech Department was a partner in the creation of PBL-Online.org and offers a three-unit online course based on the BIE Project Based Learning model and methodology.
Center for Secondary School Redesign
CSSR works with schools and districts to provide change leadership in the creation of small learning communites. BIE is a partner in providing professional development to school and district educators.
Coalition of Essential Schools
BIE is a CES Affiliate and strongly supports the CES Common Principles. BIE also collaborates with the national CES office and regional CES Centers nationwide to provide professional development and coaching for schools and teachers interested in project based learning.
BIE is a strong supporter of Envision Schools, a charter school management organization creating small high schools that target underserved urban youth, particularly those who are first in their families to attend college. PBL is a major focus of Envision pedagogy.
Expeditionary Learning Schools
BIE is a strong supporter of the ELS instructional approach which is experiential and project-based, involving students in original research -- with experts -- to create high-quality products for audiences beyond the classroom.
George Lucas Educational Foundation
BIE partnered with GLEF to create instructional videos for the PBL-Online.org website. GLEF's own website provides print and video resources about PBL, Comprehensive Assessment, Integrated Studies, Social & Emotional Learning, Teacher Development and Technology Integration and includes oportunities for users to discuss content presented.
Human Investment Research and Education (HIRE) Center, California State University, East Bay
BIE and the HIRE Center collaborate on the creation and dissemination of problem based economics materials and training.
Kean University Center for Innovative Education
CIE offers rich professional development activities with an emphasis on 21st century approaches to learning and teaching, incorporating BIE's PBL methodology into their PD offerings.
National Academy Foundation
NAF's more than 500 career academies in 41 states prepare high school students to successfully go on to higher education and enter professions of their choosing. BIE is advising NAF and the Pearson Foundation in the creation of new, standards-focused, project and inquiry based curricula.
New Technology Foundation
The New Technology Foundation, in partnership with KnowledgeWorks, coordinates a network of 40 innovative high schools organized around an online project-based learning model model developed at Napa New Technology High School in California. BIE is a strong supporter of the New Tech approach which incorporates BIE-developed planning templates and training materials.
New Visions for Public Schools
New Visions for Public Schools, founded in 1989, is the largest education reform organization dedicated to improving the quality of education children receive in New York City's public schools. BIE is working with New Visions to expand the use of Project Based Learning in New Visions supported high schools.
Ohio Department of Education
BIE is partnering with Stanford School Redesign Network and the Ohio Department of Education to pilot a curriculum-embedded high school performance assessment system in language arts, mathematics and science.
Southern Regional Education Board - High Schools
BIE collaborates with SREB to provide project based learning professional development and coaching, and is serving on an Expert Review Panel for the development of new career pathways curricula.
Stanford School Redesign Network
Founded by Linda Darling-Hammond in 2000, SRN was established to build, capture and share research-based knowledge to transform secondary schools and school systems. BIE partners with SRN to provide PBL professional development to schools and school districts.