PBL Partners

Asia Society
The Asia Society's education mission is to develop global competence in students, young leaders, and educators as the foundation for understanding between people in the Asia Pacific region and throughout the world. It works with public schools throughout the United States in its International Studies Schools Network to prepare students to be globally competent and ready for the global innovation age. Visit the Site »

Big Picture Learning
Big Picture Learning’s mission is the education of a nation, one student at a time. As a non-profit organization dedicated to a fundamental redesign of education in the United States, Big Picture Learning’s (BPL) vision is to catalyze vital changes in K-Adult education by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized learning environments that work in tandem with the real world of their greater community. Visit the Site »

Catholic Diocese of Parramatta
As well as nurturing the spiritual lives of the hundreds of thousands of Catholics in its care, the Diocese supports thousands more in the local community. Its Catholic education system is committed to giving every student a quality education, while CatholicCare and its other agencies and ministries work alongside local people from all walks of life, as well as organizations committed to enhancing the way of life we enjoy in Western Sydney. Visit the Site »

Coalition of Essential Schools
The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is at the forefront of creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools. Essential schools are places of powerful learning where all students have the chance to reach their fullest potential. Visit the Site »

ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career is dedicated to advancing practice, policy, and research aimed at helping young people prepare for both college and career through Linked Learning — a high school improvement approach. As the national hub for Linked Learning practice, ConnectEd develops tools, supports demonstration projects, provides technical assistance, leads collaboration, and promotes policies that expand high-quality pathways. Visit the Site »

EdLeader21 is a national network of school and district leaders focused on integrating the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity) into education. Visit the Site »

EdVisions' goal is to create schools that will enhance relationships and build relevant learning environments that empower students, parents and teachers to make choices. These learning environments utilize self-directed, project-based learning to build student autonomy through relevant learning opportunities; create student belongingness through full-time advisories; and empower teachers via teacher-led and democratically governed schools. Visit the Site »

Envision Schools
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. Visit the Site »

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. Visit the Site »

The 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 opportunities for users to discuss content presented. Visit the Site »

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Deeper Learning program is working to revitalize education for all students so that they master core academic content, while learning how to think critically, collaborate, communicate effectively, direct their own learning, and believe in themselves (known as an “academic mindset”). BIE, through its participation in the Deeper Learning Network and creation of PBLU.org, is proud to be a partner in this effort. Visit the Site »

High Tech High
High Tech High began in 2000 as a single charter high school launched by a coalition of San Diego business leaders and educators. It has evolved into an integrated network of schools spanning grades K-12, housing a comprehensive teacher certification program and a new, innovative Graduate School of Education. Visit the Site »

iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. Visit the Site »

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. Visit the Site »

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 consulted for NAF and the Pearson Education Foundation in the creation of standards-focused, project- and inquiry-based curricula. Visit the Site »

New Tech Network
New Tech Network (NTN) is a design partner for comprehensive school change, currently working in 29 states with more than 175 schools. We work closely with districts and schools to create innovative learning environments. Through a proven school model, Project-Based Learning platform, and powerful professional development, we guide schools toward lasting change and ongoing improvement. Visit the Site »

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. Visit the Site »

Omar Dengo Foundation
The Omar Dengo Foundation (ODF) of Costa Rica is a private non-profit organization that has been managing and carrying out national and regional projects in the fields of human development, educational innovation and new technologies since 1987. Its different projects have benefitted more than 1.5 million Costa Ricans, including children and young people, students, educators, professionals, people from the community, and senior citizens. Visit the Site »

PMI Educational Foundation
The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) is a 501(c)(3) supporting organization of Project Management Institute (PMI), the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program, and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1990, PMIEF develops, implements, and delivers innovative programs to leverage project management for social good globally. These include grants, scholarships, and awards as well as educational resources that strengthen project management knowledge of teachers, youth, and nonprofit organizations. PMIEF’s vision that “all people worldwide have a better tomorrow by applying project management skills in their daily lives” comes to the life through the generosity of individual and corporate donors as well as the PMI community. Visit the Site »

Southern Regional Education Board - High Schools That Work
More than 1,200 High Schools That Work (HSTW) sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia currently use the framework of HSTW Goals and Key Practices to raise student achievement and graduation rates. Visit the Site »

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