Capacity Building Program
The Buck Institute for Education helps prepare educators to use Project Based Learning (PBL) to teach students rich content and help them develop the skills necessary for 21st century success. We are committed to working with district partners that share our mission, and building their own capacity to train and support their teachers. These partnerships are collaborative and enduring. We have one over-arching goal: To create local capacity for the effective, long-term implementation of PBL.
The PBL Capacity Building Program (PBL-CBP) is a structured, apprenticeship program to prepare local instructional leaders to guide PBL implementation. The PBL-CBP is intended to increase the scale of effective, long-term PBL implementation and to leverage the skills, knowledge and resources of partner organizations. As described below, this program builds our partners’ capacity to facilitate their own world-class PBL workshops based on our model.
The PBL Capacity Building Program is designed solely for districts, counties, states and other large educational entities that are working with BIE over a 2-3 year period. Individuals are not invited into the program.
The benefits of the program are as follows:
For partner organizations
- Creation of a local cadre of PBL expert facilitators
- On-going access to new BIE materials, methods and models.
- Discounts on BIE publications
- Membership in a national network of organizations focused on PBL implementation
- Preferred registration at PBL World conferences
For participating staff
- Extended and embedded professional development on best practices in PBL design, assessment and management
- Participation in quarterly Capacity Building Program webinars
Click here to download a description of the program.
Contact Director of Professional Services & Dean of National Faculty David Ross (415 883-0122, ext. 309) for more information.