The Buck Institute for Education (BIE), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Northern California, is the industry leader in providing professional development and support services related to Project Based Learning (PBL). BIE creates, collects, and shares high-quality PBL tools and resources with K-12 teachers and leaders across the country. At BIE, we believe that all students—no matter where they live or what their background—should have access to quality PBL instruction to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life. We seek to build a multi-talented team of consultants who, along with our staff, deeply understand and embrace the diversity of the students of today, and have awareness of the challenges in the world these students will inherit.
To ensure we can meet the needs of schools across the United States, BIE utilizes a highly skilled team of professionals, known as the National Faculty, to deliver our services to teachers and leaders. The National Faculty is comprised of seasoned teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, authors and educational consultants who conduct professional development activities on behalf of BIE. Each National Faculty member has his or her own areas of expertise as well as a comprehensive understanding of the BIE Project Based Learning (PBL) model.
BIE seeks exceptionally qualified educators to join the National Faculty team. Prospective members require a unique set of skills and experiences to be effective in professional development work. Central to this skill set is a core philosophy of education grounded in student-centered, 21st century teaching and learning with a commitment to educational equity. We are actively seeking practitioners of color and/or practitioners with expertise in culturally responsive teaching. In addition to leading PBL professional development activities in the U.S. and abroad, the National Faculty also functions as a professional learning community, where members innovate, develop, and share PBL practices and knowledge.
National Faculty members are independent consultants contracted for a variety of services in addition to the delivery of professional development. As consultants, National Faculty are engaged for one-time, short-term, or fixed-term assignments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Please note official acceptance into the BIE National Faculty is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the National Faculty Development Program (NFDP). Our NFDP process is a comprehensive training to develop our PBL facilitators and coaches. We require candidates to commit to the following in their first year as part of the National Faculty Development Program:
How to Apply: https://www.tfaforms.com/297214.
1. Have your current resume on hand.
2. Fill out the application questions and paste in your resume via this link: 2019 NF Application.
3. Note that your application must include a video clip of you facilitating professional development with teachers or leaders. See further specifications in the application.
4. Applications are due by 8:00am PST on December 12, 2018.