We propose a cluster of ten grants to members of the Deeper Learning Network to showcase exemplary schools, nurture the deeper learning movement, prepare for school site visits by policymakers, and integrate the Common Core State Standards into their curricula.
About the Grantee
325 Public Street, Providence, RI, 02905, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of a national education fellowship initiative
Big Picture Learning is a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting and sustaining personalized learning. In addition to operating schools, it recruits adults to serve as leaders of equitable opportunities and outcomes in their schools and communities. This grant supports Big Picture in finding and developing cohorts of leaders in education and youth development. These leaders will be tasked with bridging the divide between education opportunity and student learning outcomes in the communities where they live and work. (Substrategy: Educator Capacity)
for a pilot study of school site visits that exemplify deeper learning
Big Picture Learning creates innovative learning environments through design, research, and educator training. This grant would enable its principals to experiment with different ways to offer policymakers and business leaders site visits to Big Picture schools so they can see firsthand instructional designs and student practices that advance deeper learning. This project supports the Program’s strategic goal of giving policymakers experiences that make the case for deeper learning; moreover, it would test the possibility that, with some capacity building, school personnel could conduct site visits independently, rather than having them coordinated through a separate grantee, as in the past.