The Buck Institute for Education builds capacity among teachers, school leaders, and school systems to design, implement, and facilitate project-based learning, an instructional approach in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate an authentic, complex challenge. In partnership with school districts, departments of education, and other organizations, the Buck Institute will scale such high-quality practices. This work will document the school system conditions that enable or constrain their spread, providing new understanding about how innovation travels.
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Grants to this Grantee
for the development of a deeper learning math curriculum
The Institute proposes to develop a state-of-the-art open curriculum for Common Core standards in middle school math. Richer and far more applied than any math curriculum in the market, it will support all aspects of deeper learning.
for an online portal for teacher professional development in project-based learning
The Buck Institute provides professional development to more than 10,000 teachers a year. Renewed support would further this initiative to create and evaluate an online portal for teacher professional development (PBLU.org) dedicated to project-based learning and Web technology. The emphasis of this tie-off grant is to improve instruction in deeper learning and the Common Core.