The Buck Institute for Education is dedicated to improving twenty-first-century teaching and learning worldwide by creating and disseminating products, practices, and knowledge for effective project-based learning. This project proposes the creation and evaluation of an online professional development portal (PBLU.org) that will knit together existing and new content about project-based learning and Web technology. This will build teachers’ capacities to create, plan, conduct, and assess high-quality project-based learning, with a focus on deeper learning and the Common Core State Standards. It also will encourage teachers to build a free library of high-quality, classroom-proven projects, as well as to create and sustain a professional community dedicated to these teaching methods.
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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.