For Development Of Tools To Identify Levels Of Deeper Learning Leadership

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The Buck Institute for Education prepares students for success in college, career, and life by helping teachers, schools, and districts adopt project-based learning. The institute will create tools and resources to assess and develop the leadership knowledge, leadership skills, and leadership practices required to create deeper learning schools. This work aligns with the Education Program’s goal to test theories of diffusion that might bring deeper learning to scale.
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Grants to this Grantee
for designing a performance assessment system and content platform for OER PBL curricular units  
PBLWorks builds capacity among teachers, school leaders, and school system leaders to design, implement, and facilitate project-based learning (PBL), an instructional approach in which students work collaboratively to investigate rigorous, authentic, and complex challenges aligned to grade level and subject area standards. To achieve this, PBLWorks is designing and delivering Open Educational Resource (OER) PBL units, paired with professional development and enabled by an online platform. This grant supports strategic planning and the generation of an aligned performance assessment system for these PBL units. (Substrategy: Content Tools and Services)
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.

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