The Future Project is on a mission to unlock the potential of millions of young Americans by giving high schools across the country access to a transformational Dream Director. Dream Directors exist to help young people discover their passion and purpose, imagine a better world for themselves or their community, and tackle the work of turning possibilities into realities. As one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in America, The Future Project works with thousands of educators and students from San Francisco to Detroit to New York City to transform schools into the most inspiring places on earth.
Big Picture Learning’s mission is the education of a nation, one student at a time. As a non-profit organization dedicated to a fundamental redesign of education in the United States, Big Picture Learning’s (BPL) vision is to catalyze vital changes in K-Adult education by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized learning environments that work in tandem with the real world of their greater community. At the core of Big Picture Learning’s mission is a commitment to equity for all students, especially underserved urban students, and the expectation that these students can achieve success. Big Picture Learning designs innovative learning environments, researches and replicates new models for learning, and trains educators to serve as leaders in their schools and communities. In order to create and influence the education of the future, Big Picture Learning must continually reflect on and improve our practice and research to provide the results to leverage our influence in policy decisions and educational systems at the state, national, and international levels.
As a mission-driven organization Getting Smart® is passionate about accelerating and amplifying innovations in teaching and learning. We help people and organizations learn, grow, and innovate. GettingSmart.com is a community of learners and contributors that cover important events, trends, products and publications across K-12, early, postsecondary education and lifelong learning opportunities all centered around learning innovations. Getting Smart®, a learning design firm, provides strategic design, growth, learner experience and knowledge design services that turn ideas into impact. Our work supports and builds powerful learning experiences for schools, universities, and impact-oriented companies.
Riverwood Strategies is dedicated to providing clients a high level of public affairs, strategic communications, business development, and political strategy to effectively achieve their objectives. We use our interconnected services and extensive network to deliver measurable results.
Challenge Success, a project of the Stanford University School of Education, is a research-based intervention program focused on three core areas: school reform, parent education and youth development. We work with parents, schools and youth to encourage development of the skills for success that are often overlooked in the current system – critical thinking, character, creativity, resilience, self-management, and engagement with learning – while lessening the impact of the high stress, pressure-without-purpose environment in which kids currently struggle.
Collectively, our team has over 30 years of experience in improving education policies, systems and practices. We are extraordinarily proud of our experience helping to create and run the Partnership for 21st Century Skills over the last decade. Now, we look forward to bringing this critical work to leaders in schools and districts nationwide.
The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.
Greenwich Leadership Partners helps schools and not for profits think strategically about learning, innovation and leadership. We integrate consulting, coaching, facilitation, and industry expertise so you can tackle your future with confidence.
Deeper Learning prepares students for success in college and careers, as well as civic and everyday life. It gives them real-world skills through meaningful experiences. It builds their ability to transfer what they’ve learned from one context to another. Kids need to know that they matter. Especially kids who are coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. At its core, Deeper Learning is about making sure the students are at the center of the learning experience.
TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of lessons, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform.
New Tech Network works nationwide with schools, districts and communities to develop innovative public schools. We provide services and support that enable schools to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning. Our goal is to enable students to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college and the careers of tomorrow.
By delivering innovative education approaches and advancing aligned policies, KnowledgeWorks activates and develops the capacity of communities and educators to imagine, build and sustain vibrant learning ecosystems that allow each student to thrive.
The Foundation's programs have ambitious goals that include: helping to reduce global poverty, limiting the risk of climate change, improving education for students in California and elsewhere, improving reproductive health and rights worldwide, supporting vibrant performing arts in our community, advancing the field of philanthropy, and supporting disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
EL Education develops the capacity of new and veteran teachers to strive for a vision of student success that combines academics with critical higher order thinking skills.
The Learning Policy Institute is a national education think tank that conducts and communicates high-quality research to shape policies that improve learning for each and every child. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups and others who care about improving public schools, the Institute advances evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for all children.
BIE provides extensive resources to support your use of Project Based Learning, including professional development, how-to books, free tools, and videos.