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Asia Society
BIE is advising the Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network in the creation of globally-focused, project-based curricula and providing professional development to ISSN teachers. Visit the Site »

Big Picture Learning
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. Visit the Site »

Catholic Diocese of Parramatta
As well as nurturing the spiritual lives of the hundreds of thousands of Catholics in its care, the Diocese supports thousands more in the local community. Its Catholic education system is committed to giving every student a quality education, while CatholicCare and its other agencies and ministries work alongside local people from all walks of life, as well as organizations committed to enhancing the way of life we enjoy in Western Sydney. Visit the Site »

Coalition of Essential Schools
The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is at the forefront of creating and sustaining personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools. Essential schools are places of powerful learning where all students have the chance to reach their fullest potential. Visit the Site »

ConnectEd
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career is dedicated to advancing practice, policy, and research aimed at helping young people prepare for both college and career through Linked Learning — a high school improvement approach. As the national hub for Linked Learning practice, ConnectEd develops tools, supports demonstration projects, provides technical assistance, leads collaboration, and promotes policies that expand high-quality pathways. Visit the Site »

EdLeader21
EdLeader21 is a national network of school and district leaders focused on integrating the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity) into education. Visit the Site »

EdVisions
EdVisions' is to create schools that will enhance relationships and build relevant learning environments that empower students, parents and teachers to make choices. These learning environments utilize self-directed, project-based learning to build student autonomy through relevant learning opportunities; create student belongingness through full-time advisories; and empower teachers via teacher-led and democratically governed schools. Visit the Site »

Envision Schools
BIE is a strong supporter of Envision Schools, a charter school management organization creating small high schools that target underserved urban youth, particularly those who are first in their families to attend college. PBL is a major focus of Envision pedagogy. Visit the Site »

Expeditionary Learning Schools
BIE is a strong supporter of the ELS instructional approach which is experiential and project-based, involving students in original research -- with experts -- to create high-quality products for audiences beyond the classroom. Visit the Site »

The George Lucas Educational Foundation
BIE partnered with GLEF to create instructional videos for the PBL-Online.org website. GLEF's own website provides print and video resources about PBL, Comprehensive Assessment, Integrated Studies, Social & Emotional Learning, Teacher Development and Technology Integration and includes opportunities for users to discuss content presented. Visit the Site »

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Deeper Learning program is working to revitalize education for all students so that they master core academic content, while learning how to think critically, collaborate, communicate effectively, direct their own learning, and believe in themselves (known as an “academic mindset”). BIE, through its participation in the Deeper Learning Network and creation of PBLU.org, is proud to be a partner in this effort. Visit the Site »

High Tech High
High Tech High began in 2000 as a single charter high school launched by a coalition of San Diego business leaders and educators. It has evolved into an integrated network of schools spanning grades K-12, housing a comprehensive teacher certification program and a new, innovative Graduate School of Education. Visit the Site »

iEARN
iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. Visit the Site »

Kean University Center for Innovative Education
CIE offers rich professional development activities with an emphasis on 21st century approaches to learning and teaching, incorporating BIE's PBL methodology into their PD offerings. Visit the Site »

National Academy Foundation
NAF's more than 500 career academies in 41 states prepare high school students to successfully go on to higher education and enter professions of their choosing. BIE is advising NAF and the Pearson Foundation in the creation of new, standards-focused, project and inquiry based curricula. Visit the Site »

New Technology Foundation
The New Technology Foundation, in partnership with KnowledgeWorks, coordinates a network of 40 innovative high schools organized around an online project-based learning model model developed at Napa New Technology High School in California. BIE is a strong supporter of the New Tech approach which incorporates BIE-developed planning templates and training materials. Visit the Site »

New Visions for Public Schools
New Visions for Public Schools, founded in 1989, is the largest education reform organization dedicated to improving the quality of education children receive in New York City's public schools. BIE is working with New Visions to expand the use of Project Based Learning in New Visions supported high schools. Visit the Site »

Omar Dengo Foundation
The Omar Dengo Foundation (ODF) of Costa Rica is a private non-profit organization that has been managing and carrying out national and regional projects in the fields of human development, educational innovation and new technologies since 1987. Its different projects have benefitted more than 1.5 million Costa Ricans, including children and young people, students, educators, professionals, people from the community, and senior citizens. Visit the Site »

Southern Regional Education Board - High Schools That Work
More than 1,200 High Schools That Work (HSTW) sites in 30 states and the District of Columbia currently use the framework of HSTW Goals and Key Practices to raise student achievement and graduation rates. Visit the Site »

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