big picture learning

big picture learning

from their site:

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.

co-founders: Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor

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met as model for city as floorplan, city as school

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dec 2014 – la big picture charter high school

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-downtown-charter-20141228-story.html

The school’s home on the third floor of 700 Wilshire Blvd. allows teachers to fuse downtown L.A. with their lessons. “It expands our classroom,” said Principal Nicole Nicodemus. “It opens up a whole new world for our kids.”

The school is part of Big Picture Learning, a Rhode Island-based charter group that operates 43 schools in 17 states and four countries. Charters are independently run and publicly funded.

Educators at Big Picture campuses aim to provide a more individualized curriculum that incorporates the students’ world outside the classroom, according to the group. The L.A. school opened in 2010 and has 86 students in grades nine through 12. Most are Latino and are eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch, apoverty indicator.

 

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april 2015 –

Luis Del Rosario at the 2015 Deeper Learning Conference

we’re all just ordinary kids .. the met helps you find what’s extraordinary about you

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bpl entry to dml competition 2015:

tools for measuring learning through internships

http://dmlcompetition.net/proposals/tools-for-managing-learning-through-internships/ 

 

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