About the Out of the Gate Project
The Out of the Gate project explores and examines the use of Project Based Learning (PBL) by Teacher Education Program (TEP) faculty to prepare preservice teachers to teach PBL “out of the gate,” so they enter K-12 public school districts ready to engage all students in meaningful deeper learning. The goal of this project is to build the capacity of TEP faculty to teach and support preservice teachers to use PBL as an instructional method for all students, including those who are furthest from opportunity (i.e., students who are living in poverty, students of color).
Thanks to generous funding from ECMC Foundation, BIE is providing customized professional development to faculty, and preservice and cooperating teachers at four teacher education programs and 12 district partners in four states, identified below. Learn more about this project here.
For more information, email [email protected].
Grand Valley State University Allendale, Michigan
Forest Hills Public Schools
Lowell Public Schools
Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Kent Innovation High School
Kentwood Public Schools
Otterbein University Westerville, Ohio
Canal Winchester School District
Olentangy Local School District
Westerville City Schools
Whitehall City Schools
Worthington City School District
University of Mary & Dickinson State University Bismarck, North Dakota
Bismarck Public Schools
About the Authors
The Buck Institute for Education is a nonprofit organization who believes that all students – no matter where they live or what their
background – should have access to high quality PBL to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life. Since 1998, BIE has provided high-quality curriculum materials, research, and professional development for PBL teachers worldwide, and support schools and district in systemic PBL implementation.
Many of the projects on this site were created by reDesign. reDesign is an education design company with a social mission that collaborates with clients on projects that push the envelope of vision and design, reimagining what teaching and learning can be, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized youth in our society.
The Project Based Teaching Strategies were written by BIE National Faculty
members, Brandon Cohen and Erin Starkey in collaboration with BIE staff
Megan Parry and Sarah Field and edited by John Larmer.