Projects tailored to your classroom

As a teacher, you know your students best. This is why we give you the resources you need to provide a transformational experience, and then we get out of the way.

  • A project, not a class

    Think of it as your semester-long, hands-on project that augments your curriculum. It can fit in many different types of classes for 9th-12th grade.

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  • Clear curriculum

    Our high school curriculum is turn-key, easy to use and adaptable to fit your class goals. It fits in your class and compliments most subjects beautifully.

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  • Engaged students

    When you implement Big Idea Project in your classroom, you can expect higher student engagement, morale and practical real-world learning.

    Student impact facts »

  • A program for teachers

    Many presume to know the challenges of teachers today, but BIP’s founding teacher is still teaching. We created BIP specifically for you.

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Customize to your subject

You can shape the expectations of the project to fit your subject matter. For instance, one Big Idea Project Educator decided to use the project in her Diversity class by requiring students to tackle issues that dealt specifically with diversity. Government teachers can choose to have students select projects with political emphasis. You can even emphasize the types of skills you want to teach such as a focus on social media marketing, advocacy, persuasive communication, design or public speaking.

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Types of classes where Big Idea Project fits best:

  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Multi-cultural Studies
  • IB and AVID programs
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • English and Rhetoric
  • And many more!
“I am so pleased with the opportunity that the Big Idea Project has given me as an educator. It has been an unforgettable experience for the students in my sociology classes and has allowed me to become a better teacher. I have searched for ways to get students active in our community and to teach them about generous leadership. Big Idea Project does this and more.”Andy, BIP teacher

Will Big Idea Project work for you?

If you’re wondering whether Big Idea Project could work in your classroom, we’ve provided some best practices we’ve seen in our most successful schools.

  • Can you get the support, and minimal participation, of your administration and department chair?
  • Do you have some flexibility in your subject matter to provide students some time in class to work together?
  • Is there another teacher who would like to be certified with you and help you?
  • Can you prepare students to alter their expectations for your class so they are better prepared to participate in an experience that could deeply challenge them?