Our curriculum is designed with teachers in mind. Our lessons and resources offer just the right amount of structure and freedom, so you can do what you love.
Turn-key and simple to use
Lessons, videos, handouts, rubrics, parent letters and checklists are just a few of the resources you receive as a BIP Educator. We give you everything you could possibly need so your time can be spent on what’s most important: teaching.
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Common Core aligned
For easy planning, all lessons are aligned with Big Idea Project objectives, Common Core standards and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies.
See our full list of lesson standards »
Customizable for your classroom
Whether you teach rhetoric, marketing or social studies, Big Idea Project can be customized to fit your content. As long as you follow the Standards for Competition, you can customize to your heart’s content.
Read the Standards for Presentation »
Big Idea Project has a robust evaluation plan that includes measuring student growth in attitude, knowledge and behavior. Pre- and post-surveys provide specific metrics regarding empathy, self-efficacy and knowledge of skills.
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“The Big Idea Project gave my students self-confidence by helping them realize that they can have an impact on the world around them. Watching them overcome roadblocks and present their projects to the community brought me great pride as a teacher.”Alfredo Rodriguez, BIP Educator
How much time you choose to give students in class to work on their projects can vary, as can the amount of time you spend on delivering the 10 lessons.
For a better idea of the project process, here’s a typical timeline:
Including business professionals
The project intentionally links educators with businesses. When business professionals are invited into the classroom and involved in your lessons, it is easier to move students from knowing to doing.
When education and business link arms, everyone wins. Especially teachers. You develop professionally, benefit from different perspectives, increase creativity, and most importantly, build a professional network so you don’t have to go it alone.
BIP is so successful because of the excellence and passion of our teachers. We believe teachers are the key to the transformation of students, schools and communities. This is why these requirements exist.
BIP educators commit to:
- Coordinating business mentors
- Running their school’s presentation event
- Building relationships with local BIP corporate sponsors, when requested
We have all the resources you need, a pool of prospective mentors and have forged business relationships we are eager to bring to you.
Curriculum and Program FAQs
Every year after, educators must renew their annual membership for $150. Membership includes access to curriculum and resources, ongoing support, local school scholarship funds, participation at State and access to mentors and business professionals.
We do not require student fees at this time.
Upon graduation, BIP will send letters to all scholarship recipients. Graduates have 18 months after graduation to claim their scholarship by contacting BIP and providing the mailing address for the financial services department at their college. BIP will send the award directly to the appropriate office. If money is not claimed within 18 month the student forfeits their award.
If you need support and additional ideas, contact us. We’d be happy to speak with you.