Grants Promote Collaboration and Help Teachers Integrate PM into Their Instruction


30 August 2018

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Written by Michelle Armstrong

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PMIEF’s grants to the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) and Junior Achievement Ireland (JA Ireland) exemplify how the foundation’s support enables two outstanding organizations to collaboratively strengthen teaching and learning worldwide. Together, BIE and JA Ireland have equipped teachers with project management knowledge so they develop professionally and share their lessons learned with their students. 

PMIEF’s grant to BIE funded “HQPBL,” an initiative to develop a framework for high-quality project based learning (PBL). Designed with the input of several globally renowned education thought leaders and influencers, the framework is intended to help teachers, students, parents, and education stakeholders understand what constitutes high-quality PBL and if (and to what extent) they are engaged in it. Most notably, it includes project management among its six criteria. 

The foundation’s grant to JA Ireland for the “PMIEF – JA Ireland Project Management Skills for Life for Students and Teachers” initiative included a teacher training component that complemented a nationwide program reaching nearly 600 youth. Participating teachers learned project management fundamentals through a three-day workshop and earned a PMIEF microcredential that verifies the knowledge they acquired. In addition, they enjoyed a study abroad experience to BIE’s PBL World, the premier global conference for PBL, and intend to use the HQPBL framework to support their instruction.

Watch the video to learn about these grants and read more about them in "Grants Promote Project Management Through Project-Based Learning Framework" and "Grant Builds Junior Achievement Ireland Teachers' Project Management Skills."