Big Thought Institute
The Big Thought Institute provides professional learning, curriculum design and consultation services to help other nonprofits and organizations teach, develop and create. For each project, the Institute leverages its evidence-based best practices in creativity and learning systems, which have been established over 30 years.
- Mercedes Benz Stadium: STEAM Curriculum
- EarthX: STEAM Curriculum
- Window On a Wider World
Professional Learning Resources
Six Dimensions of Quality Teaching & Learning
Q & A
How do I get in touch with the Institute to see if you can help us with a project?
We’d be happy to discuss your project and it’s easy to get in touch with us. Just fill out the contact form on this page and someone from our team will follow-up with you promptly!
How is the Big Thought Institute structured?
Big Thought has staff experts in a variety of categories. Additionally, we can identify and retain experts to support individual aspects of your project who will work alongside our staff.
How does your pricing model work?
Each project we work on is unique. Our process involves us listening to your core needs and deliverables, and then coming back with a few options to help you best meet your timeline and budget goals, alongside your stated objectives.
How do you measure the success/impact of your projects?
At Big Thought Institute, we measure our success and impact based upon our ability to help you achieve your core objectives. We work to develop a strong understanding of your goals, outputs and outcomes and then put together a plan to achieve those goals.
Where do the funds go from the Institute’s work since Big Thought is a non-profit?
As with any non-profit organization, raising funds to support our deep organizational goals and community needs is an ongoing effort. Big Thought is able to reduce the costs to families of our best-in-class programs by diversifying our revenue streams. This enables Big Thought to better safeguard itself against economic downturns that can negatively impact traditional fundraising, while maintaining high quality, broad reaching programs.
Director of Consulting Services, Big Thought Institute
Chief Big Thought Institute Officer
Lela Bell Wesley
Director of Professional Learning