Welcome, Teachers and Educators!
Thank you for the work you do every day to help shape the minds of our learners. You wake up before the sun and often stay long after it sets because you care deeply about the young people you work with every day. You want learners to thrive, and so do we. Together, we can make an even greater impact. We can reach more youth, improve our programs and better uplift our communities.
Big Thought recognizes that for learners to thrive, they need more resources than traditional school programming can provide on its own. We are excited to come alongside our educators and support the work you’re doing with resources and programs that can help students unlock their potential. Together with community partners, we provide our educators with tools, programs, field trips and activities that increase access to imaginative, high-quality learning experiences for our learners.
How We Work
Big Thought aims to help all young people maximize their full potential by designing, curating and delivering high impact programs that are built upon hands on experiential learning. Our programs offer our learners pathways to build relevant skills necessary to thrive today and in the future.
We work alongside Dallas ISD and a network of other valued programs and providers across the Dallas-Fort Worth region to support classroom instruction, after-school enrichment, professional development and more.
We thank Dallas ISD and our many education partners for their mission to educate all learners for success, and their commitment to help close the opportunity gap in Dallas. With the support and engagement of our school district partners, we are able to reach young people both in and outside of the classroom.
We know that no two young people learn the same way. Our high-impact programs are based upon experiential learning that allows each student to imagine, learn and thrive in their own way. We have programs for nearly every age of youth, so we invite you to explore which enrichment opportunity may be best fit for your students.
- Creative Solutions
- Dallas City of Learning
- Learning Partners
- SEL Dallas
- The Fellowship Initiative
- Thriving Minds
Learning Partners Online Catalog
an online resource that allows you to browse and book the many programs and resources offered through Learning Partners.
Learning Partners 2019-2020 Educator’s Guide
a comprehensive guide for all things Learning Partners. This guide helps you choose from rich and diverse...
Learning Partners Bus Costs Worksheet
Calculating bus costs for field trips can be daunting, this worksheet walks you through it step by step so....
Science & Social Studies fund Transportation Guidelines
a resource that lists the requirements and tips for scheduling transportation...
Fine Arts Learning Partners Transportation Guidelines
steps on how to set up transportation for a Learning Partners Fine Arts field trip.
As educators, you work to impact the lives of learners for long-term success. We know many lives are changed along the way, and we hope you’ll share these inspirational stories with us.
“We had dance, we’ve had different drummers come in, the physical education part is something that you can never have enough of… and then through all of it there are lessons being taught. It’s creative play with a purpose.”
– TMAS Principal
“These loving leaders look after our kids and kept up with my daughter’s grades and promoted good behavior with well-rounded courses given by a vast array of well-versed, interesting and diverse individuals. This is exactly the type of programming that takes our kids to the next level of success where they gain insight into what they are made of..”
– Shannon Perry, parent to a Thriving Minds student
Learning Partners is a coalition of Dallas community leaders that provides educators with access to pre-screened, curriculum aligned, high-quality programs to Dallas ISD elementary schools. Through Dallas ISD funding, every elementary school in the district receives funding for the procurement of fine arts and cultural activities in the classroom and on field trips.