Guiding k-12 schools in their journey towards project-based, thematic, cross-curricular, real-world connected and community partnered teaching and learning.

 

 
 

Empower

We (BES/Bearman Educational Services) partner with individual teachers in schools, whole school faculties, clusters of schools and entire districts to make learning more relevant and engaging for students by teaching teachers how to integrate who students are (their histories, passions and interests), the real world, and the community into their curriculum. In doing so, we focus on classroom and school-wide shifts in pedagogy and assessment to project-based, thematic, cross-curricular, and community partnered teaching and learning.

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Our Mission

We hope to help transform public education by co-creating learning environments that address the unique lives and needs of students through real-world and project-based teaching and learning to increase both student engagement and success.

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Our Impact

Over the past decade, along with redesigning the pedagogical practices and core curricular content in schools, we have also created some very unique project-based learning programs in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego Counties. This work involves training, mentoring, and empowering both teachers and community partners for collaborative classroom-based projects resulting in powerful (and lasting!) learning experiences for both students and teachers. Such classroom-based projects have ranged from student-driven journalism projects completed alongside local reporters, to Solar Powered Mars Rover projects co-taught by Caltech-based NASA Scientists.

 
 

Our Programs

We practice teacher mentoring and training, leadership coaching, on and off-site field experiences with students and teachers, creation of original school materials, community partner training and development, and overall program design and assessment for capacity building and long-term sustainability.

Teacher training | Leadership coaching| Project-based learning curriculum design | And more! 

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"Thank you for all that you've done to help me advance my career by showing me a better way to work with my students through EMPATHIC listening.  I appreciate you and hope to work with you in the future. You are a blessing to urban education."

~Patrick Davis