Big Picture Learning has launched Project InSight, a workplace learning initiative that gives high school students the opportunity to explore fields related to vision care, eye health, and working with the visually impaired. Students are introduced to this topic through a myriad of scholastic experiences, such as drawing the human eye, building empathy for the loss of sight through special glasses, and learning scientific facts about vision impairments

Project InSight emerged from a desire to mentor the next generation of the workforce in the critical and lucrative career fields related to eye health, vision care, and working with visually impaired populations. By provoking and matching student interest in these fields with real-world mentorship for deep learning, we facilitate the development of student social capital toward more equitable post-secondary opportunities.


Fellows pursue a serious investigation of an issue under the mentorship of a professional in the field. 

  • At Big Picture Learning, it is our vision that all students live happy and successful lives of their own design -- in their education, careers, and civic experiences -- supported by learner-centered communities, caring mentors, strong inter-personal relationships, and equitable opportunities to achieve their greatest potential. And for over 20 years, we have worked with schools and communities across the country and the world to rethink and reimagine education and schools in ways that ensure that this vision can come to fruition.