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.