Agile Mind works with nationally recognized experts in mathematics and science instruction, the learning sciences, and social and emotional development to create programs that ensure all students thrive in mathematics and science.
Experience the Power
The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin is lead author of the instructional, assessment, and professional learning content in our middle school, high school, and AP® programs in mathematics and statistics, as well as Academic Youth Development. The Dana Center is well known for its work with our nation’s education systems to ensure that every student leaves school prepared for success in postsecondary education and the contemporary workplace. The Center’s work, based on research and three decades of experience, focuses on K–16 mathematics and science education with an emphasis on strategies for improving student engagement, motivation, persistence, and achievement at scale.
The Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Illinois-Chicago is, with the Dana Center, researcher, codesigner, and coauthor of the Intensified Algebra I and Intensified Integrated Mathematics I interventions. The Institute’s staff design and test innovative interventions, models, tools, and technologies to support teachers and students in 21st century learning environments around the globe.
The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) center serves as lead author of the instructional content in our high-school biology programs. Nationally recognized for its excellence in science education, BSCS is a nonprofit organization that works to improve all students’ understanding of science and technology by developing exemplary curricular materials, supporting their widespread and effective use, and providing professional development.
The Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative and the First in Math Consortium, both centered on high performance expectations, ongoing professional development, examining student work, and improved math instruction, have served as coauthors of our middle school programs.
Research and Funding Support
In addition to our authors, we have worked with national foundations, education organizations, and independent researchers to continuously study and improve our programs.
Agile Mind programs are supported by funding from:
- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- The Brown Foundation
- The California State University at Dominguez Hills Foundation
- The Carnegie Corporation of New York
- The Chicago Community Trust
- The James Irvine Foundation
- The National Science Foundation
- The Noyce Foundation
- The Raikes Foundation
- The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
- The Sid W. Richardson Foundation
- The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program of The Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education
- The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program of the National Science Foundation
- The Sobrato Family Foundation
- The Texas Education Agency
- The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation