Bob Lenz

    Bob Lenz is executive director of the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), the industry leading organization in
    providing professional development and support services for K-12 Project Based Learning. He co-authored
    Transforming Schools: Using Project Based Learning, Performance Assessment and Common Core
    Standards, and is recognized internationally as a leader in Project Based Learning and school redesign.

    Bob began his career as a middle and high school teacher, then co-founded Envision Education and its
    innovative project based schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, which help students become the first in their
    family to attend AND graduate from college. He was Envision’s CEO and Chief of Innovation from 2001 to

    Bob and his organizations have worked successfully on projects funded by the Hewlett Foundation, Stuart
    Foundation, Gates Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Carnegie Corporation Foundation,
    Project Management Institute Education Foundation, ECMC Foundation, and Castle Foundation. Bob has led
    efforts to expand deeper learning throughout the United States, and is called upon to speak in the U.S. and
    internationally about the power of Project Based Learning to transform learning and lives.

    Bob grew up on the island of Catalina, off the coast of Southern California, and now lives near San Francisco.
    Now that their children are in college, he and his wife have more time for raising their breeder guide dog,
    following rugby matches across the world, cycling, and stand up paddle boarding.