About BizzyB

Online Project-Based Learning

Hands-On Experiences + Creative Skills + Positive Social Values

BizzyB is a Cloud-based learning management system that combines project-based learning, triple-bottom line social values, leadership development, 21st Century life skill assessments and digital student portfolios into a single platform. 

Theory of Change

BizzyB’s Logic Model for Education

VISION

Students prepared to make our world better through creative skills coupled with positive social values.

 

MISSION

Empower students, grades 7-12, to express creativity, explore career pathways and learn positive social values through triple bottom line project-based learning.

VALUES

  • Live positive social values
  • Collaborate with Others
  • Create 3P Outcomes to serve PEOPLE, PLANET & PHILANTHROPIES

INPUTS

  • Students: Grades 7-12
  • Mentors: youth and adults.
  • Group Leaders: class and club student leaders, teachers, home schoolers.
  • Curriculum Authors: students, teachers, curriculum specialists.
  • Contest Producers: students, teachers, youth organizations, businesses, business & industry groups.

KEY FEATURES

  • DIY Project Library
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Leadership Development
  • Remote Mentoring
  • Topic Mastery Badging
  • Project Journaling
  • Goal Setting
  • 3P Outcome Tracking
  • Student Portfolios
  • Project Pitch Reports
  • Curriculum Authoring
  • Contest Authoring

OUTPUTS

Student Projects: 3P project concepts based on Bizgenics® Innovation and Critical-Thinking System, pitch-ready and team-ready.

Student Portfolios: Student profiles, individual idea performance and project summaries.

21st C Life Skills: standards include 4Cs, VIBE, SEL, MTC, SnapShot and HA.

OUTCOMES

Short-Term: improved metrics for student curiosity, interest and understanding of education relevancy.

Mid-Term: improved metrics in graduation rates, post-secondary education enrollment, internships and jobs recruitment.

Long-Term: 3P success stories for student projects and career pathways.

INTERNAL STRENGTHS

Bizgenics® Innovation System, Application Development Capacity and Education Knowledge.

PARTNERS

Hoag Foundation, University of Hawaii CDS, STEMD2, Hawaii DOE, Elemental Excelerator, HCEE.  

Development Milestones

BizzyB has been in a phased development cycle since 2017. Completed cycles include: BBV1 Alpha Testing Pilot in Honolulu, Hawai’i and BBV2 for MIT Launch X, a high school feeder program (over 6,000 students and 2,000 mentors in 26 countries served). 

Development Partners

Bizgenics Foundation

BizzyB is produced by the HaccUp Accelerator of Bizgenics Foundation, a Hawaii-based 501(C)(3) nonprofit. Bizgenic’s mission is to empower the disadvantaged, particularly low-income and disenfranchised youth, to achieve positive legacy through business. To learn more, see Bizgenics.org »

Bizgenics Foundation leverages Bizgenics® Innovation Framework, a business topics standard that makes entrepreneurship and innovation easy and accessible to all. See Bizgenics® Theory at Bizgenics.com »

The Larry & Helen Hoag Foundation

BizzyB is produced under a 3-year grant from The Larry & Helen Hoag Foundation, Irvine California. The mission of The Larry & Helen Hoag Foundation is to: Educate, empower and create greater opportunity for at-risk children to become independent, productive and contributing members of society; Support medical research and technology to enhance the health and well-being of children; and Support such other compelling purposes that will enhance the quality of life for residents in Southern California.

Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii

Research resources for BizzyB are provided by The Center on Disability Studies (CDS), located at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in the College of Education. The mission of the CDS is to promote diverse abilities across the lifespan through interdisciplinary training, research, and service. Visit CDS »

STEMD2 R&D Group

STEMD2 under the guidance of Professor Kaveh Abhari, Phd., provides information technology, machine learning and AI oversight as well as 21st Century soft skills assessment and reporting oversight for BizzyB. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – known collectively as STEM – are not just critical to economic growth and national competitiveness, they are essential to solving the world’s most pressing problems. STEMD2 group aims at advancing knowledge, transforming practice, and building capacity to broaden participation and achievement of students underrepresented in STEM degree programs and in the workforce. Visit STEMD2.org »