Suzie Boss is a member of the Buck Institute for Education's National Faculty. She is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. She is the author or coauthor of several books on education and innovation, including Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, Real-World Projects, Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World, and Reinventing Project Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age. She is a regular contributor to Edutopia. She collaborated with award-winning Stephen Ritz to tell his inspiring story in The Power of a Plant. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Educational Leadership, Principal Leadership, The New York Times, Education Week, and Huffington Post. She is a frequent conference presenter and consults internationally with schools interested in shifting from traditional instruction to technology-rich, Project Based Learning. John Larmer is editor in chief at the Buck Institute for Education. He authored and/or edited BIE's project based curriculum units for high school government and economics and was a contributing author of the Project Based Learning Handbook. He is coauthor on Setting the Standard for Project Based LearningPBL Toolkit Series, including the PBL Starter Kit for Middle and High School Teachers, PBL in the Elementary Grades, and PBL for 21st Century Success: Teaching Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. He codevelops professional development workshops and materials for teachers, including 21st century skills rubrics and project exemplars. John presents at conferences and has consulted on PBL curriculum development for the National Academy Foundation, the Oracle Education Foundation, and Pearson Education.