Kim Birbrower founded Big Picture Instructional Design in March 2007, with the goal of making teachable moments from issue-driven film and television projects.
Prior to founding the company, Kim was the first Director of Education at Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation. There, she was responsible for the conception, development, implementation, and assessment of the Foundation's global educational outreach programs, including online exhibits, workshops and training guides, and classroom videos and materials.
Kim also served as the national Assistant Director of Educational Policy and Programs at the Anti-Defamation League, writing and adapting material to align with national standards, current pedagogic initiatives, and international needs.
Kim has her permanent teaching certification from New York State, and prior to her position at the ADL taught in both public and private schools throughout New York City.
She is a graduate of Boston University and New York University, and studied at Columbia University and Oxford University. In 1999, Kim received an Advanced Placement teaching grant from the Mellon Foundation, and was honored with the Anne Frank Center's Spirit of Anne Frank Award in 2000.
Kim has authored and contributed to many educational publications, including the study guide for the Dorling Kindersley book, "The Holocaust: The Events and Their Impact on Real People" (winner of the 2008 Sydney Taylor Honor Award); "Echoes and Reflections" (winner of the National Association for Multicultural Education's 2007 National Media Award); and "Recollections" (winner of the 2007 BAFTA Award for Best in the Secondary Learning Category).