Learning Strategist & Education Innovator

20+ years of industry & nonprofit experience in innovative service & product development and deployment

Alfred is dedicated to rethinking the high school experience as Head of Educator Excellence at XQ Institute .

At the Buck Institute for Education (BIE), Alfred led a human-centered design project for an integrated Project Based Learning (PBL) teacher experience to support 300K members. As Director of Innovation, he was also responsible for developing BIE.org (Over 1M visitors/year) and PBLU.org (Over 50K members) to support and advance PBL for teachers and leaders. He co-developed BIE's flagship PBL 101 Workshop (15K participants/annually) and co-authored the PBL 101 Workbook.

Prior to joining BIE, Alfred taught math and physics at High Tech High where he used his engineering background and industry experience to design classroom projects (See archive) and educator workshops. Alfred started his career with Andersen Consulting doing business/internet consulting and later joined a Bay Area venture fund, CreateLabs.

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Off Broadway Musical

Music: Amy Baer & Keith Robinson Book & Lyrics: Mark Garcia & Alfred Solis Concept: Alfred Solis

Story of an Immigrant

Photo Novel by Brian CamaraoCowritten by Gerald Tamayo & Alfred Solis


Novak Leadership Institute Speaker

Missouri, 2018

ACTE CareerTech Vision Talk

New Orleans, 2015

UIX: Prototyping the Future Speaker

San Leandro, 2014

SXSWEdu Speaker

Austin, 2013

PBL World Australia Keynote

Sydney, 2013

International PBL Symposium Speaker

Singapore, 2012

CELL: PBL Institute Keynote

Indiana, 2010 & 2011

Texas High School Project Speaker

Dallas, 2006