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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

After-School Learning

Discover how activities and learning opportunities beyond the school day can make a difference for some kids.

Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

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Cultivating Cultural Assets: An After-School Story

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Garden-Based Learning

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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

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Cultivating Cultural Assets: An After-School Story

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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

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Garden-Based Learning

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Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

Art and music are key to student development.

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A School-for-Scribes Program Turns Kids into Novelists

Check out NaNoWriMo, a nationwide program which encourages students to write novels -- for fun.

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Lesson 7: Programs and Operation

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the ins and outs of running an AfterZone.

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Lesson 6: Grant Distribution

Learn how PASA and its partners allocate grants to different program providers for running a community campus system.

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Lesson 5: Organization and Staffing

See the organizational structure for running an after-school AfterZone program.

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Lesson 4: Student Assessment and Tracking

Evaluation tools and techniques help after-school programs run smoothly and effectively.

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Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates

Give students a lesson in navigation -- from the points of the compass to GPS mapping.

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Many Models of Empowerment: Students Make a Business of Learning

The Fremont High School Business Academy, in Oakland, California, a small learning environment operating within a larger school, educates entrepreneurs.

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Brian McDonough, Program Provider

Learn more about PASA program participants.

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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills (Is School Enough? Series)
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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills

Teens in Philadelphia learn how to solve math and engineering problems while working together to build high-efficiency homes designed for disaster relief, as part of an alternative senior year program called the Workshop School.

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More After-School Models

WINGS for Kids is just one model of innovative uses of the after-school hours.

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How It Works: Social and Emotional Learning After School

South Carolina's WINGS for Kids uses fun activities and precise language to reinforce social and emotional lessons every day.

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Principal Derek Pierce on Building Relationships Between Students and Teachers
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Principal Derek Pierce on Building Relationships Between Students and Teachers

How a Portland, Maine high school made human relationships the building blocks of high student achievement.

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Lesson 7: How to Collect and Evaluate Observations in the Field

Wrap up the curriculum with a primer on field analysis.

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