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After-School Learning

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

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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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What's the Best Way to Purchase After School PBL Curriculum?

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Cultivating Cultural Assets: An After-School Story

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

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Learning STEM Skills by Designing Video Games

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How Design Thinking Can Empower Young People
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How Design Thinking Can Empower Young People

At People Serving People, a homeless shelter in Minneapolis, local design firms and educators work together to show kids how design thinking can help them make a difference in their neighborhoods

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Upcycle Night: A Middle School PBL Project

Guest blogger Aaron Kaio shares his students' adventure in upcycling as he details a project that started with trash and recycling, and elevated to a community crafting event.

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Talking Shop: Food Justice Lessons and a Student-Run Grocery Store

Guest blogger Jez Luckett, winner of a personal battle against obesity, describes his afterschool program that educates children in a lower-income urban community about the basics of nutrition and healthy shopping.

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Sparking Civic Engagement by Building in Public Spaces
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Sparking Civic Engagement by Building in Public Spaces

Sixteen-year-old Alexa gains hands-on experience and leadership skills by collaborating on a play space for kids through Philadelphia's Public Workshop, which promotes community engagement and innovation.

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The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning "Upside Down"

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher considers the mechanics and benefits of flipping both an English and a science class, and suggests a variation on the flipped model for younger or less connected students.

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What Makes a Successful Tutor?

Seth Linden, founder and CEO at Tutorpedia, looks at the relationships and interactions with students, teachers and parents that make for the ultimate measure of a tutor's success.

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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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Anatomy of a Project: Give Me Shelter
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Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter"

Juniors at Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, explore homelessness by working in teams to make audio slide-show portraits.

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Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home

Psychology professor Art Markman explains how improving a child's home study habits now can make them better learners for life.

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Immersing Students in Civic Education

The Build San Francisco Institute is devoted to the architecture of building adults.

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The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning "Upside Down"

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher considers the mechanics and benefits of flipping both an English and a science class, and suggests a variation on the flipped model for younger or less connected students.

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Lesson 1: How to Draw in 2-D and 3-D

Teach your students how to sketch polygons and objects in perspective.

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High Tech in Hawaii: The Real-World Relevance of Technology

Students at this elementary school in Hawaii use sophisticated tools to learn to solve problems.

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Six Tips for Teaching Social and Emotional Skills After School

Best practices from WINGS for Kids, a carefully designed South Carolina program.

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