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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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How to Get Free Teaching Materials

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Merging Career Tech with College Prep: Why We Chose These Schools

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

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Informal Learning: From STEM Clubs to Careers in Science

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Merging Career Tech with College Prep: Why We Chose These Schools

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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

Sociologist and digital learning expert Diana Rhoten founded the New Youth City Learning Network to help organizations like museums and libraries design digitally-enabled learning activities built to tap into kids' interests and teach 21st-century...

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How a Longer School Day Can Improve Academics
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Expanded Learning Time Builds Positive Culture and Academic Performance

Extended learning time allows students to work together in groups to improve their skills and gives them the opportunity to explore extracurricular areas of interest.

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Special Ed Best Practices Inspire Successful Expanded Learning Time for All Students

Craig Haas, Special Ed and Student Services Coordinator at Edwards Middle School, shares how his team uses expanded learning time to provide relevant academic support to each individual student while breaking down stigmas between children of...

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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.

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Implementing Expanded Learning Time: Six Factors for Success

Amrita Sahni of Boston's Edwards Middle School outlines the steps taken to successfully implement their renowned Expanded Learning Time (ELT) program.

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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture (Big Thinkers Series)
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Henry Jenkins on Participatory Culture and Media Education (Big Thinkers Series)

University of Southern California media scholar Henry Jenkins describes how educators might fuel civic engagement by tapping the skills their students build in interest-driven online communities.

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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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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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Anatomy of a Project: Kinetic Conundrum
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Anatomy of a Project: "Kinetic Conundrum"

Art, history, engineering, language arts, and technology, both old and new, come together for eighth grade students in this rich project learning expedition at King Middle School in Portland, Maine.

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A New Day for Learning, Part Two

A Deeper Look into Four Full-Time-Learning Programs.

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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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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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Lesson 2: Creating Lessons for Different Learning Styles from Citizen Schools

Conceptualize a project plan based on the four stages of the learning cycle.

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