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

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Making Homework Meaningful

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

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Making Homework Meaningful

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

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The Providence After School Alliance (PASA): Tips and Resources

Helpful hints from the Providence After-School Alliance on a variety of topics, including starting a program, securing funding, and best practices for mentoring relationships.

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Students Master Digital Media Skills Teaching Tech to Older Adults

Digital media instructor Daphne Bradford turned an after-school technology enrichment program into a valuable lesson for retired community members.

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Fantastical Enlightenment for Elementary Students

Elementary students should be writing what they know, whether it's real or not.

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Social and Emotional Learning After-School Program Gives Kids Wings
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After-School Social and Emotional Learning Gives Kids Wings

This program in South Carolina teaches elementary school children skills for success in school and life.

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Wind Power Project Offers a New Spin for Students

Wind Power Project Offers a New Spin for Misbehaving Students: How one teacher tackles sustainability, recycling, and renewable energy with a tin of baked beans

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Planning an edcamp Unconference: Taking Care of the "Big Stuff"

Mary Beth Hertz, one of the organizers of the edcamp Philly, outlines the first steps in producing an edcamp "unconference" in your own community.

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Strategies for Getting Started with After-School SEL

Planning and fundraising tips to launch your own program, from the pro behind WINGS for Kids.

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Full-Service Schools: Where Success Is More Than Academic

Communities and schools unite to meet the needs of the whole child.

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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)
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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)

The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.

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Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media
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Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media

Global Kids uses digital media to foster civic participation and global awareness. In its Online Leadership Program, students make games, create animated movies, and produce videos that explore global issues.

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Shop Classes Return -- with a 21st-Century Twist

Teaching life skills such as high tech welding could be one antidote to the economic crisis.

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Seven Steps to Building School-to-Industry Partnerships

Meeting your match for mentors, internships and expert assistance.

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Academies: School Within a School

Small learning communities link academics and career skills in a collaborative model.

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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine
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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.

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