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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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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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Resources and Downloads from WINGS for Kids

Free tools, guidelines, and activities to help you bring social and emotional learning to children in grades K-6 in your after-school setting.

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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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Resources and Lesson Plans for a College-bound Culture

The school shares details about administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials that you may adapt for your class or school.

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.

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How Building Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations (Is School Enough? Series)
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How Making Robots Captivates Kids' Imaginations

Building robots inspires such passion in high school seniors Violet and Kjersti that they've begun mentoring younger robotics teams to teach STEM skills -- and save their school's robotics program.

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Student Mentors Teach Game Design
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Student Mentors Teach Game Design

In Be The Game, high school students mentor peers and use game design as a tool for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math, and the program's high tech bus travels to locations where tech facilities are not available.

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Resources and Downloads from WINGS for Kids

Free tools, guidelines, and activities to help you bring social and emotional learning to children in grades K-6 in your after-school setting.

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Creating a Summer Reading Network

Blogger Andrew Marcinek describes how he uses technology to keep students connected -- and engaged -- during the summer months.

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