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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Career and Technical Education

Provide students with pathways to postsecondary education and careers by integrating core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge.

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Breaking Down Silos: Career Technical Education in the Era of Common Core

Common Core State Standards have the potential to shine new light on the role that career technical education can play in preparing all students for success in the global community.

Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

Raleigh Werberger, a high school history and humanities teacher, describes a PBL unit that flipped a class from 'just good enough' to creating a working business model and seeking funds to launch a startup.

College and Career Ready: Soft Skills Are Crucial

21st-century schools need to teach an array of skills to develop college- and career-ready students.

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5 More Principles to Radically Transform How We Teach Computer Programming

In the second of two blogs, Ajit Jaokar, co-founder of feynlabs, shares steps six through ten of his radical transformation for how we teach kids software programming.

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Five Principles to Radically Transform How We Teach Computer Programming

In the first of two blogs, Ajit Jaokar, co-founder of feynlabs, shares five of his ten steps for the radical transformation of how we teach kids software programming.

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How Technology Can Improve Post-Secondary Outcomes for Students with Autism

Author Dana Reinecke, Ph.D., discusses how technology can improve post-secondary outcomes for students with autism, increasing their access to jobs and education.

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Real-World Internships Lead to College and Career Readiness
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Preparing Students for Career Success

Integrated project-based learning and real-world internship experiences build the crucial link between academic achievement and future economic success.

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Infographic showing the value of educating students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can be the key to a successful future. Here's why a STEM education matters and how you can inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness

Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.

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Research-Based Practices for Engaging Students in STEM Learning

Innovative and effective practices at Cleveland's MC2 STEM High School are driving learning and higher achievement for students in a district where every student qualifies for free- or reduced-price meals.

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Shop is Not a Four-Letter Word

Blogger Jim Berman opens our eyes to the increasing value of offering career and technical education at the high school level.

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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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Top 10 Benefits of Using Free Software

Open source enthusiast Shahzad Saeed makes a strong case for the educational benefits of software that isn't bundled with a corporate agenda.

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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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Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

Guest blogger Raleigh Werberger, a high school history and humanities teacher, describes a PBL unit that flipped a class from 'just good enough' to creating a working business model and seeking funds to launch a startup.

1,530 5,358 views
Girl working on an automobile
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Breaking Down Silos: Career Technical Education in the Era of Common Core

Common Core State Standards have the potential to shine new light on the role that career technical education can play in preparing all students for success in the global community.

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Integrated Learning: One Project, Several Disciplines
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Integrated Learning: One Project, Several Disciplines

For any project within a vocational major, High Tech High encourages teachers and students to include relevant content from other subject areas to enhance real-world connections.

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