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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.

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

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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

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Authentic, Hands-on Learning with Career and Technical Education

Blogger Jim Berman presents an updated definition of what career and technical education means in the 21st century.

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Flip Bits Not Burgers: Google's Summer of Code

Blogger Shahzad Saeed explains Google's Summer of Code, an open source program to keep students fluent in and excited about their tech skills.

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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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Digital Learning Resource: The Burlington High School Student Help Desk

To celebrate Digital Learning Day, blogger Andrew Marcinek presents the description of a course that offers his tech-savvy high school students a valuable introduction to the IT world.

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Project-Based Learning for Digital Citizens

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares the real payoff for his digital literacy students.

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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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Deeper Learning Blog Carnival: Authentic Professional Development

In the part of the Deeper Learning Blog Carnival series, Gary Hochlander raises the question of how PD can emphasize real world applications and integrated curriculum.

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A New Way of Learning: Innovative School Models

Progressive secondary school programs focus on personalized education, development of self-esteem, and cultivation of learning and life skills.

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Career Tech Meets College Prep: Downloads and Resources

We've compiled a list of sites and organizations that provide useful information, background, and resources, helping you to better understand and implement Career and Technical Education.

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Teens Take on Day Care -- on Their Own School Grounds

An on-site day care program provides high school students with hands-on training in early-childhood education.

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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 to Give Art Class a Life of Its Own

When a high school art class becomes a professional special effects studio, students learn creative problem solving while developing personally and professionally.

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Monster Mash: Learning Real-World Skills in a Creature-Creating Art Class

A classroom doubles as a special effects tech studio, and students go pro.

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Is School Enough? Exploring Interest-Driven and Informal Learning

Meet students around the country who are engaged and passionate about learning -- outside of the classroom. Explore additional resources about student engagement and passion-based learning for both parents and educators.

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