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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Community Partnerships

Learn and share ideas about how to engage caring individuals, organizations, and businesses to help schools with resources, mentors, internships, and more.

Partner with Local Arts Organizations

Partnerships with local arts organizations can bring much-needed resources to your students without much cost, and can provide students with new outlets for creativity and ways to develop essential critical thinking and collaboration skills.

Room to Move: Shared Use Creates Opportunities for Physical Activity

Partnering with local government, schools can create safe community spaces where children enjoy outdoor physical activity. Here are five steps to make that a reality.

Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

Explore examples and strategies for initiating and fostering successful business and community partnerships.

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.

Public-Private Partnerships: The Real Future of Education

In the areas of STEM, digital literacy, and the Maker movement, an energetic groundswell of public-private partnership initiatives is not-so-quietly remaking the future of education.

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Public-Private Partnerships: The Real Future of Education

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Implementing Expanded Learning Time: Six Factors for Success

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Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

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Implementing Expanded Learning Time: Six Factors for Success

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Establishing Real-World Connections in Projects (Keys to PBL Series Part 1)

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Fixing Detached Schools Via Tech

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Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)
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Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)

Starting with four hand-me-down cameras and four donated computers, high school teacher Jim Sill and his students built a successful media production business.

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Live Stream School Events to Boost Community Outreach

Principal and blogger Joe Mazza describes how, with a little planning and at no cost, schools can bring their far-flung parent community together by live-streaming significant school events.

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Four Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth with Students

We’ve come a long way since June 19, 1865, the day slaves were told that Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Get classroom ideas to help celebrate this historic day.

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Week Five: Next Steps

Week Five of the Design Thinking for Educators workshop focuses on the question: How might we integrate design thinking into our daily practice?

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Research-Supported PBL Practices

At one New Tech Network high school, strategies backed by research make project-based learning effective and engaging for teachers and students.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: DIY Education at the Maker Faire

Teachers who love hands-on learning and the DIY movement are a match made in heaven -- and nowhere is this better represented than the Maker Faire. VideoAmy has curated this collection of videos to help you explore the event and the culture that has...

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PBL Program Shows How to Tap Local Expertise

Blogger Suzie Boss showcases the Center for Design and Technology, a project-based learning high school in Georgia.

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Public-Private Partnerships: The Real Future of Education

In the areas of STEM, digital literacy, and the Maker movement, an energetic groundswell of public-private partnership initiatives is not-so-quietly remaking the future of education.

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Robotics Programs Thrive in Hawaii Schools

Government agencies, businesses, and public schools collaborate to promote STEM education.

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Live Stream School Events to Boost Community Outreach

Principal and blogger Joe Mazza describes how, with a little planning and at no cost, schools can bring their far-flung parent community together by live-streaming significant school events.

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A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners (ELL)
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A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners

C.P. Squires Elementary School harnesses parents, businesspeople, and retirees for academic and financial support and to staff after-school programs.

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Bullying: In the Trenches, We Can't Wait for a Definition

Guest blogger Becki Cohn-Vargas, Director of Not In Our School, likes that researchers and lawmakers are seeking to define bullying, but she stresses that we must continue preventing it even as we wait for a definition.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Parent-Teacher Partnerships

Strong relationships between families and teachers are critical for successful students, but where do you begin to build them? VideoAmy offers up resources and a playlist of videos about parent engagement.

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Internships Build A Passion for Learning at The Met
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Internships Build A Passion for Learning at The Met

Grounded in the philosophy of educating one student at a time, the Met uses internships to promote and create unique personalized education programs for each student.

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