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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Curriculum Planning

Looking for ways to develop dynamic, compelling, and standards-based course content and activities? This is the place to start.

Common Core and Planning: Organizing a Unit of Instruction

Learn how the Common Core allows for creativity during unit-planning, and explore several strategies for hitting the standards while still exercising your free will.

Teaching Students Not Standards

Rebecca Alber describes four pitfalls of educational standards and actions teachers and school leaders can take to avoid them.

How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

A middle-school language arts teacher takes us through her step-by-step process for designing project-based units that are Common Core aligned.

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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

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My PBL Pet Peeves: 4 Common Misconceptions

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Grit Happens in PBL

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The Myth of Having Summers Off

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Grit Happens in PBL

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Paper and Pencil Curriculum: How Much Do You Rely on It?

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A Teachable Moment: Anne Frank's Birthday

Blogger Elena Aguilar commemorates what would have been Anne Frank's 83rd birthday and shares resources for teaching students about the Holocaust and other tragic genocides.

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education looks at the criteria determining whether or not project based learning is authentic, and how important this distinction might be.

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PBL and Standardized Tests? It Can Work!

Regular Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller acknowledges the tension between project-based learning and standardized testing prep, yet he also finds a wide swathe of common ground between both teaching methods.

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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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Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish

Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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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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STEMbite: An Experiment in Teaching with Google Glass

Andrew Vanden Heuvel, an early adopter of Google Glass, shares his STEMbite project, a series of short, exciting STEM videos made possible through cutting-edge wearable technology.

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It’s Not a Pipe: Teaching Kids to Read the Media

Blogger Mark Phillips introduces students to semiotics, or the language of images, in a unit about critical consciousness and the media.

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Three Ideas for 21st-Century Global Curriculum

Blogger Terry Heick asks what it means to globalize education and then describes what a global curriculum might look like and how it might work.

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Use PBL to Innovate the Music Classroom

Blogger Andrew Miller suggests unpacking the standards for music education and creating student projects that will fulfill those instructional goals in engaging new ways.

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How to Put the Rigor in Project-Based Learning

Tips from a one-time skeptic turned teacher-leader.

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How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

A middle-school language arts teacher takes us through her step-by-step process for designing project-based units that are Common Core aligned.

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Technology Provides Parents a Window on the Classroom by Linking Home to School

At Forest Lake Elementary, parents stay informed and participate in their child's education with assignment trackers, student blogs, and other online learning tools.

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