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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.

Now Hiring: Flipped Learning Architects

Before flipping your class, think like an architect instead of a video producer, because the medium of instruction ultimately matters less than the desired outcomes.

Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

PBL to ZBL, Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller explores a new twist to project-based learning: the pedagogical benefits of Zombies!

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

The good curriculum is in the details, so focus your teacher super powers on the granular aspects of planning ahead for the new school year.

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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PBL Pilot: Matching PBL With Traditional Grading

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Social Studies Curriculum Audit

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How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

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What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

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How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

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PBL Pilot: Matching PBL With Traditional Grading

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Unit-Planning Checklist

Building rich experiences into a unit plan is complicated. As an aid, download this checklist to help you walk through your planning steps.

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Curriculum-Planning Guide

Download a curriculum-planning guide, complete with guidance on creating a scope and sequence and tips on crafting unit plans.

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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons

Looking for help with lesson plans? Download a poster with useful planning tips.

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Lesson Planning Pinterest Board

Visit a curated collection of curriculum-planning resources on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest, including tips, guides, blog posts, articles, infographics, and more.

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What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.

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Digging into Data: It's Not Just for Math Class

The American Statistical Association, in collaboration with others, aims to introduce statistical problem solving to students starting in fourth grade.

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How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

The change that the Common Core demands from us is considerable, but it's not radical.

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7 Super Bowl Lesson Plans and Resources for the Classroom

Explore a curated list of Super Bowl lesson plans and resources from around the web.

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4 Best Practices in Implementing GBL

For successful gamification, build the excitement, use the data you collect, make the game fun for all students, and never underestimate the value of play.

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When Students Reflect on Group Participation and Social-Emotional Goals

A focus on both individual social-emotional skills and improved group participation helps prepare students for the many future contexts in which their success will depend on both.

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It's Time to Start an Online Program

Online programs are becoming easier to integrate because, with each year, districts have more successful models to follow and more resources from which to choose.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

Blogger Suzie Boss shares 20 ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.

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Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences

Edutopia revisits its 1997 interview with the Harvard University professor about multiple intelligences and new forms of assessment.

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning
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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

In this hands-on approach to teaching, students create schoolwork that demonstrates core subject knowledge.

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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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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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