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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Global Education

Explore education in other parts of the world, and learn how U.S. students connect with students and ideas from beyond their own borders.

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Students Aren't Waiting to Improve Their World

How can teachers support students in their efforts to make a difference? Here are three trends worth watching -- and joining.

Global Education: Resource Roundup

Looking for ways to help students appreciate cultural diversity, build awareness about global issues, and develop global competence? Explore these resources for ideas on bringing global dimensions into the classroom.

Education Everywhere: School Success Stories from Abroad

Edutopia's video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. Here you'll find links to the videos and additional resources for learning about education systems in various countries.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens

Looking for resources to foster students’ global competence and develop global citizen leaders? This playlist of videos and other resources provides ideas and inspiration.

Innovative Education: A Look at Training Teachers in Kenya

Learn about Dignitas, a non-profit program that aims to empower communities in Kenya by offering training and resources to its educators in an effort to build on the strengths they already have.

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Fifth Graders Go Global with Holiday Card Exchange

Students in Donna Roman's fifth grade class shared holiday cards with students in Taiwan.

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One Day in the Life: An Antidote to Insular Living

Chris Baer and his students share One Day in the Life with their peers across the globe.

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Deeper Learning: The Coaching Model

In the third blog of the Deeper Learning Blog Carnival series, Brandon Wiley, director of the International Studies School Network, describes the SAGE strategy used to coach teachers towards practicing deeper learning.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: The Seven Doors to Happiness

Filmmaker Randy Taran introduces a seven part blog series that includes curricula for adults and students to better understand happiness. For her research, she interviewed many thought leaders including the Dalai Lama and teens from three...

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Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages

World Languages community discussion group facilitator Don Doehla uses project-based learning to teach foreign language and meet state standards. He supplies three lessons as examples.

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Online Learning: The Next Great Debate?

Katie Klinger discusses the implications when schools in the U.K. use outsourcing services in India for online learning.

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Teaching War: Making History Relevant for Middle School Students (Highlight Video)
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Teaching War: Making History Relevant (Highlight Video)

Seventh-grade students at ASCEND School in East Oakland, CA improve their media literacy and dig into world affairs in a semester-long project on the Iraq war.

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Bilingual Program: Academic Content in Two Languages
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Bilingual Program: Academic Content in Two Languages

Native English and Spanish speakers come together in Casey Middle's Bilingual Program, tutoring one another as they study core subjects and electives in both languages.

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From Italy, with Love: An Argument for the Lyceum School Model

Guest blogger Margherita Rossi, a classical humanities teacher at the Lyceum school in Bologna, describes why Italy's secondary education model, based on Aristotle's educational principles, might work in the U.S.

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Stove Project Sparks Global Youth Action

Blogger Suzie Boss describes how middle-school students in suburban Massachusetts team up with Brazilian, African, and Indian students to design and build efficient cook stoves.

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The UnCollege Movement

Educational futurist Dale J. Stephens redefines "dropping out" as the new model for taking control of your own education.

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Deeper Learning: The Coaching Model

In the third blog of the Deeper Learning Blog Carnival series, Brandon Wiley, director of the International Studies School Network, describes the SAGE strategy used to coach teachers towards practicing deeper learning.

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Global Superpower: Is the Best of the Best Really the Best?

The unique International Baccalaureate program sparks both admiration and controversy.

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Environmental Education Through Environmental Action

Explorer, social entrepreneur and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau suggests that, with young people already aware of the environmental crisis, the next step is youth-driven environmental action.

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