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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Place-Based Learning

Location, location, location! See what happens when schoolwork explores students' connections with local history, environment, culture, or economy.

Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

Two Canadian experiential leadership programs usher students into the great outdoors to pique their academic curiosity while enhancing their physical and mental health.

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Into the Wilderness: Expanding the Lives of Kids

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Into the Wilderness: Expanding the Lives of Kids

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7 iPad Apps for Outdoor Adventures

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Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

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Adolescents, the Wilderness, and Schools

Blogger Mark Phillips advocates for the huge role that nature and wilderness can play in giving kids, and especially teens, a much needed perspective of their place in the world.

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NatureMapping: Tips and Resources

Helpful hints from NatureMapping on a variety of topics, including starting a program, assessing your program, and best practices for mentoring relationships.

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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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Using Place-Based Education to Revitalize Rural Schools – and Communities

An innovative program in New Mexico engages schools and students in the growth and development of rural communities.

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Escuelas sin Fronteras

Edutopia senior fellow Milton Chen on forging better relationships between U.S. and Latin American schools.

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Snapshots of Innovation: Travels With Chen (After Steinbeck's Travels with Charley)

Milton Chen, Edutopia's executive director emeritus, offers a glimpse into some exciting developments in public education.

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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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Anatomy of a Project: Kinetic Conundrum
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Anatomy of a Project: "Kinetic Conundrum"

Art, history, engineering, language arts, and technology, both old and new, come together for eighth grade students in this rich project learning expedition at King Middle School in Portland, Maine.

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Emotional Engagement in Education, Part One: Should Teachers Care About Student Apathy?

Projects that involve students in the real world, such as working to fight a deadly disease, do more than just teach facts.

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Anatomy of a Project: Give Me Shelter
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Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter"

Juniors at Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, explore homelessness by working in teams to make audio slide-show portraits.

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A New Day for Learning, Part Two

A Deeper Look into Four Full-Time-Learning Programs.

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Geo-Literacy: Using Technology to Forge New Ground

Students use visual learning and communication tools to build an in-depth understanding of geography, geology, and local history.

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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork
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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork

Fourth-grade students make meaningful contributions to science through the nationwide NatureMapping program.

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The Edible Schoolyard Yields Seed-to-Table Learning
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The Edible Schoolyard Yields Seed-to-Table Learning

This campus gardening project has done more than teach students about the fundamentals of organic gardening. It's taught life lessons about interdependence, caring for the environment, and the value of hard work.

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