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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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Career Tech Meets College Prep: Downloads and Resources

A compilation of sites and organizations that provide useful information and resources to help you better understand and implement Career and Technical Education.

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Funding a Career Tech/College Prep Start-Up

Locating the pots of money designated for career tech academies and pathways.

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Career Technical Classes: Preparing Tomorrow's Skilled Professionals

Learning trade skills without losing sight of college.

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Career-Themed High Schools

A whole-school focus on a specific profession helps make amazing partnerships possible.

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Academies: School Within a School

Small learning communities link academics and career skills in a collaborative model.

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Project-Based Learning and the Gulf Oil Spill

Useful resources for applying project based learning to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Project-Based Learning Summer Camp

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Using Technology to Discover Geography and Geology Outside the Classroom
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The Geo-Literacy Project: Students Use Technology to Explore Their World

Teacher Eva La Mar's third graders become historians, writers, and videographers as they explore the geography and geology of their community.

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7 iPad Apps for Outdoor Adventures

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns proves that technology has a place in the great outdoors with her list of iPad apps to help kids identify birds and trees, navigate with maps, tie knots, and explore national parks.

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How to Create a Focused Learning Environment

Try these tips for using feng shui concepts to fix classroom complications.

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How to Build a Technology-Based Curriculum

Educators emphasize that infrastructure must precede innovation.

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Elementary Kids Monitor Terrain with Technology
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Learning Landscape: Kids Monitor Terrain with Tech

Students at this Minnesota elementary school use new technology to study the ancient ecology of a vast prairie wetland.

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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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Learning to Care: A Night in the Global Village
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Learning to Care: A Night in the Global Village

In Perryville, Arkansas, Heifer International re-creates communities from developing countries so kids can experience firsthand how to survive in substandard living conditions.

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