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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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7 iPad Apps for Outdoor Adventures

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Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

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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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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine
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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.

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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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Principal Derek Pierce on Building Relationships Between Students and Teachers
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Principal Derek Pierce on Building Relationships Between Students and Teachers

How a Portland, Maine high school made human relationships the building blocks of high student achievement.

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Teacher-Training Coordinator David Grant Describes a Framework for Project Learning Success
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Teacher-Training Coordinator David Grant Describes a Framework for Project Learning Success

How King Middle School in Portland, Maine combines project learning and technology to build effective, authentic learning experiences.

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A Program Teaches Students What to Believe in the Digital World

The News Literacy Project helps secondary school students separate fact from fiction online.

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The Benefits of Taking Students Outside to Inspire Writing

Student writing can take off when kids are asked to step out of the classroom and into their imaginations.

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How to Build a Technology-Based Curriculum

Educators emphasize that infrastructure must precede innovation.

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The Benefits of Taking Students Outside to Inspire Writing

Student writing can take off when kids are asked to step out of the classroom and into their imaginations.

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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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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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Wetland Watchers: Kids Care for Their Environment
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Wetland Watchers: Kids Care for Their Environment

Through this nationally recognized service-learning project in Louisiana, students have become stewards of the area's fragile wetlands.

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Visualizing Technology Integration: A Model for Meeting ISTE Educational-Technology Standards

Educators employ project learning to explore science and history together.

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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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