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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Place-Based Learning

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Technology, PBL, and Place-Based Education

A project- and placed-based learning school learns to use cutting-edge technology in the classroom while maintaining a close relationship to its stunning natural setting.

iPads and Arts Education: Rewriting Cultural Narratives with The 524 Project

High school students from DC and Detroit get acquainted via digital media, sharing their own worlds and learning to appreciate each other's world.

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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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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A Learning Space for Learning About Space

A charter school in the Mojave Desert charts the heavens.

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Public Schools Access Digital Media Resources by Forging Partnerships with Colleges

To master the digital classroom, K-12 teachers can tap into resources at local colleges and universities.

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With Integrated Studies, a Classroom Becomes a Restaurant for a Day

A unit on eateries connects students with the community while teaching the basics.

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Five children bundled up in a forest identifying rocks
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Technology, PBL, and Place-Based Education

A project- and placed-based learning school learns to use cutting-edge technology in the classroom while maintaining a close relationship to its stunning natural setting.

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Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm
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Learning STEM Through Agriculture on a Nebraska Farm

Elisabeth Loseke's Hands-On Education When asked how I have been exposed to science during my lifetime, my matter-of-fact response is usually something like this: "I grew up in a science lab." I can only imagine the thoughts running through the other person'...

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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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High School Students See Technology Devices as Tools, Not Toys
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Tech in Real Life: Students See Devices as Tools, Not Toys

Classes at Clearfield High School, in Clearfield, Utah, apply computers and diagnostic equipment across the curriculum to engage in authentic learning.

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Rural Students Reap Academic Gains from Community Service

In Fowler, California, one school district weaves farm-focused service learning throughout the curriculum.

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How to Build a Technology-Based Curriculum

Educators emphasize that infrastructure must precede innovation.

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Project-Based Learning Summer Camp

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