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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Service Learning

Learn how to design projects that boost civic engagement in students and help them take initiative to strengthen their community.

Social Entrepreneur Rising: How a New Generation is Choosing to Matter

Tap into students' heartbreak to discover how they want to change the world, and the power of social media will launch them toward great accomplishments.

How to Change the World: Service PBL in the Common Core Literacy Classroom

The language arts are the building blocks when applying Common Core literacy standards to tangible, effects-driven actions in the real world.

The Help Desk: Leveraging Student Genius

Andrew Marcinek, creator of Help Desk, reflects on how this student-driven, entrepreneurial tech course has grown, and how it continues to benefit entire school communities.

The Happy Eating Place: How Elementary Students Can Run Their Own Business

Fourth and fifth graders develop a service learning project that prepares meals for their school community and donates the proceeds to a county food bank.

The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.

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How to Change the World: Service PBL in the Common Core Literacy Classroom

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Social Entrepreneurship: 7 Ways to Empower Student Changemakers

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens

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Teaching Is Giving: One Teacher's Gift List

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Global Education: Resource Roundup

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Teaching Is Giving: One Teacher's Gift List

Terry Heick reflects on the many levels of giving that happen within our teaching practice, and considers how he can give more -- and more efficiently.

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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.

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Social Entrepreneurship: 7 Ways to Empower Student Changemakers

Tap into students' heartbreak to discover how they want to change the world, and the power of social media will launch them toward great accomplishments.

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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.

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How to Change the World: Service PBL in the Common Core Literacy Classroom

The language arts are the building blocks when applying Common Core literacy standards to tangible, effects-driven actions in the real world.

18 263 4,872 views
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The Help Desk: Leveraging Student Genius

Andrew Marcinek, creator of Help Desk, reflects on how this student-driven, entrepreneurial tech course has grown, and how it continues to benefit entire school communities.

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Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

There's no doubt that schools can benefit from the resources and expertise of local businesses, organizations, and individuals. In this roundup, explore examples and strategies for fostering successful business and community partnerships.

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Good-to-Go Projects for 2014

Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss proposes teachers start with a ready-made plan they can adapt to fit within the context of their classroom.

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Special Education: Promoting More Inclusion at Your School

Dr. Maurice Elias makes the case for promoting inclusion of students in special education in all school activities.

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Change the Subject: Making the Case for Project-Based Learning

High Tech High's Larry Rosenstock and Rob Riordan advocate for providing students with 21st-century skills, instead of focusing just on mastery of the "big four" subject areas -- science, math, English, and social studies.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 10 Videos About Generosity and Giving Back

There isn't a better time to teach your students about generosity and gratitude than the holiday season. VideoAmy has uncovered 10 great videos that can be used as teaching tools to inspire the giving spirit in students.

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EAST -- A Way Forward: Tech Inspires Self-Directed Learning

Students in the Environmental and Spatial Technology program, at Horace Mann Magnet Middle School, in Little Rock, Arkansas, connect with nature through projects that serve their community.

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Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies
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Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies

More collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge retention are the fruits of an integrated curriculum.

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education looks at the criteria determining whether or not project based learning is authentic, and how important this distinction might be.

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