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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.

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.

From Selfies to Service: The Power of Civic Engagement

As Millennials feel driven to succeed while struggling with self-esteem, switching the focus to civic engagement can bring them perspective and purpose.

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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PBL Meets WWII: A History Lesson to Remember

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Resources on Engaging Student Voices

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Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

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Summer Professional Development Blog Series

Learn more about project-based learning, classroom management techniques, how to use new media tools in the classroom, and more this summer!

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A Formula for Creating Successful Student-Run Service Learning Projects

An educator in Tampa, Florida shares insights on how she and one student started a movement to help others in their community.

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Elementary Art and Service Learning Projects for Earth Day and Beyond

Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo believes that every day should be Earth Day. Here are some project ideas, from fun and simple to deep and meaningful.

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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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New Hampshire's Statewide Effort to Redefine Education for 21st Century

Robert McLaughlin of the New Hampshire DOE reports on a statewide summit to reshape education and educator development.

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Educating Girls: Personalizing the History of Women's Rights

On my drive to work this morning, I heard a radio story that took my mind totally off the road. NPR reporter Quil Lawrence related that when the new Iraqi parliament convenes soon, 25 percent of its members will be women. A new Iraqi law mandates...

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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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PBL Meets WWII: A History Lesson to Remember

Guest blogger Heather Calabro, teacher and founding member of Mid-Pacific Institute's eXploratory Program, details a PBL history project about WWII that her students took to heart - and took much farther than she expected.

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Elementary Art and Service Learning Projects for Earth Day and Beyond

Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo believes that every day should be Earth Day. Here are some project ideas, from fun and simple to deep and meaningful.

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Classrooms Without Boundaries: Taking Education Outside in Hawaii

At the West Hawaii Explorations Academy, students learn through a project-based curriculum.

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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 initiating and fostering successful business and community partnerships.

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How to Bring Service Learning to Your School

Students who engage in educational community service have the opportunity to help others and to grow academically, emotionally, and socially.

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Students Take Action in the Community

Thousands of kids volunteer their time and energy to improve their schools and neighborhoods.

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