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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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Service Learning

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

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A Path Appears: Awareness, Engagement, and Action

A documentary series examining human trafficking and youth empowerment can raise students' awareness of national and global humanitarian crises, inspiring them to engage and act.

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 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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Real-World Problem Solving: Project-Based Solutions

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Special Education: Promoting More Inclusion at Your School

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Special Education: Promoting More Inclusion at Your School

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Real-World Problem Solving: Project-Based Solutions

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Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens

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Project-Based Learning Summer Camp

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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

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Help Spread the Word about Service-Learning

Sharing some of the same tenets of project learning, service learning offers exciting ways for students to advance academically -- and personally.

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Celebrity Q&A: America Ferrera on Becoming an Ambassador for Education

The star of Ugly Betty talks about her role as Save the Children's artist ambassador for education.

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High School Child Care

Teenagers in Illinois learn about and tend to young children in a unique day-care program on the campus of a high school.

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How to Use Service Learning to Engage Kids

Six strategies for starting meaningful community-service projects.

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Social Justice: A Whole-School Approach

Read about a social justice-based school that addresses larger issues as a learning community, builds curriculum around service learning, and regularly involves families.

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Outdoor and Environmental Education: Resource Roundup

Looking for resources for teaching about the environment, examples of environmental action projects, or ways to take learning outside? Explore our list of curated resources for these green approaches to integrated studies.

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Empowering Students to Change the World

By creating real-world projects with visible and positive outcomes, you can immerse your students in learning 21st-century skills while developing their sense of altruism.

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NatureMapping Takes Kids -- and Technology -- Outside and into Active Learning

A data-collection program brings real science to elementary schools -- and startles the professionals.

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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.

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Design Thinking Meets a Community Action Project

Jeanine Harmon, Director of Community Outreach and Service Learning at Park Day School, describes a middle school community action program driven by the principles of design thinking.

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Students Design Games and Software Tools to Tackle Real-World Problems

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights the students and their winning projects at this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup.

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