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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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Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

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Real-World Problem Solving: Project-Based Solutions

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:00
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Authenticity = Lifelong Learners

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:00
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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 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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Digital Youth Portrait: Luis
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Digital Youth Portrait: Luis

This 18-year-old son of immigrants believes that digital technology is meant to be shared with his family and community.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Dylan
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Digital Youth Portrait: Dylan

Through his Green Your Lives initiative and a ThinkQuest Web site collaboration, this 13-year-old shows us how he uses tech to improve his community and the world.

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Web-Design Competition Sparks International Collaboration
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Web-Design Competition Sparks Collaboration

Students ages 9-19 from around the globe work in teams and communicate via Web 2.0 technologies to build educational Web sites for the ThinkQuest contest.

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Kids Rescue Trees by Rejecting Catalogs

Elementary school students take a stand against paper waste.

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Two teenage girls are sitting at a small circular table with a textbook laid out, looking at a laptop. They're sitting next to a glass wall that looks out to the school parking lot.
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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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Hands-On Education Drives the Lesson Home

The importance of project learning.

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Kids Represent Their Work Through Tech
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Kids Represent Their Work Through Tech

A school uses technology to help provide top-of-the-line education for all students.

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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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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills (Is School Enough? Series)
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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills

Teens in Philadelphia learn how to solve math and engineering problems while working together to build high-efficiency homes designed for disaster relief, as part of an alternative senior year program called the Workshop School.

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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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Barry Guillot: Service Learning

Barry Guillot is a seventh grade science teacher at the Harry M. Hurst Middle School in Destrehan, Louisiana. Mr. Guillot launched the LaBranche Wetland Watchers project in 1998. More than 1,000 students participate in this award-winning project each year.

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