George Lucas, visionary and founder of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, is being honored today by Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving families' experiences with media and entertainment.
He'll receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation in Entertainment and Education at the Sixth Annual Common Sense Media Awards, to be held tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. (See complete press release)
Here is a broad overview of some of Mr. Lucas's contributions to the field of education.
- On the promise of the Internet as a worldwide learning environment (article)
- George Lucas interviewed by Daniel Goleman (article)
- Lucas in a panel discussion, CASEL Forum (video)
- Lucas encourages businesses to invest in educational reform (video)
- On teaching visual literacy (video)
Go, George! And on behalf of the greater educational community, thank you for all you do.
--Betty Ray, Edutopia Community Manager