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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Transformed by Technology at High Tech High

High Tech High, a network of K-12 public charter schools, uses rigorous projects and online portfolio assessments to revolutionize learning. Read the article.
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Video Credits

Produced and Directed by

  • Ken Ellis

Written by

  • Carl Bidleman

Coordinating Producer

  • Amy Erin Borovoy


  • Karen Sutherland

Production Assistants

  • Doug Keely
  • Neil Tan

Camera Crew

  • Rob Weller
  • Darren Kawasaki


  • Michael Pritchard

Additional Footage and Stills Courtesy of

  • High Tech High
  • Jay Vavra
  • David Berggren
  • © 2008
  • The George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • All rights reserved.

View all our videos about High Tech High:

Transformed by Technology: High Tech High Overview
A network of K-12 public charter schools uses rigorous projects and portfolio assessments to revolutionize learning.
The DNA of Learning: Teens Tackle Animal Poaching Through Genetics
Eleventh-grade biotechnology students use DNA barcoding to help save endangered African wildlife.
Team Teaching: Two Teachers, Three Subjects, One Project
A pair of educators are sanguine about their art, biology, and multimedia program.
Adult-World Connections: An Internship with Real Impact for Rescuers
A high school intern improves emergency-helicopter communications for San Diego's police and fire departments.
High Tech, Higher Learning: A School Grows Its Own Teachers
This school has its own master's plan for developing the educators it needs.
Taking the Lead: An Interview with Larry Rosenstock
High Tech High's founding principal and CEO speaks about its innovative teaching and learning model.

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Yvette Scherer's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

I loved your videoes ; especially 'A School Grows its Own Teachers'.... Randy is my son! :)
Great to see him in a place where he can contribute and bring the best of himself to his students!
Our school here in Florida has Academies - not quite up to the project based curriculum as we'd like - but getting there. I teach biology in the Medical Academy - and students benefit from the interdisciplinery approach - although we still must reach those 'benchmarks' and cover a prescribed curriculum. I've been out there to HTH and met the kids.. and yes, they are a wonderful group - so impressed by their poise and ease in talking about their projects.. enthusiasm is evident! Keep up the great work!

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