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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Edutopia's Schools That Work series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.

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By sending home detailed data reports that focus on a specific skill, Humboldt opens a two-way line of communication with parents about their child's learning. 

Examples That Work

"Authentic" Assessment at School of the Future
School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

Educators at New York's School of the Future have enjoyed great success at teaching and assessing their students. Both efforts are squarely focused on student understanding of fundamental concepts and real-life learning. Making these efforts...

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Thinking Big About Engagement
School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

Even the smallest concepts become big enough to grasp in this middle school science class, where teacher Rob Olazagasti gives students opportunities to learn by creating, remember by experiencing, and show what they know by teaching.

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Keeping Assessment Relevant and "Authentic"
School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

Mistakes become learning opportunities in Ben Mook's 7th grade Algebra class. To assess his students, Mook challenges them to solve real life problems, and emphasizes their thought processes over getting the right answers.

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Making Sure They Are Learning
School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

Sticky notes coalesce into high-level analytical thinking in Sarah Kaufmann's 6th grade humanities class, where complex concepts are broken down into manageable pieces that help students master challenging assignments.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

How you can replicate authentic assessment with the resources and time that you have.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

How you can get started.

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Principal Kappy Cannon Fosters Technology Innovation and Teamwork

Principal Kappy Cannon Steck encourages master teachers to innovate with new technologies and work together to share their skills with the entire staff.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

A South Carolina program pioneers a model for teaching social and emotional lessons to the neediest children after school.

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Full-Speed Reform in Rural Georgia

A public middle school and high school in Whitfield County, Georgia show how to recreate the learning strategies of a renowned charter school in a traditional setting.

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Canadian Kaleidoscope: Brookfield High School

At a multicultural high school in Ottawa, technology opens new worlds for the diverse student population.

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Freshman Orientation: A Year of Gentle Transition
High Tech High School | Grades 9-12

In an ungraded weekly seminar throughout their freshman year, incoming students at High Tech High School learn about each other, themselves, and their academic community.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

Planning and fundraising tips to launch your own program, from the pro behind WINGS for Kids.

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Virtual schools are transforming students' experiences nationwide, as spotlighted these standout examples from the Edutopia archives.

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