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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Our flagship series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.

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Putting students in the driver's seat of their parent-teacher conferences creates opportunities for reflection, engagement, and agency.

Examples That Work

The IB's Primary and Middle Years Programs let students pursue their interests and develop their collaborative, thinking, and problem-solving skills within a rigorous academic framework.

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Wildwood IB World Magnet School rises above extraordinary conditions and demands through creative ways to extend its resources without compromising student needs and learning outcomes.

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An inquiry-based curriculum requires both planning and flexibility, as well as a teacher knowing the students well enough to anticipate their interests and limits.

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Fit Lit: How Movement Impacts Learning
Casey Middle School | Grades 6-8

Students at Casey Middle learn more (and feel good about it) in a combined language arts/fitness class that boosts their cognition with aerobic and anaerobic activities.

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Inquiry-Based Learning in the Science Classroom
Casey Middle School | Grades 6-8

Beginning with a central question and driven by curiosity and personal passions, science students at Casey Middle seek answers through research, experimentation, and data analysis.

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Bilingual Program: Academic Content in Two Languages
Casey Middle School | Grades 6-8

Native English and Spanish speakers come together in Casey Middle's Bilingual Program, tutoring one another as they study core subjects and electives in both languages.

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Casey Middle School | Grades 6-8

With approaches as diverse as inquiry-based science, bilingual education, and a language arts/fitness class, Casey Middle's lively, engaging culture of learning prepares students for high school and beyond.

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How to Engage Underperforming Students

Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices.

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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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Educators from Cochrane Collegiate Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

See step-by-step how this Arizona elementary school gives its students the additional time they need to master core concepts and elevate their learning to the next level.

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Use these guiding principles to pull together projects with the time and resources you have.

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To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.

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After Arizona's Mesquite Elementary School developed a program to provide additional instruction time for students struggling with math, test scores shot to the top.

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