Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

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

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share
At Charles R. Drew Charter School, third-grade students use PBL to prepare for the next Snowpocalypse.

Examples That Work

Teaching Grade School Students How to Make Global Impact

The John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global-awareness curricula. Now they’ve expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.

7 646 10,500 views
Teacher sitting at a table working with three young boys using markers

Resources on This Page: Global Competence Unit Plans International School Symposium

4 1,165 16,099 views
Flags from around the World lining a school hallway

Karen Kodama, founding principal of the John Stanford International School (JSIS) in Seattle, Washington, now d

219 4,829 views

Encouraging students to reach out to one another to solve problems and share knowledge not only builds collaboration skills but leads to deeper learning and understanding.

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

Encouraging students to reach out to one another to solve problems not only builds collaboration skills but leads to deeper learning and understanding.

4 851 59,086 views
Teacher watching young students working a math problem with sidewalk chalk

Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

2 1,045 35,596 views

Pages

Critical Thinking Wins the Day at a KIPP High School

Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students.

2 65 17,709 views
Hands at work on an electrical project
Mc2 Stem High School | Grades 9-12

How you can help students take responsibility and meet high expectations by providing the right tools and support along the way.

1 230 10,911 views
Boy and girl recording voice on laptop

By giving every middle school student a new laptop, the state of Maine strapped new wings on project learning. For both teachers and students, the learning process has soared beyond the classroom.

6 195 10,732 views
STEAM + Project-Based Learning: Real Solutions From Driving Questions

At Charles R. Drew Charter School, third-grade students use PBL to prepare for the next Snowpocalypse.

1 1,771 2,949 views
Tech Literacy: Exploring Tools Through Content

Teaching technology at Meyer Elementary School goes beyond showing kids how to use email and apps. It gives students a context for learning technology through subject areas, making all learning more relevant.

16 1,384 22,680 views
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.

5 1,969 21,714 views
Real-World Problem Solving: Finding Solutions Through Projects

By using real-world problems as projects for children to solve, Crellin Elementary empowers, engages, and excites students about what they can learn and how they can use that knowledge.

2 791 15,201 views

Pages

Join the movement for change