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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.

Collaboration with local museums and community organizations offer Normal Park students real-world connections to the curriculum.

Examples That Work

Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.

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Students at Normal Park Museum Magnet School create various types of museum-style exhibits to demonstrate their understanding of academic topics.

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For Normal Park students, the entire community of Chattanooga, Tennessee -- from museums and cultural centers to local businesses and natural areas -- provides opportunities to make real-world connections to curriculum.

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Collaboration with local museums and community organizations offer Normal Park students real-world connections to the curriculum.

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Glenview Elementary | Grades K-5

At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.

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Glenview Elementary | Grades K-5

Partnerships with local arts organizations can bring much-needed resources to your students without much cost, and can provide students with new outlets for creativity and ways to develop essential critical thinking and collaboration skills.

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Glenview Elementary | Grades K-5

Dialogue circles, arts programming, and team-building activities create a positive school culture and support academic growth at Glenview Elementary School.

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Bates Middle School | Grades 6-8

Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.

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Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.

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

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Bates Middle School | Grades 6-8

Thanks to a bold strategy -- integrating the arts into curricula -- the faculty, staff, and students of Maryland's Bates Middle School are crafting a whole new vision of school transformation.

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