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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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Explore our library of videos showcasing innovation and evidence-based learning practices in K-12 schools, and see our core strategies and key topics in action in real classrooms.

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.

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Edutopia Webinar: Engaging the Digital Generation

In this recorded webinar archive, a stimulating discussion took place with innovative educators and students interviewed as part of Edutopia's Digital Generation Project, and they shared practical tools and strategies for engaging the digital...

1 5,526 views

Edutopia Webinar: The Fundamentals of Funding

In this recorded webinar archive, Kathleen Petersen demystifies the process of researching, designing, writing, and implementing grants.

1 796 views

Critical Thinking Wins at One 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 13,797 views

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

Professional development at KIPP King includes setting up "fishbowl" classroom configurations, assigning student roles, and other techniques for facilitating successful Socratic discussions.

3 1 14,853 views

Critical Thinking: A Path to College and Career

KIPP King Collegiate High School prepares its students for the rigors of college by challenging and empowering them with critical thinking skills.

4,007 views

Big Thinkers: Barnett Berry on Education Reform

The president and CEO of the advocacy organization Center for Teaching Quality lays out a roadmap for reforming our education system and improving the school environment for "teacherpreneurs."

1 1,151 views

Schools That Work: Mixing Art + Politics -- Integrated Studies in High School

Video: Teachers Dayna Laur (AP government) and Katlyn Wolfgang (art) at Central York High School in York, PA, share their strategies for creating successful integrated studies projects.

2 5,119 views

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Critical Thinking Wins at One 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 13,797 views

High Expectations: Students Learn to Rise to the Occasion

Through a focus on teamwork, individualized instruction, and ongoing assessment, this K-6 school is improving the achievement of minority and low-income students.

11 13,679 views

Teaching Grit Cultivates Resilience and Perseverance (Research Made Relevant Series)

In rural New Hampshire, fifth-grade teacher Amy Lyon has created a curriculum based on researcher Angela Duckworth’s ideas about grit. Students set and work toward their own long-term goals, learning valuable lessons about dealing with frustration...

1 1 12,303 views

Getting an Early Start on Financial Literacy

A financial-literacy curriculum provides real-world context for learning and helps students directly connect school with their future goals.

3 12,280 views

Learn & Live: Clear View Charter Elementary School

This school in Chula Vista, California, has been recognized for its innovative efforts to support the needs of its multilingual student population through the use of technology-enhanced project-based learning.

24 12,215 views

The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

Virtual schools make available a world of new courses -- from obscure electives to Advanced Placement classes -- that challenge students intellectually and open up new doors educationally.

29 11,994 views

Building Formative Assessment into Game-Based Learning

In a sixth grade classroom at Quest to Learn, ongoing feedback is embedded throughout the course of a collaborative geography game called Galactic Mappers.

1 1 11,930 views

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