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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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Dea Flores Turns Video Games into a Winning Science Fair Project

Dea Flores travels across Los Angeles for a rigorous education at Bravo Medical Magnet High School.

4,394 views

David Garibaldi: From Outlaw to International Hip Hop Artist

This successful performance artist credits his career pathway program for making high school relevant.

1 2,857 views

Edutopia Webinar: Greening Your School

Educators and students working together can make some real eco-achievements, empowering students and deepening some academic lessons along the way. In this recorded webinar archive, Tim Grant and Tom Koulentes highlight some of the best ideas,...

608 views

Edutopia Webinar: Education Nation

Author Milton Chen and teacher Anthony Armstrong present the six leading edges of innovation in our schools (recorded webinar archive).

1 1 658 views

Meet a Virtual Principal: How to Lead from a Distance

Administrator Jeff Farden takes us on a ride through his workday and describes the unique demands of leadership for online learning.

3 1,233 views

Edutopia Webinar: "Lessons from Abroad: International Standards and Assessments"

The world's top-performing school systems are said to be the model for new Common Core standards. Professor Linda Darling-Hammond reveals the assessment systems in these countries, and how the results challenge the status quo in the United States.

1 1,264 views

Edutopia Webinar: Creating a Strong School Culture

Inspiration from Houston's Successful YES Prep Schools. In this session, YES Prep leaders explain what they do, how they do it, and how you can put some of these ideas in action at your school, too.

2,232 views

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

22 1 9,170 views

Teaching Students to Work Together

Integrated curricula, team teaching, and technology tools have built up the academic achievement and self-esteem of these rural Louisiana middle school students.

6 9,071 views

10 Big Ideas for Better Classrooms: Striving to Improve Public Education

Successful examples of key elements in improving public education, including Project-Based Learning, Technology Integration, Integrated Studies, Comprehensive Assessment, and Emotional Intelligence.

21 1 8,694 views

Cultivating Multiple Intelligences at the Key Learning Community

With a curriculum based upon Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, this K-12 Indianapolis school emphasizes exploration and deep understanding over rote memorization. Students are highly engaged and present portfolios of their work...

22 3 8,675 views

Bank Street College of Education Empowers New Teachers

This old college is teaching aspiring educators new tricks, with a focus on experiential learning, classroom immersion, and mentoring.

5 8,601 views

Classroom Exercise Makes Learning Lively

Four techniques for mental clarity from fitness expert Joel Kirsch.

6 8,590 views

High School Teachers Meet the Challenges of PBL Implementation

Teachers at Sammamish High in Washington share their difficulties and triumphs as their school moves from traditional delivery of instruction to schoolwide problem-based learning.

1 8,497 views

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