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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: "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.

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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.

2,210 views

Anytime, Anywhere: Online Learning Shapes the Future

Schools and districts around the country are discovering the benefits of online learning: flexible scheduling, personalized learning, and expanded course offerings despite budget cuts.

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How Holly Mortimer Took Her Teaching Career Online

It takes a certain kind of educator to thrive as a full-time online teacher. Holly Mortimer describes how skills like responsiveness and flexibility are critical to create the best online learning experiences for students.

1 2,688 views

Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) explains why the time for virtual education is now.

11 6,226 views

Use Formative Assessment to Differentiate Instruction

Educators use frequent formative assessments to determine the needs of each student at Forest Lake Elementary School.

7 1 27,397 views

NASA Resources Enrich STEM Curricula at Forest Lake Elementary

Being a NASA Explorer School allows Forest Lake Elementary to deepen the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula with technology tools and resources.

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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 9,021 views

Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Digital Youth

The founder of multiple-intelligences theory discusses the challenges ethics and education face as digital media become more prevalent.

3 9,005 views

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 8,605 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 8,563 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 8,543 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 8,543 views

Classroom Exercise Makes Learning Lively

Four techniques for mental clarity from fitness expert Joel Kirsch.

6 8,498 views

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