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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.

Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills. 

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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,...

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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 1 664 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 1,261 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 1,276 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.

1 2,301 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.

3 1 10,842 views

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 2,749 views

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Grit Curriculum Lesson: The Perseverance Walk

In teacher Amy Lyon’s Perseverance Walk lesson, fifth grade students have an opportunity to interview someone who has worked hard towards a long-term goal, then create and share a presentation to illustrate a life lived with grit.

6 8,746 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 8,673 views

The Collaborative Classroom: An Interview with Linda Darling-Hammond

The Stanford University education professor says social and emotional learning is a crucial part of teaching the whole child.

7 2 8,350 views

How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School

The Vail School District in southern Arizona developed a wiki for teachers to share lesson plans and resources. Today, the wiki is a smash hit, and textbooks are a thing of the past.

3 8,226 views

Anatomy of a Project: "Soil Superheroes"

Project Learning Assignment: Seventh graders work with community experts to advance their understanding of bacteria in the environment -- and then share their findings with the community at large.

3 8,107 views

Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills

Teens in Philadelphia learn how to solve math and engineering problems while working together to build high-efficiency homes designed for disaster relief, as part of an alternative senior year program called the Workshop School.

8,029 views

How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech

Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills.

1 7,929 views

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