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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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Explore videos that showcase evidence-based learning practices in K-12 schools, and see our core strategies and key topics in action.

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In Hampton High's PBA Chemistry Research Project, students create a model of their compound, produce a video about it, and defend it in a debate.

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What is "Authentic" Assessment?

Educators at New York's School of the Future have enjoyed great success at teaching and assessing their students. Both efforts are squarely focused on student understanding of fundamental concepts and real-life learning. Making these efforts...

10 236 27,550 views

Thinking Big About Engagement

Even the smallest concepts become big enough to grasp in this middle school science class, where teacher Rob Olazagasti gives students opportunities to learn by creating, remember by experiencing, and show what they know by teaching.

12 422 14,244 views

Keeping It Relevant and "Authentic"

Mistakes become learning opportunities in Ben Mook's 7th grade Algebra class. To assess his students, Mook challenges them to solve real life problems, and emphasizes their thought processes over getting the right answers.

9 316 17,512 views

Making Sure They Are Learning

Sticky notes coalesce into high-level analytical thinking in Sarah Kaufmann's 6th grade humanities class, where complex concepts are broken down into manageable pieces that help students master challenging assignments.

13 644 20,989 views

Teaching War: Making History Relevant (Highlight Video)

Seventh-grade students at ASCEND School in East Oakland, CA improve their media literacy and dig into world affairs in a semester-long project on the Iraq war.

29 3,960 views

After-School Social and Emotional Learning Gives Kids Wings

This program in South Carolina teaches elementary school children skills for success in school and life.

45 4,875 views

Edutopia Webinar: Small World

Blogger and author Will Richardson, discusses how the Web is changing politics, business, and the media, and what that means for teachers and schools.

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Comprehensive Assessment: A New York City Success Story

Through constant investment in the assessment process, both students and teachers strive for true learning at School of the Future, a 6-12 school in Manhattan.

3 113 13,386 views

Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind

Edutopia revisits Indianapolis's Key Learning Community to see how things have changed since our first look in 2001.

5 45 13,198 views

Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning

In rural Missouri, a job-embedded PD program called eMINTS has made a positive impact with long-term, relevant, and hands-on technology training.

95 13,075 views

Building Rigorous Projects That Are Core to Learning (Keys to PBL Series Part 2)

Project-based learning doesn't mean leaving standards behind. Follow these tips to plan projects that challenge your students and align with core learning goals.

197 13,038 views

The Forum: Students Learn the Skill of Conflict Resolution

Seattle's AS-1 school offers an elective class where students from every grade come together to discuss and resolve their differences.

1 52 12,968 views

A Commitment to High Tech Education

Sophisticated electronic gadgets such as probes and global-positioning-system devices catch students' interest at Harrison Central High School.

31 136 12,709 views

There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Rules of Thumb for Collaborative Planning

Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.

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