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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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YES Prep Makes Learning Relevant

Ninth-grade English teacher Rachael Arthur makes Shakespeare come to life for her students.

1,197 views

Chris Barbic Shares His Vision for Reform

The visionary leader behind the YES Prep family of schools discusses the organization's origins and philosophy.

2,206 views

A Once-Troubled Student Transforms into a Star

Kicked out of YES Prep as a sophomore, senior Erick Gonzalez returned to face the challenges and receive the support the school has offered him.

1,131 views

YES Prep Cultivates a Culture of Achievement

A supportive and caring environment underpins a strict discipline program.

3 3,230 views

A Healthy School Lunch

Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, California, serves up nutritious and delicious food kids love -- some of it locally grown in the school's own garden.

12 1 2,415 views

High School Child Care

Teenagers in Illinois learn about and tend to young children in a unique day-care program on the campus of a high school.

2 789 views

Waldorf's Integrated Way of Learning

Art and movement blend into academics at this K-8 public school.

5 1 7,829 views

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Strategic Goals: Formative + Summative = Rigor

Rigorous expectations yield impressive results at New York's School of the Future, where regular assessments help keep students on track, and teachers strive to tap into students' true interests to bring out their best work.

3 5,348 views

Mott Hall School: STEM Projects Encourage Students to Excel

A commitment to projects and widespread use of laptop computers has spelled success for middle school students at this New York City math, science, and technology academy.

2 5,262 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 1 5,257 views

Teaching Teamwork Through Video Game Development (Tech2Learn Series)

High school computer science teacher Ben Chun's students gain programming literacy and collaboration skills as they work in teams to build video games for elementary school students.

3 4 5,211 views

Common Sense Tips for Digital Generation Parents

Five practical pointers from Common Sense Media to help parents understand and manage the lives of their digital kids.

2 1 5,125 views

Students Learn to Make a Difference

When parents and educators pulled together to start this East Oakland school, their mission wasn't just to reinvigorate education; it was to change lives.

13 1 5,085 views

Social and Emotional Learning in Action

The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program helps develop emotional intelligence in Brooklyn inner-city students.

6 4,960 views

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