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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation


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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Teacher-Training Coordinator David Grant Describes a Framework for Project Learning Success

How King Middle School in Portland, Maine combines project learning and technology to build effective, authentic learning experiences.

4 2,554 views

Ex-Governor Angus King on Lessons from Maine's 1-to-1 Laptop Initiative

In 2002, the state of Maine equipped every middle-school student with a computer. The man who launched the program underscores the importance of supporting technology initiatives with teacher development.

3 2 2,403 views

Principal Mike McCarthy Sustains a Culture of Collaboration

At King Middle School in Portland, Maine, McCarthy transformed a culture of divisiveness and violence by committing to cooperation and innovation.

4 15 5,540 views

Big Thinkers: Chris Dede on Scaling Success

Chris Dede, Professor of Learning Technologies at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, describes the challenges of replicating successful educational programs.

9 1,676 views

Big Thinkers: Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive

Stanford University professor and noted researcher Linda Darling-Hammond discusses what the United States can learn from high-achieving countries on teaching, learning, and assessment.

26 444 36,597 views

YES Prep's Blueprint for Success

YES Prep North Central, serving grades 6-12 in Houston, does whatever it takes to prepare students for college success.

4 5 4,937 views

Philip Wright on Building Relationships

YES Prep North Central's principal talks about the school's approach to productive student conduct.

1 7 981 views


Spoken Word Poetry Empowers Students to Use Authentic Voices

High school student Shayanna develops her talents at Youth Speaks, a nonprofit that creates a safe space for young people to explore their writing and performance skills in the service of bettering their communities.

41 10,335 views

An Introduction to Teacher Development

New models for preparing educators in training focus on practical tips and feedback.

8 107 10,323 views

Academic Success for All Students: A Multi-Tiered Approach

At P. K. Yonge, using Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) enables teachers to differentiate and provide each student the right level of instruction to succeed.

6 533 10,294 views

Waldorf's Integrated Way of Learning

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

6 89 10,285 views

Bilingual Program: Academic Content in Two Languages

Native English and Spanish speakers come together in Casey Middle's Bilingual Program, tutoring one another as they study core subjects and electives in both languages.

1,483 10,208 views

Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership

Putting students in the driver's seat of their parent-teacher conferences creates opportunities for reflection, engagement, and agency.

2 3,222 10,165 views

Elementary Students Get a Wired Education

Computers and multimedia are seamlessly woven into the curriculum at technology-rich Mary Scroggs Elementary School.

38 36 10,072 views