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After-School Learning

Discover how activities and learning opportunities beyond the school day can make a difference for some kids.

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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.

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Teacher-Less Field Trips: Classroom Extension Made Easy

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Garden-Based Learning

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Garden-Based Learning

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Teacher-Less Field Trips: Classroom Extension Made Easy

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5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

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Kyle Pace on PDopia: Planning the Perfect PD

Guest blogger Kyle Pace on how to plan the perfect PD.

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Can Schools Alone Save Struggling Communities?

Detroit’s Carstens Elementary thrives academically but will shut its doors for good in June.

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NASA Resources Enrich STEM Curricula at Forest Lake Elementary
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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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Anatomy of a Project: Kinetic Conundrum
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Anatomy of a Project: "Kinetic Conundrum"

Art, history, engineering, language arts, and technology, both old and new, come together for eighth grade students in this rich project learning expedition at King Middle School in Portland, Maine.

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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine
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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.

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Anatomy of a Project: "Soil Superheroes"
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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.

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Anatomy of a Project: Give Me Shelter
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Anatomy of a Project: "Give Me Shelter"

Juniors at Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, explore homelessness by working in teams to make audio slide-show portraits.

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Community at the Heart of School: Providing the Basics -- and More -- For All

At this New York public school, all children get the care they need.

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Turning the Community Into a Classroom

See how students investigate real issues in their communities—and check out an e-book on how to adopt this type of program.

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The After-School Shakespeare Club

A teacher at an international school led his upper elementary English-language learners through a triumphant, self-created reimagining of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."

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Children Create the Playground of Their Dreams

Seattle students design commanding castles and slithery slides, then watch their sketches come alive.

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Lesson 5: Organization and Staffing

See the organizational structure for running an after-school AfterZone program.

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Classrooms Without Boundaries: Taking Education Outside in Hawaii

At the West Hawaii Explorations Academy, students learn through a project-based curriculum.

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Amelia's Daughters: A Legacy of Women in Flight

Guest blogger Cheryl Young remember the legacy of Amelia Earhart on her birthday.

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