George Lucas Educational Foundation

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.




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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Guided Homework Help Goes Online

The New York Public Library's homework program pioneers ways to connect students with teachers after class is dismissed.

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Studies Emphasize the Importance of Childhood Play

Many would agree that play is important for the health and development of children, but just how critical is it? Blogger Suzie Boss explores several research studies that delve into the question.

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A Program Teaches Students What to Believe in the Digital World

The News Literacy Project helps secondary school students separate fact from fiction online.

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How Does Your School Garden Grow?

Campus gardening initiatives offer fertile ground for project learning.

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Extended-Day Learning = Quality Time for Students

Houston's charter school, YES Prep North Central, uses extra hours to prepare kids for college.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for a College-bound Culture

The school shares details about administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials that you may adapt for your class or school.

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Lesson 5: Organization and Staffing

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

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After-School Mentors Matter at Citizen Schools

After-School Mentors Matter at Citizen Schools

Through the Citizen Schools program, professionals team up with public schools to create an enhanced learning community after the school day ends.

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How After-School Programs Expand the Educational Experience

A New Day for Learning: Expanding the Educational Experience

An overview of how after-school and summer programs engage community partners to extend the learning day and year.

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Rebuilding a School, Revitalizing a Community: School Improvements Enhance a Desire to Learn

A community comes together to improve its school -- and realizes much more far-reaching benefits.

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An MBA for Kids: The Minnesota Business Academy

At this school, curriculum revolves around the workplace's demands for knowledge and critical-thinking skills.

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Julia Jones, Teacher

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Rich Stevens, Mentor

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