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.

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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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5 Reasons Your After-School Practitioner Is Your Biggest Ally

After-school program staff are an untapped resource that can help support teachers and enhance learning and development for students.

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Conquering the Multitasking Brain Drain

Contrary to popular belief, multitasking interferes with the quality of learning. These suggestions can help students recognize that scattered focus isn't their friend during homework time.

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Engaging Parental Support for Smarter Thinking

Parents can help develop their children's executive function by modeling inquiry and reasoning, demonstrating real-world uses for what they learn in school, and creating an ideal study space.

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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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Resources for Building Community Partnerships

Learn how schools can benefit from the support and expertise of local businesses, organizations, and individuals, and discover strategies for fostering successful business and community partnerships.

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

To help combat summer learning loss, Matt Davis has curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break. 

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Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

Art and music are key to student development.

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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.

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How to Get Free Teaching Materials

Educators share tips for stocking up on complimentary classroom supplies.

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Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates

Give students a lesson in navigation -- from the points of the compass to GPS mapping.

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Two parents and three children are playing outside on the sidewalk in front of their house, setting up a lemonade stand.
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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

To help combat summer learning loss, Matt Davis has curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break. 

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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

Kinesthetic learning, especially for middle school girls, connects the act of acquiring knowledge with physical movement, breaking through the barriers of self-image and perceived limitations.

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Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration

Introduction to Edcamp: Mary Beth Hertz, one of the founders of edcamp Philly, gives an introduction to the "unconference" model for educators.

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