George Lucas Educational Foundation

Career and Technical Education

Provide students with pathways to postsecondary education and careers by integrating core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge.

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Breaking Down Silos: Career Technical Education in the Era of Common Core

Common Core State Standards have the potential to shine new light on the role that career technical education can play in preparing all students for success in the global community.

Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

Raleigh Werberger, a high school history and humanities teacher, describes a PBL unit that flipped a class from 'just good enough' to creating a working business model and seeking funds to launch a startup.

College and Career Ready: Soft Skills Are Crucial

21st-century schools need to teach an array of skills to develop college- and career-ready students.

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College and Career Ready: Soft Skills Are Crucial

Blogger Ben Johnson contends that 21st century schools need to teach an array of skills to develop college and career ready students.

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Is School Enough? Exploring Interest-Driven and Informal Learning

Meet students around the country who are engaged and passionate about learning -- outside of the classroom. Explore additional resources about student engagement and passion-based learning for both parents and educators.

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Programming & Simulation: Real Technical Skills for Today's Student

Mathematician and consultant Manan Shah makes a case for code literacy in the real world by teaching high school students the basics of computer simulation methodologies.

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How Building a Car Can Drive Deeper Learning (Is School Enough? Series)
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How Building a Car Can Drive Deeper Learning

Math used to be a struggle for 14-year-old Kathryn, until she fell in love with cars and started a hands-on project to build her own. Now the math matters and makes sense, and a whole new world of learning has opened up for her.

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Real-World Internships Lead to College and Career Readiness
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Real-World Internships Lead to College and Career Readiness

At MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, students are paired with industry mentors in order to learn science, technology, engineering, and math skills.

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5 More Principles to Radically Transform How We Teach Computer Programming

In the second of two blogs, Ajit Jaokar, co-founder of feynlabs, shares steps six through ten of his radical transformation for how we teach kids software programming.

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Five Principles to Radically Transform How We Teach Computer Programming

In the first of two blogs, Ajit Jaokar, co-founder of feynlabs, shares five of his ten steps for the radical transformation of how we teach kids software programming.

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Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

Guest blogger Raleigh Werberger, a high school history and humanities teacher, describes a PBL unit that flipped a class from 'just good enough' to creating a working business model and seeking funds to launch a startup.

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Shop Classes Return -- with a 21st-Century Twist

Teaching life skills such as high tech welding could be one antidote to the economic crisis.

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School-as-Studio Immerses Students in Creative Problem Solving

Launched in 2010 by a trio of bold thinkers from MIT, NuVu Studio is a secondary school that boasts recent student projects focused on everything from futuristic fashion to biotechnology.

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Career Readiness: Starting Early With Young Learners

A key career readiness skill is to get kids talking, encouraging them to talk with each other, reach out to others not in the classroom, and to engage in deeper conversations.

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How Technology Can Improve Post-Secondary Outcomes for Students with Autism

Author Dana Reinecke, Ph.D., discusses how technology can improve post-secondary outcomes for students with autism, increasing their access to jobs and education.

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Girls and Robotics

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz looks at what happens when girls build robots - and wonders why it doesn't happen more frequently.

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How Building a Car Can Drive Deeper Learning (Is School Enough? Series)
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How Building a Car Can Drive Deeper Learning

Math used to be a struggle for 14-year-old Kathryn, until she fell in love with cars and started a hands-on project to build her own. Now the math matters and makes sense, and a whole new world of learning has opened up for her.

3 151 5,481 views

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