George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Collaboration

Draw on collective expertise and energy through collaborative teaching and planning, collegial support, and team development.

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Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

Ben Johnson makes the case for cross-curricular teaching and how it leads to deeper learning.

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Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.

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Teacher Labs: Making Professional Development Collaborative
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Teacher Labs: Making Professional Development Collaborative

Watch the magic that happens when educators observe each other teaching and then reflect together.

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The Power of Collective Wisdom

Networking increases our chance of success in implementing social-emotional and character development programs.

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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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Navigating a STEM School as a Non-STEM Teacher

Four tips on how to collaborate with your STEM colleagues so your subject doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.

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10 Simple Strategies for Creating a Better PD Program

Peer observation can be used as free, ongoing, effective professional development—and can draw faculty closer together.

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Arts Integration: Deepening Understanding of Core Content
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Using the Arts to Synthesize Student Understanding

Arts integration is more than an afterthought. You can use the arts to both meet your arts standards and deepen academic learning.

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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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5 Strategies to Ensure Student Learning

After Arizona's Mesquite Elementary School developed a program to provide additional instruction time for students struggling with math, test scores shot to the top.

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Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

Deeper learning has some specific requirements, not the least of which is collaboration. Ben Johnson shares some tips to establish cross-curricular collaboration even in the most isolated of environments.

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Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish

Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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Collaborative Team Teaching: Challenges and Rewards

Veteran special ed teacher Marisa Kaplan shares the challenges and rewards of co-teaching, including the fun of having another adult in the classroom.

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Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide

Check out these six, educational ideologies that influence a teacher's decision-making. Which one represents you?

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