George Lucas Educational Foundation

Billy Corcoran

Without a job offer in place, he sold his home. Without a contract signed, he packed the car up and moved to San Diego to become a learning experience designer (teacher) at Design39Campus. Because, after 10 plus years of teaching and researching how kids learn best, he passionately believes schools need a complete redesign to prepare our students for their world. Billy, an Apple Distinguished Educator who teaches fourth and fifth grade, specializes in creating project-based learning experiences that are empathy-fueled and human-centered. Billy shares his experiences and ideas through his Vodcast, #VODSONVIDS ( and on Twitter (@MisterCMaine).

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  • Literacy

    Project: Every Kid Has a Story to Tell

    A video project helps students hone their multimedia storytelling skills, while developing greater self-awareness and empathy for their peers.