George Lucas Educational Foundation

Charles Laurent

Fourth Grade Teacher in Rhode Island

Charlie has been in education for more than 20 years. He currently teaches fourth grade and coaches robotics at Rocky Hill School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, where he lives and teaches with his wife, Amy, his two daughters, Sara and Alexa, and his beloved yellow lab, Hulk. He is a passionate educator. Once a scenic artist in the world of theater, he credits the creative challenges of that experience for informing his always-evolving and innovative perspective on teaching and learning.


  • Project-Based Learning

    Junior Historians at Work

    A fourth-grade teacher shares a project-based learning unit that incorporates social studies, literacy, math, and 21st-century skills.