George Lucas Educational Foundation

Lisa Yokana

Innovative Educator, Artist, Designer of Creative Curriculum

Full of energy, I have been called a "spark plug" or "firecracker"

Raised in Princeton New Jersey, I spent four great years at Williams College and then got a Masters in Art History at Columbia. I worked in the curatorial department at the Guggenheim for several years, before I realized I needed to really DO something. Since then, it's been education that fascinates me. I am convinced that we need to change the paradigm of education to better prepare students for their world. The present model is no longer valid and students are coming out of schools asking 'what now?' and rightly so.

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  • Maker Education

    Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

    To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.
  • Maker Education

    Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset

    Plan a maker education program by identifying the content and skills you want to develop, and approach it as teaching creativity via PBL and design thinking.