George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Birmingham Covington School

Public, Suburban
Grades 3-8
Bloomfield Township, MI
Trading Places

Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.

Holly Korbey
  • Integrated Studies

    Sparking Curiosity and Solving Real-World Problems

    See how students apply their literacy skills to explore science problems outside classroom walls.
  • Collaborative Learning

    Developing Independent Learners: Guiding Students to Be More Resourceful

    When you empower students to be classroom experts, they learn to become resources for each other.
  • Interest-Based Learning

    Thinkering Studio: Supporting Self-Directed Learning

    Watch students take charge of their project-based learning, by creating their own learning goals and identifying resources beyond their teacher.
  • Professional Development

    Teacher Labs: Making Professional Development Collaborative

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

    Design Thinking: Prioritizing Process Skills

    Watch kids become master problem solvers and collaborators by designing, building, and iterating on prototypes.