George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Our flagship series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.

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Examples That Work

Teaching Group Work: Building Student Collaboration and Agency

At University Park Campus School, students learn through group work that they have something to contribute.

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Low-Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write

University Park Campus School uses low-stakes writing to scaffold instruction, develop student voice, and foster critical thinkers.

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Team Problem Solving: Paving the Path to Success for Every Student

By creating a culture committed to problem solving, University Park Campus School tackles student need early and effectively.

12 359 8,603 views
Student-Led Meetings: Empowering Student Voice

Students at University Park Campus School grow into their power and potential through student-led meetings.

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Students gathered, standing in a single line around the classroom, listening to each other speak

Through fostering critical thinking and academic expression, University Park Campus School helps students to find, develop, and own their voice.

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A classroom of kids and teacher out on the field getting ready to release a weather balloon

Turn your school into a community hub by making your facilities publicly available, letting your community know about it, and creating partnerships with those who rent your school spaces.

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A class off the school bus next to the river taking notes

An outdoor education program builds community and culture, raises expectations and standards, increases connection between students, and develops positive associations around school and the outdoors.

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Keeping Assessment Relevant and "Authentic"
School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

Mistakes become learning opportunities in Ben Mook's 7th grade Algebra class. To assess his students, Mook challenges them to solve real life problems, and emphasizes their thought processes over getting the right answers.

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Students and community members framing a building.

Educators from High Tech High in San Diego, California, and the Whitfield Career Academy's 21st Century Learning Academy in Dalton, Georgia, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Inquiry-Based Learning in the Science Classroom
Casey Middle School | Grades 6-8

Beginning with a central question and driven by curiosity and personal passions, science students at Casey Middle seek answers through research, experimentation, and data analysis.

9 316 31,701 views

At one New Tech Network high school, strategies backed by research make project-based learning effective and engaging for teachers and students.

2 1,071 33,413 views
Boys playing guitar and singing

At King Middle School and Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, every student works in a widely hailed project-learning method called expeditionary learning. Discover what your school can learn.

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Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.

22 501 17,800 views
Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.

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