George Lucas Educational Foundation
Project-Based Learning

Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills

Teens in Philadelphia learn how to solve math and engineering problems while working together to build high-efficiency homes designed for disaster relief, as part of an alternative senior year program called the Workshop School.

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    The Philadelphia-based Workshop School (formerly Sustainability Workshop) grew out of a desire to design an educational experience focused on real-world problem solving. The Workshop School is becoming a full-service school, and is currently enrolling students for the 2014/2015 school year. In 2012/2013 it was a full-time alternative senior year program for 28 volunteer students from three Philadelphia high schools. For more information on the Workshop School, please visit the Workshop School FAQ page. Keep up to date with the Workshop School on Twitter.

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