George Lucas Educational Foundation

From Worms to Wall Street: Projects Prompt Active, Authentic Learning

You can't tear students at Newsome Park Elementary School away from their schoolwork when it involves in-depth investigations with real-world applications.

Editor's Note: Since we filmed this story, Victor Martinez has become principal of Newsome Park Elementary. The school's projects are now "expeditions", after the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound (ELOB) model.