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The best documentaries from The George Lucas Educational Foundation on the most pressing topics in education: project-based learning, technology integration, math and science, social and emotional learning, assessment, school-to-career, integrated studies, and teacher development.
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In project-based learning, students work in teams to explore real-world problems, leading to a deeper knowledge of subject matter, greater motivation, and improved research and problem-solving skills. The documentaries in this collection explore how project-based learning is being used in a variety of education environments.
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MIT professor Seymour Papert on the benefits of students solving real-world problems.
--Begin with the End--
How three high school teachers discovered a new way to teach.
You can't tear students at Newsome Park Elementary School away from their schoolwork when it involves in-depth investigations with real-world applications.
Integrated curricula, team teaching, and technology tools have built up the academic achievement and self-esteem of these rural Louisiana middle school students.
--Learn & Live: Clear View--
Technology-enhanced project-based learning supports the needs of a multilingual student population at Clear View Charter Elementary School.
--School of Environmental Studies--
At Minnesota's School of Environmental Studies, the academic program and school architecture were designed to promote interdisciplinary, project-based learning.
--Learning Without Borders--
The International School of the Americas fosters connections with the community through small classes and travel opportunities.
--The Geo-Literacy Project--
Teacher Eva La Mar's third graders explore the geography and geology of their community by becoming historians, writers, and videographers.
--About The George Lucas Educational Foundation--
An introduction to GLEF, its mission, and its projects. Includes interview clips with founder and chairman George Lucas.
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