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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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Standardized tests are just one form of appraising student achievement. The documentaries in this collection look at the many innovative ways to assess students in K-12 schools.
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Standardized tests aren't the only way to gauge student achievement. Performance assessments offer a richer, more holistic approach to evaluating what students know and can do.
Project-oriented assessments that include critiques by outside experts are among the innovations at this New York City high school.
--Key Learning Community--
Swimming against the tide, this K-12 Indianapolis school emphasizes exploration and deep understanding over rote memorization.
--Mountlake Terrace High School--
Students in Eeva Reeder's geometry class design schools for 2050, with guidance from two Seattle architects.
Teachers are discovering the value of imparting media-literacy skills, from critical analysis of news programs, commercials, and films to basic design and video-production techniques.
Through a focus on teamwork, individualized instruction, and ongoing assessment, this K-6 school is improving the achievement of minority and low-income students.
--WHEA Electric Car--
High school students learn a variety of academic, communication, and teamwork skills when they build and race a car for the Hawaiian Electric Electron Marathon.
--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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