Edutopia is a website run by the George Lucas Educational Foundation. This organization was founded by the filmmaker in 1991 to help educators implement strategies to empower students to think critically, solve problems creatively and work collaboratively.
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When George Lucas started the foundation, he thought that the idea of making an archive of what really worked in education seemed like an amazing and powerful idea. That’s why his team started making movies of methodologies and processes that worked in different schools around the USA. And once the Internet became available, the team decided to upload all these movies on a website so that teachers could have access to them and bring innovative strategies to their classrooms.
Over the years, the George Lucas Educational Foundation, most commonly known by its acronym GLEF, has become a worldwide leader organization in providing teachers with tools, resources and ideas to improve education. Also, it has encouraged the use of innovative strategies to focus the students’ learning process on finding solutions to real-world problems. The members of the foundation believe that becoming life-time learners and creative problem-solvers are the most important skills students need to acquire in order to become successful in their lives.
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So basically the main mission of the foundation is to tell a story of what actually works in education. The organization has spent more than 25 years producing innovative materials, documenting great educational experiences and researching about new methodologies to engage students in their own learning process. So if you’re interested in, for example, project-based learning, multimedia based education or social emotional learning, Edutopia is the right place to visit on the web. Read more at www.edutopia.org
“SIMPLICITY AND LACK OF OPTIONS UNLEASH THE POWER OF CREATIVITY”.
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