(San Rafael, CA—May 11, 2015) Edutopia, an online community site sponsored by the George Lucas Education Foundation, will publish four videos produced by High Tech students under the “Schools That Work” section on Wednesday, May 20th, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
High Tech’s “case study” page, to be displayed at http://www.edutopia.org/schools-that-work, will feature these four videos, plus written content and resources for each. Following that, they will be published, one by one, during the last week of May on YouTube. Edutopia’s Social Media team then starts promoting the videos, including publishing them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to reach many people.
Edutopia emphasizes core strategies, such as project-based learning; comprehensive assessment; integrated studies; social and emotional learning; educational leadership and teacher development; and technology integration, to transform K-12 education so all students can thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. By illuminating and showcasing what works in education, Edutopia illustrates how people can adopt best practices and share stories of innovation and learning in the real world. Lucas Education Research develops and evaluates methods that profoundly impact learning and lifelong achievement, striving for quality, replicability, and scalability.
High Tech's videos can be seen at the following link: https://www.edutopia.org/practice/high-tech-highs-vocational-and-academic-model
“When I was in high school, I felt like I was in a vacuum, biding time,” says noted filmmaker George Lucas, the creative genius behind the decades-old Star Wars franchise. “I was curious, but bored. It was not an atmosphere conducive to learning. Once I had the means to effect change in this arena, it became my passion to do so.”