Our Foundation is dedicated to transforming K-12 education so that all
students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills
necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. Founded by
innovative and award-winning filmmaker George Lucas in 1991, we take a
strategic approach to improving K-12 education through two distinct areas of
focus: Edutopia and Lucas Education Research. Find resources to help you
implement six transformational strategies: project-based learning, social and
emotional learning, comprehensive assessment, teacher development, integrated
studies, and technology integration.
Effective assessment should measure
the full range of student ability—social, emotional, and academic achievement.
Through various measures, including portfolios, presentations, and tests,
multiple learning styles are supported.
To increase engagement and
retention, academic subjects are presented in an interdisciplinary fashion that
reflects modern knowledge and society. For instance history, literature, and
art can be interwoven and taught through text, images, and sound.
Long term and student cantered,
project-based learning is a rigorous hands-on approach to learning core subject
matter and basic skills with meaningful activities that examine complex,
real-world issues. Project-based learning helps students develop and retain
useful, working knowledge of subjects that are often taught in isolation and
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING
When students work together
on teams, they learn to collaborate, communicate, and resolve conflicts.
Cooperative learning and character development supports the social and
emotional development of students and prepares them for success in the modern
The human touch is the most valuable
element in education. Teachers, administrators, and parents play critical roles
in coaching and guiding students through the learning process, nurturing
students' interests and confidence as learners.
Through the intelligent use of technology, combined with
new approaches to education, a more personalized style of learning can be