Quick Look: Edutopia takes a look at a slightly different approach to education. Edutopia describes itself as being "dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process through innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives."
Edutopia incorporates not only the students and parents but also teachers, administrators and policy makers to create an environment conducive to learning. This is done not only though traditional class work but also through programs where "schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology". The goal of this learning process is to teach "three fundamental skills: how to find information; how to assess the quality of information; how to creatively and effectively use information to accomplish a goal."
The Edutopia channel is a collection of videos from schools around the country that have taken this approach to learning demonstrating how successful this alternative can be to the traditional classroom. The videos have been categorized as follows:
- Schools that Work
- Project-Based Learning
- Social and Emotional Learning
- Technology Integration
- Integrated Studies
- Teacher Development
- Student Engagement
Below is a sample video from the Edutopia YouTube Channel
-- Information is current as of November 11, 2016
Developer's Channel Description: Created by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia showcases what works in K-12 education. In this collection of original and curated videos, we tell the inspiring stories of schools that are dramatically improving the way students learn and we explore the core strategies that underlie their success. For related tips and resources, visit Edutopia.org.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Educational
DEVELOPER: George Lucas Educational Foundation