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Lincoln Arts (lincarts)
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 12:33:10 -0700


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Jeanne

>From: The George Lucas Educational Foundation <blast>
>Subject: Latest News from GLEF
>
>Welcome to GLEF BLAST, from The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF)!
>GLEF BLAST will come to you periodically as an e-mail blast and will
>provide you with the latest on our recent activities to bring you the most
>exciting, inspiring stories from schools moving into The Digital Age. As
>the world goes digital, so are we! All of our content-"Edutopia"newsletter,
>"Learn & Live" film segments, and book content-are available as web pages,
>PDF files, and QuickTime movies on our web site (http://www.glef.org).
>
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>colleagues, and to listservs whose subscribers may be interested in this
>information.
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>CONTENTS:
>
>I. "LEARN & LIVE" BACK-TO-SCHOOL BROADCASTS ON PUBLIC TELEVISION
>II. SEEKING FEEDBACK ON "DIGITAL TOOLKIT"
>
>
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>I. "LEARN & LIVE" BACK-TO-SCHOOL BROADCASTS ON PUBLIC TELEVISION
>
>GLEF's documentary, "Learn & Live," hosted by Robin Williams, will be
>featured on public television stations nationwide for back-to-school. The
>program showcases innovative schools across the country and encourages
>viewers to take action to achieve what American voters say is their #1
>priority: improving public education.We hope you'll spread the word and
>will tune in to the broadcast in your area!
>
>Upcoming broadcasts include:
>
>* Missoula, Butte, Montana: Montana Public Television: Friday, September 3,
>8 pm
>
>* Washington, DC: WETA/26: Sunday, September 5, 5 pm
>
>* San Francisco: KQED/9: Sunday, September 5, 7 pm
>
>* Chicago: WTTW/11: Sunday, September 12, 2 pm
>
>* New York: WNET/13: Sunday, September 19, 2 pm
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>* Tampa, St. Petersburg: WUSF/16: Saturday, September 25, 3 pm
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>* Miami: WPBT/2: Sunday, September 26, 4:30 pm
>
>* Providence, RI: WSBE/36: Monday, October 4, 10 pm
>
>For a complete schedule of "Learn & Live" broadcasts this fall and
>throughout the year, visit
>http://www.glef.org/learnlive/broadcast/broadcast.html
>
>"Learn & Live" is a co-production of The George Lucas Educational
>Foundation, San Rafael, CA, and State of the Art, Inc., Washington, DC, and
>is directed by Academy Award(tm)-winning director Gerardine Wurzburg. The
>program is presented by public TV station KCTS/Seattle and is distributed
>by American Public Television (APTV). "Learn & Live" recently won a special
>prize at the Japan Prize competition in Tokyo for the best program
>demonstrating "the power of teaching and learning."
>
>"Learn & Live" includes these stories of meaningful learning:
>
>EXPLORING THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESS: ALBERT, CHARLES, AND THE WASP
>(Clear View Charter School, Chula Vista, CA)
>Follow classmates Albert and Charles in Jim Dieckmann's 4th/5th grade class
>as they research insects, create multimedia reports, and prepare questions
>to pose to entomologists at San Diego State University. Then, through a
>two-way fiber-optic connection to the University, students and scientists
>look at insect body parts together using an electron microscope. The
>interaction with experts helps Albert and Charles deepen their
>understanding of the scientific process.
>
>BUILDING THE SKILLS OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
>(O'Farrell Middle School, San Diego, CA)
>When the pressures of adolescence threaten the academic lives of students
>at O'Farrell, Family Support Services provides critical on-site assistance.
>FSS Coordinator Mary Skrabucha and Counselor Ann Whitesides work closely
>with 8th grader Barbara and other students, helping them develop valuable
>conflict management skills. With these additional tools, Barbara feels
>empowered to pursue her dreams.
>
>CONNECTING SCHOOL AND WORK
>(ProTech, Boston, MA)
>High school senior Reagan is applying classroom knowledge to her job at the
>New England Medical Center. As a participant in ProTech, a school-to-career
>program in Boston, she works part-time as an EKG technician. Working
>closely with patients and doctors, Reagan deepens her understanding of the
>biology learned in school, makes valuable contributions to the lives of
>others, and clarifies her career goals.
>
>MAKING TIME FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM
>(Shorecrest High School, Shoreline, WA)
>For high school juniors Kevin and Ryan, connecting an interdisciplinary
>curriculum to real world projects means working as professionals. Applying
>knowledge from their math, physics, and English classes, the students work
>closely with Project Manager Mark Kenworthy to design sophisticated
>computer graphics for Microsoft Corporation. Such in-depth projects are
>possible only when changes are made to the standard school schedule.
>
>OPENING SCHOOLS FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY
>(West Des Moines School District, West Des Moines, IA)
>Schools are 'gifts to the community' in the West Des Moines School
>District. Senior Citizen Betty Winston takes full advantage, learning new
>computer skills in an evening class, one of 400 classes and services
>available in the district. Linda Sanda, Director of Community Education,
>involves all community members in developing the schedule and offerings at
>the districts 15 schools, which are open from 6 am to 11 pm, seven days a
>week.
>
>In addition to the featured stories, "Learn & Live" shares valuable
>insights about how students learn most effectively. Expert commentators
>include Harvard University Professor Howard Gardner, Stanford University
>Professor Linda Darling-Hammond, General Colin Powell, Bill Gates of
>Microsoft, and John Seely Brown of Xerox PARC.
>
>"Learn & Live" is a capsule of some of the best ideas for education from
>around the United States," says producer/director Gerardine Wurzburg. "We
>hope that it fuels passionate community discussion about new ways of
>learning that reach beyond the K-12 educational system and give audiences a
>new vision of the role of education in our communities."
>II. SEEKING FEEDBACK ON "DIGITAL TOOLKIT"
>
>The new online "Learn & Live Digital Toolkit"
>(http://www.glef.org/learnlive/toolkit/toolkit.html) features digitized
>sections of the documentary film, discussion questions, links to pertinent
>articles in the "Learn & Live" resource book, and a glossary. Since its
>release in May, 1999, the Digital Toolkit has become a popular professional
>development tool for educators. GLEF is now gathering "stories from the
>field" which document ways in which the Digital Toolkit can be used to
>support professional development efforts. If you have used the "Learn &
>Live" Digital Toolkit in your work and would like to share your
>experiences, please contact our Director of Outreach, Diane Dem=E9e-Benoit a=
>t
>diane or at 415.444.8920.
>
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