Edutopia is a website published by the George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF). Founded in 1991 by filmmaker George Lucas and venture capitalist Steve Arnold, the Foundation "celebrates and encourages innovation" in K-12 schools.
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Edutopia focuses on six core learning strategies. These are described as "Comprehensive Assessment, Integrated Studies, Project-Based Learning, Social & Emotional Learning, Teacher Development and Technology Integration".
Schools That WorkEdit
Edutopia produces a series titled "Schools That Work" which profiles K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are improving the ways in which students learn. The series focuses on evidence-based successes and uses how-to videos and tip lists to help develop educational leadership. The producers interview teachers, students, principals, and administrators, and these educators share their resources such as rubrics, lesson plans, assessments, and training tools.
On May 8, 2012 Edutopia released a collaboration with Facebook  entitled "How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School". The guide provides seven steps and other resources to bring social media to the classroom.
- *"Like Aristotle With a Light Saber, Lucas Urges Hands-On Learning" The New York Times, August 31, 2005
- *"George Lucas Takes on Education" CNN, May 13, 2011
- *"George Lucas On The Best Fix For K-12 Education" Forbes September 21, 2011
- *"How George Lucas is a Teacher" Oprah's Next Chapter January 22, 2012
- *"Edutopian Vision" Education Next, Summer 2010
- *"George Lucas Wants More “Greek Philosophers and Cobblers” The Wall Street Journal Advertising Section 2009
- **"Main Page" accessed May 30, 2015
- *"Facebook, Edutopia Collaborate on Social Media Guide" Yahoo! News May 14, 2012