Edutopia is an organization founded through The George Lucas Educational Foundation. According to their mission, “no previous generation has experienced anything like the current pace of transformational societal change. Yet, in light of extraordinary advancements in how we interact with each other and the world, our system of education has been frustratingly slow to adapt.
The George Lucas Educational Foundation was created to address this issue. Our vision is of a new world of learning. A place where kids and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve, all are empowered to change education for the better. A place where schools have access to the same invaluable technology as businesses and universities — where innovation is the rule, not the exception. A place where children become lifelong learners and develop the technical, cultural, and interpersonal skills to succeed in the twenty-first century. A place of inspiration, aspiration, and an urgent belief that improving education improves the world we live in.
We call this place Edutopia. And we provide not just the vision for this new world of learning but also the leading-edge interactive tools and resources to help make it a reality.”
When I first read this it kind of sounded like, well, a perfect educational world. Then it hit me…hence the name, Edutopia!
Designed to support educators in their role to transform education, their website and publications provide resources and include a multitude of research to back the claims. Edutopia’s success stories revolve around six Core Concepts. If you are looking for new ways to open a world of learning to your k12 students, Edutopia is the place to be.