Dr. Melissa DeRosier, CEO & founder, is a founding member of Lucas Education Research‘s new Technology Advisory Group. The goal of the invite-only group is to leverage technology to enrich the student experience in project-based learning.
Dr. DeRosier possesses expertise in using technology for assessment. Assessment is a vital piece of research-proven project-based learning because it enables educators to personalize instruction and increases the effectiveness of education.
The group recently had its first meeting at Big Rock Ranch, the headquarters of George Lucas Educational Foundation and located adjacent to Skywalker Ranch. The collaboration among its members will play an important role in Lucas Education Research’s efforts to integrate technology into its research on rigorous project-based learning.
Lucas Education Research was founded in 2013 and operates as a sister division to Edutopia and the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Its mission is to build the evidence base to support best practices at classroom, school, and district levels that profoundly and positively impact the course of learning and lifelong achievement.