An example of customized classroom can be found in the (new) Los Feliz Charther School of the Arts: http://losfelizarts.org/
Positive Deviance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_Deviance
Open source Workshops
Games-based learning workshop, people and projects:MIT The education Arcade (projects)Kurt Squire (web page and Civilization project/dissertation)
Marck Prensky and Serious Games project (Mark Prensky blog post about game + wiki:www.seriousgames.org/wiki)Gamestar mechanic - developed by James Paul Gee and Katie SalenCollegeology - developed at USC (Collegeology games project)
Complex Instruction
http://cgi.stanford.edu/group/pci/cgi-bin/site.cgi