An example of customized classroom can be found in the (new) Los Feliz Charther School of the Arts:
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 + mechanic - developed by James Paul Gee and Katie SalenCollegeology - developed at USC (Collegeology games project)
Complex Instruction