We asked educators two questions:

  • What’s the relationship between deeper learning and equity?

  • What are the entry points to deeper learning?

Then, we filmed their responses.

This all took place at the backdrop of High Tech High in San Diego during the Deeper Learning conference. We interviewed three amazing educators who offered their insights and ideas and contributed to the larger conversation around deeper learning outcomes for all students.

Here’s Jen Morrison, graduate student from High Tech High Graduate School, who talks about the role that equity plays in deeper learning. One quote from Jennifer was, “Deeper learning is all about really getting to know your students, who’s in your classroom. Those things really matter. It’s all about creating relationships.”

We also chatted with Jose Garcia, New Tech Network School Development Coach, about supporting students in figuring out their role in their local and global community. Jose asks, “How can we create agents of change?”

We had the pleasure of talking with Tony Simmons, who keynoted the conference and is the executive director of High School for the Recording Arts in Minneapolis. Tony says we can’t have deeper learning without equity.

Before leaving San Diego, we compiled some highlights from the conference. Warning: You may watch this and regret not attending the conference. Don’t fret–you can come to next year’s Deeper Learning conference. The dates are already scheduled for March 29-March 31, 2017 in San Diego. Check out this site for more and sign up for the newsletter for all things Deeper Learning.

Join in the conversation happening at #deeperlearning. We ask this question knowing that it takes us all: What will create equitable access to deeper learning outcomes for all students?

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Great to see these important discussion! Equity requires validating students’ voices, communities, and experiences. Curriculum is a key leverage point. The learning experience needs build on students’ cultural and linguistic assets–not marginalize them. Thank you for sharing these example.

  2. Great to see this important discussion! Equity requires validating students’ voices, communities, and experiences. Curriculum is a key leverage point. Learning needs build on students’ cultural and linguistic assets–not marginalize them. Thank you for sharing these example.

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