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Deeper Learning

Deeper learning is simply what highly effective educators have always provided: the delivery of rich core content to students in innovative ways that allow them to learn and then apply what they have learned. Rigorous core content is at the heart of the learning process; true deeper learning is developing competencies that enable graduating high school students to be college and career ready and then make maximum use of their knowledge in life and work.

Deeper Learning

Home Topics Deeper Learning
Deeper learning is simply what highly effective educators have always provided: the delivery of rich core content to students in innovative ways that allow them to learn and then apply what they have learned. Rigorous core content is at the heart of the learning process; true deeper learning is developing competencies that enable graduating high school students to be college and career ready and then make maximum use of their knowledge in life and work.

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Scheduling for Learning, Not Convenience

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By: Emily Liebtag and Mary Ryerse. When it comes to secondary school scheduling, there are many options. Which schedule is best? It depends what you’re trying to accomplish. Here, we look at a number of approaches and examples.

Designed for Learning: At School and At Home

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Learn more about One Stone, a new student-led project-based high school in Boise where students own their learning and take on real challenges using a design thinking process.

Three Ways to Help Tie Listening and Writing into Language Learning

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By: Scott Evans. One intersection often overlooked in language learning is the connection between listening and writing. Here are three ways teachers can more closely tie listening and writing activities in the classroom.

Students Share Their Perspectives on Place-Based Learning

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By: Nate McClennen. Student voice is important to include in the place-based education conversation, so here are responses from a group of middle school students in Wyoming and Idaho who were asked, “What are the benefits of place-based education?”

Getting Smart Podcast | Google’s Jaime Casap on Inequity and Inquiry

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Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google, shares more about inquiry-based learning, technology in education, bridging the digital divide and how a boy who grew up on welfare in Hell's Kitchen was able to beat the odds and succeed.

Getting Smart Podcast | Shared Leadership for Deeper Learning

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In this podcast, Unite LA president David Rattray chats with Tom about workforce readiness, the need for continued lifelong learning and how schools must adapt to prepare young people for a new economy and a changing world.

How PBL Transforms the Classroom into the ‘Real World’

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By: Anthony Johnson. My students consistently outperform others in our school and district, and I believe my focus on PBL and hands-on learning is the catalyst. In this post, I share my strategy and techniques.

Superintendents Reflect on their Move Beyond Test Scores

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By: Todd Brekhus. To truly understand and support their students’ literacy, these two superintendents have adopted an innovative method they call “measuring reading with reading." Learn more about their strategies here.

The Power of Project-Based Instruction in AP Physics

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By: Jack Brunell. I probably don’t have a future as a physicist, but my project-based AP Physics class was nonetheless interesting and applicable to my everyday life. I still remember the experience and lessons learned.

5 Reasons To Take Time Out of the Classroom

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By: Sam Nelson. Since I plan and experience a wide range of excursions around the world with many different students, I am often asked how we justify taking valuable time out of the classroom. Here are five reasons I feel it's important to do so.

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