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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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The Power of Us: A Network Powering Projects, Changing Lives

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More than 1,400 educators from more than 150 schools across the U.S. and from Australia braved July humidity in St. Louis to further activate their network's commitment to powerful learning and the “power of us”. Here’s a look at network effect in action.

Asking Kids to Dream–And Bringing Dreams to Life

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What if we asked kids what their dream machine would do, then helped them build it? MyMachine in Belgium (and expanding globally) is doing just that and offering thousands of children the opportunity to dream.

5 Resources for National Summer Learning Day

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How are you celebrating National Summer Learning Day? Here are 5 resources to help get you started and keep you learning.

Instruction-Driven Scheduling: Using Time as a Powerful Resource

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By: Horace Williams and Melanie Pondant. Re-envisioning the resources available to our district opened up insightful opportunities to improve teaching and learning in our district without becoming bogged down in budget constraints. Learn more here.

Focus on the NOW, Not Always on the Future

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We are often talking about the future of learning but what if we focused on now? Emily Liebtag explores the power of students untapped passions right now.

Design-Focused University–The Best Thing Since French Fries (Which Are Also Belgian)

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A recent trip to Europe took Tom to Howest, a University that’s known for their approach to learning and research and close collaboration with industry and the social sector. Learn how Howest and MyMachine are making design thinking as common in Belgian schools as Frites are on dinner tables

Grab Your Headphones: 10 Must Hear Podcasts

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This week instead of our weekly podcast episode, we wanted to bring you our team’s favorite podcasts from the “vault”. Grab your headphones, press play and listen in as we unpack all things new and innovative in education.

ImBlaze: Igniting Powerful Real-World Learning Experiences

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There is a growing national momentum behind having students learn in contexts and at times outside of the traditional school day. This new tool from Big Picture Learning provides a valuable approach for managing these types of experiences.

Talking Learner Experience at the Zoo

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In this episode of the podcast, Tom Vander Ark talks learner experience with leaders from Washington state. He focuses on three small community connected, experiential schools in Tacoma, WA. One of which can be found in a zoo.

School Models: Pick Your Favorite Flavor

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By: Corey E. Mohn. Most schools and districts want to feel ownership in their initiatives, as they should, but the result is a fragmented landscape with pockets of innovation operating in silos. This post looks at how school networks can bring together and amplify these efforts.

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