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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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To Design Deep Learning, Look to Enrichment and its Ancient Wisdom

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By: Jeff Wetzler. Enrichment is an often-overlooked aspect of the opportunity gap between affluent and lower-income children, and can be highly valuable in life and for appreciating the world. Learn more here.

Santa Ana Unified Creating Incredible Pathways for Students K-12

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When people think of large urban districts, they often think about all the challenges that they face. And it’s true--large urban districts often have to overcome many hurdles. But these challenges are not insurmountable, and Santa Ana Unified proves it.

Personalization + Projects = Deeper Learning at Da Vinci

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We recently visited three Da Vinci Schools to observe the culture, community and deeper learning outcomes. Here is what we learned from our student guided tours at these innovative schools.

Allowing Authentic Discovery in the Middle School Classroom

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After finishing a more traditional assignment in my PBL classroom, I realized that we still need to allow the time and space for authentic discovery with students to help them connect.

Project-Based Learning: Taking Students to a Deeper Level

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By: Nanda Krish. In learning, there may be no greater tool for students than hands-on experience. With that in mind, in this post I take an introductory look at the "why" and "how" of PBL.

Creating Powerful Student Learning Experiences with Escape Rooms

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As soon as I completed my first Escape Room experience I knew I needed to replicate it for my own classroom. Here are several helpful resources and things I learned as I planned this powerful student learning experience.

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?”

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