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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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4 Ways to Build a Better Schedule

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By: Erin Werra. Dr. Ashanti Bryant Foster once said, “A master schedule must be built with the same level of care and attention as a new home where a family will spend the next 20 years growing together.” No pressure, right?

George Saunders On Learning to Write–and Writing to Learn

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George Saunders might be the most critically acclaimed contemporary American author. He has inspired thousands of young writers with his writing and teaching. Tom recently caught up with him to learn more about his approach to teaching and writing.

The Problem With Responsible Students

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Students with agency, on the other hand, are not responsible in the sense that they have embraced the agenda of the adults and comply with it, rather they are reliable and cooperative in pursuing their learning.

The Student Role in Formative Assessment: How I Know Practitioner Guide

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One of the key distinguishers of formative assessment lies in the relationship between a student and teacher in the shared ownership of assessing what students know and are able to do. This guide can help practitioners of formative assessment develop and hone that shared ownership.

Fueling a Vision of Student-Centered, Personalized Learning through Student Voice

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My challenge to myself - and to all of us - today is to ask a handful of kids these two important questions: What do you want to learn? What do you want to do?

The Value of the Human in an AI World

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Let’s start with that first question about preparing our students to contribute. Let me ask you this: what value does a human add to an automated world? The key thing to remember is that AI exists because we birthed it.

BASIS: Inside the Acclaimed School Network Blending the World’s Best Education Practices

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By: Kate Stringer. The BASIS network is moving toward creating what the network hopes will be a more empathetic student population ready to tackle global issues. Learn more about their approach here.

Student Agency: The Canary in the Coal Mine

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How do you know if your personalized learning initiative is working? What you measure can have a profound impact on the outcomes you see. Focusing on student agency can help.

5 Beliefs that Prevent Teachers from Increasing Math Rigor

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By: Jessica Carlson. Rigor is what moves students into creative and effortful problem solving. It’s the type of learning that challenges, and occasionally frustrates as well. Make way for the positive effects of rigor by steering clear of these 5 assumptions.

Balancing Choice, Collaboration and Community

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As the facilitator of my student’s learning, I do need to retain ownership of some aspects of their learning. But if I am to truly create writers who write things that the world will want to read, I’ve got to open the world up to them.

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