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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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Virtual Reality in the Park

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As part of a community partnership, Blaine County School District is bringing its virtual reality program out of the classroom and into the community to encourage lifelong learning for all ages.

Global Education For All

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By: India Hui. Thrival Academy offers study abroad and global education to students from all backgrounds, particularly students from underserved communities, to open their minds to the many possibilities for their lives they may have never even considered before.

Achieve Better Learning: Utilize Curiosity to Stimulate Brain Function

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By: Denise Ahlquist. Nurturing curiosity stimulates overall brain functioning, which research shows will help students learn across the curriculum and throughout their lives. Learn more here.

What Do You Think About CTE?

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Career Technical Education has come a long way in the past few decades, preparing high school students of all ages for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers they can begin quickly after graduating.

Smart Review | Is There PBE In Your Water?

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Teacher and parent Andrew Larson takes advantage of his family's vacation to do a fun product review and get in some place-based education practice that could benefit his biology classroom.

Deeper Learning: What We Know So Far

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Teaching that focuses on the development of the six deeper learning competencies yields increased graduation rates, more engaged thinkers, and increased equitability in opportunities to access high-quality learning experiences. Learn more here.

Getting Smart Podcast | Improving Learner Experience: Agency, Community, Challenge

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Nate McClennen of Teton Science Schools and Neva Geisler of student-led One Stone school take you on a walking tour of downtown Boise while discussing place-based education, learner experience and the power of community connections.

Integrated Curriculum: Why it Matters, and Where to Find It

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Why do 95% of high schools retain discipline-based structure and staffing decades after the cost has been shown to significantly outweigh the benefit? Here, I look at a number of schools that provide good examples of ways to break the mold.

Measuring What Matters: A Framework Review

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This post reviews several whole-student outcome frameworks, particularly those that attempt to describe and measure productive dispositions and habits.

How Schools Develop Student Agency

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Given the rate of change in the world, helping young people take charge of their own learning is more important than ever. Here, I look at two EdLeaders' thoughts on how schools can help develop this mindset in students.

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