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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 Pursuit of Happiness is a Noble Goal for 21st Century Education

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Student happiness is at the core of each student’s holistic development. Parents, teachers, community and learners are all active members of creating the solution. Join David Ross as he unpacks the topic from multiple angles that highlight powerful resources to get you started.

Improving Autism Education with Community—And Robots

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By: Dr. Lisa Raiford. To give students with autism the best possible opportunity to thrive in general ed classrooms, the South Carolina Department of Education is connecting educators, parents, students, and robots.

The Educational Implications of Michelle Obama’s Becoming

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Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson share insights from Michelle Obama’s biography, Becoming, and how parents, teachers and mentors supported her education. Read as they share her mission to provide educational structures, policies, and programs that show all students that they matter.

Rise: Voice of a New Generation

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Empowering student voice with a mission to disrupt for good, One Stone High in Boise, Idaho serves as inspiration for The Earth Network’s powerful Jon Long documentary, Rise: Voice of a New Generation.

Studio-Based Learning and Self-Directed Students at NuVu

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Learn more about how NuVu, an innovation school located in Massachusetts, implements a studio-based learning model that provides students the opportunity to problem-solve through creating and building.

Is the “Place” in Place-Based Learning Enough?

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Place-based learning should be a comprehensive framework and process with clear learning outcomes and curriculum goals to ensure a meaningful experience and support student growth outside the walls of the classroom.

Organizing Your School As A List Of Courses Doesn’t Work for Learners

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A list of courses will not help young people (in high school or college) find and begin to make their unique contribution. It’s time to move beyond the historical structures and practices what we inherited in education and start doing the right thing for kids.

A Pedagogy of Possibilities: Social Justice Delivered Through Literature and Writing

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Developing a framework for a socially just school through literature and writing goes beyond the classroom to lessen apathy, enhance relationships and solidify student ownership.

Place-Based Education Anchors Learning in the Community

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David Ross explains how in Place-Based Education the nature of a place determines the culture of the classroom to an extraordinary degree.

Expanding Our Notion of Student Agency

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Student agency from a sociocultural perspective has as much to do with external factors that shape experiences and possibilities as it does with internal attributes. Read more from one of our regular columnists on why it's time to expand our notion of student agency.

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