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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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Five Schools Sharing Student Learning to Increase Student Engagement

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Some of our favorite ways to engage students in sharing their learning are exhibitions and student-led conferences and during our recent school visits, we’ve seen great examples of both.

Design Thinking, City as Classroom, Museum as Homebase

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Tom recently visited the Grand Rapids Public Museum School that's rooted in design thinking and place-based education. Here's a look at the school and how they're using their XQ Super School grant to extend their vision for high-quality, community as a classroom learning opportunities for more students.

3 Keys to Educating the Whole Child

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By: Kristi Robinson. A principal’s approach to social-emotional learning starts with going on a walk with her students.

Going Global with Virtual Field Trips

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Why use AR and VR? These tools enable educators to provide powerful opportunities for students to do more than learn through videos or photos.

Da Vinci Schools Expand Opportunities in Los Angeles

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Through a commitment to innovation and deeper learning, Da Vinci Schools are working to ensure students are prepared for post-secondary experiences. Tom and Emily share how Da Vinci Schools are expanding opportunities for students throughout Los Angeles.

Teaching the Whole Child: It’s the Little Things

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Disney is known as the happiest place on earth. Anna Durfee shares how she is using ideas from Disney to encourage holistic conversations with students.

Students’ Basic Needs Must Be Met Before They Can Learn Deeply

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By: Bob Lenz and John Larmer. In order to become empowered and skilled graduates, students must master "deeper learning" competencies. However, getting to that level requires other needs be met first.

A Tool for Finding Better Ways Forward in Everyday Challenges: Innovators’ Compass

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What is the Innovators' Compass? It's a powerful tool that helps people move forward in any challenge, big or small—in one usable, shareable picture.

Microsoft Flagship Schools: Transforming Education From The Ground Up

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This fall 17 schools throughout the world will embark on a collaborative journey to “transform education from the ground up.” Learn more here.

Closing the Familiarity Gap Through Global Education

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By: David Ross. In July we launched the Global Schools Network in an attempt to connect schools around the world who care deeply about global competence, global awareness, and linguistic competence. Learn more about our initiative here.