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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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Getting Students to Take Control

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Getting students to “buy-in” and take control of their learning starts with seeing them as individuals and understanding each of them has different motives, beliefs and goals. Here are a few ideas to consider to help them start.

How a Community Organization is Helping Students Find and Share Their Voice

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In part two of a four part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning, we take a look at how Story Works Alaska is helping "youth develop skills, resilience, and engagement as they explore and share their own stories."

Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning

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Inspired by the growing popularity of AI in pop culture and media, as well as more adaptive learning programs being released, Michelle Zimmerman realized change was coming for both what and how young people should learn and set out to write "Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning".

Brain Research, Creativity and Project-Based Learning

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Does brain research support the belief that if you want to produce a student outcome such as creativity you first must build a classroom culture in which creativity can grow and then you must adopt a pedagogy (like PBL) that allows it to bloom? David Ross explains.

Empowering Students Through Sharing

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This is part 1 of a 4 part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning. When students are provided an opportunity to publicly share their knowledge about something they have learned, they are given more opportunity to take ownership of their work, which demonstrates that it has value, and many also see…

Using Robots to Teach the 4 Cs to Young Students—Without Screen Time

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By: Kathy Hay. A technology integrator shares how 23 districts in Iowa are promoting STEM learning while limiting the time students spend in front of tablets or laptops.

Diploma Networks: A New Way to Help Schools Adopt Broader Outcomes and Next-Gen Learning Models

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Diploma networks can offer schools a promising approach to adopting new outcome frameworks and learning models to help better prepare students for the future.

Why Experiential Education?

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To contribute now and in the future, young people deserve experiential learning--community connected challenges that build agency and collaboration, that cross disciplines and result in public products that make real contributions. Here's why experiential learning matters and five primary benefits.

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.