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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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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.

A Teacher’s Perspective on the Importance of Sharing Students’ Learning

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By: Erik Ray and Janice Walton. In the last blog of the Share Your Learning series, Erik Ray and Janice Walton discuss how student engagement increases when students share their learning.

New School Formula: Harder Problems and Fewer Answers

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Artificial Intelligence will have more influence on the livelihoods of young people over the next several decades than any other factor. To contribute now and in the future, they will need extended challenges that encourage them to build agency while solving harder problems with fewer answers.

A Refresher Course on the NGSS

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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a structured and cohesive three-dimensional approach to science education in the US. This post explores what they are, and how they work.

New Message Manual to Improve and Create Consistent Communications in Education

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The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, with the help of Hattaway Communications, recently released "Communicating a Shared Vision for Students and Education", a message manual designed to improve and enhance consistent communications about student success and educational equity.

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."

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