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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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Teaching Online in the Time of Coronavirus

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By: Norton Gusky. In collaboration with his educational colleagues, Norton Gusky identifies ways to redesign learning using the online platform that is their only option for instruction right now.

5 Ways Leaders Can Ignite and Support Deeper Learning

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Deeper transformational learning cannot happen or at least be optimized unless leaders support teachers in ways only leaders typically can.

Voices from the Field: Best Practices

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By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. We can support our teachers and the work they do by valuing their perspective and insights, providing them with the resources specific to their students’ needs, and giving them the autonomy to respond to the variations in learning and circumstance within their classrooms.

The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education

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Tom Vander Ark, Emily Liebtag and Nate McClennen share six defining principles of place-based education in their new book “The Power of Place: Authentic Learning Through Place-Based Education.”

Unleashing Student Change-Makers and Uncertainty-Navigators Across Campus with Innovators’ Compass

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By: David Coffey. Innovators’ Compass opens the door for students to have powerful new ways to visualize and share their thinking. A way that values their experience and ideas, and invites their action.

‘Why Do We Have to Learn This?’—Part II

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By: Art Bardige. The way math is taught in school is antiquated. Spreadsheet math and open web schools can more adequately prepare students for our time.

How the Brain Science of Games Helps Students Reach ‘Aha Moments’

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By: Nigel Nisbet. Brain science games can provide students with vehicles for inspiring more and more 'aha moments'—something that is hard to do at will.

Smart Review | Designed to Learn

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Lindsay Portnoy makes the case for using design thinking to bring purpose and passion into the classroom in her new book, Designed to Learn.

Forward-Thinking Schools Begin With Forward-Thinking Design

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By: Larry Spang and Emily Grandstaff-Rice. Arrowstreet, a Boston-based architecture and design firm, is dedicated to accentuating schools’ missions through thoughtful and strategic design, creating customized spaces that support today’s teaching styles and emphasize educational facilities’ unique purposes.

Where Lifelong Skills and Curriculum Meet

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By: Tynetta Harris. Focusing on the development of 36 cognitive skills is the key to deeper, lifelong learning and post high school success.

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