Understanding these structures can help advocates and leaders make strategic decisions about how best to dedicate their efforts to increase deeper learning for students throughout the country.
Listen to school leaders, educators, and district leaders talk about the barriers to and enablers of deeper learning in more traditional school environments.
Teachers everywhere are looking for ways to make student learning relevant, meaningful, and to prepare them as lifelong learners. This is important work, and can be both challenging and rewarding.
Listen to educators' stories and learn about their successes, as well as the hurdles they faced, in successfully implementing deeper learning practices.
The Hewlett Foundation has created the following six Deeper Learning competencies:
More than 500 schools in the US belong to the Deeper Learning Network. Their students are developing cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal competencies essential to their success as citizens and scholars.
But there are a lot more than 500 schools in this country! What is happening for students in these remaining schools? Are their educators finding ways to help them develop these competencies? If so, what factors are making this possible? If not, why not?