January 1st, 2012

Learning Matters on Deeper Learning

Deeper Learning is a new way of teaching - one that promotes critical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, collaboration, and learning how to learn.

Deeper Learning can create educational equity in urban schools, encourage digital literacy, promote cross-curricular teaching, better evaluate students, teach collaboration skills, and allow students to create work of value.

With support from the Hewlett Foundation, Learning Matters will be exploring Deeper Learning in our NewsHour reports and other media.


WATCH: Common Core State Standards: Part 2 - Testing (August 14, 2013)

New tests are being developed to assess the new Common Core state standards. Will these tests be able to measure reading critically, listening carefully and working collaboratively, in addition to math and English? What happens if they don’t?


WATCH: Common Core State Standards: Part 1 - Teaching (August 13, 2013)

The “Common Core” is a national experiment that could produce a sea change in education. In Part One of this two-part series, we look at how the new standards, which emphasize skills like reading critically, listening carefully and working collaboratively, are likely to change classrooms in 45 states and the District of Columbia.


WATCH: Problem Solvers! (May 6, 2013)

At King Middle School in Portland, ME, 8th graders spend four months studying physics, design, and much more - all in preparation for inventing alternative energy devices that improve people’s lives.


Deeper Learning in Danville, KY (April 3, 2013)

Inspired by schools using project-based learning, public schools in Danville, Kentucky are in the process of a radical transformation.


Deeper Learning (January 30, 2013)

A profile of three classrooms that engage students with real-world projects.


Walla Walla Wine School (September 10, 2012)

The two-year degree program in Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla Community College has been around for about 12 years. 80 percent of program graduates are working in the wine industry, in roles ranging from vineyard managers to wine sellers.


Providence Summer Scholars (August 20, 2012)

Providence, Rhode Island’s school district found that remedial summer school classes weren’t working, and so they decided to try something different. Its new program is called Summer Scholars - students participate in hands-on, field learning experiences that feel more like camp than summer school.


Does Music Education Matter? (February 24, 2012)

The Harmony Program, an after-school program in New York City, is showing that music can make a big difference in children’s lives. The program is modeled after Venezuela’s hugely successful “El Sistema” program, which over the last 30 years has helped hundreds of thousands of the country’s neediest children learn not only how to play music, but also how to achieve success in school — and beyond.


Podcasts:

Stephan Turnipseed, Lego Education (11/16/11)
Robert Hall, Principal of Arts Media Prep in NYC (12/13/11)
Aleta Margolis, Center for Inspired Teaching (12/13/11)


Taking Note Posts:

My ‘brilliant’ idea (12/8/11)
A Simple Innovation: Spend The Money Wisely (2/10/12)
But Who Will Design The Robots? (8/11/12)
A Pot Luck Meal Of Ideas (5/16/12)


Resources:

Hewlett Foundation: Deeper Learning Overview
Hewlett Foundation: Statement by Barbara Chow in Response to the National Research Council’s Report -
Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

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