January 30th, 2013

WATCH: Deeper Learning

Deeper Learning is an education movement that rebels against ‘teaching to the test,’ and instead prioritizes hands-on learning and real-world experiences.

In this report for PBS NewsHour, producers John Tulenko and David Wald profile three classrooms that put this innovative model into action: an elementary school using paper-mache puppets to teach art and writing, a middle school in Maine that tasks students with building robots and energy saving devices, and a high school statistics course that recently integrated Election Day exit polls into the curriculum.

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This program is made possible by the following funders:
Grade Level Reading Fund of the Tides Foundation, The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Tietz Family Foundation.

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Per usual, Tulenko’s looking stellar…

That’s all about the make up and camera angle.

This brief piece succinctly summarizes a key problem at all educational levels: we educators often aim for and are satisfied by achieving superficial learning.

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