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Deeper Learning Digest: New book takes readers into schools transforming the experience of learning

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June 27, 2014 01:28 pm


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DEEPER LEARNING How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century,” a new book by education strategist Monica Martinez takes readers inside eight schools that are redefining the learning experience for students who share the urgent desire to thrive in the college and career worlds. Co-authored with sociologist Dennis McGrath, Deeper Learning highlights schools and practices meant to empower both the student and the educator. The New Press

Researchers at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) are documenting the success of low-income students and students of color to close the achievement gap between themselves and their advantaged peers. Four traditionally underserved schools in Northern California are showing improvement in the face of more personalized, hands-on and group based learning.  SCOPE

The roles race, class and opportunity play for students in deeper learning:  Minnesota 2020 Hindsight

Quizzical minds want to know it all. When it comes to problem-based learning and deeper learning, it seems asking questions can lead to better student engagement and understanding. One group found that a student who raises new questions is likely to have a greater investment in their own learning. The Right Question Institute

Employers are asking educators to make school more relevant to everyday life – with more ways for a student to display his or her individuality, confidence in abilities, and communication skills – in order for these students to someday thrive in the career world. Mind Shift

A student’s experience with project-based learning in two different countries Learning Deeply

Deploying a weather balloon is just one of the hands on learning experiences for students in one high school’s Space Science Program (SSP). The class is helping students engage in real science and real learning. Learning Deeply

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