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The Smartest Kids In The World: Amanda Ripley

Amanda Ripley, author of “The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way,” discusses why she wrote her book on how leading countries educate their students to high levels and what she learned from the students she studied.

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Deeper Learning at City Arts and Technology High School

In this video, you meet the students and teachers of City Arts and Technology (CAT). The high school experience at CAT is entirely focused on supporting students so they can be successful in college, career and life. Staff and students alike are very focused on creating an understanding, a culture, and an expectation of college-going. At the heart of the school’s approach to teaching and learning is the school’s unique deeper learning assessment system.

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High School Reform: Solutions

Explores ways that high schools are improving outcomes for students across the country.

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Deeper Learning: Education for Life and Work

Business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to integrate development of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration into the teaching and learning of academic subjects. Today’s children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management – often referred to as “21st century comptencies” – or deeper learning. This video provides an overview of the seminal National Academy of Sciences report, “Education for Life and Work.” It clarifies the meaning of deeper learning, why it is important, and the recommendations from the report.

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The English Language Arts Standards: Key Changes and their Evidence

Historical context of the need for change in ELA Standards:
• Five critical shifts from earlier standards: text complexity; analysis, inference and evidence; writing to sources; mastery of writing and speaking; academic vocabulary
• Importance of academic vocabulary, especially for English Learners

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Deeper Learning at Impact Academy

Rahil, a student at Impact Academy in Hayward, California, describes what the school’s deeper learning approach — a focus on critical thinking, problem solving, project based learning, and communicating effectively — has meant for him and his family. Impact Academy is part of Envision Schools, a group of schools dedicated to preparing students to succeed in a changing world.

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