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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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The Mathematics Standards: Key Changes and Their Evidence

• General discussion of mathematics Standards and goals
• Description of domains and increased focus and coherence
• Discussion of domains’ discrete life spans
• General description of the differences for high school mathematics, including real-world applications and modeling

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Student Voice: Experiencing Deeper Learning Through PBL

Although high school student Rahil had some academic struggles after immigrating from Fiji just a few years ago, he found opportunity and purpose in the project-based curriculum at Impact Academy. For more information about deeper learning, visit http://www.edutopia.org/blog/deeper-learning-collaboration-key-rebecca-alber

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Diving into deeper learning: Marc Chun at TEDxDenverTeachers

The complex issues we face today require a key set of problem-solving skills. How can schools best prepare students to be ready to take on these challenges? How can they help ensure students have the “deeper learning” skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and metacognition, as well as have the content knowledge they need? Presented by Marc Chun, Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation.

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