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Wednesday, March 28 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Grassroots Planning for Urban Districts Ready to Create New Landscapes

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Participants will be invited to take a comprehensive look at how to plan for, launch, and sustain a shift towards Deeper Learning in a large, urban, district serving 100,000+ students.
Students from Jefferson County will lead an interactive conversation with educators from their district, school, and classroom and conference participants in order to provide a multifaceted look at the systems and structures necessary to inspire a shift towards Deeper Learning experiences and environments for all students.
The session will begin with high school students sharing their perspectives on Deeper Learning and how it has shaped their identities as learners and their future prospects and goals. Then, participants will get an overview of the journey from start to finish, at the district, school, and classroom level. Participants will learn how to build a culture and climate at every level that is conducive to a Deeper Learning shift, create coherence across all district entities and departments that ultimately result in content mastery, but more importantly, in the creation and growth of capacities and dispositions in students that will empower them to take control and ownership of their learning and futures.
As a formative check for understanding, following the overview, participants will be invited to ask questions of presenters; students and educators alike. Then, in order to capture and communicate new thinking and ideas, presenters will facilitate a brainstorm and early development of participant's ‘crazy ideas’ to take back to their home districts. Finally, participants will view and engage in an interactive ‘tuning protocol’ used by presenters to inspire growth mindsets, create coherence, and employ diverse and varying perspectives into new projects.
Participants will leave with a view of a Deeper Learning movement from it’s infancy to maturation at every level of a large urban district, as well as opportunities to develop and get feedback on crazy ideas to take back to their districts to ignite the Deeper Learning fire.

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Maddie Shepard

Deeper Learning Resource Teacher, Jefferson County Teacher's Association
Born and raised in the bluegrass state. Love my husband Jacob, UK basketball, my three dogs, music and practical jokes. My passion is re-imagining "school", learning, and success for kids. I am also a PBL enthusiast, and former facilitator for Magnify Learning.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTHI 202