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Tuesday, March 27
 

6:00pm

Optional: Early Arrivers Happy Hour Meet-up!
Join other early arrivers in the bar area of the Courtyard Marriott. Come by for a snack, drink and connected conversations!

Hosted by Globally Informed, a peer-reviewed journal for international educators.
We recognize the need to give voice to the shared experiences of international educators. Our mission is to provide a forum for the intellect, humanity and wisdom of international educators yielding new insights into teaching and learning.

We are educators who bring a global perspective to innovative and progressive teaching practices. We share the vision that through reflection, collaboration, and connection around work that matters we can cultivate a curiosity and passion for learning in students that prepares them for success in our ever changing world.

www.globallyinformed.org
 

Tuesday March 27, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Courtyard Marriott
 
Wednesday, March 28
 

8:00am

Breakfast
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
WAFFLE STATION served with Warm Berry Compote / Maple Syrup / Whipped Cream
CRISP BACON + PORK SAUSAGES + VEGAN SAUSAGES
HARD COOKED EGGS
ASSORTED FRESH-BAKED PASTRIES (croissants, danishes, bagels)
SLICED FRUIT PLATTERS / WHOLE FRUIT

Wednesday March 28, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
HTH Gym

9:00am

11:00am

In-Deeper-Views
This shared experience session will explore the nexus between equity and deeper learning.

Before you dive headfirst into DL2018, we want to make sure you get the chance to connect with others in small groups, engage in a shared experience together, and explore your own stories of deeper learning and equity. We believe that each of you, like our students, has a story to share and deserves to be heard. To find your group, identify the Ocean Animal Code on your name badge and go the corresponding room.


Ocean Animal Code
Room Location
Anglerfish
HTE 108
Basket Star
HTE 109
Barnacle
HTE 111
Beluga
HTE 113
Clownfish 
HTE 114
Crab
HTE 115
Cuttlefish
HTE 122
Dolphin
HTE 123
Flameback
HTE 129
Flying Fish
HTE 202
Giant Kelp
HTE 203
Giant Squid
HTE 204
Harp Seal
HTE 206
Jellyfish
HTE 207
Krill
HTE 208
Lionfish
HTE 215
Moon Jelly
HTE 216
Narwhal
HTE 217
Needlefish
HTE 219
Octopus
HTE 221
Orca
HTE 222
Pufferfish
HTHI 123
Puffin
HTHI 124
Seahorse
HTHI 207
Sea Wasp
HTHI 208
Starfish
HTHI 215
Stingray
HTHI 217
Tiger Prawn
HTHI 218
Tuna
HTHI 219
Urchin
HTHI 220
Walrus
HTHI 222



Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
HTH Forum

12:00pm

Lunch
LUNCH - “NOURISH ME” SALAD BAR
BROWN RICE SALAD carrots, radish, cucumbers, walnuts (vegan, gluten-free)
ISRAELI COUSCOUS tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese (vegetarian)
KALE & BRUSSEL SPROUT SALAD Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette (vegetarian, gluten-free)
CANNELINI BEAN & SPINACH SALAD (vegan, gluten-free)
MIXED GREENS with ASSORTED SALAD DRESSINGS (vegan, gluten-free)
PROTEIN SIDES: PESTO CHICKEN / MARINATED STEAK / FALAFEL (vegan, gluten-free)
ASSORTMENT OF PETIT CAKES

Wednesday March 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HTH Gym

1:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Eric Martin
Limited Capacity filling up

Equity Fellow: Eric Martin, Principal at Winton Woods High School
Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

1:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Graysen Walles
Limited Capacity filling up

Equity Fellows: Graysen Walles, Regional Director of District and School Development, New Tech Network

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
HTE 227- Equity Den 2

1:00pm

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Carlos Moreno and Gia Truong
Limited Capacity full

Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno

Co-Executive Director, Big Picture Learning
Colossal Educator (6'8), Passionate Caribbean New Yorker (BX baby). Annoyingly curious about everything, co-Executive Director of Big Picture Learning and Deeper Learning Equity Fellows.
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →
avatar for Gia Truong

Gia Truong

CEO, Envision Education
Gia Truong currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Envision Education, a mission-driven organization committed to transforming the lives of low-income, first-generation college-bound students. Envision’s unique approach consists of two strategies: operating charter schools... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

1:00pm

Leadership Talk with Matthew Bertasso
Limited Capacity full

Featured Leader: Matthew Bertasso, Director, Compass Academy, Idaho Falls, Idaho


Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?
What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
May in frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. 

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Bertasso

Matthew Bertasso

Director, Compass Academy
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

1:00pm

#OTPGradingHow-GradingWhat
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will begin the session by exploring their personal biases and how those biases affect grading. Through a group activity, participants will experience how students feel when they are graded unfairly. Participant will then "hack" ways to separate the "how" grade from the "what" grade to develop a plan to revise grading in their classrooms so that students receive meaningful feedback.

Speakers
KP

Kathryn Procope

Head of School, Howard University Middle School of Math and Science
School Retool, flexible scheduling, Summit Learning


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 206

1:00pm

Amplifying the Acoustics of Democracy & Agency: Can You Hear Me Now?
Limited Capacity filling up

In 1988, Lisa Delpit noted that “the teacher cannot be the only expert in the classroom. To deny students their own expert knowledge is to disempower them.” (Delpit, 1988, p. 19). Delpit conducted educational research related to hierarchy in schools, and specifically considered the extent to which race impacts the dynamics of power, voice, and agency in schools. Like other educators and researchers over the last three decades, Delpit highlighted the potential, value, and promise of “student voice” as we design, shape, and improve our schools as spaces for deep learning, personal growth, and democratic citizenship.

This 90-minute workshop provides student voice research findings from Forest Hills Northern High School, Orchard View Middle School, and Detroit Country Day Upper School, all located in Michigan. Workshop participants will learn how students: 1) developed questions about their school and secondary education; 2) planned inquiries; 3) applied democratic principles to participation and deliberation; 4) gathered and evaluated evidence; and 5) communicated conclusions and took informed action. The workshop is highly interactive, so that participants continuously engage with both the content and each other.

Speakers

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 208

1:00pm

Bringing Deeper Learning to Scale: What Does It Look Like to Support Traditionally Underserved Students at the School, District and State Levels?
Limited Capacity full

In school districts across the country, deeper learning opportunities are often “saved” for a subset of students—high achievers and students from largely white, middle class suburban communities. In this session, we’ll engage in conversation about how policy, practice, and effective resources can make deeper learning a reality for all students, especially as a means to bring equitable opportunities for traditionally underserved students to engage in deeper learning every day.

Presenters will share concrete examples of what deeper learning looks like in their sphere (e.g., across a district or within schools) and lead a discussion with participants about how policy and practice at the school, district, and state level can provide complementary and reinforcing opportunities for traditionally underserved students to develop deeper learning competencies.
Through this session, participants will:

• Have an opportunity to engage in a frank discussion about the challenges with implementing deeper learning at scale and explore solutions;
• Hear leaders in the field share how they have built deeper learning into their instructional approach;
• Build knowledge and capacity of specific instructional practices employed by leading schools and districts to create and scale up deeper learning opportunities for traditionally underserved student populations;
• Learn strategies to address specific challenges school and district leaders face as they provide opportunities for all students to develop deeper learning competencies, and particularly for those students who traditionally have not had exposure to a curriculum rich in these skills and competencies;
• Build knowledge and capacity of how state and district policy can support or undermine deeper learning to advance equity goals—and where there are limitations;
• Identify recommendations for state and district policymakers that can help bring deeper learning to scale for all students, particularly underserved populations.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hartl

Scott Hartl

President and CEO, EL Education
Current interests: Leadership, equity, quality instruction, open source curriculum and business models, raising happy kids, and downhill mountain biking and ultimate frisbee after 50.
avatar for Margaret Horn

Margaret Horn

Chief Development and Partnerships Officer, CenterPoint Education Solutions
Current interests are: college- and career-ready aligned classroom based assessments, professional learning, and curriculum. Background: I serve as CenterPoint’s Chief Development and Partnerships Officer. In this role, I am responsible for expanding business opportunities across... Read More →
avatar for Brian Pick

Brian Pick

Chief, District of Columbia Public Schools
Brian Pick serves as the Chief of Teaching and Learning for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). In this role, he leads the district’s efforts to ensure that teachers are equipped with the best resources and professional learning opportunities so that all students achieve... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 123

1:00pm

CREATE A SPARK: WAYS TO IGNITE YOUR STUDENTS
Limited Capacity full

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire - Yeats. It only takes one spark to serve as a catalyst to create inspiration. Learn various design thinking based techniques to help capture, create, or spark your students interests and passions in your content area or project so as to "hook" your students from the very beginning. From field trips to videos, interactive article engagement and tinkering, come fill your teaching toolkit with design methods of engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Podany

Elizabeth Podany

Village Tech Schools, Village Tech


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 115

1:00pm

Cultural Baptism by Immersion: How to immerse yourself and your students in diverse culture (and why you should)
Limited Capacity filling up

Evolution is nature’s way of optimizing living systems. A particularly innovative invention of evolution is culture. The Business Dictionary defines culture as a “pattern of responses discovered, developed, or invented during a social group's history of handling problems which ... are considered the correct way to perceive, feel, think, and act. It encompasses all learned and shared, explicit or tacit, assumptions, beliefs, knowledge, norms, and values, as well as attitudes, behavior, dress, and language.” The one thing that culture isn’t is fixed.

Culture evolves just like any system of organisms. Cultural evolution is just as essential to civilization as biological evolution is to life - adapt or become extinct. Today’s polarized political environment would have us believe that cultural diversity is non-optimal; that a mono culture of capitalism or socialism or some other -ism is the only path to sustainable progress. But if natural selection has taught us anything, it is that survival depends on adaptation, and innovative adaptation proceeds directly from diversity. As educators, we embrace social diversity. However, as the world becomes “flatter”, social diversity seems to become more divisive even as it becomes more apparent. How can we introduce our students to the rich diversity that surrounds them without risking the schisms that instill fear and promote isolation? How can we help them appreciate and perhaps even adopt social norms from other cultures?

These are the questions we hope to address in this workshop. We will offer insights into our personal experiences in immersive cultural exchange both among students and between teachers. We will then apply design thinking to design a cultural immersion experience that meets each participant’s needs, whether that involves international exchanges or the discovery of the cultural diversity in one’s own backyard.

Speakers
avatar for Doris Korda

Doris Korda

Chief Executive Officer, Korda Institute for Teaching
Doris Korda is changing how school is done in urban and rural schools, with students of all ages and in courses of all types. The founder and CEO of the Korda Institute for Teaching, she is a successful tech entrepreneur-turned educator -- a 24 year educator and 30+ year organizational... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTHI 222

1:00pm

Don’t just do something, stand there! Empowering student as scientist through intentional nonintervention
Limited Capacity full

In this workshop, attendees will be put in the shoes of students as we practice using a model for teaching science through doing science. Students from Avanti High School (an ALE public school of choice in Olympia, WA) will lead the attendees of this workshop through the Student as Scientist model; a process that they have first-hand experience with from their science courses at Avanti. The workshop is collaboratively designed by students and their science teacher utilizing a 5E lesson plan. Though students will take a lead role in facilitating the workshop, the teacher will help set the tone for both rigor and lightheartedness to explore with curiosity and engagement. First, attendees will hear student and teacher perspectives on the model through stories of their experience with it. Next, participants will explore the model via a simulated experience with it. We will provide them with background information on a specific topic (ex. Banana slug eating behaviors), have teams brainstorm a list of questions, and then develop possible research methods for how to answer their chosen question. We will also provide some physical examples of materials they can use for data collection (can stimulate thoughts for methods). This model can be used in any science subject and is great for both field and lab research. It puts students firmly into the role of ‘scientist’ and requires that the teacher practice some intentional nonintervention. Sometimes students fail the first time around and have to adjust research methods (or even the initial question!). That’s fantastic!! The workshop will culminate with participants sharing their experiences and a group brainstorm for ideas on possible focus topics and methods for adapting the model. Participants will leave with all handouts/worksheets used and a sense of excitement for learning and teaching science!

Speakers
avatar for Quasar Surprise

Quasar Surprise

Teacher, Avanti High School, OLYMPIA, WA



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 129

1:00pm

Fish Scale, not Blue Whale! Deeper Learning @ Scale: A S.I.M.P.L.E. process to shift the role of the learner AND your system
Limited Capacity full

Personalized learning elements such as deeper learning are critical and necessary pieces of a larger system transformation effort. The Systemic Implementation of Personalized Learning Elements (S.I.M.P.L.E.) approach takes the implementation of ideas such as deeper learning from classroom practice to full scale systemic change. The Institute for Personalized Learning works with district and school teams across the nation and has developed frameworks and approaches that transform tomorrow's lessons and leverages those to make systemic change. Teachers will leave with resources and ideas for changing the experience for their learners the next day. School and district leaders will leave with a customized blueprint and a strong understanding of the S.I.M.P.L.E process to move toward systemic change. Join us for an engaging, interactive session that will push on basic assumptions, guide participants toward transformational change and explore how to address conflict, friction, and discomfort with all stakeholders. The SIMPLE process will allow learners to gain the immediate benefits of learning in a classroom that has deeper learning and other PL elements, and will build the foundation of a personalized system.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Krohn

Ryan Krohn

Director, The Institute for Personalized Learning
@pullED_Learning
avatar for Christina Sprader

Christina Sprader

Associate Director, Institute for Personalized Learning
@csprades


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 219

1:00pm

Full School Makeover!: Using immersive theatre as a deep thinking tool to drastically change how students see and interact with your spaces
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop, participants will engage with documentation from an immersive theatre production that took over our school last year, and the developing production we build annually with new students. Our example serves as a springboard; this workshop is an opportunity for participants to conceptualize their own framework for an immersive, site-specific production in their school. This framework will draw from the participants’ school spaces and the issues relevant to their students.

Participants will engage in writing and drama exercises, respond to sparks in news articles and picture books, generate ideas based on their school contexts, collaborate with students and teachers for brainstorming and feedback, and consider barriers to access -- and solutions to them -- for this project to occur successfully in their schools.

Ultimately, our goal is for participants to leave the workshop with a solid grounding in how this project has developed and worked for us and a plan for how to begin planning and provoking such a project for themselves.

This project arose as a means to process key questions in our practice: how do we promote a student-driven vision and development of school spaces? How can we undertake meaningful experiences so that students work as genuine apprentices seeking mastery, confidence, and independence across disciplines? How do we engage students in creating critical habits of thought and developing agency in relationship to issues that matter to them?

Our project seeks to answer these questions by honouring student voice and building student confidence. Our motivation is to engage students as more than subject tourists; we want them to feel at home in the cultures of thinking and connection across our disciplines and communities. We want them to feel at home in these modes of thinking and connection outside of school as well: in other physical spaces, at other stages of their life, and in their careers and personal projects. We hope this workshop provides participants with a real, workable foundation for how to do this for themselves.

Speakers
BA

Brendon Allen

The Bishop Strachan School
avatar for Amanda Merpaw

Amanda Merpaw

Faculty, The Bishop Strachan School



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 111

1:00pm

Getting Off To a Great Start: Project Based Learning Basics
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop you will learn the basics of designing and assessing a relevant, rigorous standards-focused project. Using the model of project based learning, presenters will have give participants some direct instruction, some modeling and plenty of time to dive deep into planning their first project based unit.

Speakers
SM

Sandra Mings Lamar

2016 Rowland Fellow, Lyndon Institute
2016 Rowland Fellow. Deeper Learning 2018 Presenter. Co-founding teacher at New Tech High in Napa, CA.
TS

Terha Steen

English Instructor, Lyndon Institute



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 203

1:00pm

Good Questions Are the Answer: Lenses of Questioning
Limited Capacity full

In this age of instant information access and shallow sound bites, it is imperative that we don't lose the skill of thoughtful, critical inquiry, so crucial to every lesson or experience. The Lenses of Questioning method (loosely based on the business model Six Thinking Hats), which Batsheva originated and has taught world-wide, gives solid tools and includes activities to both model for and train students to ask and analyze strong questions, which leads to deeper critical thinking skills and imaginative observations.
In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn by doing how to engage students of all ages in higher order thinking with meaningful, fun activities as they master the Lenses of Questioning approach.

Speakers
avatar for Batsheva Frankel

Batsheva Frankel

Founder and Co-Director/Dean of Faculty, Arete Preparatory Academy/Arete Institute
Batsheva has been an educator for over twenty years. In 2011, she began developing the award winning LaunchBox line – activities and games that explore big philosophical ideas. As an educational consultant, Batsheva has presented professional development workshops to educators at... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 109

1:00pm

Hacking your way to Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

"Hacking your way to Personalized Learning" will give participants an overview of the Colorado PL project, teach them how to design hacks, work with students to iterate and improve those hacks, and walk away with a new skill to test in their own school.

Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) is leading a cohort of four school districts in Colorado that are working on deepening their Personalized Learning (PL) strategies throughout their schools. Each district has an elementary, middle, and high school participating. As part of the PL project, schools are engaging in mindset work, learning new practices, and implementing strategies at scale. CEI also partners with the Stanford d.school on implementing School Retool in the state. One component of the process is learning how to use hacking to test out ideas. We trained educators on how to use hacks in their classrooms to advance their PL goals while incorporating student voice.

Participants will learn from one of our district partners first hand about how this project is working in their district. They will learn what hacking is and how they can use it in their classrooms. They'll also get to work with students and see how their feedback can quickly improve an idea and give them agency in their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Beck

Paul Beck

Innovation Specialist, Colorado Education Initiative
Personalized Learning Specialist


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 207

1:00pm

Little People have Big Ideas: Implementing a Social Justice Lens in Elementary
Limited Capacity filling up

Our children are exposed to media and language that is fueled by bigotry and hate on a daily basis. It is our moral obligation to create a safe space where conversations about race, gender, class, and immigration can be discussed with civility. This session is designed to help elementary school educators develop a social justice curriculum for their classrooms. Participants will exit with a plan for teaching social justice in their classrooms. Participants will learn by sharing collective best practices of social justice work in our schools. Educators will collaborate and develop an idea for adding social justice lens to their previous work or future projects. We hope to encourage educators to spark a sense of justice and action in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Kegley

Grace Kegley

Teacher, High Tech High
avatar for Jeremy Manger

Jeremy Manger

educator, High Tech High



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 204

1:00pm

Make Meaningful Math Conversations a Reality
Limited Capacity full

How can we teach mathematics in ways that engage and support all learners, and at the same time develop student capacity to have meaningful conversations about math? In this workshop we will discuss how students can listen or read the arguments of others, decide whether they make sense, and ask useful questions to clarify or improve the arguments. Participants will experience and analyze math tasks that develop student argumentation skills that they can apply in math class and the world!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim

Math Instructional Specialist, New Visions for Public Schools
avatar for Sara Toguchi

Sara Toguchi

Instructional Specialist, New Visions for Public Schools


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 216

1:00pm

Making friends with data and research!
Limited Capacity full

Many educators and school leaders have a strained relationship with data and research. For far too many years, data has been hard to access and use, often was focused on the wrong or inadequate measures, or was simply misused. Quite recently, a new era for educational research and data has begun to transform how schools and educators access and use data to help students and tell their own story. In this session, educators and school leaders will be provided real-world examples of the newly emerging tools, approaches, and mindset for leveraging data, research, and visualization tools to support their own unique educational objectives. Using examples culled from global K12 school settings in recent months and years, this session will provide both a framework and examples of best practices for attendees wishing to better leverage research, data, and the latest visualization tools in their own school context. Attendees will actively participate in data gathering, scoring, and reporting through online instruments, classroom drawings, observation rubrics, and will be introduced to a collection of the latest data-visualization tools being used in classrooms around the globe. Through the application of these process and tools, attendees will have the opportunity to more empirically self-evaluate and reflect with others on the complex objectives and relationships inherent in using data to inform 21st teaching and learning. To facilitate this process, attendees will work through exercises individually and in small groups, with whole group discussion and facilitated sharing. By the end of our session, attendees will have a greater enthusiasm and deeper understanding for the opportunities and affordances of leveraging research and data in their classroom/school and deepen their capacity and skills for using simple data visualization tools.

Speakers
DG

Dina Ghobashy

French American International School


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 114

1:00pm

Providing Students with a Passionate, Powerful, Persuasive Practice Using Systems Thinking
Limited Capacity full

The ability to persuade is a life skill for students. Whether they are trying to get the keys to the car for a night out with friends, appealing to a teacher for a recommendation for National Honor Society, convincing a coach why they should not be on the bench, or eventually pitching their best idea to a potential business investor, persuasion is a skill for which students can easily see real-life applications. Systems thinking provides students with language they can use to explain their thinking and tools to make their thinking visible. Teachers striving to help students think more deeply will find that systems thinking provides them explicit methods for teaching critical thinking and problem solving. In this session participants will engage in a series of systems thinking-based activities designed to teach techniques for argumentation. Session activities will utilize a systems thinking approach, and while engaging for adults the lessons will be immediately applicable to a classroom as well. Making a claim and providing the corresponding supportive arguments is a core academic skill that requires critical thinking, problem solving skills, and clear communication. It is a perfect practice field for exploring the use of systems thinking to develop and enrich deeper learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Benson

Tracy Benson

President, Waters Foundation
The Waters Foundation is recognized worldwide for making systems thinking accessible and practical, both for children in classrooms as well as executives in boardrooms. We’ve worked across the U.S. and around the globe to develop systems thinkers who will shape our current and future... Read More →
avatar for Brian Bindschadler

Brian Bindschadler

Teacher, Orange Grove Middle School
I've been teaching for over 30 years, most of it at the middle school level. I currently teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English.



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 113

1:00pm

Seed To Table: STEM comes alive in the Garden and Kitchen
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will teach attendees how to incorporate all elements of STEM into a long-term gardening and cooking project. We will show how to grow an heirloom variety of Native American corn and turn it into flour to make a traditional corn cake.Attendees will engage in a series of 4 hands-on projects that show how STEM comes to life in the garden and kitchen setting. Each station will show how to appeal to a broad diversity of student interests. Teachers and administrators will leave with concrete examples and lesson ideas they can bring back to their schools and either start or expand on existing garden programs. Attendees start at the Science station. We will walk through the process of soil testing and analyzing different soil types. We will discuss the importance of different soil types and inclusion of organic amendments and how they affect plants and the environment. After this all move on to the technology station. At the Technology station attendees will learn first about the historical significance of the Hopi Red Dent corn. We will then use various types of grain mills to turn the corn into flour. Next at the Engineering station the entire group will be split up into 4 or 5 smaller groups. We will encourage each group to identify the different ways that engineering is or can be student driven in a garden and cooking setting. We will facilitate each discussion. After 10 minutes of brainstorming each group will report back to the entire group on their findings. Finally at the Math station attendees will participate on 2 more hands on projects. One will consist of making batter with the fresh ground flour and discuss mathematics in recipe development. The other will highlight the use of math when determining plant spacing and garden planning.


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTHI Patio

1:00pm

Students are the New PLC: Empathizing and Learning from Students to Design Classroom Experiences that Matter
Limited Capacity filling up

Passionate, engaged, authentic teaching that evolves around what students want and need is not necessarily pretty and often means asking tough questions, struggling with realities, and stumbling over and over. But so often, in an effort to systematize teaching and learning, the realities and HUMANITY of engaging students and teachers in transformative learning experiences can get lost in the shuffle. Curriculum binders are neat, but often not beneficial for the needs of real students. At Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, we have banded together as an interdisciplinary cohort of passionate educators who want to dig deep to the heart of teaching and discover from students how to best teach them. We created School Startup (schoolstartup.org), which is a program where teachers form a cohort and use the principles of design thinking to start where it matters--with students--and build from there. School Startup teachers start by shadowing and interviewing their toughest students, then disrupt their own preconceived notions about learning to develop new curriculum, restructure whole classes, or start totally from scratch. In this session, School Startup teachers will facilitate a focus group between attendees and actual students and guide attendees through the process of using interview data to inform instructional design. Prepare to rethink your approach to teaching and to walk away with a plan of action for engaging students and transforming teachers when you return home!

Speakers
RB

Rachel Ball

Fern Creek High School
WC

Will Colon

Jefferson County Public Schools
AL

Ashley Lamb-Sinclair

Founder & CEO, Curio Learning
As Founder of Curio Learning, an edtech startup creating an app for teachers to discover new ideas for the classroom, curate them in a visual way, and collaborate with other educators, my goal is to connect teachers from across the world and to elevate the teaching profession. I am... Read More →
CW

Courtney Williams

Fern Creek High School


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 122

1:00pm

The Feedback Fix: Coaching Students to Become Creators
Limited Capacity filling up

The rush for project-based learning is on – but are teachers prepared to manage it? Without frequent, high-quality feedback, students can’t achieve breakthrough success. This session offers a clear road map for designing and delivering feedback that empowers students to become independent, inspired creators in the self-managed PBL classroom. Based on behavioral science and backed by case study, this session outlines practical, manageable and actionable steps that teachers can take immediately to improve the way students collaborate and communicate in PBL environments, with broad applications for teacher appraisal, coaching and development.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Hirsch

Joe Hirsch

Managing Director, Semaca Partners
Joe Hirsch is an award-winning educator and researcher, a frequent keynote speaker, and the author of "The Feedback Fix" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 222

1:00pm

Wild Principals Unite! A New Leadership and Design Incubator
Limited Capacity full

Join faculty and fellows from School Foundry, a new principal leadership and school design incubator recently launched by Big Picture Learning. School Foundry starts with the assumption that we need new approaches to leadership development in order to disrupt the educational status quo and bring innovative deeper learning approaches to more students. Participants in this Deep Dive will reflect on their own leadership practice through our lens of what it means to be a wild principal. Are you equity-driven? Shifting systems around you? Stewarding an adult learning organization? Designing for deeper learning? Drawing on challenges and growth opportunities from their own leadership practice, participants will work with each other and facilitators to develop action plans to be more effective generally or in responding to a specific dilemma. Not just for principals, this session should be a helpful reflective and planning session for any equity-driven leader. Facilitators have started and led multiple deeper learning schools in various contexts (district and charter, urban and rural, etc.) and hope to include this Deep Dive’s participants in ongoing dialogue about how we develop leaders for the schools we need, not just the ones we have. Embedded in the session will be an overview of School Foundry’s approach, relevant to principals considering who might succeed them, district leaders looking to develop strong principals, and funders and policymakers developing or supporting leadership programs.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Petty

Jeff Petty

Regional Director, Big Picture Learning
Jeff Petty is the Northwest Regional Director of Big Picture Learning, and recently launched a new principal leadership and school design incubator called School Foundry. He was the founding principal of Highline Big Picture School and has since supported the design and launch of... Read More →
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Carleen Schnitker

Principal, Union High School a BPL school
Carleen Schnitker is the administrator of the first Innovation school in Idaho! Union High School is a public, Big Picture Learning school, which is a part of Nampa School District. Carleen has been a secondary educator since 1996. She taught in secondary schools in both Meridian... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Williams

Hannah Williams

School Coach, National Center for Restorative Justice
Education Consultant [School + Program Design | Project-Based Learning | Professional Development | Teacher/Leader Coaching | New School Learning Space Planning | Arts Integration | Personalized Learning | Classroom Culture | Education Networking Events ] Twitter: @findlearning Insta... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 221

1:00pm

Make Your Own DL Shirt
No Sign-in Required:  Drop in Session! 

Do you have a design for a t-shirt? Students from two student-run businesses will be available on hand to design and make your t-shirts! Price for shirt is between $12-$15. There will also be Deeper Learning shirts for sale if you want to have the swag to prove you were there.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Strong

Mike Strong

High Tech High


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
HTHI COMMONS

1:00pm

Anatomy of Rigorous PBL: Driving deep learning from launch to final product
Limited Capacity full

How can we keep sinkholes from swallowing us up? In this immersive workshop, participants will take a deep dive into science and experience the power of project-based learning to ignite engagement and develop deeper understanding of core scientific concepts. The workshop is constructed so participants will “learn while doing” as they explore a middle school PBL unit on Sinkholes. The experience will include a launch lesson and several activities that demonstrate how wet labs and text-based tasks work in concert to build knowledge about the phenomenon of sinkholes. Learn how to ensure your PBL approach isn’t exclusively “hands-on” but also develops students who can read, write, and argue scientifically. During this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of PBL that prioritizes cohesion and alignment between Essential Questions, standards, project tasks, and assessment of learning. Walk away with a model unit (Sinkholes) and tools to support student agency and deeper learning through project-based teaching and learning. This workshop will be facilitated by curriculum designers from Educurious, a Seattle-based non-profit that designs and supports PBL instruction with the goal of making learning meaningful, relevant, and rigorous.

Speakers
CA

Carol Adams

Educurious
avatar for Sara Nachtigal

Sara Nachtigal

EDUCURIOUS Curriculum Designer & Professional Learning Specialist, Educurious


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 123

1:00pm

Disrupting Inequity in our Schools and Beyond: how to teach for deeper learning, equity, and social justice
Limited Capacity full

Research reminds us that our most underserved students of color, English Language Learners, and Special Education students do not receive the same quality of education as white students and those of greater socio-economic means. How are we, as educators, in a unique position to leverage our power to promote equity for all learners, particularly in deeper learning competencies of critical thinking and self- direction? In this session we consider our own identities, privilege, and biases; then, we identify classroom practices that can create and sustain a more equitable culture for adults and students at school - - one that promotes deeper learning for all, promoting a more just society.

Speakers
avatar for Meg Riordan

Meg Riordan

Director of External Research, EL Education
Meg Riordan, Ph.D., is the Director or External Research at EL Education, a K-12 non-profit organization partnered with more than 150 schools, serving 4,000 teachers and 53,000 students in 31 states. She was in the inaugural Deeper Learning Equity Fellows cohort. Prior to her current... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 124

1:00pm

Exploring the Spiral: Designing learning experiences which balance mastery, identity, and creativity
Limited Capacity full

During this interactive 3-hour workshop, participants will work with deeper learning researchers Jal Mehta (Harvard GSE) and Sarah Fine (High Tech High GSE) to explore the three pillars which undergird deeper learning experiences: mastery, identity, and creativity. For the first 90 minutes, participants will engage in a series of whole-group activities designed to unpack what these pillars mean, why they matter, how they relate to each other, and how they play out in classrooms and other learning contexts. Participants also will use a self-assessment tool to identify and reflect on which of these dimensions are more and less developed in their own work. During the workshop’s second half, participants will use the mastery-identity-creativity framework as a tool for deepening the learning that happens in their own classrooms and/or schools. With the facilitators and HTH students serving as consultants and thought-partners, they will redesign one learning experience to better draw the three elements into balance. The workshop will culminate with a gallery walk and reflective discussion about the challenges of balancing the three pillars of deeper learning in contexts where one or two are more highly prized than the others. We welcome individual participants but the workshop will be even more powerful for those who come with colleagues from their school/district/network.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Fine

Sarah Fine

Director, Teaching Apprenticeship Program, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Dr. Sarah Fine is an educator, ethnographer, and the co-author of In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School. She currently directs the High Tech High Graduate School of Education's Teaching Apprenticeship Program and also serves as a Lecturer in Education... Read More →
avatar for Jal Mehta

Jal Mehta

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Jal Mehta is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research explores the role of different forms of knowledge in tackling major social and political problems, particularly problems of human improvement. He has also written extensively on what it would... Read More →


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

1:00pm

From Mission to Job Description: Developing Value-Driven Programs for Social Innovation in High Schools
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will go back to school ready to propose long-term, community-engaged, values-driven programs. Based on a school’s resources, they will develop a pitch for the program and draft a job description of a role needed to support this program. Members will complete all this through quick brainstorming activities, short writing exercises, and group feedback sessions. To inform this work, participants will learn about the origin story of Sequoyah School’s Social Innovation Program by hearing from the program’s director, and a faculty facilitator. High school students will coach participants and present work they’ve completed in the program.
Throughout the three hour session, participants will populate a large pin board with their ideas written on individual index cards. On the left will be a collection of values they believe their school to hold. Next, they will list the resources they have access to at their institution. In the third section, they will list the ideas they have for programs they could envision at their schools. In the final column, they will post “job listings” for a support person needed to make this program a reality. We will then string yarn from the values through the resources to the programs and job listings. Each team will be assigned a different color yarn. This should help demonstrate how access to particular resources affects the development of programs, even for schools with similar (or identical) values.
We hope participants will walk away feeling empowered to found innovative programs on their campuses that call on community resources to realize the unique values of their school.

Speakers
LH

Laura Haney

Teacher, Sequoyah School
RS

RJ Sakai

Director of Social Innovation, Sequoyah School


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 207

1:00pm

Grassroots Planning for Urban Districts Ready to Create New Landscapes
Limited Capacity full

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.

Speakers
avatar for Maddie Shepard

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
HTHI 202

1:00pm

HipHop Scholastics: Healing Ourselves, Our Schools, and our Communities
Limited Capacity filling up

We will examine school systems and structures that support the development of safer and more inclusive school climate and culture and the effective implementation of HipHop education to improve student achievement and develop HipHop Community Schools and Healing literacies via HipHop Pedagogies and Stress resilience techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Itoco Garcia, EdD

Itoco Garcia, EdD

Co-Executive Director HipHop Scholastics, HipHop Scholastics
Dr. Garcia has been a transformative professional educator for 18 years in some of the most challenged schools in the Bay Area, and has dedicated his life and career to achieving educational equity for all students traditionally failed by our public school system. He spent 12years... Read More →
CJ

Corey Johnson

HipHop Scholastics



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 108

1:00pm

Inquiry All Around Us: Using Data Collection to Inspire Authentic Engagement In Mathematics
Limited Capacity full

Why does mathematics seem to be one of the more difficult subject areas to implement PBL? In this session participants will be looking at how engaging in authentic observations of the world around us can invoke complex mathematical questions. Using inquiry as a tool to guide students towards meaningful relationships with mathematics, we will be looking at a ways to engage students and design projects that are relevant to their lives. From social justice and environmental issues to questions about the laws of physics and scientific phenomena, inquiry can lead us to finding mathematical relationships in nearly everything in our lives.


Essential questions are generated when students find meaning in their observations. Data can be gathered from physical, social, economic, or environmental conditions, and participants will look at ways use data collection not only for mathematical analysis, but as a tool for authentic engagement. Participants in this session will go on data collecting missions, use data collection sensors, and design personally relevant investigations to obtain and analyze their own data. Participants will learn how to weave inquiry and investigations into pre-existing curricula to create exciting projects while still following scope, sequence and standards.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Peruta

Carolyn Peruta

Education Support Scientist, Sonoma State University
avatar for James Snyder

James Snyder

Principal, Anderson Valley Jr./Sr. High School
I taught Mathematics, Music and STEM for ten years before being demoted to a principal. I am currently involved in bringing inquiry and project based learning strategies into all curricular areas in my small rural school. I was California State Science Fair Teacher of the Year in... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 208

1:00pm

Making ‘making’ make sense
Limited Capacity filling up

The importance of 21st century skills is a driving force, pushing teachers to change their approach to teaching, to create deeper learning experiences and set students up for success in their futures. Although it is important to recognize where the focus of teaching should be, it is also important to emphasize the gap that is currently found between the teachers’ knowledge of new technologies and their varying abilities to implement those technologies in the classroom successfully. One way to bridge that gap is with the introduction of maker pedagogies, which are centered on collaborative, student-centered learning and inquiry- and constructionist-based methods. Simply put, it is neither necessary, nor desirable, for the teacher to be the tech-expert, as the learning is richest when students and teachers oscillate between these two roles. Making entails fabricating with new technologies to create almost anything (Wohlwend, Peppler, Keune and Thompson, 2017). Our session will focus on introducing educators to various digital making technologies (augmented reality, circuit-building kits and computer programming, primarily) and also to the accompanying maker pedagogies. The educators will be placed in small learning groups and will move through three, main making sessions. These include: i.) Augmented reality journeys where participants will immerse themselves in an AR storybook and consider links to the language arts; ii.) Circuit-infused works of art using paper circuits or e-textiles where participants will consider the science and art subject-integration possibilities; iii.) Stop motion animation using a green screen. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with the green screen technology (superimposing layers of images on top of one another) and then to create a simple narrative using stop motion animation techniques.

Speakers
avatar for James Eady

James Eady

Teacher, Rainbow District School Board
avatar for Laura Morrison

Laura Morrison

Project Manager, Research, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Making, makerspaces and digital literacies


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 107

1:00pm

Raising Multilingual Voices: Equity, access and deeper learning for culturally and linguistically diverse learners in high school
Limited Capacity filling up

With each passing day, classrooms become more diverse, and yet equity remains a nagging concern for many US schools. Has anything changed over the past century about the ways we educate culturally and linguistically diverse learners? With increasing enrollment of immigrant and immigrant-origin students in this time of increasing anti-immigrant rhetoric, what does deeper learning and equity look like in academically rigorous classrooms that meets the needs of a diverse student populations? What are successful strategies and what can we do better for linguistically and culturally diverse students?
These important questions will be addressed front and center in this hands-on experiential workshop! In this interactive session, participants will:
1) see, feel and explore an equitable and accessible classroom that meets the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners;
2) time-travel to learn the good, bad, and ugly about historical approaches to educating diverse learners;
3)participate in engaging classroom experience that models both deeper learner for diverse students and access for students of diverse backgrounds;
4) generate a practical list of strategies to promote equity and deeper learning for linguistically and culturally diverse learning in their own schools and communities.
5) reflect on lessons learned for addressing equity and deeper learning;
6) gather insights, tools and resources can to take back to their home schools and classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Marguerite Lukes

Marguerite Lukes

Internationals Network for Public Schools



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 127

1:00pm

Using Diffusion of Innovation to Scale Deeper Learning Practices
Limited Capacity full

In this highly interactive and personalized session, learners will get a chance to reflect on the nature of change and apply diffusion of innovation theory to an authentic change they would like to make in their schools or district. Learners will create an implementation and scaling map that includes diffusion of innovation theory, deeper learning, and targeted universalism.This session will help give learners a solid footing in the shaky world of change. This session is ideal for school and district leaders looking for ways to map out and lead people through a more predictable process of change as they implement and scale deeper learning practices.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Kingston

Sally Kingston

Senior Director of Research & Evidence, Buck Institute for Education



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 215

1:00pm

Create & Make in the Makerspace: Drop-In Sessions!
Drop-in sessions!

Find some time to come by yourself or with a group to create and make in the Makerspace! We will have stations set up where you can play around with Etextiles and sewing, Peppakura, origami and other 3D paper modeling. Or if you want to learn about how to program the Sphero robots, you can race them through a maze you create! We will also have a Community Build happening right in the center of the Maker Space. Middle school students designed 3D animals in Fusion 360. The 3D image was unfolded in pieces and we have Low Poly wood pieces that you can put together like a puzzle to uncover our mystery marine mammal.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
HTHI COMMONS

1:00pm

Escape the Test! A Deeper Learning Puzzle Bus
Sign up for a time slot in the HTE Parking Lot (outside the HTH Gym)

How do we assess the things that matter? This year, DL2018 is featuring a multi-day pop-up that combines the international craze of escape rooms and the educational imperative of helping students get better at crucial deeper learning skills. Come explore a new prototype for formative deeper learning assessment: a puzzle room (in a bus!). You’ll leave with inspiration and tools for how to equitably assess deeper learning within your contexts. Stop by the puzzle bus to play, give feedback, and get ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Business Innovation Factory
avatar for Laura McBain

Laura McBain

Director of Community and Implementation, Stanford d.school K12 Lab
Laura is the K12 Lab Director of Community and Implementation at the Stanford d.school. In this role she leads the K12 Lab network and aims to use design thinking to transform education and the world. As a human-centered designer, her work focuses on understanding the ecosystem of... Read More →
avatar for Louie Montoya

Louie Montoya

K12 Lab Designer, dSchool
Louie's post-colonial studies opened his world to the power of stories to change systems. During his research, Louie was inspired by the voices of teachers, which led him into the classroom of a working-class middle school in Rhode Island. While substitute teaching, he was invigorated... Read More →
avatar for Ariel Raz

Ariel Raz

@K12 Lab Network Learning Designer, Stanford d.school K12 Lab
Ariel Raz is driven by the belief that teaching is a creative profession. He has taught middle school math and was a founding member of KIPP Bloom in the Chicago Southside. In 2014 Ariel began a master’s program in learning, design & technology that culminated in iCanGo, a story building tool for parents of children on the Autism spectrum. He is now a learning experience designer with the K12 Lab Network at the Stanford d.school... Read More →
avatar for Sam Seidel

Sam Seidel

Director of K12 Strategy + Research, Stanford d.school
avatar for Devon Young

Devon Young

@K12 Lab Network Program Manager, Stanford d.school
Devon Young began her career in education as an AmeriCorps VISTA for a year at a non-profit that matches low-income middle school students in workplace-based apprenticeships with mentors, and following her year of service joined the organization full time. It was during this experience... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
HTH Gym

1:30pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Alex Fralin
Limited Capacity seats available

Equity Fellow: Alex Fralin, Chief of Schools, Madison Metropolitan School District

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

1:30pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Cynthia Ramirez
Limited Capacity filling up

Equity Fellow: Cynthia Ramirez, Director of Student Support at Technology Leadership High School

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
HTE 227- Equity Den 2

2:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Brianne MacNamara
Limited Capacity filling up

Equity Fellow: Brianne MacNamara, Head of Instruction, Building 21

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 227- Equity Den 2

2:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Tameka McGlawn
Limited Capacity seats available

Equity Fellow: Tameka McGlawn, Executive Director of the University of California Berkeley's College and Career Academy Support Network (CCASN)

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

2:00pm

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Laura McBain and Stanley Rodriguez
Limited Capacity filling up

Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
avatar for Laura McBain

Laura McBain

Director of Community and Implementation, Stanford d.school K12 Lab
Laura is the K12 Lab Director of Community and Implementation at the Stanford d.school. In this role she leads the K12 Lab network and aims to use design thinking to transform education and the world. As a human-centered designer, her work focuses on understanding the ecosystem of... Read More →
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →
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Stanley Rodriguez

Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

2:00pm

Leadership Talk with Charmaine Mercer
Limited Capacity full

Featured Leader: Charmaine Mercer, Program Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?
What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
May in frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. 

Speakers
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Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
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Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.
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Charmaine Mercer

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

2:30pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Joey Cienian
Limited Capacity seats available

Equity Fellow: Joey Cienian, Director of Educational Programming, High School for Recording Arts

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

2:30pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Peter Rivera
Limited Capacity filling up

Equity Fellow: Peter Rivera, Program and Policy Development Advisor, Innovation Office, Los Angeles Unified School District

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
HTE 227- Equity Den 2

3:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Abby Benedetto
Limited Capacity seats available

Equity Fellow: Abby Benedetto, Deeper Learning Coach, Envision Learning Partners

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

3:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Tom Flanagan, Maritza Gonzalez, Jose Jimenez & Lynne Wright
Limited Capacity filling up

With: Tom Flanagan, Chief Academic Officer, Providence Public Schools
Maritza E. Gonzalez, Executive Officer for Equity and Diversity, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Jose Jimenez, Principal of A.C.E. Academy for Scholars, NYCDOE
Lynne Wright, Principal of Oakridge Elementary School, Arlington, VA


Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 227- Equity Den 2

3:00pm

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Ron Berger and Ted Dintersmith
Limited Capacity full

Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 

Speakers
avatar for Ron Berger

Ron Berger

Practitioner/Educator, EL Education
Ron is the Chief Academic Officer for the non-profit school improvement network EL Education, a national network of over 160 public project-based schools in 30 states. EL helps to found public high schools in low-income communities - district and charter - that send all graduates... Read More →
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Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
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Ted Dintersmith

Executive Producer and Author of Most Likely to Succeed and What School Could Be
Ted is uniquely qualified to help us reflect on emerging highly successful strategies to help our students.  During the 2015-2016 school year, Dintersmith traveled to all fifty states, visiting 200 schools, and convening 1,000 meetings and forums.  During this immersion into education... Read More →
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Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

3:00pm

Leadership Talk with Adriana Martinez & Joey Hunziker
Limited Capacity full

Featured Leaders:
Adriana Martinez , Program Manager Innovation, Council of Chief State School Officers

Joey Hunziker, Program Manager, Innovation Lab Network, Council of Chief State School Officers 



Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?
What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
May in frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. 

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
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Joey Hunziker

Innovation Lab Network Director, CCSSO
Listen to Joey's Equity StoryJoey Hunziker is a Senior Associate with the Innovation Lab Network at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The ILN is a group of states working to advance policies and best practices that support personalized, deeper learning across the country. Before working at CCSSO... Read More →
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Adriana Martinez

Innovation Program Manager, The Council of Chief State School Officers
State policy
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Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

3:00pm

A Look at Voice: Monuments Diving Deep into Unsung American Changemakers
Limited Capacity filling up

How do we tackle sometimes complicated current events with young children? As a society we need to take a deeper look at whose voices are heard, and take into consideration people and movements we celebrate- but what does that look like with younger children, who do not always have the background knowledge or developmental understanding of historic events? With the current national debate about monuments and who they are dedicated to, we engaged our second grade students in a deep dive into the idea of monuments, voice, and a celebration of unsung American change makers. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a project that can be adapted for any elementary school-aged curriculum that allows students to share understanding through creating a monument for unsung American change makers who do not have a nationally recognized landmark. Participants will engage in a workshop to walk through a project that  makes connections to the geography of the United States by exploring various monuments in the country on who/what they were built for, and where in the United States they were built.

Speakers
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Mary Catherine Coleman

Francis W Parker School



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 120

3:00pm

Checklists are not enough: New instructional approaches to digital media literacy
Limited Capacity filling up

Information floods our phones, tablets, and laptops. After the 2016 election, Americans looked for help in navigating this deluge. “Here’s how to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed,” blared a CNN headline. The Washington Post gave readers “The fact checker’s guide for detecting fake news.” The response didn’t end at how-to guides. From the campuses of Silicon Valley tech giants to the halls of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., initiatives emerged to understand how digital misinformation influenced the election and to limit the spread of online propaganda.

Despite the attention and resources devoted to this digital issue, a distinctly analog tool dominates the field of digital literacy curriculum: the checklist. Lists include questions like: Is a contact person provided? Are the sources of information identified? Is the website a .com (supposedly bad) or a .org (supposedly good)? On the one hand, it is easy to understand the appeal of such checklists. They are easy-to-use tools intended to support students in an area where we know they need help. On the other hand, as far as we can tell, none of the checklists are based on what skilled people actually do when facing a computer screen. In fact, checklists may actually lead students astray.

Based on research examining how fact checkers evaluate online content, the Stanford History Education Group has developed a different approach to teaching digital media literacy with new curriculum and assessments. During this session, participants will review lesson plans, watch classroom videos, examine sample student work, and collaborate to figure out how these materials can be integrated into their own classrooms.

Speakers
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Joel Breakstone

Director, Stanford History Education Group
Joel Breakstone directs the Stanford History Education Group. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Along with Mark Smith and Sam Wineburg, he led the development of SHEG's assessment website, Beyond the Bubble. He received the Larry Metcalf Exemplary... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 115

3:00pm

Design Thinking in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will engage in an engineering challenge (one that speaks to a real short term problem) collaboratively, using both Stanford's D-School's design thinking model and the innovator's compass. They will then take their experience and look at models of how these design principles and protocols can be used in the Elementary School Classroom. We will focus on two ways specifically: innovator's compass as a (quick) problem solving tool that increases student agency, and the D-School principles as a (more long term) skeleton for increasing student voice and agency in projects.

Speakers
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Shelby Fuentes

2nd Grade Teacher, High Tech High


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 221

3:00pm

Developing Adult Learners and Leaders in a Growth Culture
Limited Capacity full

In collaboration with the authors of the groundbreaking book, An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization, Pivot Learning has been working to help schools, districts and non-profits foster a “growth culture” within their organizations. In institutions where there is a strong growth culture, all individuals are encouraged, challenged, and supported to continuously improve themselves and each other. Unlike the old paradigm of taking time out of busy schedules for professional development, the practices and structures that develop a growth culture happen as a part of the organization’s everyday, core work. In a growth culture, every interaction, every project is an opportunity to learn. It fosters trust, honest communication, and innovation. Fostering deeper learning for adults requires incorporating an adult development lens into leadership development. We believe that this is the best way to foster adult leaders who can best support deeper learning for students. Participants will learn strategies for helping to develop growth cultures at their sites, as well as walk away with resources to explore growth culture work further.

Speakers
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Laura Flaxman

Vice President, Strategic Projects and Innovation, Pivot Learning
Laura Flaxman, Ed.L.D., has over twenty-five years of experience in urban education as a teacher, principal, school founder, non-profit leader, school designer and coach. At Pivot, she leads a portfolio of projects focused on reimagining how school could be – from the student to... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 208

3:00pm

Equity in Action (Civics)!
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is both an introduction to the exciting discipline and pedagogy of Action Civics as well as a discussion of how Action Civics can be used to advance equity in an academic environment. During the workshop, participants will examine exemplars of Action Civics projects and will work together to identify inherent components and best practices within each that support the development of academic equity. Teachers will have the opportunity to engage with (and take with them) multiple Action Civics resources and will choose at least one resource to delve into and make a plan for incorporating in their own classes (in individual lessons or units). Students will explore new Action Civics activities and consider opportunities for applying the approach to address issues in their own schools and communities.


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 129

3:00pm

EQUITY: THE HEART OF DEEPER LEARNING
Limited Capacity filling up

The promise of true equity through deeper learning drives Bloom Elementary in every imaginable manner. Participants will discover the power of deeper learning as it relates to equity through an exploration of the multiple deeper learning components and a sharing of deeper learning experiences and journeys. Through the lens of equity, and collaboration, reflection, and exploration, participants will leave with a plan to improve their school's model of deeper learning.

Speakers
MB

Mary Barnes

Bloom Elementary, Louisville, KY
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Jack Jacobs

Principal, Bloom Elementary, Louisville, KY
I love to talk. DL. Movies. Equity. Travel. Growth.I am excited to hear from each person at this conference and experience new learning opportunities. Our Slides presentation can be found here: https://goo.gl/36LhVu



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 109

3:00pm

Experiencing Two Social Emotional Learning Skills to Improve Teacher and Student Capacity for Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity full

When teachers support their students in intentionally building Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills, students become better equipped to engage in and succeed in rigorous Deeper Learning. “SEL…supports a student’s ability to contribute to and work collaboratively with a group…disagree constructively, provide feedback to one another, and listen respectfully to the input of others.” (Reid, Donique. 2016. http://deeperlearning4all.org/a-softer-side-to-deeper-learning-building-students-social-emotional-skills/
Session participants will experience two social emotional learning (SEL) mini-workshops within the larger session, each time connecting the experiences to enabling engagement in deeper learning for all students. The workshops, in Team Building (Collaboration) and Growth Mindset, will walk participants through a brief rationale of the research behind each SEL skill and its impact on the classroom along with experiential activities to help students practice each skill. For example, team building activities give students experiences in collaborating they may not have a playbook for, enhancing classroom productivity and cooperation, and allowing for a greater sense of safety allowing creativity to flourish. The session will end with a guided process of reflection on how practicing SEL skills provides a runway for deeper learning. Students and teachers will interact throughout the activities together to allow teachers to have immediate feedback from students.

Speakers
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Ashleigh Valentine

Senior Project Manager, Generation Schools Network™



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 122

3:00pm

Exploring Science Content as a Whole Class- Designing and Implementing Whole Class Inquiry in the Science Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up


Have you read about whole class inquiry? Are you looking for a way to engage your whole class in a large problem that helps them investigate or apply their understanding of a topic? Come explore whole class inquiry in action. We will start the session with a brief introduction to whole class inquiry and how the presenter has used it in her science classroom. Next participants will choose one whole class inquiry to participate in as a learner. After gaining a better understanding of the process as a learner, participants will be able to brainstorm and begin designing a whole class inquiry experience to use in their classroom.

Speakers
MK

Madison Kittleson

New Visions Charter High School



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 216

3:00pm

Interdisciplinary Instruction: The Only Way to Teach Social Justice
Limited Capacity full

Our traditional curriculums, centered on concepts and information emptied and disconnected from the reality of the student, provide little connect to the world of the student. In teaching an interdisciplinary unit with a theme that is centered on Social Justice, teachers create a bridge between the world of academia and the reality of the student. Students can embark on an experience that provides an opportunity for them to engage in a more relevant and less fragmented experience where they begin to understand that all disciplines intertwine to create knowledge that serves them in their world. A true interdisciplinary unit goes beyond a mere humanities class. Multiple disciplines (math, English, history, science, art, and technology) are needed to create a curriculum that identifies the correlations between disciplines, while revealing how it is not possible to fully understand one’s world without recognizing all disciplines as equally important.

Students are often not connected to school because it does not connect to their lives. And, in most cases disciplines are taught in isolation causing students to validate their beliefs that the reason for learning is only to acquire a grade that only serves to pass a class, not to understand their world.

In this session, participants will explore critical components of the interdisciplinary redesign plan, which is the collaboration of teachers. And, understand why educators cannot effectively teach Social Justice if without incorporating multiple disciplines. Teachers will discuss what attitudes are needed to allow different disciplines to unite and create a cohesive curriculum that pushes them to learn and understand elements of other disciplines. And, just like the students, teachers will learn that all disciplines must be intertwined to promote deeper learning.


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 113

3:00pm

May the Force of Engagement Be With You!
Limited Capacity full

Participants will learn about and experience a variety of interactive strategies to engage all learners in the classroom. The strategies modeled can be used across contents as well as across grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda McGrath

Amanda McGrath

District Goal Clarity Coach, Jefferson County Public Schools
I work with K-5 Social Studies teachers, providing support through PLC work, help locating/accessing resources, classroom visits including co-teaching and feedback through observations, as well as providing Professional Development, district common assessments and curriculum maps... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 111

3:00pm

Real-World Learning as an Agent of Equity
Limited Capacity full

Real-world learning experiences can be a powerful tool for increasing equity for your students. The work of San Diego Met and Big Picture Learning is student-centered, interest-based learning in real-world settings, primarily internships. But the tools and practices we use can be applied to almost any educational context. In this workshop, you will see examples of how real-world learning integrates equitable practices to increase access and personalization for every student. Then you will be challenged to create an authentic plan of action to improve real-world learning opportunities and develop real-world mindsets in your own educational environment. In so doing, you will engage in a problem-solving process you can implement with your own students, and possibly even empower them to become agents of equity themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Fung

Robert Fung

Internship Coordinator, San Diego Met High School
“If we want our students to succeed in the world beyond the classroom walls, we must encourage them to experience it now.” Robert Fung is a champion of real-world learning experiences as a core component of 21st century education for every student. As Internship Coordinator at... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 114

3:00pm

Relationships First: Increasing the human element in Blended Learning Environments
Limited Capacity filling up

The purpose of this session will be to dive deeper into the misconceptions around blended learning, and the stereotype that students and families are ‘disengaged’ from the learning in a blended environment. The presenters will describe the blended model as it pertains to our learning environment and the steps we take to ensure parent interaction, student participation and building a positive community (applicable to all learning modalities). Presenters will discuss the research aligned with the relationship focus and ‘soft skills’ continuum and identify the 5C’s (Collaboration, Character, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Creativity) within our program that help make the connection to all facets of our learners. The participants will participate in interactive tasks and activities to further identify the ‘human element’ relationships and how to build the capacity in teachers and students to be ‘present’ in the classroom, whether or not in a virtual or face to face space. Participants will be able to take away strategies to increase relationships, and connections to the 5C’s within their learning environments.

Speakers
KF

Kristie Fetterly

High School Teacher, Hawaii Technology Academy
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Jenn Francis

Assistant Director, High School, Hawaii Technology Academy



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 219

3:00pm

Share Your (Deeper) Learning with the World! Get Published!
Limited Capacity full

Have you ever dreamed of being published? We all have a deeper learning story to tell whether it is an unforgettable teaching moment, a time where you took a risk with your teaching and/or learning and walked away with new insights, or an experience you had with colleagues and/or students that changed you for the better. In this session we will help each other unpack those deeper learning moments, discuss elements that will help you transform your story/seed of an idea into a written piece worthy of publishing, and begin a cycle of writing that includes the opportunity for critique and revision. By the end of this session you will be well on your way to sharing your learning with a public audience whether it is through a blog post, an article, or a chapter in a book!

Speakers
avatar for Kristen MacConnell

Kristen MacConnell

Assistant Director, Early Years School; Editor and Founder of Globally Informed, The International School Nido de Aguilas and Globally Informed
I am an adventurer. I love to visit new places, try new things, and meet new people. Sometimes being an adventurer can be scary, but taking risks and stepping outside of my comfort zone is also an exciting way to learn and grow. I strive to bring that sense of excitement and adventure... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 217

3:00pm

Students as Agents of Change for Deeper Learning
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Our staff from the Office of Innovation for Education (OIE) traveled to New Zealand to visit their competency-based personalized learning schools in October 2017 along with thirty educators from Northwest Arkansas. We brought back a lot of learning on student agency and deeper learning that we'd like to share and integrate with educators working to support deeper learning in the US. For example, schools in New Zealand work to ensure deeper learning isn’t facilitated for learners, but by learners, with others, and for the world. What we saw was students acting as agents of change for deeper learning, in highly-responsive learning environments, that expanded far beyond the walls of the school.

Crystal Beshears, PhD, Innovation Coach and Researcher for OIE and former high school social studies teacher, will bring specific examples of what this looks like in the schools we've visited and how this learning has been applied by the educators on our trip who are in schools in Northwest Arkansas and Schools of Innovation across Arkansas. We will engage participants in expanding and integrating our collective understanding of Student Agency, and will examine how students, working as agents of change, facilitate deeper learning, using participant examples, questions, and experiences. Furthermore, we will examine "how current practitioners might work collaboratively with adult and student learners, and across school networks, to design and spread deeper learning experiences in which learners continue to develop their agency?"


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 207

3:00pm

The classroom (re)imagined: creating innovative spaces for Deeper Learning experiences.
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Do the four walls of a classroom hinder what learning activities you can do with your students? This hands-on workshop will explore architectural and pedagogical strategies that can transform traditional learning spaces into areas that foster collaboration, creativity, and authentic Deep Learning. We'll explore case studies that draw on theory and research around 21st century skills, while highlighting features of the physical environment that support student-centered learning and a positive sense of well-being. Share/pair activities and large group discussions will allow participants to walk away with innovative strategies to transform their school’s learning environments into spaces that foster Deeper Learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Duff

Ellen Duff

Design Associate, Fielding Nair International
Ellen uses her architectural knowledge as a platform for revolutionary shifts in the educational paradigm. As an Associate with FNI, she leads design efforts with innovative schools and districts throughout the world, while regularly collaborating with educators and students. LET'S... Read More →
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Louis Sirota

Design Architect, Fielding Nair International
I believe in the ability of architecture to transform the world. Through thoughtful design, a school can improve a student’s ability to learn and more importantly give them a better chance at being successful in life. I use sustainable, flexibly suited, variably sized, and interactive... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 206

3:00pm

The Power of Student Reflection
Limited Capacity full

We do not learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on experience.' John Dewey.

In this session, you will deepen your understanding of the 'what', 'so what', and 'now what' of student reflection. What reflection is, how it leads to Deeper Learning, and how to plan for and implement reflection as an intentional part of the learning process. You will reflect on your own reflection practices, engage in discussion protocols based on short readings, videos of students from our schools reflecting on their learning process, and teacher stories of the use of structures, systems, and language to promote student reflection.

You will synthesize your learning by collectively creating a 'Spirit Read' of powerful words and phrases from the readings, student voice, and small group discussions and then reflect on how you can integrate new learning into your practice to support all students in the reflection process. For instructional leaders, this is an opportunity to deepen understanding of how to support educators in their planing process.

Speakers
avatar for Symon Hayes

Symon Hayes

Senior Learning Designer, AltSchool
I am fortunate to work in education in the Bay Area and excited by the continually growing community at Deeper Learning Conference; to be around such an amazing and forward thinking group of people is inspiring. I presently provide professional development focusing on increasing... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 222

3:00pm

The THUNDERING EXCITEMENT of graduation requirements!
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What should it mean to graduate from high school? What type of work should it require? How will we know when students have gotten over the bar? To whom should it matter?

In this session, I am going to convince you that high school graduation requirements are the Most Interesting Topic in the World. The conversation will be both philosophical and practical. To imagine a graduate is to define what we want from schools themselves. But it's also to get into questions of what can be taught and learned, what work should look like, and how performance and progress should be measured.

We'll begin with the big ideas, but quickly transition to ideas and examples of what they look like in practice. Think a high school graduate should be an informed citizen? Awesome! How do you think they should demonstrate that? (Hint: THE ANSWER IS NOT A CIVICS EXAM.)

By the end of our conversation, I hope you'll have had the chance to step back and think big, but also developed a sense of the possibilities for real, tangible change in the schools or systems in which you work.

This conversation will be part soul searching, part freewheeling discussion (with active participation for the brilliant introverts among us), part brain dump, and part design workshop. I hope you'll bring your ideas, insights, tools and tricks, wisdom and experience to our collective work.

Once we get clear about the important or essential qualities we're looking for in our high school graduates, we'll get a head start on framing out how we'd operationalize those things in our reimagined requirements. We'll use existing tools and practices where we can, and dream up new ones where we need to.

Speakers
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Matthew Riggan

Co-Founder, The Workshop School
Work stuff: deeper/project-based/problem solving work with disadvantaged students; creating and sustaining classroom and school culture to support the work; finding new/better ways to assess what kids can do (corollary: making one-shot, standardized tests obsolete); org design and... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 123

3:00pm

What if…? - A Look at Redesigning Education
Limited Capacity full

What if we could take apart education and put it back with only the best parts? What if we could redesign the school day, the building, and the expectations? What if we could do it the way it is supposed to be done, for an ever-changing 21st century? In the session, we will look at all the pieces of education and, using design thinking, redesign what school looks like. Participants will take away “prototype” ideas that can be used even in the current, antiquated school setting as well as great protocols for design thinking, brainstorming, innovation and problem solving.

Speakers
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Matthew Bertasso

Director, Compass Academy
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Anna Durfee

English Facilitator, Compass Academy
I'm an English Facilitator at a project-based learning school called Compass Academy in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I'm also a professional photographer and I operate the in-house tutoring center at Compass. Talk to me about projects, photography, re-imagining school, tutoring, or anything... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 203

3:00pm

Writing to Think
Limited Capacity full

So much of what we do as educators focuses on how our students can read more closely and analyze and respond to texts. How can we go deeper with our work in reading and writing? How do we go beyond the surface and truly engage our students in deeper reading, writing and thinking? This session will push us into a space of revelry and wildness, self-knowledge and exploration, as we examine new ways to work and play with words.

Speakers
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Jennifer Ghidiu

Regional Director of Network Support & Research, Big Picture Learning
Over the past 10 years, Jennifer Ghidiu has worked with the Big Picture network of schools, as a classroom teacher, school leader, coach and director. Currently, Jennifer is supporting school startup in several different states in her region, coordinating research and data collection... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 204

3:00pm

Leading for Deeper Learning: DL systems leaders share their stories
Hosted by Envision Learning Partners, the Deeper Learning Leadership Forum (DLLF) is a cohort of educational leaders from across the country who have been meeting and sharing strategies over the last two years for leading deeper learning within their schools and districts. In this Den, these leaders will share what they have learned about deeper learning leadership, change management, and keeping equity as the driving purpose of the work. The DLLF members represent a range of positions throughout the school system, giving insight into the different challenges they have faced. Participants who come to this Den will have a chance to think about the change they want to make in their own context and get feedback and input on how to move their equity and/or deeper learning work forward.

Come to this Den to learn from fellow leaders on how to bring deeper learning to more students:
Troy Allen
Kim Kern
Tracie Noriega
Patrick McLaughlin
Megan Pacheco
Jill Hudson
Ellen Dorr
Travis Hamby
Adrienne Martin
Michelle Capobres
Eric Chagala
Joseph Davis
Shannon TerryI
Justin Wells
Rick Lear
Gia Truong

Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
HTHI 217/218

3:00pm

Make Your Own DL Shirt
No Sign-in Required:  Drop in Session! 

Do you have a design for a t-shirt? Students from two student-run businesses will be available on hand to design and make your t-shirts! Price for shirt is between $12-$15. There will also be Deeper Learning shirts for sale if you want to have the swag to prove you were there.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Strong

Mike Strong

High Tech High


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
HTHI COMMONS

3:30pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Karla Vigil
Limited Capacity filling up

Equity Fellow: Karla Vigil, Co-Founder, EduLeaders of Color Rhode Island, Center for Collaborative Education

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

4:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity Den with Kelly Niccolls
Limited Capacity seats available

Equity Fellow: Kelly Niccolls, High School Administrator, Tacoma Public Schools

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows examine the varied barriers to equitable opportunities for deeper learning and develop individual or group projects to address them. E3 will be an opportunity to hear about the fellows projects: in a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on Day One of DL2018, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about approaches and pathways for transforming schools and school systems into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

4:00pm

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Courtlandt Butts and Martha Diaz
Limited Capacity filling up

Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 

Speakers
avatar for Courtlandt Butts

Courtlandt Butts

Equity Program Manager, Courageous Conversation
ourtlandt Butts is a lifetime educator and 25-year advocate for racial equity and social change. He has consulted, trained and educated c-suite executives, school systems, and municipal entities domestically and internationally spanning over 10 countries. Since 2006, Mr. Butts has... Read More →
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Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
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Martha Diaz

Founder / Director, Hip-Hop Future School / Hip-Hop Education Center
Martha Diaz is an award winning community organizer, social entrepreneur, media producer, archivist, curator, mentor, and educator, who for twenty-five years has traversed between the hip-hop entertainment industry, public arts sector and academia. She has worked in Hollywood and... Read More →
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Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

4:00pm

Leadership Talk with Matt Best
Limited Capacity filling up

Featured Leader: Matt Best, Deputy Superintendent, Davis Unified Schools


Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?
What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
May in frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. 

Speakers
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Matt Best

Deputy Superintendent, Davis Joint Unfied School District
Matt is currently the Deputy Superintendent for the Davis Joint Unified School District in Davis, Ca. He was a founding staff member of Da Vinci Charter Academy, a New Technology model High School, in 2004 where he served as a teacher and later Principal. Matt has extensive experience... Read More →
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Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
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Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.


Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

4:30pm

EdCorps Farmers Market: Student-run Businesses!
The EdCorps Farmers Market will feature student-run businesses from around the San Diego area! From 2nd graders to seniors, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet these young entrepreneurs. Stop by the Forum to hear their sales pitches, check out their products, and learn how they are using entrepreneurship to engage in deeper learning! 

Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
HTH Forum

5:00pm

Day 1 Closing Session
DL2018 Day 1 will conclude with the voices that matter most...students! This end of day session will elicit experiences from students of all ages eager to share how they are learning and why it matters. Using the MLTS innovation playlist, students of all ages take the stage to share their insights from participation in various deeper learning practices.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
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Ted Dintersmith

Executive Producer and Author of Most Likely to Succeed and What School Could Be
Ted is uniquely qualified to help us reflect on emerging highly successful strategies to help our students.  During the 2015-2016 school year, Dintersmith traveled to all fifty states, visiting 200 schools, and convening 1,000 meetings and forums.  During this immersion into education... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
HTH Forum

6:00pm

Hosted Reception & Dinner
Join us on the waterfront terrace of the Courtyard Marriott for a public market style taste of San Diego cuisine!

Offering bites from:
Flavors of East Africa
Phil's BBQ
Surfside Cuisine
Thai Chef Saranya
Wicked Maine Lobster



Be on the look out for latin dance lessons and student-run businesses showcasing their work!

Wednesday March 28, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Courtyard Marriott
 
Thursday, March 29
 

6:30am

Optional: PBL: Paddle Boarding with Bob Lenz
Limited Capacity filling up

Join @pblbob (aka Bob Lenz, CEO of the Buck Institute for Education) for a morning stand up paddle board session!

We will paddle out to the bay, connect & dream up high quality projects!  

Please complete waiver now:
https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/580e8391b6ff8/web/

Thursday March 29, 2018 6:30am - 7:15am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: SUP-it up Yoga!
Limited Capacity filling up

You have paddle boarded. You've done yoga! Now try both!
Join Dana and her crew as she takes 10 adventurous souls on the water to give SUP-Yoga a try!
Space is limited!

Please complete waiver now:
https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/580e8391b6ff8/web/



Thursday March 29, 2018 6:30am - 7:15am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Deeper Burning Circuit Training
Limited Capacity filling up




Thursday March 29, 2018 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Running with Rob, Ron & Friends!
Ron Berger, Rob Riordan and others will greet all runners and walkers to suggest routes. Groups will organized based on desired distance and speeds. Runners and walkers welcome!

Meet in the Courtyard Marriott lobby.

Thursday March 29, 2018 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Yo, Yo, Yo! It’s Yoga
Go deep within yourself and start the day with hatha style yoga session.

Meet on the lawn outside the pool area of the Courtyard Marriott! Bring a towel. Limited mats available.

Thursday March 29, 2018 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

8:00am

Breakfast
EUROPEAN BREAKFAST
SMOKED SALMON / SMOKED HAM / SALAMI / TURKEY
ACCOUTREMENTS: capers, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, alfalfa sprouts, lemon wedges
SLICED CHEESES: SWISS, MUENSTER, MANCHEGO
SLICED BREADS and ASSORTED BAGELS
SPINACH, TOMATO & FETA QUICHE BITES
FOR THE VEGAN TABLE: SOUTHWESTERN TOFU SCRAMBLE (kale, red peppers, onions)
BREAKFAST PASTRIES
FRUIT SALAD + WHOLE FRUIT

Thursday March 29, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
HTH Gym

8:00am

HTH GSE Programs & Partnerships
Grab breakfast and come join us to learn about programs and partnerships available through the High Tech Graduate School of Education and Center for Research on Equity and Innovation! Whether you are looking for opportunities to develop teachers, aspiring leaders or new school founders, or to take advantage of professional learning opportunities to transform your school, we would love to have you join us for this informal chat about adult learning.

Facilitators: Kelly Wilson, Dean, Sarah Fine, Director, Teaching Apprenticeship Program, Katie Wright, Director, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Tony Simmons, Director, New School Creation Fellowship, Randy Scherer, Director of Professional Education, Ryan Gallagher, Project Director

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Fine

Sarah Fine

Director, Teaching Apprenticeship Program, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Dr. Sarah Fine is an educator, ethnographer, and the co-author of In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School. She currently directs the High Tech High Graduate School of Education's Teaching Apprenticeship Program and also serves as a Lecturer in Education... Read More →
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Ryan Gallagher

Educational Research Specialist, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Ryan Gallagher is a Director of the NGSS Early Implementation Initiative at HTH and helps to facilitate and support various improvement science projects at High Tech High. He has taught middle and high school within the High Tech High system since 2004.  Ryan co-designed and facilitated... Read More →
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Randell Scherer

High Tech High
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Katie Weisberg

Director, M.Ed in Educational Leadership, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Katie directs the M.Ed in Educational Leadership program at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Katie began working at HTH in 2005, initially for the central office, and later teaching reading, writing, social science, and special education. After serving as Academic... Read More →
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Kelly Wilson

Director, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Hello everyone! If you or your colleagues are interested in spending a year embedded in a HTH school learning to lead through apprenticeship while earning an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, come talk to me during DL.The program has a strong focus on equity, deeper learning and leadership... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
HTE 115

8:45am

Day 2 Welcome & Updates
Speakers
avatar for Michelle Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
HTH Forum

9:00am

10:30am

Beyond Instruction: Video as a Tool for Connection, Collaboration, and Culture Transformation
Limited Capacity full

Teachers get into teaching to make a difference for kids. But the system’s stacked against them. Through no fault of their own, they too often work in silos, disconnected from their peers. They don’t have ample time to get to know their school and district leaders – and leaders don't get to know them – which stifles trust and growth. And, they’re expected to improve on their own, no longer having fun doing what they love.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

This session will help educators of all stripes learn how to leverage video technology to connect, collaborate, and transform their school culture. Through a series of activities beginning with a critical discussion of multimedia fluency and its role within the reading, writing, speaking, and listening framework, participants will examine their personal biases as they relate to multimedia using the U Theory approach to generative dialogue. Participants will experience the impact of video through reflective interviews, exploring visual composition, and developing a feel for the editing process. Plus, both in and out of the building, participants will use video in creative ways, equipping them to reimagine teaching and learning for their students, their schools, and themselves. Participants will leave this session with a foundational understanding of our current media landscape and the transformative power of video for our professional worlds. 

Speakers
avatar for Billy Corcoran

Billy Corcoran

Learning Experience Designer, Design39Campus
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Michael Crawford

Director + CoFounder, Real World Scholars + EdSpace
I am a relentless learner with experience in academia, nonprofits, and startups. Let’s talk about PD, PLCs, connected educators, and/or www.EdSpace.live. When I'm not working, I’m spending time with my wife, son, and dog… or I'm reading… or I'm tweeting.Come talk to me about... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 221

10:30am

Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement for Equity
Limited Capacity filling up

Continuous improvement is all the rage, but how can schools "get better at getting better" in a way that is engaging, sustainable and gets us closer to equity and deeper learning? In this highly interactive deep dive, participants will experience tools and strategies for embedding improvement work into existing professional development structures to develop and support a culture of continuous improvement. Educators, leaders, policy makers and students are encouraged to attend, and will leave with a concrete plan for supporting improvement work in their own contexts.

Speakers
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Stacey Caillier

Director, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation (CREI) at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Stacey Caillier Ph.D. is Director of the Research Institute, where she supports research projects within and beyond the HTH schools, and a core faculty member in the HTH GSE. She has been with the GSE since its inception in 2006, previously serving as the Director of the Teacher... Read More →
avatar for Daisy Sharrock

Daisy Sharrock

Project Director, High Tech High Graduate School of Ed
Daisy Sharrock leads the Mathematical Agency Improvement Community (MAIC), a network of 16 southern California schools working to abolish the phrase "I am not a math person." The network of teachers and administrators uses improvement science tools and methodologies to identify, test... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 122/123

10:30am

Chocolate Is The Key To Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will explore politics, history, geography, and botany as they learn about the powerful and dangerous world of chocolate. Join us to experience how justice and fairness engage and motivate a sense of mission. We will act as scientists and historians to make science and history come alive. Create a product that can make a difference in the world. delve into compelling text, interview an expert, do hands on creation, and taste new and exciting chocolates all while unpacking protocols that support deep rich learning. Experience learning with both joy and rigor in this delicious deep dive!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Wood

Jessica Wood

Manager, Student Project Initiatives, EL Education
Jessica Wood is EL Education’s Manager of Student Project Initiatives. Her experiential marketing work includes producing key events (Better World Day, National Conference Plenary Sessions) for EL Education. Jessica also manages Models of Excellence, the world's largest collection... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 123

10:30am

Climate change, biodiversity, and ticks -- Developing complex solutions to the complex problem of Lyme Disease in the United States
Limited Capacity full

As climate around the world changes in a variety of complex ways, we are already witnessing incredible shifts in the survival of small invertebrates like ticks and mosquitoes. This is important in part because tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases now follow different patterns, and will affect humans in new and unexpected ways.

In this deep dive we will zoom in on a specific disease that is a big problem in some regions of the United States -- Lyme Disease. Using current data available from various scientific and governmental organizations, participants will develop and refine complex scientific models, representing ecosystem components including feeding relationships, climate variables, and the scale of different populations. They will use these complex models to make predictions and propose solutions. This process of learning through models, using models to make predictions and explanations about complex systems, is a core part of the work we do in science curriculum at New Visions for Public Schools and the American Museum of Natural History.

We believe that engaging with complex current phenomena is the way to ensure K-12 science students are learning science, not just learning about science. Through this experience, participants will not just learn about a specific instance of tick-borne disease; they will also consider together how engaging with such thorny problems can be a routine part of K-12 science.

Speakers
AA

Adriana Aquino-Gerard

American Museum of Natural History
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Michelle Ott

Science Teacer, New Visions for Public Schools
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Kiran Purohit

Director, Curriculum & Instruction, New Visions for Public Schools
Project-Based LearningScience curriculum designUrban high schools
JS

John Salazar

Instructional Specialist - Science, New Visions for Public Schools


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 207

10:30am

Come Write a Play in a Day! Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your (Equity and Education) Story?
Limited Capacity filling up

In this entirely hands-on session, we will start with your prior understanding of issues of equity and education, and translate those ideas and questions into a format that can quickly engage audiences by having you learn how to write a short play. Theater is the only art form where artists and audiences must both be present together, and must forge connections together to cultivate a community. The challenge and opportunity of theater is that it requires everyone to use their imaginations to tell a story, often times stories that might be impossible to tell realistically. We will ask together what dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion – as connected to deeper learning – might best be explored through such theatrical storytelling.
 
You will learn about narrative story structures that work on stage, will go through a structured process to write (and re-write) a short play, will work with professional actors to further develop character and dialogue, practice giving and receiving feedback, and then have a live reading of your play done by the company of professional actors.
 
This session is designed specifically for those with absolutely no prior playwriting experience; if you're written a play before, please find another awesome session at the Deeper Learning conference to attend, and instead show up at the exhibition to cheer on those who are just now trying their hands at playwriting.
 
Participants in this Deep Dive need to bring a laptop to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Chun

Marc Chun

Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Marc Chun is not a professional playwright by any stretch of the imagination, but had his plays produced in tiny theaters in LA and NY. Of one of his plays, the New York Times wrote that he "... conducts this chamber symphony with impressive élan" (forcing him to look up the word... Read More →
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Jessica Mele

Program Officer for the Performing Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Jessica Mele is also not a professional playwright, but she does write nice little comedies. As part of sketch comedy group Chardonnay, she has authored “The Revolution Will Not Be Harmonized”, a full-length musical comedy romp through a dystopian San Francisco. She is a member... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 109

10:30am

Creating Leaving to Learn: School Design and Practical Tools for Building a Student Driven Local Internship Program
Limited Capacity full

High school and higher ed institutions with existing internship programs will collaborate and share their best-practices. “Rookies” will learn from experienced experts. Teachers, Principals and system-level leaders who are curious about how to add a real-world dimension to their personalized learning model will walk away with a clearer understanding of the benefits and steps for implementation of an authentically student-interest-driven internship program.

Session participants will hear from and engage with an experienced internship coordinator, internship-focused school design coach, and high school students.

We will address 4 key areas of challenge to implementing an interest-driven internship program:
How to develop a local network of mentors.
How to guide and support students.
How to adjust school design to accommodate academic internships.
How to address student safety and compliance.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Frishman

Andrew Frishman

Co-Executive Director, Big Picture Learning
In the spring of 2002 Andrew heard a student describe his unique transformational learning experiences at The Met High School in Providence, RI, the “mother ship” of the Big Picture Learning Network. That fall, Andrew joined the Met as an Advisor (Teacher) of a 9th grade advisory... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 122

10:30am

Deeper Assessment: Rapid Prototyping Portfolio Defense
Limited Capacity full

In this session, participants will develop a Graduate Profile for their students and then use design thinking to create a portfolio system that assesses all students’ attainment of the essential components of the Graduate Profile. We will look at the “why” and “how” of meaningful reflection, and consider models from schools that have found success in using a portfolio system aligned to their Graduate Profile. After these considerations of their own context and successful models elsewhere, participants will exhibit prototypes of their own designs.

Speakers
avatar for Abby Benedetto

Abby Benedetto

Deeper Learning Coach, Envision Education
Talk to me about performance assessment, portfolios and defenses, equity, and if you want my autograph because you know me as "the lady from the Teaching Channel videos"....
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Suzanne Malek

Deeper Learning Coach, Envision Learning Partners
A long-time teacher and advisor at Envision Schools in the SF Bay Area, now I travel the country co-leading the transformation of districts and schools to systematic deeper learning through high quality performance assessment systems.



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 111

10:30am

Directing the flow of mathematics learning through structured language channels: Slowing down (just a little bit) to leverage student ideas before they make sense to others
Limited Capacity full

Mathematics content learning and language learning happen together, in tandem, and structured attention to student language opens the door to deeper and more collaborative sense-making about mathematical ideas. In this deep dive, we explore routines for generating and using student language that does not (yet) make sense. We will work through several language routines designed to (a) elicit ‘unfinished learning’ from students, (b) give students a purpose in attending closely to the language and ideas of their peers, and (c) build attention to student language into our formative assessment practice. The language routines are grounded in four design principles for mathematics curriculum developed through a collaboration between SCALE and Understanding Language at Stanford University. Bring a mathematics lesson or task to adapt during this session! You will experience several language routines while working on a math problem together, and then create adapted versions of your own lesson plans and tasks to share with the group (and try with your own students). Leave with an experience of creating more space and purpose for student language inside of the flow of learning mathematics.

Speakers
VD

Vinci Daro

Envision Learning Partners
MJ

Marjorie Johnson

Vice Principal, Impact Academy of Arts & Technology, Hayward, CA
JM

Jim Malamut

Envision Learning Partners


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 206

10:30am

Empathy-based hacking for school-wide transformation
Limited Capacity full

Changes at the school level are often hard to “hack,” and how do you know if what you think needs to be changed will be impactful for students? In this Deep Dive with the School Retool team, we’ll explore how a deep empathy experience lead to insights and aspirations. We’ll then try on a hack mindset and use designable levers for change—like role, ritual, and space, to take first steps toward change at your school. We’ll hear from experienced School Retool hackers as we brainstorm based on big ideas from Deeper Learning schools, and work together to design hacks that you can try at your school right away. Before you come, join the Shadow a Student Challenge and experience life as a student in your school. In the Deep Dive, we’ll debrief the shadow experience and design next steps for action.

Speakers
JS

Jason Strong

Principal, Richmond County Elementary and Middle School
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Cassandra Thonstad

Assistant Principal, Newberg School District
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Martha Torres

Visiting Assistant Professor, NYU Steinhardt
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Peter Worth

School Retool Design Team, Stanford d.school
Peter Worth is a member of the design team for School Retool, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO dedicated to helping school leaders hack their school cultures toward deeper learning. Peter's background includes teaching, learning design, professional development, and education... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 208

10:30am

Escape the Test! A Deeper Learning Puzzle Bus Prototype
Limited Capacity full

Tests only get us so far, so how might we assess skills that matter in a way that is authentic and fun? This immersive pop-up experience combines the international craze of escape rooms and the educational imperative of helping students know how well they can demonstrate crucial deeper learning skills like: mastering academic content, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and maintaining learning mindsets. You will experience this mobile puzzle room as a new form of formative deeper learning assessment, have a chance to practice giving feedback to another team, build and test your own puzzles, and leave with inspiration and tools for how to equitably assess deeper learning within your own contexts.

Speakers
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Jessica Brown

Business Innovation Factory
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Louie Montoya

K12 Lab Designer, dSchool
Louie's post-colonial studies opened his world to the power of stories to change systems. During his research, Louie was inspired by the voices of teachers, which led him into the classroom of a working-class middle school in Rhode Island. While substitute teaching, he was invigorated... Read More →
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Ariel Raz

@K12 Lab Network Learning Designer, Stanford d.school K12 Lab
Ariel Raz is driven by the belief that teaching is a creative profession. He has taught middle school math and was a founding member of KIPP Bloom in the Chicago Southside. In 2014 Ariel began a master’s program in learning, design & technology that culminated in iCanGo, a story building tool for parents of children on the Autism spectrum. He is now a learning experience designer with the K12 Lab Network at the Stanford d.school... Read More →
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Devon Young

@K12 Lab Network Program Manager, Stanford d.school
Devon Young began her career in education as an AmeriCorps VISTA for a year at a non-profit that matches low-income middle school students in workplace-based apprenticeships with mentors, and following her year of service joined the organization full time. It was during this experience... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 115

10:30am

Get Amped: Circuitry Across the Grade Levels
Limited Capacity full

Let’s get Amped! Participants will go through a prototyping process in order to build a fully functional magnetic levitation (Maglev) racer. We will explore circuitry and electromagnetism in ways that are appropriate for all ages (K-12) and won’t make your student’s heads Hertz.  Our exhibition will be a March Madness style tournament race between each group’s maglev racers. Come be current with paper circuits, playdough circuits, bristlebots, arduinos and maglev racers in an electric field day. 

Speakers
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Law Ortiguerra

High Tech High International


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 107

10:30am

Hacking Your Way Toward Exhibition of Student Learning!
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Want to get started with exhibitions of student learning? Tried a hack and want to go deeper? When students have opportunities to share their learning publicly, they are invested, engaged, and can see how their work is valued by the community. School Retool is prototyping a special deep dive for School Retool fellows and their teams to start hacking toward exhibitions of student learning. This session will go deep with an expert practitioner from High Tech High to support you and your team members in designing ways for students to share their learning in authentic and meaningful ways.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Lerario

Andrew Lerario

Teacher, High Tech High
Since 2006, Andrew Lerario has worked as a progressive teacher, always looking for ways to develop his practice to remain on the frontier of education. He firmly believes that in order to effectively mentor students, he continually needs to push himself as an adult learner. He has... Read More →
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Darry Strickland

School Retool
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Peter Worth

School Retool Design Team, Stanford d.school
Peter Worth is a member of the design team for School Retool, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO dedicated to helping school leaders hack their school cultures toward deeper learning. Peter's background includes teaching, learning design, professional development, and education... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 202

10:30am

Humanities Learning Lab:
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During this deeper learning dive into our Humanities Lab it is important to note that these tools place the students in the driver seat while the teacher takes a step back and becomes a facilitator of learning. Educational videos are important learning tools but there is no reason to outsource this when the teacher can become their own version of Khan Academy. In this humanities lab the teacher will rely on personalized resources to provide background knowledge while providing small group lessons tailored to the student needs. In this session prepare to become a tech master with nothing more than your phone and the power of “edpuzzle”!

Speakers
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Brian Klasner

East Side High School
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Liana Summey

Program Director, East Side High School


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 219

10:30am

Is American democracy at risk? Exploring historical moments and visual metaphors
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We live in a time of great tension and conflict in democracies around the world. Recent elections in England, the United States, France, and Germany have both revealed and exacerbated deep divisions within these societies, raising fundamental questions about the strength and fragility of democracy. In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. This workshop will explore the historical dismantling of the vibrant democracy of Weimar Germany as a means to interrogate the health of the American Democracy today. Participants will explore ways to help their students wrestle with universal moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. The session will model the use of visual metaphors to facilitate deep learning of complex concepts. Building on this format, participants will have the opportunity to apply their learning as they develop a visual metaphor for the American context.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Frazier

Heather Frazier

Senior Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
Heather Frazier joined Facing History and Ourselves in September 2007. Currently a Senior Program Associate for the Denver/Rocky Mountain States region, Heather facilitates professional development workshops and provides on-going teacher support in Colorado and Albuquerque, NM. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Mary Hendra

Mary Hendra

Program Director, Facing History and Ourselves



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 127

10:30am

Navigating Our Way
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The Harbor Freight Fellows Initiative: a partnership between Big Picture Learning and the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Foundation to transform CTE (Career and Technical Education) by creating a new form of apprenticing for youth in the skilled trades of the 21 st century.

In this Deep Dive you will work with youth in the program, explore 21 st Century opportunities in the skilled trades both old and new, and examine new measures of Deep Learning relevant for all our youth. We will also consider the leadership competencies necessary to support our youth as they navigate their way through discovering themselves and their path to a fulfilling life, whether it be in the skilled trades or otherwise.

There will be hands on activity to help us consider the deep intellectual engagement that is demanded in the skilled trades, and a “Leaving to Learn” excursion to discover both the why’s and the how’s of enabling youth to access the opportunities available today.

Speakers
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Keith Nuthall

Co-Founder, Odyssey STEM Academy
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Becky Perez

CTE Curriculum Specialist, Paramount Unified School District
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Elliot Washor

Co-Founder Big Picture School, Big Picture Learning


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 217

10:30am

OpenED San Diego: Innovating Education
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Have an idea that's going to revolutionize the future of work and learning? OpenED San Diego is an innovation challenge to build, prototype and pitch solutions that reimagine the future of work and learning. This represents an opportunity for every student, educator and aspiring entrepreneur to improve the education system. DL2018 has partnered with ProtoHack to produce this innovation challenge for conference attendees. In this session, you'll work collaboratively on ideation, prototyping, design-thinking, strategy, and pitching. Get ready for a crash course that you can take back to schools and organizations across the globe.

Speakers
avatar for Rukshana Hassanali

Rukshana Hassanali

Co-founder of Protohack, Protohack
Rukshana is the co-found of ProtoHack, her vision is to help educators reimagine the experience of education. She received her BA in psychology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a research assistant in Dr. Watson’s behavioural... Read More →
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Annee Ngo

Co-Founder, President, ProtoHack



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 228

10:30am

Project and Exhibition Design - Pushing Your Practice to the Frontier
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This deep dive will meet promptly @10:30am at HTHI front doors! If you arrive after this time, please check-in at HTHI front desk to receive instructions.

As anyone who has tried it can attest, Project Based Learning is difficult. Developing and executing an engaging project that teaches content and skills, while integrating curriculum and building community is no easy task. In this workshop, we will work toward unpacking what goes into developing badass projects that allow student access, require deep content knowledge, are highly engaging, build real community within the school and beyond, and are shareable with an outside audience. This is no quick fix to the challenges inherent in doing PBL. Rather, it is a process that takes time and hard work, but produces results on the cutting edge of what classrooms are capable of doing. Participants will do a photography project as a lens through which to look at longitudinal project design. We will spend time unpacking what went into that work and move from there into our current frontier of integrating photography into augmented reality software that opens up how an audience can experience the work. This workshop is intended for all teachers, educators, and administrators who want to learn a bit more about Project Based Learning, whether you are new to the profession or a seasoned veteran. Brian has eighteen years of experience doing PBL. He has failed at this often, and is excited to share a bit of what he learned along the journey so others do not have to make those same mistakes. 

Speakers
avatar for Brian Delgado

Brian Delgado

Teacher, High Tech High
I teach science. I've been with HTH since 2001. My passions are space sciences, adventure, rock climbing, photography, music, guitar, and play.


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI COMMONS

10:30am

Project Based Learning + Systems Thinking = Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity full

As more schools and school systems utilize Project Based Learning to achieve Deeper Learning outcomes, they often encounter implementation challenges. Teachers love PBL and know it can deeply engage their students. Unfortunately, many schools and school systems don’t have the structures and conditions in place to facilitate this type of learning. If we want deeper learning in our schools, we need to create new and better systems to meet our desired vision. In this deep dive, participants will leverage systems thinking constructs to understand their current system and deepen their thinking around how to create a true learning organization that promotes the use of PBL with both students and adults. Participants will collaborate to design new systems to address their implementation challenges and create prototypes to achieve deeper learning outcomes.

Speakers
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David O'hara

Buck Institute for Education
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Cris Waldfogel

Senior Manager for Leadership Services, Buck Institute for Education


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 217/218

10:30am

Project Planning Intensive
Limited Capacity full

How can we design effective and engaging Project Based experiences for students? Practice a design process for project-based learning. Highly interactive by design, this workshop balances work-time with engaging didactics, activities, facilitated discussions, protocols, and task review checkpoints. The session results in the ideation of a useable, peer-reviewed project-based unit participants can facilitate in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Katharine Hinkle

Katharine Hinkle

Teacher and Science Department Coordinator, Innovation Academy Charter School
I'm a high school Earth, Space, and Environment teacher. I am passionate about project based learning, place based education, and interdisciplinary approaches.


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 227

10:30am

Project Slice - Biomimicry Designs
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn PBL by doing PBL in this Project Slice - an immersive experience where you get to experience high-quality PBL first-hand. The Slice will kick off with a provocative entry event on an intriguing design challenge and will culminate with an exhibition, complete with presentations of learning with your products in-hand.

For years, humans have been stealing ideas from plants and animals to create tools, solve problems and enhance their lives. For example, humans used biomimicry with the kangaroo's pouch to inspire the Baby Bjorn - a tool humans use to carry babies.

In Biomimicry Designs, you'll put on your problem-solving cap and settle into your inventor's mindset to ideate and conceptualize a solution, inspired by nature, that helps humans with an everyday problem. Your solution concepts will be publicly exhibited at the end of the day.

Speakers
avatar for Charity Allen

Charity Allen

Educational Consultant, PBL Consulting
Creative leader in education innovation. Designer and facilitator of engaging professional learning.


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 215

10:30am

Prototyping and rapid projecting to build skill sets and preparedness for PBL
Limited Capacity full

This deep dive will meet promptly @10:30am at HTHI front doors! If you arrive after this time, please check-in at HTHI front desk to receive instructions.

In the prototyping and rapid-project workshop we will build picture frames and vases and discuss how students can build skill sets and prepare to be successful in PBL learning environments.

Speakers
avatar for John Santos

John Santos

Teacher, High Tech High
HTH Environmental Science Teacher


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI COMMONS

10:30am

Re-Imagining High School to College Transitions - Launching a 13th Year College Program
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Only 11% of low income students graduate college. As a high school, it is often hard to send students off to college knowing the odds are against them. It is time to bridge the gap between high school and college, and imagine the power of bringing deeper, more personalized learning to students higher education transition. In its third year, Da Vinci Extension is a 13th year university transfer and career pathway program for current Da Vinci students who wish to stay at Da Vinci an extra year beyond 12th grade to complete their freshman general education college coursework while gaining on-the-job work experience through paid and unpaid internships in the community -- all at no cost to families. Students in the Da Vinci Extension program are able to engage in a more student centered, student focused curriculum through our co-created curriculum and courses with our higher education partners. By taking traditional courses and making them more personalized, in depth, and relevant to students, college becomes demystified and accessible. Students are supported by coaches, internships, and a cohort model to increase their success and engagement in college. In this deep dive, participants in this workshop will define the problem by looking at student graduation rates and college completion rates, explore the philosophy behind the program, understand legal restraints and opportunities, and imagine, create, and get feedback on designs for a college model that focuses on deeper learning principles and practices for their own students and their own community and context.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Merritt

Kim Merritt

Da Vinci Extension


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 108

10:30am

Real Problem Solving: Learners as Agents of Community Change
Limited Capacity full

If the train leaves at 8:45, and is heading northeast.. stop. Enough with using made-up, low-stakes problems as a way for students to prove mastery. If our students are to make the world a more vibrant, equitable, and sustainable place for everyone, they need real opportunities to solve real problems that affect their community right now. By working with local partners, students are able to use their skills and knowledge, solve authentic challenges their partners face, and grow as students, professionals, and people. It’s time to dissolve the walls of the classroom and immerse students in the world they’ll come to create. During this session, educators will undergo this exact process – partnering with a local organization, using a problem solving framework to address a real challenge their partner faces, and formulate a tested solution. The result? Educators equipped to cultivate resilience and self-efficacy in their students and elevate them as stakeholders in their communities, ready to tackle today’s problems today.

Speakers
avatar for Elyse Burden

Elyse Burden

CEO, Real World Scholars
Elyse Burden is the co-founder of Real World Scholars, a nonprofit organization supporting real-world learning experiences for young people around the country through entrepreneurship and creative problem-solving. Since the organization was founded in 2014, Elyse has been working... Read More →
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Grant Knowles

Normal Park Museum Magnet School, Chattanooga, TN


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 222

10:30am

Reimagining Disciplinary Processes - Supporting A Restorative Mindset thru Deeper Social-Emotional Learning
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Schools across the country are reforming their disciplinary policies and processes to be more humane in how they address student behaviors and incidents. Many are incorporating Restorative Practices as a means to help students not only process disciplinary situations but also explore life situations through this social justice method. TKF is a San Diego nonprofit that successfully utilizes its tragic founding story to conduct restorative educational programming that teaches middle and high school students deeper lessons on accountability, compassion, forgiveness, and peace.

Since the 1970’s, our country has embraced the notion of punishment and exclusion within education systems to deal with student discipline often putting young lives on a damaging punitive cycle. From 1972 to 2012 out-of-school suspension rates increased 300% and youth incarceration rates rose by 400% creating a school to prison pipeline. You will participate in session activities to learn about TKF’s programs and the impacts of teaching deeper social-emotional life skills and restorative strategies. As mindsets shift and schools develop supportive and healing climates, they want more. Participants will do project work to identify and detail how to further support students and schools in practicing restorative strategies.

Speakers
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Benita Page

Program Manager, Tariq Khamisa Foundation
Ms. Benita Page has a Master’s degree in Education and over 35 years of professional experience in managing and developing youth programs. Her responsibilities have included overseeing community-based juvenile justice programming, mentoring interventions, mental health case management... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 208

10:30am

Restorative Justice: Beyond Conferences
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You've heard about Restorative Justice, but do you know it?  Take some time to dive deep into the philosophy that guides RJ, understand how it has been used to undermine disproportionality in discipline and the related school to prison pipeline, and take some time working with an essential practice of relationship building circles.  We will experience the Restorative Justice through a learner perspective and reflect on our own (sometimes conflicting) values.  We'll spend some time working with and creating objects of meaning that you can take back to your classrooms.  Join use for the hands on work of practicing being in relationships with others... I will tell you it does take practice.  

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Bradford

Nicholas Bradford

Founder, National Center for Restorative Justice
Founder of the National Center for Restorative Justice and life long educator with extensive experience with challenging students inside and outside the classroom. In 2009 Nicholas Bradford started his Restorative Justice education in VT. Working in therapeutic setting, schools, afterschool... Read More →


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Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 222

10:30am

San Diego: School Retool Event: Workshop 4
Limited Capacity full

This is an invite-only session!

School Retool is bringing together its fourth meeting of the San Diego principals in the Winter Cohort. This epic team will reflect on their hacks, design new ideas and present their presentations of learning to other DL2017 attendees during exhibition. Drop into the exhibition to see what School Retool is all about & learn how you can hack your way to big change.

Speakers

Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 207

10:30am

Scaffolding Our Way Towards Equity
Limited Capacity full

We all want to help all students, every day, get what they need to succeed. Scaffolding- the structures and supports that help students learn skills and knowledge they don’t have, yet- is a key way to do it. But while scaffolding is a term we use a lot in the Deeper Learning community, we usually don’t define it or articulate what quality scaffolding looks like. In this session, we’ll review examples of quality project-embedded scaffolding at a variety of grade levels and determine the characteristics of the kind of scaffolding that helps all students, every day succeed. We’ll brainstorm key moves that ensure student success, and we’ll culminate by giving you time to design, and present, your own exemplary scaffolding.

Speakers
avatar for Alix Horton

Alix Horton

Director of Literacy, New Tech Network
After working at a New Tech school in Austin, TX, I've been the Literacy Coach & Director of Literacy for New Tech Network for the last two years. At NTN, I get to support schools and NTN coaches in ensuring that all students have the skills they need to succeed- especially literacy... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 203

10:30am

Stop. Drop. Reflect!: Leveraging Teacher Reflection and Insights to Transform Professional Learning
Limited Capacity full

Need a professional learning reset? Do you want to take your school or team’s professional learning to the next level? Dedicated time for professional learning (PL) can be a powerful experience for teacher practice and student outcomes. Yet, many PL experiences end up falling flat because they fail to meet the needs of the teachers in the room-they are content heavy when teachers need social-emotional learning support, they rely on an expert to present information when teachers need to talk to and make connections with one another, there’s no time for teachers to reflect. There is never time for teachers to reflect! In this Deep Dive with the UChicago Consortium on School Research, teacher leaders, professional learning designers, and teachers looking to influence their school or team’s professional learning will participate in deep reflective experiences and create tools that are relevant and responsive to their school or team’s needs. Participants will build on their own and each others’ experiences, strengths, and expertise as teachers to transform their professional learning and ultimately create deeper learning environments for students. This session will include: knowledge-building interviews, cross-school connections, student input, time to digest and tinker with new ideas, and feedback from peers. Participants will leave with a tool of their own creation.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Farrington

Camille Farrington

Senior Research Associate, UChicago Consortium on School Research
Camille A. Farrington is a Senior Research Associate and Director of the Equitable Learning & Development Group at the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. Her work focuses on understanding how learning environments provide opportunities for positive developmental... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 215

10:30am

Tangling with Text: Growing students who are willing and able to grapple with complex sources of information (digital, video, print)
Limited Capacity full

Participants in this deep dive will gain new resources, strategies, and perspectives on literacy in their classroom. We will inquire into our own histories and identities as readers, as well as those of our students, and examine case studies of sense-making in a variety of contexts as well as literacy resources that can make an immediate impact for students. Reflection and discussion of takeaways will springboard us into creating visual displays that will help us - and our exhibition attendees - take these powerful ideas back into their own contexts and apply them to enhance student literacy towards deeper learning.

Speakers
avatar for Gayle Cribb

Gayle Cribb

Senior Program Associate, Strategic Literacy Initiative, WestEd
Talk to me about Reading Apprenticeship, disciplinary literacy, text-based argumentation, and pedagogy that supports all of our students to make sense of increasingly complex, more and more independently. How do we support all of our students to engage with the texts of our disciplines... Read More →
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Crystal Maglio

Epic Middle School


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 113

10:30am

The Collective Genius - Unleashing Teacher-Led Innovation
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This session will equip participants to be able to design powerful and actionable next steps to solving challenges alongside their teams from the very minute they leave the deep dive! This refined and rested process fuses design thinking, lean start up and MBA methods of deep design for powerful learning and sustainable change. We will examine case studies, dig into the barriers to deeper learning in our own environments, and design solutions to these challenges. Participants will exhibit a prototype and a pitch, shark-tank style, to get feedback on their plans before taking them back to implement wherever they are coming from. And oh yeah... we're using LEGO!!!

Speakers
avatar for Summer Howarth

Summer Howarth

Director of Learninf Design, Education Changemakers
Summer is the Director of Educhange Week and Director of Learning Design & Events at Education Changemakers and one of Australia’s most connected and passionate education influencers.Summer has developed expert knowledge in design thinking, middle years schooling and environmental... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 114

10:30am

The Power of Student Thinking: Deeper Learning in Elementary Mathematics
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In the pursuit of shifting mathematical agency and fostering dialogue that is centered around student thinking, we will explore student solution strategies, analyze student work and consider application in the classroom. Students intuitively solve math problems in ways that demonstrate their conceptual understanding and evolve over time. By considering student thinking, educators are better equipped to orchestrate deeper learning. In this workshop geared for elementary school teachers, participants will experience these strategies first hand and leave with a framework to support increased agency and dialogue in classroom instruction. For exhibition, we will create a supersized framework board with our “Math Vision” statements and our Anticipatory Planning Frameworks for each of the tasks we created.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Rubenstein

Robin Rubenstein

Director, High Tech High
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Allie Wong

Dean of Students, High Tech Elementary Point Loma, San Diego, CA



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 216

10:30am

Undoing Adultism: Making Adult Spaces Worthy of Student Voice
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We adults talk about the importance of student voice. However, much of the time the student voice included or heard is merely the result of confirmation bias. How many of us have done the work (with other adults) required to ensure the spaces we inhabit are youth-affirming and "worthy" of students' voices? In this Deep Dive, we will learn what adultism is and how to begin undoing it to (re)create spaces that are worthy of students and their voices. Using examples and learnings from the presenter’s Deeper Learning Equity Fellow Capstone Project, we will hear from students, explore the work adults must do to undo adultism, and design spaces are ready to hear and respond to authentic student voice. Together, we will begin to shift our mindsets, cultivate practices, construct tools, and generate individualized next steps that promote the dismantling of adultism in our shared spaces, moving them to spaces that are inclusive of authentic student voice. Before you come, read “Let’s Talk about Adultism” (http://www.artforourselves.org/wtf-is-going-on/lets-talk-about-adultism), “Adultism: The Hidden Toxin…” (https://www.parentingforsocialchange.com/adultism-hidden-toxin-poisoning-relationships-children/), and “Unlearning Adultism” (https://www.parentingforsocialchange.com/unlearning-adultism/). In the Deep Dive, we will reflect on our reactions to the readings and use these reactions as a starting point for our work.

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Nance

Alicia Nance

Chief Equity Officer & Founder/DLEF, She Who Learns
Unbought | Unbossed | Unbound | Unapologetically Black | Deliberate & UnafraidAntiracist Educator, Cultural Strategist and Organiser, Community Elder and Adult Co-Conspirator with Youth Organisers, Ancestors' Wildest Dreams, Deeper Learning Equity Fellow (Cohort 2)Alicia Nance, PhD... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 204

10:30am

What Does Instruction for Deeper Learning Actually Look Like?
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Let’s be honest: even in schools that value project-based learning, projects are not happening all the time, perhaps not even most of the time. And in more traditional schools, projects may not even be a choice. How can we ensure that Deeper Learning is being promoted all day long in schools of all types? How would instruction be different if that were the case? EL Education has a new book on Deeper Instruction, which addresses these questions. We will share the book’s framework and grapple together, both as students—engaging in lessons that model Deeper Instruction—and as educators, considering its application to our work.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Berger

Ron Berger

Practitioner/Educator, EL Education
Ron is the Chief Academic Officer for the non-profit school improvement network EL Education, a national network of over 160 public project-based schools in 30 states. EL helps to found public high schools in low-income communities - district and charter - that send all graduates... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 124/125

10:30am

What the Font is up with our Students?
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In this workshop you will learn how student engagement in your classroom often begins with the design and font choices in your handouts and slides. Student experts will guide you through a three part project which will include typography, zine, button & printmaking! In this 3 hour experience you will get a basic introduction to Illustrator, InDesign, Font Selection, and Graphic Design Principles. We will also discuss open source alternative design programs such as Inkscape, Gimp, as well as the Canva app. Join us and walk away with a project idea that will be good to get to know your students, build culture, and ensure visual engagement in your classroom!

Speakers
EL

Enrique Lugo

High Tech High


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 120

10:30am

You Say You Want a Revolution
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You’re already a badass designer of student-centered learning. Now what? We are looking for leaders to spread the national movement to change the way we look at student achievement and the way students experience school! This sessions equips participants to run their own professional development so that teachers all over the country provide opportunities for students to share their learning. We are looking for revolutionary educators who want to extend their influence beyond their classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Mari Lim Jones

Mari Lim Jones

Project Co-director Deeper Learning Hub, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
I'm an elementary educator turned large scale-change maker. Engaging students in work that matters and changing their self-perception is my jam, and I want to work with others to transform the school experience for young people.



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 202

10:30am

‘18 Til Affinity: The Hip-Hop Cypher and Affinity Groups for Equity in Education
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Hip-hop culture was born from low-income youth of color rebelling against a system that had rendered them all but invisible. As a result of the tenacity and power of hip-hop’s creativity, the culture has placed a premium on authenticity of voice and raw expression of self. In 1993, when Souls of Mischief dropped 93 ‘Til Infinity, they set the standard of ‘chill’ in hip-hop culture. As educators in 2018 we must set a standard of equity. In this deep dive, participants will begin or continue the ongoing process of self-reflection necessary for the kinds of equitable education that allow for every student to feel seen and heard. This session offers an intentional time for educators to come together to better understand how students are made to feel invisible and to uncover strategies for reversing that trend. Join us for a drum circle, conversations around identity, and the development of intentional affinity groups based on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Warning: this will be uncomfortable.

Speakers
avatar for Sir Bailey

Sir Bailey

HSRA
Goodwill comes through Good Education
avatar for Martha Diaz

Martha Diaz

Founder / Director, Hip-Hop Future School / Hip-Hop Education Center
Martha Diaz is an award winning community organizer, social entrepreneur, media producer, archivist, curator, mentor, and educator, who for twenty-five years has traversed between the hip-hop entertainment industry, public arts sector and academia. She has worked in Hollywood and... Read More →
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Michael Lipset

Research Assistant / Design Coach, McGill University / Studio 4 Charter Management Organization
Michael Lipset graduated as class valedictorian in 2009 from the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts with a BA in both Political Science and the Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance. After graduating he began an academic coaching business called PEP Tutors (Personal... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 129

12:00pm

Lunch
MEDITERRANEAN LUNCH
CHICKEN MARBELLA (gluten-free)
PASTA POMODORO (vegetarian)
FOR THE VEGAN TABLE: CORN PASTA with ROASTED EGGPLANT, TOMATOES
CAESAR SALAD / DRESSING, PARMESAN CHEESE, CROUTONS, BACON Served on the Side
MEZZE PLATTER: Kalamata Olives / Cherry Tomatoes / Cucumbers / Marinated Artichokes /
Roasted Bell Peppers / Roasted Eggplant
Plain Hummus / Roasted Red Pepper Hummus / Tzatziki
Cigliene Mozzarella / Cubed Feta Cheese (Vegan-Friendly Plates Available)
ASSORTED DESSERTS

Thursday March 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HTH Gym

4:00pm

Deep Dive Exhibition
The Deep Dive workshop series culminates in an all-conference exhibition where your participants share their work with other conference attendees.  Just as with K-12 exhibitions of student work, we want to exhibit quality work and engage audience members in a dialogical learning experience.
 

Thursday March 29, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HTH Forum

5:00pm

Happy Hour Celebration: Envision Learning Partners & SCALE Joining Forces!
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Envision Learning Partners & SCALE are joining forces! Eat, drink, and connect with us as we celebrate our unification with a happy hour!

Thursday March 29, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm
THE LOT- Liberty Station 2620 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

5:30pm

Reimagining Schools for Equity & Deeper Learning ~ Join the Movement!
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The HTH Graduate School of Education invites you to join us on the patio at Fireside from 5:30 - 7:30pm for wood-fired bites, craft cocktails, and fireside chats with inspiring colleagues leading the deeper learning movement. Learn more about our Teaching Apprenticeship Program,  M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, or New School Creation Fellowship, as well as opportunities to join forces with our Professional Education or Research in Equity and Innovation Team to reimagine your school!

Thursday March 29, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fireside 2855 Perry Rd. Building 8 San Diego, CA 92106

5:30pm

Shadow and Share Shindig
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Two tremendous campaigns, "The Shadow a Student Challenge" and "Share Your Learning" request the honor of your presence at our "Shadow and Share Shindig" happy hour at Soda & Swine from 5:30-7:30pm on Thursday, March 29th. We will commune over culinary delights, banter over beautiful beverages, and connect with courageous colleagues about how to transform education! To keep the banter going, the Deeper Learning Puzzle Bus will be in action helping you think about how to measure the crucial deeper learning skills. Come explore a new prototype for formative deeper learning assessment: a puzzle room (in a bus!). You’ll leave with inspiration and tools for how to equitably assess deeper learning within your contexts. See you there!

Hosted by the DL Hub and Stanford d.school and sponsored by Ted Dintersmith.
Copies of Ted's new book, "What School could be" will be given away at the event. First come, first served!

Thursday March 29, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Soda & Swine 2750 Dewey Rd #104, San Diego, CA 92106
 
Friday, March 30
 

6:30am

Optional: PBL: Paddle Boarding with Bob Lenz
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Join @pblbob (aka Bob Lenz, CEO of the Buck Institute for Education) for a morning stand up paddling session!

We will paddle around the bay, connect & dream up high quality project ideas!

Please complete waiver now:
https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/580e8391b6ff8/web/

Friday March 30, 2018 6:30am - 7:15am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: SUP-it up Yoga!
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You have paddle boarded. You've done yoga! Now try both!
Join Dana and her crew as she takes 10 adventurous souls on the water to give SUP-Yoga a try!
Space is limited!

Please complete waiver now:
https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/580e8391b6ff8/web/

Friday March 30, 2018 6:30am - 7:15am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Deeper Burning Circuit Training
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Friday March 30, 2018 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Running with Rob, Ron & Friends!
Ron Berger, Rob Riordan and others will greet all runners and walkers to suggest routes. Groups will organized based on desired distance and speeds. Runners and Walkers are welcome!

Meet in the Courtyard Marriott lobby.

Friday March 30, 2018 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Yo, Yo, Yo! It’s Yoga
Go deep within yourself and start the day with hatha style yoga session.

Meet on the lawn outside the pool area at the Marriott. Bring a towel. Limited mats available.

Friday March 30, 2018 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

8:00am

Bringing School Retool to My Region: an informal conversation for district leaders, regional education organizations, and local funders
When school leaders begin to hack toward Deeper Learning practices using the levers for change available to them, they experience a mindset shift that can inspire them to continue transforming their school cultures toward Deeper Learning for all students. In the School Retool professional learning fellowship, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO, regional cohorts of school leaders work together over the course of 3 months, 4 workshops, and 1 powerful day of empathy to apply their hack mindsets to their Deeper Learning aspirations.

A key element of the success of this fellowship is the local collaborator: a foundation, school district, education agency, or university with an investment in the local education ecosystem and a desire to support their school leaders' professional learning. Interested in learning more about hosting or funding a School Retool cohort?

Bring your breakfast and join us for an informal Q&A about bringing School Retool to your region.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Goldstein

Jennifer Goldstein

Co-Director, School Retool
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Peter Worth

School Retool Design Team, Stanford d.school
Peter Worth is a member of the design team for School Retool, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO dedicated to helping school leaders hack their school cultures toward deeper learning. Peter's background includes teaching, learning design, professional development, and education... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
HTE 115

8:00am

Breakfast
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
BELGIAN CREPES (blueberry / raspberry / chocolate / apple raisin)
ASSORTED FRESH-BAKED MINI PASTRIES (croissants, danish, bagels)
SOFT-COOKED EGGS
COLD OATS CUP (with fresh fruit and peanut butter)
HOT OATMEAL BAR (with cinnamon, honey, dried coconut, dried fruit)
ASSORTED YOGURTS
SLICED FRUIT PLATTERS + WHOLE FRUIT

Friday March 30, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
HTH Gym

8:30am

Create & Make in the Makerspace: Drop-In Sessions!
Drop-in sessions!

Find some time to come by yourself or with a group to create and make in the Makerspace! We will have stations set up where you can play around with Etextiles and sewing, Peppakura, origami and other 3D paper modeling. Or if you want to learn about how to program the Sphero robots, you can race them through a maze you create! We will also have a Community Build happening right in the center of the Maker Space. Middle school students designed 3D animals in Fusion 360. The 3D image was unfolded in pieces and we have Low Poly wood pieces that you can put together like a puzzle to uncover our mystery marine mammal.

Friday March 30, 2018 8:30am - 12:30pm
HTHI COMMONS

9:00am

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Lindsay Hill and Jeff Duncan Andrade
Limited Capacity filling up

Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Duncan Andrade

Jeff Duncan Andrade

Associate Professor, San Francisco State University
Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies. In addition to these duties, he continues as a high school teacher in East Oakland where for the past 18 years he has practiced and studied the use of critical... Read More →
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Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
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Lindsay Hill

Program Officer, Education and Lead, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Raikes Foundation
Lindsay Hill joined the Raikes Foundation as a program officer in 2015. In addition to her national education strategy work, she co-leads the foundation's efforts around diversity, equity and inclusion. Prior to joining the Raikes Foundation, Lindsay spent four years as the founding... Read More →
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Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

9:00am

Leadership Talk with Jerolyn Murray
Limited Capacity full

Featured Leader: Jerolyn Murray, Lead Instructor, Health Careers Academy, Colleton County, SC


Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?
What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
May in frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. 

Speakers
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
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Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.
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Jerolyn Murray

Instructional Coach and Teacher, Cougar New Tech at Colleton County High School
Jerolyn Murray is an instructional coach and teacher at Health Careers Academy in Colleton County School District, South Carolina. After years in the corporate sector, Murray left and returned home to Hampton County, South Carolina — which neighbors Colleton County— to begin... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

9:00am

Schools Reimagined: Students as Change Agents
Limited Capacity filling up

It’s clear that project-based learning provides students with meaningful educational experiences, but how might we leverage this model to help schools make meaningful change? Join us as we explore three possible models: Two that amplify the power of student voice in change-making efforts and one that brings educators together in partnerships with their students to question, explore, and challenge one another with an ultimate goal of understanding personalized learning.
We will share strategies for creating a student-led group to empower students in improving their school, resources for a semester-long high-school class that culminates in a change pitch to decision makers, and information for creating a space and time for educators and students to come together, collaborate and learn from and with each other around a common educational theme.
Participants will apply some design thinking strategies to go deeper into school change issues in order to imagine how these might fit into their current school models. Our goal is for participants to leave our session with plans in place for implementing project-based learning to support students in making positive school change at their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Hennessey

Susan Hennessey

Professional Development Coordinator, Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education
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Lori Lisai

Innovation Coordinator, Lamoille Union



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 206

9:00am

6 steps to an Action Civics Classroom
Limited Capacity full

This interactive presentation demonstrates strategies for empowering students to go beyond band-aid solutions to important issues and look for long term sustainable solutions. Project based learning ideas will be provided. Participants will become knowledgeable of the Action Civics philosophy, approach and how it can help students to guide the direction of their education. The Project Soapbox activity is an example of the workshop will help illustrate how the Action Civics model of The Mikva Challenge supports student inquiry, critical thinking and communication skills.
The workshop will utilize multiple models of identify with respect to citizenship and civic engagement. Participants will examine three different models of citizenship and apply the models to their students. Participants will engage in the “ root cause “ activity from our Action Civics programs and reflect on application and implementation of this activity with their students. Participants will reflect on ways to incorporate Action Civics in their classrooms. Participants will gain ideas for project based learning opportunities in their classrooms and school communities.
The Six Steps to the Action Civics Classroom workshop is based upon the premise that effective and sustainable deeper learning occurs when students are involved in the decision making process throughout. Supporting student voice is at the heart of Mikva’s work. Session participants will gain an understanding of how Action Civics helps teachers provide the increased opportunities for deeper learning that result in sustainable post-secondary success.

Speakers

Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 109

9:00am

A Learner-Centered Approach to Establishing Context and Relevance for Transformational Change
Limited Capacity full

UbD, extremely effective for lesson-planning at the classroom level, is rarely used for transformation planning at the school level. Administration will often skip the vision, or the ‘Why,’ and instead identify the mission, or the ‘What’—for example, ‘engage students in deeper learning’—and then move on to a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to get at the ‘How.’
Operating on the premise that personalization works just as well for adults as it does for students, this workshop will take a learner-centered approach to helping participants articulate their own ‘Whys.’ By the end of the session, attendees will have engaged in a series of protocols that they can use with their own stakeholders to establish a collective context and relevance for their work, and help identify the multiple strategies and practices that educators and students can use to engage in that work. In addition, the facilitator will share examples of one Vermont Supervisory Union’s vision and some examples of the methods they use to engage all students in deeper learning in order to realize that vision.


Speakers
avatar for Adam Rosenberg

Adam Rosenberg

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Rutland Central Supervisory Union



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 122

9:00am

Bridging the Gap: Moving from Traditional to Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity full

How can we as teacher leaders make innovative teaching and learning the norm? This workshop explores the experiences of being “on the fringe” in a traditional system-filled with barriers and challenges to teaching in innovative ways. In our 90 minutes we hope to honor our experiences and collectively work to “clear the path” for progressive practices in our classrooms, and ultimately schools. This session will be prepped with tips and resources for teachers who are ready to become a deeper learning maverick-meaning YOU are interested and/or have dabbled in things like PBL, PrBL or Design Thinking but have faced some challenges to implementation and are not sure how to move forward-professional culture, parent communication, student support-you name it we have felt it! This workshop will build on our collective capacity and derives from the belief that “we are better together” and together we can be levers for change!

Speakers
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Brooke Tobia

Teacher, CHM
Brooke Tobia has over ten years of teaching experience within the fields of Mathematics, Science and English. She specializes in project based learning, student self-assessment, and innovation within the classroom. Brooke is currently part of Calavera Hills Middle School’s Math... Read More →



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 114

9:00am

Connecting to instruments of change beyond school walls.
Limited Capacity full

Our program is focused on using social media and other means of contacting non-profits, authors, businesses, and activists to help facilitate deeper learning partnerships with the wider community. As students are working on their deeper learning projects, they will also be researching what non-profits, authors, businesses, and activists relate to their work. Students (with the guidance and supervision of teachers) then Tweet to, email, skype, Facebook, phone-conference, and connect with the specific organizations or individuals that fit with their project. The goals here are multi-faceted:

a. Build global, national, state, city, and district partnerships

b. Develop interview opportunities with professionals in a variety of fields that relate to their topic and can deepen the expertise of both students and teachers

c. The partnerships should be an on-going thing as students are working on their project; however, it is also important to get some of the outside community to come to the exhibition and present their own work alongside and with students

d. To create possibilities for internships, travel, and more partnerships with experts from a wide variety of places and fields

e. To grow the audience that the students reach

f. To establish firm connections between school and the real world that makes education more meaningful and relevant for all. It makes it more authentic.

g. To get feed-back from experts in the field on student work.

Speakers
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Irma Bektic

The Marion C. Moore School
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Danielle Durbin

The Marion C Moore School
I run marathons :)
RF

Rob Fulk

Jefferson County Public Schools


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 124

9:00am

Deeper Learning With At-Promise Students: Pedagogy that meets students right where they are
Limited Capacity full

The challenge for all of us is to identify where individual students are on any learning trajectory, and address their needs, passions, and interests in “real time.” We believe that meeting all students where they are is a commitment that requires us to reconfigure our old systems, practices and paradigms, placing the individual learner at the center of the learning process.
In this session we’ll dive into the pedagogical practices that support learner-centered classrooms that can meet the academic needs of students who struggle to overcome significant skill and knowledge gaps, through deeper learning experiences.

What will we do together: After an initial launch, the session is self-paced, encouraging participant choice, with five learning pods/stations set up for exploration. Learning pod activities include modeling, role play, design sprints, and independent exploration. We will close with time for synthesis and reflection on our learning.

Speakers
DB

Dixie Bacallao

REDESIGN LLC
TB

Tracy Bauer

REDESIGN LLC


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 217

9:00am

Dialogues Across Difference - Teaching Civically Engaged Writing in a Polarized Age
Limited Capacity full

The National Writing Project recently completed work on a instructional tool designed to strengthen and assess civically engaged writing. This Civically Engaged Writing Analysis Continuum (CEWAC) focuses on encouraging and supporting youth civic writing in two areas: 1) engaging with arguments and evidence; 2) engaging with others across difference.

Throughout this session, participants will explore the CEWAC and skills necessary for thoughtful and powerful civic writing. Emphasized skills include “employs a public voice,” “argues a position,” and “advocates civic engagement."

As an entry point participants will view clips from “American Creed,” a new documentary that airs on PBS in February. American Creed explores, through personal stories, the values that underlie the American identity, and efforts of groups and individuals to engage in dialogue across difference.

Participants will then further explore the focus of engaging in dialogue across difference by working with the CEWAC and two letters published on NWP’s 2016 “Letters to the Next President” website. The letters take different stances on a significant civic issue. Using the CEWAC as a guide, participants will discuss and/or write to the following questions and prompts:

What distinguishes public writing from academic writing? How might these differences shape your instruction?

Practice writing across difference by responding to one of the following prompts:
- As the author of one of the letters, write a letter of response to a writer who took a different position. Your goal is to both begin a dialogue and thoughtfully explain your position.
- As a teacher, write a letter to one of the writers that provides specific feedback and suggestions for revision and refinement.

How might the sharing of personal stories help bring us together as communities and a nation?

Participants will also preview related digital resources, including annotated writing samples, and discuss implications for designing assignments and instruction.

Speakers
JB

Janelle Bence

New Tech High at Coppell
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Stan Pesick

Teacher, National Writing Project



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 123

9:00am

Do your students have nomophobia: fear of no mo phone? Combating distracted learning (to achieve deeper learning)
Limited Capacity filling up

73% of teens have access to a smartphone. 24% say they are online “almost constantly.” And, 50% report feeling “addicted” to their personal device (Pew Research). It has also been shown that students who spend more time on social media than their peers have a greater likelihood of being unhappy, getting less sleep, and performing worse on tests. The increasing rates of depression among adolescents are especially worrisome among young women (Journal of Pediatrics). As it turns out, the happiest teens use their phones between 0-2 hours per day (iGen). Unfortunately, tech companies are failing our youth and are in no hurry to make their products less addicting. So how can we teach students to find the right balance?
During the fall of 2017, the AP Statistics class at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in San Diego partnered with Live Offline, an organization that helps individuals adopt healthy habits for phone usage. The goal of this partnership was to challenge students to reconnect with the real world by adopting an offline activity of their choice to practice daily for two weeks. The offline-challenge project was completed individually by each student and consisted of four phases: self-assessment, activity selection, implementation (a 14-day challenge in which the students practiced their activity on a daily basis), and self-reflection.
This workshop will help educators adopt and adapt the offline-challenge project for themselves and their students. Attendees will select and/or design offline habits to complete on their own over a two-week span. Further, attendees will be provided with time and support (lesson materials, assessment tools, rubrics, and in-person consultation) to produce structured projects for their students. All workshop attendees will be encouraged to submit project outlines to Live Offline and will receive complimentary project support from Live Offline during the school year.

Speakers
JC

Johnathan Chittuluru

Academy of Our Lady of Peace
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Katie Ramp

Co-founder, Live Offline
Improving students' mental health and fostering their connections to other people in and out of the classroom.
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Syp Vandy Siligato

Co-founder, Live Offline
Improving students' mental health and fostering their connections to other people in and out of the classroom.Topics: best practices for healthy phone usage, provoking face-to-face conversation over social media scrolling frenzies, the Offline Challenge project for your classroom... Read More →



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 202

9:00am

Embedding Restorative Justice Practices in a PBL Unit
Limited Capacity full

One of the most challenging aspects of changing to a PBL pedagogy is building in time for students to practice new ways of being in relationship with each other that support the teacher’s content and skill goals. This is especially challenging if a teacher is the only or one of few teachers implementing PBL in their building. In this session, we will use a unit from an 8th grade PBL US History course to look at how to combine Restorative Justice practices within a content based class. We will practice as a group two key strategies: operationalizing a community agreement and using circles to promote positive relationships and engagement. Teachers will have the opportunity to reflect on how to embed this practice in their own courses. This workshop will be facilitated by Adrienne Dickinson, a curriculum designer from Educurious, a Seattle-based non-profit that designs and supports PBL instruction with the goal of making learning meaningful, relevant, and rigorous and Nicholas Bradford, the Founder of the National Center for Restorative Justice.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Bradford

Nicholas Bradford

Founder, National Center for Restorative Justice
Founder of the National Center for Restorative Justice and life long educator with extensive experience with challenging students inside and outside the classroom. In 2009 Nicholas Bradford started his Restorative Justice education in VT. Working in therapeutic setting, schools, afterschool... Read More →
avatar for Adrienne Dickinson

Adrienne Dickinson

Curriculum Designer and Professional Learning Specialist, Educurious



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 123

9:00am

Facing Inferiority
Limited Capacity full

We are ALL trying to fight the good fight of raising academic achievement and empowering our students of color, but do we REALLY know what culturally relevant, gap-closing instruction looks like? Well then... JOIN US for this highly engaging, thought-proving, and activities-based session on “Facing Inferiority” where educators will practice 3 instructional strategies to turn basic daily plans into lessons that both culturally empower students and increase their understanding and mastery.

Educators will take away the following:
a) a succinct, data-grounded understanding of the historic, political, and educational marginalization that perpetuates in students of color a sense of academic inferiority.
b) 3 solid instructional strategies to turn basic daily plans into lessons that both culturally empower students and increase their understanding and mastery


Speakers
avatar for Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Chief Schools Officer, Freedom Prep Academy Charter Schools
Freedom Prep Academy Charter Schools Mike Brown, a native of New Jersey, studied Psychology at Hampton University and later earned his Master’s in Educational Leadership at Boston College. He has spent the last 18 years fighting for high quality education for racially and economically... Read More →
avatar for Sundiata Salaam

Sundiata Salaam

Chief People Officer, Freedom Prep Academy Charter Schools
Sundiata Salaam was born in Camden, AR to Robert and Linda Webb in 1982. He attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to fulfill his bachelor’s degree in English and completed his Master’s Degree in Pan-African Studies at Syracuse University. In the summer of 2007, Sundiata... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 207

9:00am

Graduation by Exhibition: Demonstration of Mastery
Limited Capacity full

Are today’s high school graduates prepared for post-secondary education? The Crefeld School’s Graduation by Exhibition (GBE) model better prepares students for a smooth transition to life after high school. Crefeld staff will share details about their successful progressive GBE process that is an essential component of the school’s program.
At Crefeld, students earn their diploma through Graduation by Exhibition. This process requires students to demonstrate mastery in fifteen distinct projects. While working on each of the exhibitions, students utilize essential skills including logical reasoning, expository writing, analytical reading, research and understanding, self-reflection, engaged citizenship, and executive functioning. All of these skills prepare students for post-secondary education.
After sharing a small amount of background and philosophy about our process, we will engage participants in several of the activities that involve various structures and opportunities to interact with the exhibitions. Our workshop will be participant-centered, allowing time to hear from the group about their experiences, concerns and visions for a similar process at their schools. Attendees will leave having actively participated in progressive activities intended to solidify their understanding, as well as an understanding on how this process drives the culture of the school , and our handbook outlining the graduation by exhibition process.


Speakers
avatar for Laura Craig

Laura Craig

Director of Learning Support, The Crefeld School
Graduation by Exhibition, Neurodiversity, small schools
GL

Gena Lopata

English Teacher/Dean of Summer Program, The Crefeld School
Talk to me about progressive education and tell me some bad jokes:)



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 208

9:00am

HTH Student Led: From Ideation to Creation
Limited Capacity full

Participants in this fun workshop will engage in activities that will help them learn more about understanding the steps to create amazing high quality work. The will begin by doing a mini-project which introduces how to cultivate team dynamics and collaboration, which are both must-haves in the creation of great projects. After completing the mini-project portion of the workshop, we will then run a short Looking at Student Protocol. After that we will put together the building blocks to what goes into the creation of a project as a group and then have Q&A about what it’s like to be on the other side of a project as a student!


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 215

9:00am

It’s Showtime! Tips for Exhibiting Student Work
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Have you experienced the power of sharing student work publicly? Want to know more? In this session, we’ll dive into the value of exhibiting student work and then focus on the how through the specific lens of curation. Participants should be ready develop a product, research public displays in Liberty Station, get creative, and curate their products for a mini-exhibition. Participants will walk away with tools and curation ideas for how to share their own students’ work publicly.

Speakers
ME

Margaret Egler

Teacher, High Tech High
KW

Kelly Williams

Poudre School District


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 204

9:00am

Leveraging the Power of Agency as an Outcome
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Let’s say it: Agency is a challenging outcome to implement. With its focus on a student’s mindset and self-advocacy, agency is unique in its pure focus on a student’s personal growth as a true learner. While it is unique, agency is also uniquely poised to be an essential and impactful outcome as we work to serve all students. During this session, we’ll investigate this often misunderstood and underutilized outcome and concretely strategize how to intentionally develop rubric-based, agency-fueled environments that provide even stronger learning opportunities for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Brette Woessner

Brette Woessner

School Development Coach, New Tech Network
Brette is a Math & School Development Coach. Prior to joining NTN's coaching staff, she was a high school math teacher at an NTN school in Seattle, WA. While teaching, Brette began working with NTN in 2012 to develop math curricula and pilot the creation of performance tasks. Joining... Read More →



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 127

9:00am

Passion and Purpose: Unlocking Student Strengths That Make Powerful Impacts!
Limited Capacity filling up

Students need to understand their strengths and talents, have their interests and passions validated, and be provided with inspiration and support to explore pathways that lead to deeper learning and deeper purpose. In this workshop, teachers will learn how to lead students on a discovery of their strengths, passions & interests and help them connect to learning and activities that build these personal traits. Participants will be led through the same lesson that would be introduced to their students, and provided with supporting materials. Personal devices are necessary.

Speakers
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Patrick Dela Cruz

Head of Classroom Engagement, Thrively
I'm a passionate educator who believes that every child is a genius and every child deserves to thrive. As a founding LED (Learning Experience Designer) at Design39Campus, I continued to discover the tremendous impact student-centered learning has made for my students and my role... Read More →
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Stacy Jennings

Learning Experience Designer/Personalized Learning Coach, Design39Campus/Thrively
I have been an educator for over 20 years in San Diego County. My credentials are in both General Ed/Multiple Subject and Special Ed/Learning Handicapped with a Resource Specialist Certificate. My passions are: Personalized Learning, Design Thinking, Wondering, Creative Confidence... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 216

9:00am

Personal Learning Plans: Harnessing Teacher Passion for School Success.
Limited Capacity filling up

There is often a tension between teachers who want more autonomy to use professional development time to become experts in their self-identified areas of interest and administrators who want to meet specific school-wide goals. In this workshop, teachers and administrators will explore the benefits of Personal Learning Plans. Personal Learning Plans give teachers the opportunity to use the cycle of inquiry and professional learning communities to improve their practice and make their learning public. By looking at an example of a teacher’s Personal Learning Plan, exploring the role of professional learning communities, and discussing connections between administrative goals and teacher autonomy, both teachers and administrators will think through how self-identified and self-directed teacher learning can be connected to school-wide goals in order to increase deeper learning among teachers and students.

Speakers
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JoAnn Groh

Principal, Paulo Freire Freedom School
JoAnn Groh is the co-founder of the two Paulo Freire Freedom Schools, PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University (demonstration/lab schools) in Tucson, AZ and has served as a PFFS principal for the last 13 years. Prior to PFFS, JoAnn was a Social Studies and Language Arts teacher at Catalina... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 207

9:00am

Prioritizing Student Voice and Engagement
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According to a national sample of YouthTruth student responses, only 1 in 2 secondary students enjoy coming to school most of the time. And less than half feel that what they’re learning in class helps them outside of school. Part of engaging students is giving them a voice in their instruction, and a role in school improvement. How can a school or district systematically empower student-driven ideas, questions, and goals? How can we integrate student voice authentically, honestly, and proactively? In this session, you’ll hear from a school network leader, a teacher, and High Tech High students about how they move from feedback to action. We’ll provide a model for analyzing student feedback data, and guiding productive conversations when the results are surprising. You’ll have the chance to sink your teeth into a sample scenario, share your experiences and insights, and leave with resources to increase student engagement and ownership.

Speakers
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Leigh Fitzgerald

Executive Director, Hawaii Technology Academy - PCS, Waipahu, HI
Leigh Fitzgerald is the Executive Director of Hawaii Technology Academy As Executive Director of a blended learning school serving students on five islands, Leigh travels daily throughout the state, monitoring and mentoring faculty and families on the integration of face-to-face... Read More →
MP

Mark Poole

High Tech High
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Sachi Takahashi-Rial

Manager, Partnerships, YouthTruth Student Survey
Talk to me about: Student voice and leadership, how to measure engagement and relationships, and how to make data actionable!



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 108

9:00am

Project Wayfinder: Helping Your Students Develop Purpose
Limited Capacity filling up

Founded at Stanford University’s d.school, Project Wayfinder is a leader in purposeful education for high schools. Having purpose is fundamental to cultivating a meaningful life because it connects you to your raison d'être, something that matters deeply to you, gives your life direction and is of consequence to the world. We consider purpose as one of five pillars integral to living a meaningful life alongside personal story, belonging, transcendence and making. Our curriculum encourages students to explore the roles that all these pillars play in their lives and offers ways to deepen their experience of each.

This workshop will explore the ways in which we can create classroom environments to support students in deepening their sense of purposefulness. One of the most important ways that educators can support their students in this journey, is by deepening their own self-awareness and understanding their own meaning-making processes. After a short presentation, we will complete a Wayfinder activity designed to offer students insight into the origins of their values. Participants will map out answers to questions including: What sources have been most influential in shaping my values? What values have I been taught throughout my life? How did I come to learn the values that are important to me and the ones I disagree with? The activity will blend personal reflection with paired sharing and group discussion. The aim of this activity is to guide participants through a process that will increase their awareness around how their value system came to be and how others’ journeys have led to the development of different value systems. By exploring these questions in their own lives, participants will be better equipped to explore them with their own students. K-12 students will complete the activity alongside participants and will share their stories and experience with the group at the end of the workshop.

Speakers
CB

Claudia Biçen

Operations & Creative Director, Project Wayfinder


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 221

9:00am

Small Bites, Big Difference: an Accessible Strategy for School Innovation
Limited Capacity filling up

Words like innovation, disruption, or hacking are commonly heard in progressive education circles, but the reality of our own contexts often leaves us perplexed when faced with the task of bringing them to life. Where do we start when we have limited control? Where do we start when we have total control? We need a guide to help us navigate toward our goals. This engaging and interactive workshop is an exercise in self-reflection. Participants will use multiple strategies drawn from Design Thinking, like developing empathy and ideating, to build a prototype for problem reframing within their schools. By taking some time to examine what is working and what needs to be left behind, you will leave with an accessible intervention strategy to help you move toward ambitious, positive outcomes in your daily work.

Speakers
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Jordan Butler

Design Thinking Program Coordinator, Henry Ford Learning Institute
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Deborah Parizek

Executive Director, Henry Ford Learning Institute
I am excited to host our first Deep Dive "Equity in Education: Imagining and Advancing New Learning Environments" at this year's conference. Coming from Detroit, these issues dominate many conversations among our educator colleagues. I look forward to engaging with many of you fellow... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 113

9:00am

Student Voice: Learning to Listen
Limited Capacity filling up

Student Voice, a nonprofit organization run by students, for students, is working to equip young people to take ownership of their education. In this workshop, we will define student voice, outline processes to find one’s voice and discuss how student perspectives improve decision-making. In addition, we will work in small groups with students and teachers to brainstorm ways that student voice can be implemented into deeper learning classrooms.

Speakers

Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 202

9:00am

Ten Points from the Black Panther Party for the Classroom
Limited Capacity full

In November 2017, we attended a conference at MIT called "Data for Black Lives". The conference tagline was "Data as protest. Data as accountability. Data as collective action." With the conference as our inspiration, we plan to use the Black Panther Party's Ten Point Program as a jumping-off point for students to explore social issues using math and science. A ten-week unit will focus first on the history and social issues raised by the Black Panther Party. The students will have a chance to choose which aspect of the Ten Point Program they wish to research in Boston. The goal of the unit is taken from the Data for Black Lives mission statement: "We will be using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people."

Our job will be to help them use big data and algorithms to empower local communities of color. Tools like statistical modeling, data visualization, and crowd-sourcing, will be used for fighting bias, helping progressive movements, and promoting civic engagement. We hope to enlist data scientists, computer programmers, racial justice activists, and government officials in our project. Our work will be displayed at our school's symposium in May 2018.

Speakers
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Tommy Hayes

teacher, Charlestown High School/Diploma Plus program
Diploma Plus (an alternative education program at Charlestown High School, a large urban public high school in Boston, MA) is for students who are off-track and still want to earn a high school diploma.



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 129

9:00am

The Missing Deeper Learning Competency: Social Emotional Student Support
Limited Capacity filling up

One of the reasons Deeper Learning has an Equity problem is because there is nothing in the competencies about student relationship building, school culture, and student support. Quality student engagement and learning is more than instructional strategies and practices. This session will engage participants in explore the role of developmental relationship building, social emotional learning, and student support in school settings. Participants will be introduced to a school model that emphasizes social and emotional support of students as the critical strategy for high levels of deeper learning. This model includes how time and resources are dedicated throughout the school day to include asset based development, check-ins, developmental relationship building, and support for all students. This workshop will explore the role of social emotional learning and student support in creating and advancing equitable learning environments.

Participant Learning Outcomes:
- Explore student realities and aligning resources and services to support their academic success.

- Explore how school leaders can utilize positive youth development and student support services as a key factor in school programming and design.

- Learn how asset development leads to program development and stronger Deeper Learning.

Participants will engage in the following activities:
- Participants will do interactive activities and discussion exploring their knowledge regarding the role of student support in the schools.

- Participants will utilize a “Say Something” protocol as they read an article in a group setting and engage in a small discussion to look at the needs of students today and how school staff can be more responsive to those needs through an asset based lens.

- Participants will explore, through workstations in interactive small groups, the connection between social emotional learning, developmental relationships and student support and Deeper Learning.

- Participants will reflect individually and with peers to analyze current organizational and personal practices which will be used to guide their next steps, and identify at least one thing they can do to enhance their practice with young people.

Speakers
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Jaqi Baldwin

Executive Director/Principal, Siembra Leadership High School
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Cynthia Ramirez

Director of Student Support, Technology Leadership High School
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Gilbert Ramirez

Health Leadership High School
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Justin Trager

Director of School Networks, Deeper Learning Equity Fellow, Future Focused Education


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 111

9:00am

The Myth of the Math Person
Limited Capacity full

In this student-led interactive workshop we will explore strategies to unlock everyone’s inner math person. 10th grade students at HTHMA have been exploring trigonometry through a discussion-based series of open-ended problems. In this session, they will lead a workshop to demonstrate how collaborative, discussion-based problem solving can lead to a deeper understanding of complex mathematical concepts. Participants will leave with valuable insights from the student facilitators as well as concrete tools for facilitating positive group work and whole class discussions. This would be a valuable session for mathematics educators, but also any adults that believe they are not math-people!

Speakers
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Cate Challen

Teacher, High Tech High Media Arts
I am a mathematics educator interested in ways to open up the mathematics classroom. I am interested in visual mathematics and engaging students in productive mathematical discourse.
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Daisy Sharrock

Project Director, High Tech High Graduate School of Ed
Daisy Sharrock leads the Mathematical Agency Improvement Community (MAIC), a network of 16 southern California schools working to abolish the phrase "I am not a math person." The network of teachers and administrators uses improvement science tools and methodologies to identify, test... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 203

9:00am

True stories. Youth voices.
Limited Capacity full

What happens when English teachers ask students to talk about the stories that matter most to them? What happens when students share those stories aloud in class, in school-wide performances, and out in their communities? Come learn about Story Works Alaska, a teacher/student/community partnership that supports true, first-person story workshops in high school English classrooms. Participants will listen to stories, share stories, and learn about Story Works' programs and our evolving curriculum.

Speakers
MW

Maeve Wiley

Student Advisory Board Member, Story Works Alaska
Hey! My name is Maeve Wiley. I am from Anchorage, Alaska and I really enjoy traveling, volunteering, and story telling.


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 208

9:00am

You know a guy? We don't. - Fighting for equity of opportunities through internships.
Limited Capacity full

In this session, participants will learn of how internship programs can create a reinforcing paradigm, where kids with lots of opportunity are able to foster a more developed professional network, while historically disenfranchised kids will continue to have less social capital. However, we will show how an internship program that prioritizes student choice, can reduce the opportunity gap and develop social capital for all students. Participants will walk away with ideas and practices that can build a student-driven and engaging internship program, and one that will elevate the career aspirations of all students. Participants will discuss both school design components that support this work as well as practical tools to help implement.

Speakers
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David Berg

Director of Technology, Big Picture Learning



Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 222

9:00am

Escape the Test! A Deeper Learning Puzzle Bus
Sign up for a time slot in the HTE Parking Lot (outside the HTH Gym)

How do we assess the things that matter? This year, DL2018 is featuring a multi-day pop-up that combines the international craze of escape rooms and the educational imperative of helping students get better at crucial deeper learning skills. Come explore a new prototype for formative deeper learning assessment: a puzzle room (in a bus!). You’ll leave with inspiration and tools for how to equitably assess deeper learning within your contexts. Stop by the puzzle bus to play, give feedback, and get ideas!

Speakers
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Jessica Brown

Business Innovation Factory
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Laura McBain

Director of Community and Implementation, Stanford d.school K12 Lab
Laura is the K12 Lab Director of Community and Implementation at the Stanford d.school. In this role she leads the K12 Lab network and aims to use design thinking to transform education and the world. As a human-centered designer, her work focuses on understanding the ecosystem of... Read More →
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Louie Montoya

K12 Lab Designer, dSchool
Louie's post-colonial studies opened his world to the power of stories to change systems. During his research, Louie was inspired by the voices of teachers, which led him into the classroom of a working-class middle school in Rhode Island. While substitute teaching, he was invigorated... Read More →
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Ariel Raz

@K12 Lab Network Learning Designer, Stanford d.school K12 Lab
Ariel Raz is driven by the belief that teaching is a creative profession. He has taught middle school math and was a founding member of KIPP Bloom in the Chicago Southside. In 2014 Ariel began a master’s program in learning, design & technology that culminated in iCanGo, a story building tool for parents of children on the Autism spectrum. He is now a learning experience designer with the K12 Lab Network at the Stanford d.school... Read More →
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Sam Seidel

Director of K12 Strategy + Research, Stanford d.school
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Devon Young

@K12 Lab Network Program Manager, Stanford d.school
Devon Young began her career in education as an AmeriCorps VISTA for a year at a non-profit that matches low-income middle school students in workplace-based apprenticeships with mentors, and following her year of service joined the organization full time. It was during this experience... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
HTH Gym

9:00am

Make Your Own DL Shirt
No Sign-in Required:  Drop in Session! 

Do you have a design for a t-shirt? Students from two student-run businesses will be available on hand to design and make your t-shirts! Price for shirt is between $12-$15. There will also be Deeper Learning shirts for sale if you want to have the swag to prove you were there.

Speakers
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Mike Strong

High Tech High


Friday March 30, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
HTHI COMMONS

10:00am

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Jennifer Husbands and Linda Nathan
Limited Capacity filling up

Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 

Speakers
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Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
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Jennifer Husbands

Executive Director, Schools That Can Chicago
After serving as a volunteer co-chair for three years, Jennifer L. Husbands, Ph.D. joined the staff of Schools That Can as the founding Executive Director of STC Chicago in August 2014. In this role, she works to build and strengthen the Chicago network and also lead specific cross-city... Read More →
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Linda Nathan

Executive Director, Center for Artistry and Scholarship
Linda Nathan, EdD is the Executive Director of the Center for Artistry and Scholarship (CAS), which fosters and mobilizes creative, arts-immersed schools, where students are making and doing, teachers are asking how and why, and schools are engaged in their community. In this role... Read More →
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Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

10:00am

Leadership Talk with Tony Simmons
Limited Capacity filling up

Featured Leader:  Tony Simmons, Executive Director of High School for Recording Arts (HSRA)

Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?
What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
May in frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. 

Speakers
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Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
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Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.


Friday March 30, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

11:00am

Closing Keynote with Jeff Duncan-Andrade
Friday March 30, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
HTH Forum

12:00pm

Moving Our Work Forward
Friday March 30, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
HTH Forum

12:30pm

Lunch
SANDWICH PLATTERS:
Turkey + Swiss + Basil Mayo, Sourdough
Ham + Brie + Honey Mustard on Baguette
Italian Pressed Sandwich
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + Roma Tomatoes + Cucumber + Sprouts, Multi-Grain
(VEGAN Option Available)
GEMELLI PASTA SALAD mushrooms, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula, parmesan (vegetarian)
FRENCH-STYLE ROASTED POTATO SALAD (vegan, gluten-free)
MIXED GREENS SALAD assorted toppings and dressing
CHIPS
COOKIES: white chocolate macadamia, cappuccino, fudge brownies, peanut butter, amaretti (GF)

Friday March 30, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
HTH Gym