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Thursday, March 29
 

10:30am PDT

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
avatar for Michael Crawford

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 PDT
HTE 221

10:30am PDT

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
avatar for Stacey Caillier

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 PDT
HTHI 122/123

10:30am PDT

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-Tech Support

Jessica Wood-Tech Support

Manager, Student Project Initiatives, EL Education


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

10:30am PDT

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
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Adriana Aquino-Gerard

American Museum of Natural History
avatar for Michelle Ott

Michelle Ott

Science Teacer, New Visions for Public Schools
avatar for Kiran Purohit

Kiran Purohit

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

Instructional Specialist - Science, New Visions for Public Schools


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

10:30am PDT

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 →
avatar for Jessica Mele

Jessica Mele

Program Officer for the Performing Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Jessica Mele is a Program Officer in Performing Arts at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She manages a diverse portfolio of grants, with a particular focus on arts education policy and advocacy. Previously, Jessica was executive director at Performing Arts Workshop, an arts... Read More →


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

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
HTE 122

10:30am PDT

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, Deeper Learning Equity Fellow, Envision Learning Partners
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"....
avatar for Suzanne Malek

Suzanne Malek

Deeper Learning Coach, Envision Learning Partners
Deeper learning for all. Collaboratively designed performance assessment systems. Graduate profiles. Defenses of learning. Capstone projects. Exhibitions. Advisory. Growth mindset. Adaptive systems. Distributed leadership. Inquiry-based, project-based, problem-based, student-centered... Read More →



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

10:30am PDT

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
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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 PDT
HTE 206

10:30am PDT

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
avatar for Cassandra Thonstad

Cassandra Thonstad

Assistant Principal, Newberg School District
avatar for Martha Torres

Martha Torres

Visiting Assistant Professor, NYU Steinhardt
avatar for Peter Worth

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 PDT
HTHI 208

10:30am PDT

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
avatar for Jess Brown

Jess Brown

K12 Design Fellow, Stanford d.school
avatar for Louie Montoya

Louie Montoya

K12 Lab Designer, Stanford d.school
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

Lecturer at School of Engineering, Stanford University d.school
Ariel Raz builds irresistible learning experiences to inspire learners to engage in creative work. He currently works as a Learning Experience Designer at Stanford University’s d.school and holds the title of lecturer at the School of Engineering. In the past he wore a number of... Read More →
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 →


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

10:30am PDT

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
avatar for Law Ortiguerra

Law Ortiguerra

High Tech High International


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

10:30am PDT

Hacking Your Way Toward Exhibition of Student Learning!
Limited Capacity filling up

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
avatar for Peter Worth

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 PDT
HTHI 202

10:30am PDT

Humanities Learning Lab:
Limited Capacity filling up

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
BK

Brian Klasner

East Side High School
avatar for Liana Summey

Liana Summey

Program Director, East Side High School


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

10:30am PDT

Is American democracy at risk? Exploring historical moments and visual metaphors
Limited Capacity filling up

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
Mary Hendra leads the California statewide work for Facing History and Ourselves, sustaining authentic partnerships and collaboration to meet the needs of educators and schools throughout the state. Through in-depth historical and literary case studies, student-centered pedagogy... Read More →



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

10:30am PDT

Navigating Our Way
Limited Capacity filling up

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
avatar for Becky Perez

Becky Perez

CTE Curriculum Specialist, Paramount Unified School District
avatar for Elliot Washor

Elliot Washor

Co-Founder Big Picture School, Big Picture Learning


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

10:30am PDT

OpenED San Diego: Innovating Education
Limited Capacity filling up

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 →
avatar for Annee Ngo

Annee Ngo

Co-Founder, President, ProtoHack



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

10:30am PDT

Project and Exhibition Design - Pushing Your Practice to the Frontier
Limited Capacity filling up

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 PDT
HTHI COMMONS

10:30am PDT

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
avatar for Cris Waldfogel

Cris Waldfogel

Senior Manager for Leadership Services, Buck Institute for Education


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

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
HTE 227

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
HTHI 215

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
HTHI COMMONS

10:30am PDT

Re-Imagining High School to College Transitions - Launching a 13th Year College Program
Limited Capacity filling up

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 PDT
HTE 108

10:30am PDT

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 →
avatar for Grant Knowles

Grant Knowles

Innovation Coordinator, Hamilton County Schools


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

10:30am PDT

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
avatar for Benita Page

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 PDT
HTE 208

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
HTE 222

10:30am PDT

San Diego: School Retool Event: Workshop 4
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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.

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

10:30am PDT

Scaffolding Our Way Towards Equity
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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 PDT
HTE 203

10:30am PDT

Stop. Drop. Reflect!: Leveraging Teacher Reflection and Insights to Transform Professional Learning
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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 PDT
HTE 215

10:30am PDT

Tangling with Text: Growing students who are willing and able to grapple with complex sources of information (digital, video, print)
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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 →
avatar for Crystal Maglio

Crystal Maglio

Epic Middle School


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

10:30am PDT

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 PDT
HTE 114

10:30am PDT

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
avatar for Allie Wong

Allie Wong

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



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

10:30am PDT

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 | Foster America Family Finding and Support Fellow (Cohort 4), 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 PDT
HTE 204

10:30am PDT

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

Chief Academic Officer, EL Education
Ron is Senior Advisor, Teaching & Learning for EL Education. Ron was a public school teacher and carpenter in rural Massachusetts for 25 years. His writing and speaking focus on inspiring quality and character in students, specifically through project-based learning, original scientific... Read More →


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

10:30am PDT

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!

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EL

Enrique Lugo

High Tech High


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

10:30am PDT

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 Jones

Mari 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 PDT
HTE 202

10:30am PDT

‘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.

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avatar for Sir Bailey

Sir Bailey

HSRA
Goodwill comes through Good Education
avatar for Martha Diaz

Martha Diaz

Founder / Director, Hip Hop Communiversity / Hip Hop Education Center
Martha Diaz (MD) is a seasoned community organizer, media producer, archivist, curator, and educator. One of Women’s eNews distinguished 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, she has traversed the hip hop entertainment industry, the public arts and education sector, and the academy over... Read More →
avatar for Michael Lipset

Michael Lipset

Team Lead: Impact, High School for Recording Arts | St. Paul, MN
Michael is the former Acting Executive Director of High School for Recording Arts Los Angeles and currently serves as Team Lead: Impact for the growing High School for Recording Arts Charter Network Provider. He is the co-founder of The Palette Podcast, which covers the arts in education... Read More →


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