Deeper Learning prepares students for success in college and careers, as well as civic and everyday life. It gives them real-world skills through meaningful experiences. It builds their ability to transfer what they’ve learned from one context to another.
Kids need to know that they matter. Especially kids who are coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. At its core, Deeper Learning is about making sure the students are at the center of the learning experience.
I am a learner, and I belong here at school. If I work hard, I’ll be able to overcome obstacles.
I can work well with others to solve problems together, learn from my peers, and help them.
I know how to look at all the relevant evidence and decide what I think. I design my own solutions to complex problems.
I can express myself and receive feedback constructively.
I can set goals and track my own process. I am in charge of my own learning journey.
That is, students collaborate on a school project in order to learn rigorous content, not just when planning the school dance.