School reform has come a long way….we are finally thinking about what students need to know and do but also, how we support teachers to develop these broader outcomes and are transforming from a focus on schooling to learning. Some call these broader outcomes 21st century skills, some call them work-based skills, college and career readiness skills, social emotional learning, and XQ reminds us that we need students who have an agile and flexible intelligence. I along with many, feel that deeper learning is a great umbrella term to capture the social emotional and learning competencies. I was pleased as a Commissioner of National Commission and Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) and as the author of the book, Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools are Transforming Education in the 21st Century, I was able to write a paper, How Deeper Learning Can Create a New Vision for Teaching This paper is a lead up to NCTAF’s Great Teaching Initiative Report that will be released later this year. In addition, you can watch the webcast to explore the conditions needed to support great teaching for deeper learning. Panelist include Elizabeth Foster from NCTAF, Laura McBain from High Tech High and myself. Elizabeth and I will present this paper again at the Teaching and Learning Conference March 11, 2016, if you are attending.
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