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Welcome to Deeper Learning 2017!
March 29-31 San Diego, California


At DL2017 you will:

  • Experience deeper learning for yourself through deep dives, interactive workshops and an innovative MakerStudio.
  • Connect with powerful educators who care deeply about preparing students for college and their future careers.
  • Learn new ideas and practices that will help them teach for deeper learning competences and spread a love for deeper learning.

All attendess of DL2017 will use SCHED to sign up for sessions!

Please add your sessions to your schedule using this site. You must sign up to attend the sessions!

Email info@deeper-learning.org with questions


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Ellen Deutscher

Empathy2Action
Educator, Design Thinker
SF Bay Area
Ellen Deutscher is an educational consultant with a focus on Design Thinking (Human-Centered Design, HCD) and creativity. She spent over 20 years teaching public school in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the past year, Ellen designed and taught a Design Thinking course for the Vanke Meisha Academy in Shenzhen, China, and developed and taught a Design Thinking class for a new minor in the Learning Science and Human Development Department at UC Berkeley.

In 2011, Ellen began her Design Thinking adventure at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (the d.school), where she was a teacher-in-residence from 2011 to 2013. Ellen spent two years as a founding coach for IDEO’s Teachers Guild and continues to collaborate with David Kelley (co-founder of IDEO and Stanford d.school). She is a co-founder and moderator for #dtk12chat, a global community of Design Thinking educators. Ellen is also co-author of Design Dots: 50 Quick Ways to Integrate Design Thinking into Your Language Arts Classroom. Before leaving the classroom in 2015, Ellen created and taught a 5th–8th grade middle school Design Thinking program and Lunchtime Maker Space. During her extensive years in public school education, she taught a wide variety of grades and subjects, including 5th-grade language arts/social studies and a self-designed 5th/6th-grade Shakespeare class and summer camp, "Shakin' It Up with Shakespeare.”

Ellen left the classroom in 2015 to fully dedicate herself to learning, playing, iterating, and building deeper capacities for empathy with students, educators, and innovation leaders from around the globe.