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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.

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Wednesday, March 29 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Neurodiversity and Maker-Centered Learning FULL

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When you envision an equitable classroom, do you see the neurodiversity in your students in addition to gender, race, sexual orientation, and culture? If you intrigued and curious about neurodiversity - including what it means, come join us for hands on workshop on using maker-centered learning to support your neurodiverse students in an inclusive classroom. Can utilizing maker-centered learning tools like lasercutters, robotics, building, textiles, electronics, wood working bring out the strengths in neurodiverse students, increase their student agency and provide teachers with additional tools to support the whole class? Neurodiversity assumes that students with learning disorders, behavior challenges, adhd, autism, trauma and other traditionally assessed special needs have strengths due to their neurodiversity. When educators provide novel tools in combination with academic tasks, can students overcome low confidence, embarrassment, fixed mindset and other low student agency characteristics to strength their academic skills?

Lets get together to share our experiences  and play with some maker-centered projects that can support students whose neurological setups prevent them from accessing the average classroom content. We would never force a child who has vision limitations to take a written test and then discipline them if they exhibit challenging behavior when its too stressful for them. A truly equitable classroom needs strategies for empowering neurodiverse students to use their extraordinary talents rather than subject them to the same tasks and assessments as neurotypical students. This workshop will share the work of 2nd and 3rd graders to improve academic student agency as they use reading,writing and math to facilitate projects they choose to take on. We will also examine the role of portfolios as an assessment tool to provide students an alternative to test scores as a means to share their intelligence, competencies and passions.

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Jean Kaneko

GSE Educational Leadership Resident/Workshop Presenter/Maker Den Presenter, High Tech High
I have the privilege of studying at the HTH GSE for my M.Ed in Educational Leadership this year. It is another step in my life long learning journey that began in my early 20's when I was one of the pioneers in Computer Graphics/Special Effects and HDTV production, transitioned to... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 115

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