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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 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Secret Ingredients for Deeper Reflection FULL

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We know that reflection is a key part of assessment in project-based learning and deeper learning. Yet, how do we get students to probe into their own learning process and reflect on how to become better learners? This workshop will share how we use digital portfolios and exit interviews as key pieces to guarantee greater levels of reflection leading up to and following public exhibitions. In this workshop, we present a model for “backward-planning” of a semester-long project by creating checkpoint projects and mini-units that lead to a final product. Participants will actively examine student-created digital portfolios for both STEM and Humanities to experience how powerful they can be as end-products and as reflection tools. Examining the portfolio for the components of well-crafted projects, participants will see how checkpoint projects are a key element we have used with students. Lastly, we will model the final exit interview, in which students verbally communicate their reflection on the process of the project and how they will apply what they learned to their future. While planning a long-term project can be overwhelming, this workshop breaks down the steps to an effective process and demonstrates the power of using website building and interviewing as assessment.

Speakers
avatar for Liz Boyd

Liz Boyd

Humanities Teacher and Dir. Professional Dev., Charleston Collegiate School
After teaching for 15 years in a school that straddled the line between a traditional model and PBL, we were fortunate to have the green light to break that traditional mold and fully embrace pbl. Charleston Collegiate School is the only PBL school in Charleston, S.C., area, so our faculty's professional development and project sharing opportunities are limited. We are excited about opportunities to network across the country. Additionally... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis

Upper School Science Teacher, Charleston Collegiate School
I am a high school science teacher at Charleston Collegiate, a private school that implements Project Based Learning. I utilize cross-curricular projects, modeling instruction, and whole-class discussion, and I currently teach Biology, Chemistry and AP Environmental Science. My goal as a teacher is to help my students become confident learners who think about the world in new ways.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 124/125

Attendees (35)