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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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Tuesday, March 28
 

9:00am

Optional: International Convening on Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity full

Ready to connect with the global Deeper Learning community? The International Convening on Deeper Learning aims to connect educational influencers who are working to implement and spread deeper learning practices, structures and conditions to students across the globe. This day-long pre-conference will help us build connections, recognize our collective strengths and brainstorm new ideas to spread equity and deeper learning to more students, more often.

 



Speakers
avatar for merav bareket

merav bareket

urban pedagogical facilitator and developer, IDE institute for democratic education
I am an educator from Israel. For me Deeper learning is a way to push a community or a country toward becoming a more equitable democratic society. I specialize in transforming educational systems, and over the past six years, I have been working with Holon- An Israeli city that had decided to move its education system forward into deeper learning. To do so, Holon has implemented project based learning as a leading pedagogy in the city k-12, in... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Daniels

Melissa Daniels

Director, High Tech High
Before joining High Tech High in 2006, I taught for seven years at international schools in Cairo, Egypt and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2011, I became the founding Director of High Tech Middle Chula Vista, the fourth middle school in the HTH family. | | Originally from North Carolina, I earned my B.A. in Secondary English Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and my M.Ed in Teaching English as a Second Language... Read More →


Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
High Tech Middle 2359 Truxtun Road

6:00pm

Optional: Early Arrivers Happy Hour Meet-up!
Join other early arrivers in the bar area of the Courtyard Marriott. Come by for a snack, drink and connected conversations!
 

Tuesday March 28, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Courtyard Marriott
 
Wednesday, March 29
 

8:00am

Breakfast
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
WAFFLE STATION served with Warm Berry Compote / Maple Syrup / Whipped Cream
CRISP BACON + PORK SAUSAGES + VEGAN SAUSAGES
HARD COOKED EGGS
ASSORTED FRESH-BAKED PASTRIES (croissants, danishes, bagels)
SLICED FRUIT PLATTERS / WHOLE FRUIT

Wednesday March 29, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
HTH Gym

9:00am

Welcome from Deeper Learning Team
Speakers
avatar for Laura McBain

Laura McBain

Director of External Relations, HTH GSE
Laura is the master of ceremonies for DL2017. Email, tweet or text her with any questions or wonderings for your time at DL2017!  Laura is the Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy. Laura was a founding teacher of High Tech Middle and was the principal of two HTH sites (HTM and HTH Albuquerque) and worked in comprehensive schools prior to her work at HTH. As the Director of External Relations, Laura... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
HTH Forum

9:30am

Opening Keynote with Becky Kanis Margiotta
Speakers
avatar for Becky Kanis Margiotta

Becky Kanis Margiotta

President, The Billions Institute, LLC
Becky Kanis Margiotta co-founded The Billions Institute, LLC with her friend Joe McCannon to answer one question:how do we spread solutions to the world’s most pressing problems to everyone who could benefit as quickly as possible? Previously, Becky led the 100,000 Homes Campaign for Community Solutions. Featured on 60 Minutes, the Campaign was a nationwide large-scale change effort to find and house... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
HTH Forum

11:00am

In-Deeper-Views
This shared experience session will explore the nexus between equity and deeper learning. 

Before you dive headfirst into DL2017, we want to make sure you get the chance to connect with others in small groups, engage in a shared experience together, and explore your own stories of deeper learning and equity. We believe that each of you, like our students, has a story to share and deserves to be heard. To find your “In-Deeper-View” group, identify the Flower Power Code on your name badge and go the corresponding room.

Flower Power Code and Room Locations
Amaryllis—HTE 108
Begonia—HTE 109
Buttercup—HTE 111
Calla Lily—HTE 113
Candytuft—HTE 114
Clover—HTE 115
Daffodil—HTE 122
Daisy—HTE 123
Desert Rose—HTE 129
Echinacea—HTE 202
Freesia—HTE 203
Gardenia—HTE 204
Honeysuckle—HTE 206
Jasmine—HTE 207
Lilac—HTE 208
Lavender—HTE 215
Magnolia—HTE 216
Narcissus—HTE 217
Orchid—HTE 219
Peony—HTE 221
Petunia—HTE 222
Poppy—HTHI 123
Quince—HTHI 124
Rose—HTHI 207
Sage—HTHI 208
Tulip—HTHI 215
Verbena—HTHI 217
Violet—HTHI 218
Wallflower—HTHI 219
Yarrow—HTHI 220
Zenobia—HTHI 222 


Wednesday March 29, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HTH Forum

12:00pm

Lunch
LUNCH - “NOURISH ME” SALAD BAR
BROWN RICE SALAD carrots, radish, cucumbers, walnuts (vegan, gluten-free)
ISRAELI COUSCOUS tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese (vegetarian)
KALE & BRUSSEL SPROUT SALAD Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette (vegetarian, gluten-free)
CANNELINI BEAN & SPINACH SALAD (vegan, gluten-free)
MIXED GREENS with ASSORTED SALAD DRESSINGS (vegan, gluten-free)
PROTEIN SIDES: PESTO CHICKEN / MARINATED STEAK / FALAFEL (vegan, gluten-free)
ASSORTMENT OF PETIT CAKES

Wednesday March 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HTH Gym

12:30pm

Student Guided Tour of HTH
Limited Capacity full

Learn about the High Tech High learning environment from a student's perspective.
Tours are discussion-based and focused on the student experience. We will tour the HTH spaces on the Point Loma Campus and provide attendees with an opprotunity to see our space and learn about the HTH student experience. 

Space is limited. Photography and curiosity encouraged! 
Please meet in front of High Tech High International at 12:30

Speakers
CM

Cheyenne Manske

Outreach Coordinator, High Tech High Graduate School of Education


Wednesday March 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HTHI 2855 Farragut Road

1:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Justice Den: Featuring: Justin Trager
Limited Capacity filling up

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Speakers
EM

Eunice Mitchell

Regional Director, Big Picture Learning
avatar for Justin Trager

Justin Trager

Director of School Networks, New Mexico Center for School Leadership
Justin Trager serves as the Director of School Networks at the New Mexico Center for School Leadership in Albuquerque, NM. The focus of his work has been facilitating the growth, learning, and innovation of the various schools in the Leadership High School Network. The network is dedicated to serving the 40% of students who are currently underserved or not served by the traditional public school system through a complete high school redesign... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
HTE 227- Equity Den 2

1:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Praxis Den: Featuring: Dinah Becton-Consuegra
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Speakers
avatar for Dinah Becton-Consuegra

Dinah Becton-Consuegra

West Regional Director, EL Education
Dinah is the West Regional Director for EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) supporting a network of 32 schools across 6 states. EL Education is a K-12 non-profit organization partnered with more than 150 schools, serving 4,000 teachers and 53,000 students in 31 states. Closing the opportunity gap has been the primary driver in Dinah's 18 years in education. Prior to her current role, Dinah was a School Designer with EL Education where... Read More →
avatar for Claire Sylvan

Claire Sylvan

Senior Strategic Advisor, Internationals Network for Public Schools
I am passionate, and have been for more than 45 years, about equitable deeper learning, and have focused in particular on equity for multi-lingual/English language learners and educating and integrating immigrants so that they can pursue their dreams and become full participants in democratic society.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

1:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Transformation Den: Featuring: Dario Otero
Limited Capacity full

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Speakers
avatar for Dario Otero

Dario Otero

Owner, Youth Lens 360º
Dario is the owner of Youth Lens 360, a company that provides superior visual communication and product marketing and branding services through the lens of youth ages 14-24. The Company utilizes L.E.A.D (learn, experience, apply and debrief) curriculum to train and support the technical and entrepreneurial skills of youth in our community. At Youth Lens 360, youth can earn project based credit, experiential learning, after school enrichment... Read More →
LV

Liliana Vargas

Sr. Director of Programs, Internationals Network for Public Schools


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
HTE 223- Equity Den 3

1:00pm

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Becky Kanis Margiotta & Lindsay Hill
Limited Capacity full

About the Den: Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 


Moderators
avatar for Michelle  Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Educator and School Transformation Coach, High Tech High North County
Michelle Sadrena Clark is a 9th grade Humanities teacher, a School Transformation Coach, and a Regional Consultant for the USC Shoah Foundation. She is currently earning her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of California, San Diego and California State University, San Marcos.
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

Co-Founder, High Tech High
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As a long-time teacher in the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School, Rob developed an award-winning writing center and two pioneering school-to-work transition programs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Hill

Lindsay Hill

PROGRAM OFFICER, Raikes Foundation
Lindsay Hill joined the Raikes Foundation as a program officer in 2015. In addition to her national education strategy work, she co-leads the foundation's efforts around diversity, equity and inclusion. Prior to joining the Raikes Foundation, Lindsay spent four years as the founding executive director of Teach For America – Washington. She began her career as a fourth-grade teacher in Brooklyn through Teach For America and later worked as a... Read More →
avatar for Becky Kanis Margiotta

Becky Kanis Margiotta

President, The Billions Institute, LLC
Becky Kanis Margiotta co-founded The Billions Institute, LLC with her friend Joe McCannon to answer one question:how do we spread solutions to the world’s most pressing problems to everyone who could benefit as quickly as possible? Previously, Becky led the 100,000 Homes Campaign for Community Solutions. Featured on 60 Minutes, the Campaign was a nationwide large-scale change effort to find and house... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

1:00pm

Leadership Talk with Terri Holden
Limited Capacity full

Featured Leader: 

Terri Holden, Winton Woods City Schools

Executive Director, Teaching and Learning


Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?
What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
Mayin frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. We
know how challenging school transformation work can be, that is why this
year we are proud to host the first-ever “Let's Talk Leadership” at
DL2017!

Moderators
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President & CEO, New Tech Network
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network

Speakers
avatar for Terri Holden

Terri Holden

Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, Winton Woods City Schools
I am highly interested in the intersection of equity, opportunity, and deeper learning. I am helping to lead the transformation of the Winton Woods City Schools as we become a K-12 project-based learning district through our partnership with the New Tech Network.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

1:00pm

Screenprinting and Vinyl Printing
Limited Capacity full

No experience necessary for this workshop. Have you ever loved a t-shirt so much that you wore it out? In this workshop we will go through the basics of how to design your new favorite t-shirt, and then you will learn how to screen or vinyl print. The design process will happen in groups, and everyone will learn the skills to walk away with their own group design on a shirt. Additionally, we will go over how we have used printing in various projects with students, and we will have information on creative ways to fund printing equipment for your school. Come print with us!

Moderators
TC

Tina Chavez

Teacher, High Tech High

Speakers
avatar for Mike Strong

Mike Strong

Teacher, High Tech High


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTHI 103

1:00pm

A Strengths-Based Approach to Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Students need to understand their strengths and talents, have those interests and passions validated, and be provided with inspiration and support to explore pathways that lead to deeper learning and deeper purpose! In this workshop, teachers will learn how to lead students on a discovery of their strengths, passions & interests, and help them connect to learning and activities that build these personal traits. Participants will be led through the same lesson that would be introduced to their students, guided through the process of analyzing individual and class strengths, learn how student voice and choice impacts learning, and provided with supporting materials. Personal devices are encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Dela Cruz

Patrick Dela Cruz

Head of Classroom Engagement, Thrively
I'm a passionate educator who believes that every child is a genius and every child deserves to thrive. As a founding LED (Learning Experience Designer) at Design39Campus, I continued to discover the tremendous impact student-centered learning has made for my students and my role as an educator/facilitator. The level of engagement, passion, and interest drives the learning experience to new heights and really gives every student a sense of... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Jennings

Stacy Jennings

Learning Experience Designer, Design39Campus
I have been an educator for 20 years in San Diego County. My credentials are in both General Ed/Multiple Subject and Special Ed/Learning Handicapped with a Resource Specialist Certificate. My passions are: Personalized Learning, Design Thinking, Wondering, Creative Confidence, Adaptive Schools, Thrively, Real World Scholars, Improv, and disrupting the norm!


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTHI 122/123

1:00pm

Beyond Selfies and Hashtags: New Digital Literacy Curriculum and Assessments
Limited Capacity full

Having grown up with digital devices, many young people can seamlessly tweet, post selfies to Instagram, and watch the latest viral videos on YouTube—sometimes all at the same time. But can these digital natives determine who has funded a website or evaluate the evidence provided in a debate on Facebook? These questions take on added significance in our current information landscape: vast amounts of information are freely available online and stories spread quickly without gatekeepers to verify their accuracy. Digital citizenship requires that young people be able to wade through online content, find trustworthy information, and develop claims backed by solid evidence. Despite the importance of these skills, teachers currently have few resources to develop students’ ability to evaluate the reliability of online information. The Stanford History Education Group has designed new assessments and curriculum to help students become more discerning consumers of digital content. During this session, participants will explore these new materials, examine sample student responses, and work together to draft plans for using these resources in classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Breakstone

Joel Breakstone

Director, Stanford History Education Group


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 215

1:00pm

Collaborative Problem Solving Skills for School, Work and Better Communities
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session we'll introduce a series of game-based fishbowl exercises to identify how to help students master core skills needed for collaboration in small groups in their classrooms, schools and communities. At LRNG-GlassLab, we're under funding from the Hewlett Foundation to create game-based assessments for learning that provide students with challenging academic experiences while providing everyone feedback and actionable information on their performances. Participants will play-test a new game-based assessment for collaborative problem solving skills that provides real time feedback through use of social mirrors. Our social mirrors visualize patterns in students' talk and support reflection on how to improve communication and collaboration when working with others. Our collaborative problem solving games are designed to be dropped into all the core content areas. Accompanying instructional materials will also be reviewed and distributed.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Corrigan

Seth Corrigan

Director of Research and Development, LRNG


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTHI 124/125

1:00pm

Empowering Students through Student Led Conferences
Limited Capacity full

How do we empower students to take charge of their education? In education, we often find ourselves speaking TO families about students instead of WITH students. Student Led Conferences (SLC) are a powerful opportunity to shift the traditional teacher and parent talk about student performance. When students lead the conversation they have the opportunity to reflect and own their learning. In order for this meaningful conversation to occur, educators must provide frameworks to guide students in reflecting on their successes and challenges and the contributing factors in order to be proactive in the future. In this workshop, attendees will participate in an SLC, view frameworks to support quality conferences run by students, and begin developing their own framework.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Cornejo-Sanchez

Diana Cornejo-Sanchez

Director, Urban Discovery Academy
Diana is the Director at Urban Discovery Academy, a K-8 project based charter school in the IDEA District of East Village in San Diego, CA. Prior to this role she served as educational consultant for large urban school districts helping reshape visions and bring them to fruition for both student and adult learning in school. She is a mom of 3 year old twins who have taught her so much about life!
avatar for Chris Wakefield

Chris Wakefield

Director, Ideate High Academy
Chris is the Director of Ideate High Academy in downtown San Diego, California. Ideate is a Design Thinking school where students learn through rigorous, engaging, and applied Project Based Learning. Before becoming the Director of Ideate, Chris spent eleven years in the High Tech High organization as a Math/Physics teacher. Chris has led workshops to help schools transition to Project Based Learning all over the world including India, the... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 202

1:00pm

Facing Ferguson: A News Literacy Case Study
Limited Capacity filling up

How can people have such different views of the same events? How is social media changing the news and information landscape? What does it mean for a society when citizens can create and share news and information about breaking news events, often before news media? How can journalists and citizens alike determine the credibility of the news and information they encounter? What function should the press play in a democracy? This session explores these questions through a news literacy case study, with the goal of helping students become effective and informed civic participants in a digital age. Using the news and social media coverage of the recent events in Ferguson, Mo., as a case study, teachers will be prepared to explore the ways that our identities influence our perspectives, understand how confirmation and other implicit biases can steer our attention and shape our understanding of the world, explore the many choices journalists make and the impact of those choices, and learn how to use news literacy skills and concepts as a set of critical thinking tools to evaluate the credibility of information and make informed decisions.

Speakers
avatar for Jocelyn Stanton

Jocelyn Stanton

Senior Associate for Staff Development, Facing History and Ourselves


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 113

1:00pm

High Quality PBL: Guidelines for Practice
Limited Capacity filling up

In collaboration with more than 100 organizations, the Buck Institute for Education is leading an effort to develop High-Quality PBL Guidelines for Practice to ensure consistency and quality in how educators understand and use PBL. Attend this interactive session to review the guidelines and provide input. Leave with specific ideas for your own practice and next steps for continued involvement in this global project.

Speakers
avatar for Rody Boonchouy

Rody Boonchouy

Sr. Director, Innovation and Partnerships, Buck Institute for Education
avatar for Bob Lenz

Bob Lenz

Workshop Presenter, NA
Bpb became Executive Director of the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) on June 1, 2015. Before taking the helm at BIE, he was the co-founder of Envision Education and served as its CEO and Chief of Innovation until 2015. Under Bob’s leadership, Envision Education put into practice a highly successful redesign model that has opened a path to college and college retention for underserved urban students at Envision’s three Bay Area arts and... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 108

1:00pm

Horace’s Legacy: Celebrating, Deepening, and Extending the Work of the Coalition of Essential Schools.
Limited Capacity filling up

The Coalition of Essential Schools held its Final Fall Forum this past November in Providence Rhode Island. The Board of Directors, including founding members of this profoundly influential 33-year-old school reform movement, is in the process of disbanding. Support for the remaining members of the national network will lie with regional centers. In the first part of this session, practitioners with ties to or an interest in the Coalition of Essential Schools will gather to tell stories out of their Coalition experience, particularly to share stories about how the Coalition principles supported their practice or shaped their lives. In the second hour, participants will reflect on ways in which Coalition practices and principles are manifest in their existing schools or networks. Finally, we will use a tuning protocol to “vet” the Coalition principles, considering whether they remain a robust and sufficient set of principles for deeper learning in today’s schools. We will conclude with a discussion of ways to continue the work of Ted Sizer and the Coalition. The work of Critical Friendship was an integral part of the work of the Coalition. We will honor that work in this session by using protocols to move through the levels of sharing, examining, deepening, and extending our experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Sabik

Cindy Sabik

Dean of Faculty, Worcester Academy
I am excited to be an educator at this particular cultural moment as we craft the paradigm shift driven by the digital age and the rich trove of research into how humans learn. | | I am passionate about: Deeper learning, project-based learning, educational leadership, urban education, student agency and teacher agency, Dewey-ian and Frierian progressivism.
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Todd Sumner

Principal, Francis W. Parker Charter School


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTHI 208

1:00pm

Identity and Change: Tapping Teens' Power through Self-Portrait Portfolios
Limited Capacity full



How can exploring, making, and reflecting on digital portraits deepen teens’ self-awareness toward taking action in the world? Teaching artists and English Language Arts teachers in the New Visions Charter (NVC)-Lincoln Center Education (LCE) partnership have explored this question with 9th grade students over the past two years, and have refined the process of inspiring students to create identity portfolios as a first step in taking action toward changing the world, based on the questions: Who am I? How did I become who I am today? How do I wish to represent myself and take action in the world?
  • The workshop will guide participants on their own inquiry-based aesthetic journey that mirrors the students’ process, featuring exploration of Brandon Stanton’s digital portfolio “Humans of New York”, individual art-making, and LCE’s Capacities for Imaginative Thinking. 
  • We’ll unpack this experience, interact with student work exemplars, and analyze the teaching process for the project. We will brainstorm participants' applications to their students and settings.
  • A few details: We’ll use participants' phones, tablets, or laptops to take photos. Our main focus is on the learning process, and not limited to technical aspects of digital photography. Photography skills are most welcome but NOT required. The process described above has been thoroughly integrated into English Language Arts curriculum, co-taught by teachers and teaching artists at New Visions Charter HS for Advanced Math and Science and other NVC schools. 

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Brown

Lynn Brown

Lead Teaching Artist, Lincoln Center Education/New Visions Charter School for Advanced Math and Scienc
LYNN BROWN, dancer and choreographer, has been a teaching artist with Lincoln Center Education since 1995, receiving a Lincoln Center President’s Award for Excellence in 2015. In the midst of his 6th year as a team member of New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science, he is motivated every day by the challenges of exploring creativity and deeper thinking with his students. Lynn is thankful to be returning to the Deeper... Read More →
avatar for Diane Ramo

Diane Ramo

Lead Instructional Specialist, Lincoln Center Education
DIANE RAMO is Lead Instructional Specialist for Lincoln Center Education, working primarily with the New Visions Charter High Schools-LCE Partnership. She is passionate about the transformative power of the arts and imaginative thinking in urban education. Over the years, she has guided many LCE partnerships and professional development sessions. Diane was an LCE dance teaching artist for 10 years, prior to joining the staff in 2000 . She was... Read More →



Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTHI 207

1:00pm

Keeping Equity at the Center of Deeper Learning Resources, Communications, and Messaging
Limited Capacity full

In early 2017, Jobs for the Future commissioned an audit of our Students at the Center Hub website to assess needs around enhancing information, resources, and stories of how student-centered learning impacts equity in education and provide recommendations for future improvement. In this session, we will share findings from this report and discuss relevant takeaways for the deeper learning community. In particular, we'll examine opportunities to elevate core equity principles and social-justice education best practices, specifically within the areas of messaging and curated resources/tools. The session will consider driving questions, such as “How are key stakeholders included in your messaging design and development?” and “Does your messaging and resources provide multiple means of representation, action, expression, and engagement?” Come prepared to apply the recommendations to messaging or resources in your work; leave with concrete steps to enhance your public-facing materials in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hatton

Sarah Hatton

Senior Program Manager, Jobs for the Future
Sarah Hatton is a senior program manager on Jobs for the Future's School and Learning Designs team, helping synthesize and strengthen the services, tools, research, policies, and design strategies used by schools, districts, networks, and states. Ms. Hatton works across the Students at the Center initiative to oversee overall production and project management schedules. She has made significant contributions to the building and launch of the... Read More →
avatar for Keesa McKoy

Keesa McKoy

Digital Content and Outreach Manager, Jobs For the Future
Keesa McKoy is the Digital Content and Outreach Manager at Jobs for the Future. She is responsible for managing the Students at the Center Hub, as well as the expansion and impact of the hub and the student-centered learning initiative, through social media and communications outreach and relationship building. | | Prior to JFF, Ms. McKoy had experience in a variety of content management and production. She produced multimedia marketing... Read More →



Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 221

1:00pm

Leading Deeper Learning: Facilitating Effective, Efficient, and Collaborative Faculty Work
Limited Capacity filling up

Project-Based Teaching & Learning, Place-Based Learning, Design-Thinking... this is what our students need. But what do teachers need their leaders to provide for them in order for them to feel supported in doing this challenging work? They need to collaborate with each other. They need to be valued for their expertise. They need to be exposed to research and have the opportunity to digest it together. How can leaders provide the space and environment for this? In this presentation/workshop we'll explore structures for facilitating faculty meetings and faculty work time in ways that honor our teachers' time and expertise, and help them feel empowered to do the challenging but exciting work that our students need.

Speakers
avatar for Buffy Cushman-Patz

Buffy Cushman-Patz

School Leader, SEEQS: the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability
Buffy Cushman-Patz, SEEQS' Founder and School Leader, has explored teaching and learning through the lenses of theory, policy, leadership, and through first-hand experiences as a teacher in both conventional and unconventional settings.
avatar for Nate Malinoski

Nate Malinoski

Assistant School Leader, SEEQS: the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTHI 217/218

1:00pm

Masculinities are plural: Supporting inclusive gender socialization for young men
Limited Capacity full

This workshop will engage participants in a discussion of the gender socialization experienced by man-identified students, including the ways that toxic masculinity contributes to social concerns such as substance abuse, educational disengagement, mental illness, interpersonal violence, and self-harm – and what we as educators can do about it. Participants will unpack some of the constructs that inform our students' gender socialization, then use that information to reflect on the specific needs present in the man-identified students with whom we work.

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Atkinson

Spencer Atkinson

Chair, Men & Masculinities Project, Stanford University
Higher Ed Student Affairs practitioner. Former K-12 teacher. Social Justice Educator-in-progress. Writer/Musician/Artist. Good Hugger. He/him.



Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 206

1:00pm

Neurodiversity and Maker-Centered Learning
Limited Capacity full

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.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Kaneko

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 a Maker Educator 7 years ago and recently a learning and leadership experience designer and educator. My focus is on the integration of academic disciplines into... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Novel Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Engineering and Literacy
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Novel Engineering (NE), an NSF-funded project at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, is engaging 1st-8th grade students and educators in engineering by using books as a context for client-centered, open-ended design challenges. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be introduced to the NE approach. They will watch video of students doing Novel Engineering, engage in a conceptual planning activity based on the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, and look at examples of Novel Engineering in the classroom and think about places Novel Engineering could support their own work with students. The overall goal is to help educators recognize the beginning of engineering in students in an interdisciplinary activity and gain an understanding of the basics of the Novel Engineering approach.

This session, will begin with an overview of Novel Engineering that will include examples of books and projects that have been done in K-8 classrooms. We will engage in a conceptual planning activity. A Long Walk to Water contains a realistic fiction account of Nya, and chronicles her life in Southern Sudan and her daily trek to get water for her family. The inconvenience and illness that comes with this unpurified water prevents girls in the Nuer tribe community like Nya from going to school and living a healthy life. Participants’ design plans will be based on ways to help Nya with one of the problems described in the book. After this experience participants will brainstorm ways that Novel Engineering could be included in their own classrooms. The final portion of the session will include watching videos of students engaging in Novel Engineering activities in classrooms and discussing engineering moments in the videos as well as ways in which Novel Engineering inspires deeper learning in topics ranging from literacy, engineering, history, social studies, and science. Participants will learn to see the productive beginnings of engineering thinking and habits of mind in students and their designs by analyzing videos of students engaged in NE activities.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Pugnali

Alex Pugnali

Education Specialist, Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach



Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 217

1:00pm

Project Wayfinder: Helping Students Discover Purpose
Limited Capacity full

Project Wayfinder is a Stanford d.school designed high school curricula that helps students develop a sense of meaning and purpose. Our curricula is designed to be used in 45-60 min advisory periods over the course of a year. During this workshop, educators will experience a lesson and then afterwards learn more about our pedagogy and how Project Wayfinder could fit into advisory at your school.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Cook-Deegan

Patrick Cook-Deegan

Workshop Presenter, Stanford University
Patrick Cook-Deegan is the Co-Director and Lead Program Designer of Project Wayfinder. He is a longtime adolescent educator. Over the past decade, he has helped launch or grow a number of innovative youth programs including Back to Earth, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, and Brown University’s Social Innovation Initiative, as well as launching a travel abroad program for low-income high school students. He has taught at public, private... Read More →
avatar for Susie Wise

Susie Wise

Director, K12 Lab Network, Stanford d.school
Dr. Susie Wise is motivated by the belief that humans are by nature designers. Susie is the Founder and Director of the K12Lab Network at the Stanford University d.school and a Co-Founder of Urban Montessori Charter School in Oakland, California. At the K12 Lab, Susie leads teams to create innovative professional development for educators including School Retool and the Shadow A Student Challenge. Susie has a PhD in Learning Sciences and... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 203

1:00pm

School Reimagined: Deeper Learning as the Path to Equity
Limited Capacity full

What are the most essential skills for success and how might we best equip our students for the futures they will face? What might a school experience look like that will ensure students can do more than simply clear test score hurdles? During this session, participants will engage in thought provoking discussions as they seek to answer these questions. Participants will be provided with a process they might use with their own staffs – beginning with seeking advice from students – that will inspire even those most entrenched in the traditional school model to consider just what might be possible. This session will also serve as an introduction to the work we do, as the Next Generation Leadership Academy at the University of KY, with schools and districts in our state.

You can find the link to our presentation here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/n0haawuz6l7z5gm/Deeper%20Learning%20session.2017.pptx?dl=0

 

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Coleman

Carmen Coleman

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
Carmen Coleman, formerly Superintendent of Danville Independent Schools, is now an associate clinical professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. In this role, she serves as co-director for the Next Generation Leadership Academy (ask me what we do!) and coordinator for the principal preparation program. | | While serving as superintendent in Danville, the district focus was to create a system... Read More →
avatar for Lu Young

Lu Young

associate professor, University of Kentucky
Retired from P12 education in KY after 31 1/2 years; 9 years as superintendent of Jessamine County Schools. Currently serving as Director of Next Generation Educational Partnerships, teaching principal preparation, and working with the Next Generation Leadership Academy. Areas of interest: superintendent prep, principal prep, leading for deeper learning



Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 222

1:00pm

Students Presenting Their Work and Learning
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Compelling and supporting students to share their work and their learning with audiences beyond their classroom changes everything. It can be a powerful engine for building ownership and understanding of learning, and for boosting student motivation, courage, perseverance and commitment to quality. We will analyze together a range of structures for doing this well, including student-led family conferences; presentations of learning; exhibitions; and documentation panels. We will dig into the challenges in using these structures well and strategies that can make them transformational. 

Speakers
avatar for Ron Berger

Ron Berger

Practitioner/Educator, EL Education
Ron is the Chief Academic Officer for the non-profit school improvement network EL Education, a national network of over 160 public project-based schools in 30 states. EL helps to found public high schools in low-income communities - district and charter - that send all graduates to college, and help to transform existing public schools K-12 toward high student achievement, character and citizenship. Their work is centered on professional... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 129

1:00pm

Supporting Older English Language Learners: A Discussion of Policies and Practices to Promote Access to Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

How can educators use English learners’ (EL’s) assets—such as their knowledge of their home language and prior learning—to help them access deeper learning opportunities? Facilitated by a team of researchers and practitioners working in South King County, Washington, this session will strengthen participants’ knowledge of the strengths and experiences of older ELs, and discuss concrete examples of how their assets have been harnessed. Older ELs (aged 12-21) who move to the U.S. often experience difficulty earning enough credits to graduate. They are also less likely to take rigorous courses such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate. Together, these barriers contribute to lower high school graduation college enrollment rates than their peers. One of ELs’ greatest strengths is their fluency in their home language, which can provide cognitive (Bialystok, 2011) and economic (Saiz & Zoido, 2005) benefits. Washington and other states have worked with policy makers to provide high school credit for linguistic competency to tap this strength. Similarly, problems transferring academic credits earned outside the U.S. can be resolved by the creation of clear guidelines for credit transfer. The session shares how to support older ELs as they navigate through middle and high school. Participants will apply findings about older ELs as they engage with two mini case studies. First, they will reflect about practices related to the Speak Your Language Campaign, an effort encouraging developing heritage language fluency across South King County. Then they will work in groups to identify how to address how to better serve older ELs who have arrived in the U.S. after age 12. Following a gallery walk of group work, participants will learn where to find additional resources to improve their supports of older ELs.

Speakers
avatar for Hilary Loeb

Hilary Loeb

Director, Puget Sound Educational Service District
avatar for Mary Martinez-Wenzl,

Mary Martinez-Wenzl,

Workshop Presenter, Education Northwest
English learners, immigrants, newcomers, secondary schools, community colleges, access, equity, program evaluation
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Jason Greenberg Motamedi

Workshop Presenter, Education Northwest
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Chelsea Whealdon

Workshop Presenter, We Are One America
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Will Williams

Workshop Presenter, TBD


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 109

1:00pm

The Lab: ​Creativity in Practice
Limited Capacity full

We often talk about the box (by the way why is there a box? Why is it not a tube? Why isn’t it a hat?) We talk about thinking outside the box, thinking creatively, in finding new ways of doing things, in lots of areas of life, technology, sport and business. The Lab is a new subject introduced at Newington College, Sydney, Australia, where we look at creativity in all of its forms and puts you at the centre of that. It cuts across and incorporates traditional subjects and looks at what it means to be outside the square. It will teach you and ask you to think about the ways we can approach problems and will ask you to create, solve, build, manufacture and experiment, to be creative in new and different ways. It will teach and ask students to apply creative problem solving skills to a range of problems, and teach students how to identify the problems around us that need to be solved. You can find out more about the subject via: http://www.nerdyphyseder.com/

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ha

Michael Ha

eLearning Leader, Newington College
Michael Ha is the eLearning Leader at a leading Independent School in Sydney, Australia. His current role includes being a committee member of AISNSW Digital Technologies Conference & STEM Symposium and on the advisory board of the National FutureSchools Conference. Michael is a Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert & Trainer, and the founder of ‘Teach Tech Play’. Previously, Michael was on... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTHI 219/220

1:00pm

Adapting Edward de Bono’s “6 Thinking Hats” to Support Effective Classroom Critique
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Peer critique always seems like a good idea in theory, but it’s difficult to steer students and teachers away from their favorite go-to feedback: “Nice job” (unspecific), “I like it” (unhelpful), and “I don’t get it” (unkind). Without a common language, clear goals, and highly structured expectations/accountability, students understandably flounder when tasked with critique activities time and time again, resulting in interpersonal tension, wasted classroom time, and unchanging works-in-progress.

Effective peer critique should SAVE time and frustration by creating a method for students to productively improve each other’s work, without hurt feelings, while supporting learning objectives and fostering equity. Students should be focused on advancing their work while honing lifelong interpersonal skills – the art of being humbly critical and graciously receptive to criticism. But how can teachers practically support all of these outcomes while in the midst of a deeper learning endeavor which has its own content goals and objectives?

This workshop will introduce a practical system for instructing, facilitating, and assessing effective peer critique practices. Based in part on Edward de Bono’s model of the Six Thinking Hats, students and teachers are challenged and guided to examine work from multiple angles methodically (what de Bono calls “Parallel Thinking”), supporting each learner’s individual grappling of learning objectives, empowering a deeper mastery classroom content, metacognition, and communication skills. This practical feedback system has been tested, implemented, and refined with students ranging from Elementary through High School. In this session, participants will step into the role of the classroom student, acquiring a new feedback language firsthand while applying that language through a variety of modeled peer critique activities. Participants will walk away with a feedback infrastructure that can actually support the goals of effective peer critique in the classroom with tangible, measurable outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Emerie Lukas

Emerie Lukas

Consultant & Designer, Emerie Lukas LLC
I was a teacher for 5 years at the Dayton Regional STEM School, developing middle school curricula around soft skills such as communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and organization. Some of my curricula have been modeled and trained at other schools, universities, and districts nationwide. | | Now, I'm a consultant for schools and businesses, sharing some of these same soft skills with a wider audience -- not only teachers... Read More →
avatar for Erin P. Lukas

Erin P. Lukas

Teacher, Dayton Regional STEM School
I have been teaching middle school for the last 9 years. For the last 3 years I have been teaching at the Dayton Regional STEM School in Dayton, Ohio. I currently teach 8th Grade Science and 8th Grade STEM Foundations (a course that combines engineering, problem solving, and communication skills).



Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 215

1:00pm

Agency, Integrated Identity, and Real-life Competencies: What if schools were designed to support the learning and development of every human being in them?
Limited Capacity full

What if schools designed learning experiences so young people could develop not only deep content knowledge but also agency, an integrated identity, and the competencies they’ll need for work, family, and civic life? What if schools were organized to support the learning and development of educators in a way that nourished both their hearts and minds? What if schools disrupted systems of racism and inequality and guaranteed a transformational education for every child? These questions have propelled the work of our team at the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research for the past five years. In this 3-hour workshop, we provide a set of powerful learning experiences for participants as they explore questions of equity in education, dig into the science of learning and development, and then apply what they’ve learned to create either a lesson plan for their students (PreK-12) or a professional learning session for adult educators. We’ll provide each participant with a copy of our 2015 report, Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework, and make sure you walk away with the tools and knowledge to embed catalytic “developmental experiences” into every lesson you design. Just as importantly, we hope you leave feeling renewed and inspired for the work ahead!

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Beechum

Nicole Beechum

Senior Research Analyst, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
avatar for Camille Farrington

Camille Farrington

Managing Director, Senior Research Associate, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
My goal before I die is to change high school as we know it. I'm envisioning public places of learning DESIGNED to support the growth and holistic development of each young person, with intentional planning to meet the needs of communities of color and low-income families. I want to see an American education system where each and every kid reliably graduates, leaving high school inspired, connected, hopeful, competent, and able to make changes... Read More →
avatar for David Johnson

David Johnson

Senior Research Analyst, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 123

1:00pm

Are Performance Tasks Really For Everyone? Designing Rigorous Tasks for Equity, Ensuring Every Student Crosses the Finish Line.
Limited Capacity filling up

There is a lot of talk about college readiness. If we were to scan the freshman course syllabi of a diverse cross-section of universities across the country, what would we see? What would we learn about college readiness? How could these insights inform our approach to high school curriculum and assessment? Come join us for a paradigm-shifting workshop on not just the “what” of performance-based assessments, but the “why” and “how” of rigorous, well-scaffolded performance assessments that ensure all learners have access to continuous college-preparatory learning experiences. In this design workshop, we will kick off by sharing the findings of a recent study on college freshman workload and discussing its implications for our own places of practice. Participants will have the opportunity to investigate the anatomy of exemplar performance tasks engineered backward from college readiness expectations, and then engage in a guided task design experience. Finally, practitioners will be introduced to a powerful “Opportunity Mapping” strategy to support instructional teams in aligning efforts and developing a powerful, school- or system-wide assessment strategy that ensures all students have the opportunity to develop the skills and stamina in order to be adequately prepared for college-level performance and workload expectations.

Speakers
avatar for Antonia Rudenstine

Antonia Rudenstine

Director, reDesign LLC
I've been a teacher, school founder and leader, and design consultant over the past thirty years. I'm currently reading up on the learning sciences, designing new competency-based programs, and exploring creative ways to develop new on-ramps for teachers and leaders committed to increased student agency and personalization in their work with marginalized students. Many eons ago, I received an Ed.D. and Ed.M. from Harvard University, and a B.A... Read More →
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Sydney Schaef

Workshop Presenter, Redesign U


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 208

1:00pm

Become a Threat to Inequity
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the causes and consequences of prejudice and injustice? This workshop will explore this driving question through a two pronged approach. Participants need to come ready to challenge their thinking, their teaching practices, and their learning cultures.

Each participant will be creating their own project based learning unit with this driving question as a focus while also learning how to eliminate these concepts along with inequity in their classrooms.

Come ready to share your expertise, be pushed to new levels of thought, and walk away with a project you can use in your classroom. 

More importantly this workshop will provide you with personalize conversations and feedback to ensure you get what you need to design a high quality learning experience for yourself and your students.




Speakers
avatar for Nikki Armstrong

Nikki Armstrong

Teacher, Bettendorf Community School District
I am a 5th year, 7th grade language arts teacher, implementing Project Based Learning experiences at a 1,100 student, public middle school. I am interested in creating experiences that push my students outside of their comfort zone, and connecting with other educators to help move education and our students forward.
avatar for Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer

Instructional Coach, Instructional coach
Iowa Teacher of Year Finalist, Maker Wannabe, Instructional Coach, Robotics, LEGO infatuation, coffee in my hand. Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert15 · www.coffeeforthebrain.com
avatar for Angela Tester

Angela Tester

7th Grade Language Arts Teacher, Bettendorf Community School District
I am a 7th grade language arts teacher, wife, cat mom, and South Carolina native living in Iowa. This is my 5th year teaching at a public school that uses Project Based Learning as the main instructional method. I have created and implemented numerous PBL units for language arts, and I have also planned and executed cross curricular PBL units that involve social studies, math, science, etc. I'm always looking for ways to better my practice, so... Read More →
avatar for Brett VanDeVenter

Brett VanDeVenter

7th Grade Science Teacher, Bettendorf Community School
I have been teaching 7th grade science for 5 years at Bettendorf Middle School. I am currently passionate about blended learning and personalized learning and how it helps me build better relationships with my students.



Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 222

1:00pm

Big Footprints, Little Steps
Limited Capacity seats available

So you don’t think you have enough time to do project-based learning in your busy schedule? Want to start small with just an hour or so a week? Come check out this workshop to learn one way to do a successful, year-long PBL project in 60-90 minutes a week. You will be guided through a step by step process to develop your own playground improvement project that will include strategies for deciding on a great idea with an authentic audience and product, breaking the project down into 2-3 manageable phases, creating a timeline with due dates, and drafting your project calendar for each phase. During this process, you will participate in a project tuning to get feedback from your colleagues as well as a dilemma consultancy to address challenges. You will leave this workshop with the groundwork to start an impactful PBL project in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClung

Shannon McClung

ESOL Teacher, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Shannon McClung joined Anne Arundel County Public Schools in 2014 as an English Language Acquisition (aka ESL) teacher along with completing the Masters of Education in TESOL program at UMBC. This came after 20+ years in the Recreation field which included working with all ages from 6 month olds to senior citizens and teaching everything from sports to aquatics to training volunteers, lifeguards, and swim instructors while supervising youth... Read More →



Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 202

1:00pm

Organizational Culture for Deeper Learning: How to Saturate Your School Through A Unifying Framework
Limited Capacity full

Organizational theory suggests that values, vision, and shared mental models—a school’s organizational culture—play an outsized role in the design and enactment of systems for deeper learning. The School Success Model developed by the Educational Policy Improvement Center provides one approach to build an organizational culture that informs every decision and programmatic element of the school. In this workshop, facilitators will guide participants through the process of interrogating organizational culture to discover the implications across systems and structures in a school. Participants will engage through hypothetical scenarios, role playing, and arts integrated enactment. Participants will begin by choosing a school organization scenario salient to their own experience. In groups of four or more participants, each will assume and own a role that they feel comfortable playing (e.g., administrator, teacher, student). Each of these roles will adopt a perspective to guide their contributions throughout the workshop. After forming, groups will respond to stages of challenges within their hypothetical school and use those opportunities to assess organizational culture, consolidate a shared vision, and craft a unifying framework for learning. All groups will progress through the same stages in response to their unique organizational scenarios. These stages include a variety of arts-integrated experiences designed to establish safe, inclusive experiences for all perspectives, especially those often marginalized from this kind of dialogue. Activities include sculpting a portrait of a graduate from clay, determining the common vernacular for a framework, enacting those components in response to a challenge/opportunity using theater, interrogating the structures and systems using the School Success Model, and writing and performing spoken word to bring the unifying framework to life for other groups. Participants will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of organizational culture with tools to enact positive transformation in their own school communities.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson

Senior Lead Researcher, Educational Policy Improvement Center
Ross leads a federally funded project catalyzing transformation through the arts in five local middle schools (learn more at http://www.artcorelearning.org). This work aims to develop the creative engagement of teachers and school communities, at large, in the design and delivery of learning that taps the diversity of students’ talents, cultures, and interests. From a constructivist and humanist perspective, Ross researches the development of... Read More →
avatar for Nate Beard

Nate Beard

Integrated Learning Specialist, Lane Arts Council
Let's talk about organizational culture, embodied learning through theater, and the use of metaphor to make meaning in schools.



Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 122

1:00pm

Wonders While Wandering
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you ever wondered what is Design Thinking and how do I use it in my classroom? Have you heard people use terms like interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary and wondered what language are they speaking? Would you like to allow your students to wander the community buy you wondered what to do with them? This session will address all those questions and more. Educators will be engaged in an interactive experience, that will involve leaving the conference venue and observing the San Diego area. They will use design thinking skills, while sketching, taking picture and wandering around. Participates will return to the venue and with a team design a lesson/unit/curriculum based on learning outcomes that they choose. Each Wanderer will leave this workshop with a Design Thinking/Interdisciplinary/ Transdisciplinary lesson or unit they can implement when they return to school.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 216

1:00pm

High Quality Project Based Learning Model!
No Sign-in Required! Drop by!

Love projects and have ideas about what high quality PBL is? WE NEED YOU! We are collaboratively creating a Model for High Quality Project Based Learning with voices from educators around the world. Join us in the Maker Den Wednesday 1-5 and Friday 9-11 to join the movement, add your input and chat with HTH students about high quality PBL.




Moderators
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Tina Chavez

Teacher, High Tech High

Speakers
avatar for Rody Boonchouy

Rody Boonchouy

Sr. Director, Innovation and Partnerships, Buck Institute for Education
avatar for Emily Liebtag

Emily Liebtag

Project Manager, Getting Smart




Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
HTHI COMMONS

1:00pm

LEGO Build: Mapping the DL Tribe of Schools!
No Sign-in Required-Drop in Session!

Make your Mark! 

Ready to build the biggest map of the Deeper Learning Schools? 
Join the Play-Well LEGO team in the makerspace at HTHI to help build a map of the Deeper Learning Network Schools!

On Wednesday, we wil constuct the USA map and then ask attendess to make their mark on the DL LEGO Map. By Friday will have our completed map of all the DL schools at DL2017!

Be counted on the LEGO DL Map by marking your school on our DL2017 Map! 
 

Moderators
TC

Tina Chavez

Teacher, High Tech High

Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
HTHI COMMONS

1:00pm

Make Your Own DL-Shirt!
No Sign-in Required:  Drop in Session! 

Do you have a design for a t-shirt? Students from two student-run businesses will be available on hand to design and make your tshirts! There will also be Deeper Learning shirts for sale if you want to have the swag to prove you were there.

Speakers
TC

Tina Chavez

Teacher, High Tech High
avatar for Mike Strong

Mike Strong

Teacher, High Tech High


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
HTHI COMMONS

1:00pm

Show & Tell: Share Your Story
No Sign-in Required!

What does deeper learning look like for your students? Contribute your voices and show us the impact that deeper learning has made for your classroom and your students’ lives.

Come draw a comic or visit our “StoryCorps” booth to record your story—even bring a colleague to record your conversation!
Only have a second? Jot down how you use deeper learning on a sticky for the Story Map.

Speakers
avatar for Eliana Reyes

Eliana Reyes

Associate, Hattaway Communications
We're working with the Hewlett Foundation to put together a communications strategy to advance the goals of deeper learning. Come talk to me about communications, messaging, research—and definitely storytelling! Stop by our storytelling booth!


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
HTHI COMMONS

1:30pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Justice Den: Featuring: Dr. Alicia Nance
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Bertucci

Sarah Bertucci

Professional Development Associate, Eagle Rock School
Sarah works and learns alongside courageous high schoolers, while facilitating education change work around the country. She does this work at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Eagle Rock is both a tuition-free, residential high school for students who weren't succeeding in their previous schools, and a professional development center aimed at increasing student engagement. In her role with Professional Development Center... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alicia Nance

Dr. Alicia Nance

Deeper Learning Equity Fellow, Big Picture / Internationals Schools
I'm focused on Black self-determination and liberation through community freedom schools; Pan-Africanism and Black nationalism; the intersection of Black pedagogical spaces and educator training; Black consciousness; Black youth organising; the 21st-century Black Student Movement and Black Freedom Struggle; Black independent educational institutions; the eradication of anti-Blackness; and New Orleans.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
HTE 227- Equity Den 2

1:30pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Praxis Den: Featuring: William Johnson
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
avatar for Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno

Co-Executive Director, Big Picture Learning
Colossal Educator (6'8), Passionate Caribbean New Yorker (BX baby). Annoyingly curious about everything, co-Executive Director of Big Picture Learning and Deeper Learning Equity Fellows.

Speakers
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William Johnson

New Haven Public Schools
William Johnson has built a legacy of educational improvement and school turnaround.  As the Founder & CEO of Partnerships in Sustainable Education, he is committed to supporting associations, districts, leaders, schools, teachers, and communities in improving and maintaining quality, sustainable educational institutions for all children. He led New Haven Federation of Teachers, funded by AFT Innovation Fund, to plan restorative... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

1:30pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Transformation Den: Featuring: Linnea Garrett
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Speakers
avatar for Linnea Garrett

Linnea Garrett

School Director, Chicago Tech Academy High School
Linnea Garrett is currently the School Director of Chicago Tech Academy High School. ChiTech is committed to inspiring, educating and connecting the next generation of technology leaders. Linnea joined ChiTech in 2014 to lead the school’s transition to project-based learning. ChiTech is currently the only high school in the city of Chicago implementing whole school project-based learning. Previously, Linnea served as a Resident... Read More →
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Javier Guzman

Regional Director, Big Picture Learning


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
HTE 223- Equity Den 3

2:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Justice Den: Featuring: Dr. Alicia Nance
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Bertucci

Sarah Bertucci

Professional Development Associate, Eagle Rock School
Sarah works and learns alongside courageous high schoolers, while facilitating education change work around the country. She does this work at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Eagle Rock is both a tuition-free, residential high school for students who weren't succeeding in their previous schools, and a professional development center aimed at increasing student engagement. In her role with Professional Development Center... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 227- Equity Den 2

2:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Praxis Den: Featuring Jim May
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
avatar for Claire Sylvan

Claire Sylvan

Senior Strategic Advisor, Internationals Network for Public Schools
I am passionate, and have been for more than 45 years, about equitable deeper learning, and have focused in particular on equity for multi-lingual/English language learners and educating and integrating immigrants so that they can pursue their dreams and become full participants in democratic society.

Speakers
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network


Wednesday March 29, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

2:00pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Transformation Den: Featuring: Lisa Abel-Palmieri
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
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Eunice Mitchell

Regional Director, Big Picture Learning

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri

Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri

Head of School & Chief Learning Officer and Deeper Learning Equity Fellow, Holy Family Academy
An educational innovator passionate about shaping the future of learning. Collaborative leader successful at rallying a team, designing and launching new strategies and developing metrics to show growth. An activist of equity and social justice. An avid design thinker and researcher that believes building empathy is the key to change management, shifting culture and developing new concepts. | | Dr. Palmieri is the Head of School and... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 223- Equity Den 3

2:00pm

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Kyle Miller & Charmaine Mercer
Limited Capacity filling up

About the Den: Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 


Moderators
avatar for Michelle  Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Educator and School Transformation Coach, High Tech High North County
Michelle Sadrena Clark is a 9th grade Humanities teacher, a School Transformation Coach, and a Regional Consultant for the USC Shoah Foundation. She is currently earning her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of California, San Diego and California State University, San Marcos.
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

Co-Founder, High Tech High
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As a long-time teacher in the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School, Rob developed an award-winning writing center and two pioneering school-to-work transition programs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charmaine Mercer

Charmaine Mercer

Director of the Washington, DC, Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute
I am interested in learning about assessment use in classrooms
avatar for Kyle Miller

Kyle Miller

Senior Program Director, ECMC Foundation
Kyle Miller is the Senior Program Director of Teacher and Leader Development at ECMC Foundation. She comes to ECMC Foundation from EPR Properties, a real estate investment trust that finances the construction of charter, private and early learning school facilities nationally. She was responsible for the evaluation of the academic and organizational effectiveness of the schools being considered as viable, long-term real estate... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

2:00pm

Leadership Talk with Cindy McMahon & Dan Deguara
Limited Capacity filling up

Featured Leader: 

Cindy McMahon

Principal

The Community School

Dan Deguara, Director: EverGreen School District

Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?

What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
Mayin frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. We
know how challenging school transformation work can be, that is why this
year we are proud to host the first-ever “Let's Talk Leadership” at
DL2017!

Moderators
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President & CEO, New Tech Network
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network

Speakers
avatar for Dan Deguara

Dan Deguara

Assistant Superintendent, Evergreen School District
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Cindy McMahon

Principal, The Community School SPS


Wednesday March 29, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

3:00pm

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Linda Darling-Hammond & Tony Simmons
Limited Capacity filling up

About the Den: Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 


Moderators
avatar for Michelle  Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Educator and School Transformation Coach, High Tech High North County
Michelle Sadrena Clark is a 9th grade Humanities teacher, a School Transformation Coach, and a Regional Consultant for the USC Shoah Foundation. She is currently earning her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of California, San Diego and California State University, San Marcos.
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

Co-Founder, High Tech High
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As a long-time teacher in the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School, Rob developed an award-winning writing center and two pioneering school-to-work transition programs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond

President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute
Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University where she founded the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and served as the faculty sponsor of the Stanford Teacher Education Program, which she helped to redesign. | | Darling-Hammond is past president of the American Educational Research Association and recipient of its awards for Distinguished Contributions to Research... Read More →
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Tony Simmons

Student, High School for Recording Arts
Tony Simmons is the Executive Director of High School for Recording Arts (HSRA), an independent public charter school, and Vice President of Studio 4 Enterprises, an educational services and management company.   While working with numerous national recording artists and record companies as an entertainment lawyer, Tony met David Ellis and assisted him in the formation of Studio 4/High School for Recording Arts. During that time, he... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

3:00pm

Leadership Talk with Adrienne Martin
Limited Capacity filling up

Featured Leader:

Adrienne Martin,
Principal, Winton Woods Elementary

 Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?

What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
Mayin frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. We
know how challenging school transformation work can be, that is why this
year we are proud to host the first-ever “Let's Talk Leadership” at
DL2017!

Moderators
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President & CEO, New Tech Network
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network

Speakers
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Adrienne Martin

Principal, Winton Woods City Schools


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

3:00pm

3D Rapid Prototyping Made Easy
Limited Capacity full

Everyone is fascinated by 3D printing and laser cutting, but how can young students or students without experience in thinking in 3D access this rapid prototyping technology quick and easily? Come create 3D models using newspaper and masking tape and use a cheap scanning system to get a quick start to 3D modeling, printing and laser cutting. Imagine game pieces, transportation designs, invent tools and do it with rapid iterations. From kindergarteners to adults, think with your hands and take control over technology. No experience required.

Moderators
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Tina Chavez

Teacher, High Tech High

Speakers
avatar for Jean Kaneko

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 a Maker Educator 7 years ago and recently a learning and leadership experience designer and educator. My focus is on the integration of academic disciplines into... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 103

3:00pm

Play S'more: Experience the Design Process Through Food
Limited Capacity full

This s'more's session is aimed at makers and designers looking to re-invent the s'mores experience! We will explore empathy and make deeper connections through sharing stories. design s'mores for yourself and others.

Come play and design your own sweet or savory s'more recipe and use the design process to create, brainstorm, improve and share your idea.

Speakers
avatar for Laura McBain

Laura McBain

Director of External Relations, HTH GSE
Laura is the master of ceremonies for DL2017. Email, tweet or text her with any questions or wonderings for your time at DL2017!  Laura is the Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy. Laura was a founding teacher of High Tech Middle and was the principal of two HTH sites (HTM and HTH Albuquerque) and worked in comprehensive schools prior to her work at HTH. As the Director of External Relations, Laura... Read More →
avatar for Zoe Randall

Zoe Randall

Engineering Teacher, HTH
My name is Zoë Randall. I’m a connector, a cheerleader, an optimist, a dreamer and a teacher.I’m someone who loves to bring people together, learn from one another, share our experiences, and create new understanding. | I look forward to connecting about engineering, elementary school, design thinking, deeper learning, and ways you are innovating in your school/practice.



Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI Patio

3:00pm

Building a Culture of Transformative Leadership
Limited Capacity full

Today’s leadership calls for a laser focus on learning outcomes. While this may not sound radical, scratch the surface and it reveals just how transformational this kind of leadership must be. Leadership for learning takes first and foremost a student-centered perspective. Building a learning community focused on each individual students’ learning success entails establishing a culture in which each student is valued, understood, and has agency and support as they stretch towards their individual potential. This culture can only be sustained if the educators within the learning community are themselves valued, understood, and have agency and support to stretch toward their own potential as professionals. And such a learning community can only soar if it is bolstered by the structures and resources necessary to maintain the level of continuous improvement and capacity building over time. JFF and CCSSO have been working on a project in partnership with several other organizations, states leaders, and educators to develop a set of leadership competencies for transformational leaders in personalized, learner-centered learning environments. Join us as we discuss the implications of these Competencies for leaders within and beyond the deeper learning network. Participants in this session will be among the first to work with and provide feedback on the finished competencies, which are not scheduled for public release until Summer 2017.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Coleman

Carmen Coleman

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
Carmen Coleman, formerly Superintendent of Danville Independent Schools, is now an associate clinical professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. In this role, she serves as co-director for the Next Generation Leadership Academy (ask me what we do!) and coordinator for the principal preparation program. | | While serving as superintendent in Danville, the district focus was to create a system... Read More →
avatar for Ryan MacDonald

Ryan MacDonald

Program Coordinator, CCSSO
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Adriana Martinez

Senior Program Associate, CCSSO
avatar for Rebecca Wolfe

Rebecca Wolfe

Senior Director, Students at the Center, Jobs for the Future
Rebecca E. Wolfe directs Students at the Center, a Jobs for the Future initiative that synthesizes and adapts for practice current research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning that lead to deeper learning outcomes. Students at the Center furthers the ability of practitioners and policymakers to engage each student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to succeed in college, career, and civic life... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 129

3:00pm

Empowering Students through Student Led Conferences
Limited Capacity filling up

How do we empower students to take charge of their education? In education, we often find ourselves speaking TO families about students instead of WITH students. Student Led Conferences (SLC) are a powerful opportunity to shift the traditional teacher and parent talk about student performance. When students lead the conversation they have the opportunity to reflect and own their learning. In order for this meaningful conversation to occur, educators must provide frameworks to guide students in reflecting on their successes and challenges and the contributing factors in order to be proactive in the future. In this workshop, attendees will participate in an SLC, view frameworks to support quality conferences run by students, and begin developing their own framework.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Cornejo-Sanchez

Diana Cornejo-Sanchez

Director, Urban Discovery Academy
Diana is the Director at Urban Discovery Academy, a K-8 project based charter school in the IDEA District of East Village in San Diego, CA. Prior to this role she served as educational consultant for large urban school districts helping reshape visions and bring them to fruition for both student and adult learning in school. She is a mom of 3 year old twins who have taught her so much about life!
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Chris Wakefield

Director, Ideate High Academy
Chris is the Director of Ideate High Academy in downtown San Diego, California. Ideate is a Design Thinking school where students learn through rigorous, engaging, and applied Project Based Learning. Before becoming the Director of Ideate, Chris spent eleven years in the High Tech High organization as a Math/Physics teacher. Chris has led workshops to help schools transition to Project Based Learning all over the world including India, the... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 202

3:00pm

Engaging your Community to Collaborate in Developing Great Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

How do schools authentically engage their community to work collaboratively with teachers, staff, and students to develop the most thrilling and authentic deeper learning experiences? Ask the community what they are doing, where they need help, and facilitate conversations to build curriculum together. Participants in this highly interactive workshop will: Explore and discuss the value of using community/industry partners in developing and designing projects based on relevant experiences that require students to formulate and solve complex problems. Learn the components of and how to facilitate the ED Cafe model, a collaborative school-wide process for authentic community engagement to build deeper learning. Explore how to adapt components/principles of the Ed Cafe model to apply in their practice. Health Leadership High School (HLHS) is a public charter school in Albuquerque, NM dedicated to hands-on, project-based learning through the lens of the health profession. Curriculum is designed around industry-focused projects, group learning and student support. HLHS is a member of the Leadership High School Network. The Leadership High School Network’s mission is to sustain innovative, student centered, community responsive schools aligned to dynamic industries in New Mexico.

Speakers
avatar for Louis Gonzalez

Louis Gonzalez

Workshop Presenter, Health Leadership High School
Louis Gonzalez is the Instructional Coach for Project Based Learning at Health Leadership High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Louis received his training in PBL from the Buck Institute for Education. He began his PBL career with High Tech High Albuquerque in 2006. Louis has been teaching PBL to teachers since 2008. In 2012, he joined ACE Leadership High School, and by doing so, joined the Leadership High School Network. In 2015, Louis... Read More →
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Moneka Stevens-Cordova

Workshop Presenter, NA
avatar for Justin Trager

Justin Trager

Director of School Networks, New Mexico Center for School Leadership
Justin Trager serves as the Director of School Networks at the New Mexico Center for School Leadership in Albuquerque, NM. The focus of his work has been facilitating the growth, learning, and innovation of the various schools in the Leadership High School Network. The network is dedicated to serving the 40% of students who are currently underserved or not served by the traditional public school system through a complete high school redesign... Read More →



Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 203

3:00pm

First One Into The Pool: Cultivating Deeper Leadership for Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Deeper learning depends upon deeper leadership. As we encourage teachers to inspire deeper learning practices in students, what are we as leaders doing to inspire deeper leadership in our teachers and in one another? This session encourages participants to consider the conditions necessary to inspire deeper leadership, teaching and learning in our schools. What do we want our educators and our leaders to see, hear, feel, smell and think when they come to work in our schools? How do we provide them with these conditions? What obstacles and opportunities exist in our schools? How open are you to disrupting the status quo? And most importantly, how can we work individually and collaboratively to create an ideal learning environment to inspire our students, families and faculty? Join us in diving into the deep end of leadership. Cannonball!!!

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Fitzgerald

Leigh Fitzgerald

Executive Director, Hawaii Technology Academy
Leigh Fitzgerald is the Executive Director of Hawaii Technology Academy | As Executive Director of a blended learning school serving students on five islands, Leigh travels daily throughout the state, monitoring and mentoring faculty and families on the integration of face-to-face, virtual and independent learning activities to create HTA's version of the modern classroom. She is committed to creating partnerships between public, private and... Read More →



Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 109

3:00pm

How Many Points Is This Worth? Why Grades Are Destroying Our Students
Limited Capacity full

Grades are, in many ways, the coin of the realm. Students and teachers talk about grades all the time, but how often do we think about what they actually mean? What is their purpose? What are their effects on learning? What is their collateral damage? We hope to take participants on a playful romp through the verdant fields of pedagogy and assessment. We will ask participants to share their practices and philosophies around grading, we’ll examine current research, and demonstrate how you can do school without grades.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Arado

Lindsay Arado

Social Studies Teacher, New Trier High School
Lindsay Arado is a Social Studies teacher and one of the coordinators of the Integrated Global Studies School (IGSS), a small school-within-a-school at New Trier High School. IGSS is an integrated, self-directed, intrinsically motivated learning community.
avatar for Mac Guy

Mac Guy

English Teacher, New Trier High School
Teaching, coaching, grading and leadership strategies.
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Jeff Markham

Workshop Presenter, NA
avatar for Colby Vargas

Colby Vargas

Social Studies teacher, New Trier High School
Colby Vargas is a Social Studies Teacher and Program Coordinator at New Trier High School. He was part of the founding and ongoing development of the Integrated Global Studies School, a thematic interdisciplinary school-within-a-school built on student self-direction and experiential learning.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 122/123

3:00pm

Is it Them? Or is it Me?: The Role of Unconscious Bias in Schools
Limited Capacity full

This workshop is for all who wonder how their subconscious thoughts impact student learning in their classrooms and decisions in their schools. We will explore and develop an understanding of identity, the role of unconscious bias, and their powerful influences in schools. Participants will create artwork, play games, and have discussions to actively engage in this challenging, but necessary work.

Speakers
avatar for Janine Gomez

Janine Gomez

Leadership Coach/Assistant Principal, Two Rivers PCS
I have been a public school educator since 1992. Prior to joining Two Rivers, I was a School Designer for EL Education, Inc. (formerly Expeditionary Learning). I also served as the Lower School Principal at Capital City Public Charter School, another one of EL’s Mentor Schools. I was a 4th grade teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools (MD), and a 5th grade teacher and administrator in Durham Public Schools (NC). I also began my own... Read More →
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Nicole Wood

Teacher, Two Rivers PCS



Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 215

3:00pm

Keeping it real: the anatomy of an immersive project in virtual reality.
Limited Capacity full

Virtual reality (VR) is the next big thing. Jobs in VR are growing by 800% per year. Current applications of VR mostly involve games but the potential is far greater. Virtual reality is being used to engender empathy as one experiences far off lands and cultures. Drawing and building virtual art in a truly 3D immersive environment is transformative. You will never forget the first time you don a VR headset.

 

VR is also a rich space in which to explore the nature of reality itself. How do humans perceive reality and how can that perception be fooled or manipulated? How do movies like The Matrix compare to modern scientific speculation about reality such as multiple universes?

 

In this workshop, you will experience VR first hand as we present virtual worlds created by our students. Over a 12 week period, they experienced VR for themselves, imagined worlds they would like to see/experience, and learned the skills needed to make them “real”. Combining their newly acquired skills in immersive 360 degree video, 3D modeling, and game engine programming, they produced the unique VR experiences you will witness.

 

We will share the project design and execution details including a rather unique approach to group work. Each virtual team is a dynamic assembly of specialists brought together by the specific needs of the world being developed. Producers with a vision for the VR world “hire” team members after a comprehensive interview process. Producers only hire the skills they need for the time it takes to do the work. Specialists are free to work on multiple worlds either serially or in parallel. As they work, they continue to advance their skills through "professional development" sessions. The project is as deep a dive into the modern workplace as into the technology of virtual reality.


Speakers
avatar for Don Mackay

Don Mackay

STEM Teacher, High Tech High International
I currently teach an engineering course to high school seniors. In previous professional lives, I've developed chemistry simulation software to design drugs and teach science. Since I embarked on my teaching career ten years ago, I've taught various high school science and math courses relying primarily on project based approaches. My personal interest (and why I teach at High Tech High) is to figure out how kids best learn science and... Read More →
avatar for Barry Toyonaga

Barry Toyonaga

Substitute teacher, HTH


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 107

3:00pm

Launching a 13th Year College Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Only 11% of low income students graduate college. As a high school, it is often hard to send students off to college knowing the odds are against them. It is time to bridge the gap between high school and college, and imagine the power of bringing deeper, more personalized learning to students higher education transition. Entering its second year, Da Vinci Extension is a 13th year university transfer and career pathway program for current Da Vinci students who wish to stay at Da Vinci an extra year beyond 12th grade to complete their freshman general education college coursework while gaining on-the-job work experience through paid and unpaid internships in the community -- all at no cost to families. Students in the Da Vinci Extension program are able to engage in a more student centered, student focused curriculum through our co-created curriculum and courses with our higher education partners. By taking traditional courses and making them more personalized, in depth, and relevant to students, college becomes demystified and accessible. Students are supported by coaches, internships, and a cohort model to increase their success and engagement in college. Participants in this workshop will define the problem by looking at student graduation rates and college completion rates, explore the philosophy behind the program, understand legal restraints and opportunities, and imagine, create, and get feedback on designs for a college model that focuses on deeper learning principles and practices for their own students and their own community and context. 

Speakers
avatar for Scott Weatherford

Scott Weatherford

Principal, Da Vinci Schools


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 108

3:00pm

POLs: Implementing Presentations of Learning: Creating a Culture of Reflection
Limited Capacity full

POL: Presentations of Learning (POLs) provide a rich opportunity for cross-disciplinary, summative assessment while developing students’ abilities to reflect meaningfully on their work. As such, POLs are a key ingredient in deep, project-based learning. Using one school’s experience as a model, participants will begin crafting a plan to implement POLs that fit the unique needs of their students, curriculum, and school. Participants will evaluate video and written examples in order to learn how POLs work and then personalize the experience to fit program goals. Facilitators will provide sample materials and rubrics, and offer guidance. By the end of the workshop, participants will be well-armed to go forth and implement POLs as an ongoing part of the student experience and learning culture!

Speakers
MB

Michael Belanger

Humanities Faculty, GHS Innovation Lab
avatar for Sarah Goldin

Sarah Goldin

STEM Faculty, GHS Innovation Lab
avatar for Courtney Hawes

Courtney Hawes

Humanities Faculty, GHS Innovation Lab
CS

Christina Shaw

Humanities Faculty, GHS Innovation Lab



Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 221

3:00pm

Rethinking Resistance: From Problem to Opportunity
Limited Capacity full

Are you a school leader who loves to lead, but who feels that all you do is manage? Have you tried to implement new and innovative initiatives to improve student learning, only to see them crash on the rocks of resistance in your staff meetings? Do you sometimes wonder if you have a “Complaints” sign that sits over your office door? If you feel like any of these resonate with you, or if you take your coffee intravenously, this workshop is for you!

Whether it is transforming teaching and learning in our classrooms or responding to the evolving demands of our school communities, managing change and dealing with resistance has never been more important for today’s school leader. Yet, if change must be “managed,” it’s likely that change effort has already failed! How can school leaders use a democratized, co-constructed approach to change that translates into high-impact learning for all?Join us to explore how the Learner Centered Design (LCD) model transforms leaders and educators into “educational ethnographers” and into designers of engaging and effective learning experiences. LCD will make your staff meetings better, your collaborative time better, your professional development days better, and here's the kicker, make the members of your school more connected to the work and to each other. By developing a true appreciation of our educators, and having them act as co-creators and experimenters with unique solutions to educational challenges, we will connect to our school community in meaningful ways that lead to lasting results.

Speakers
avatar for Charity Allen

Charity Allen

President & Educational Consultant, PBL Consulting
Charity is a creative leader focused on innovation in education. She has years of experience as a passionate educator and professional development designer and facilitator. Her areas of focus are Project-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, gamification, STEAM and educational transformation. She loves connecting with educators, inspiring creativity and vesting herself in the success of the team! | | The breadth of her work has been vast... Read More →
avatar for Cale Birk

Cale Birk

Educational Leader & Consultant, PBL Consulting
Using the PBLC model of Learner-Centered Design (LCD), Cale works with school and district leaders to 'change the experience of change'. Cale helps leaders to utilize every class, faculty meeting, professional learning day, administrative meeting and Parent Advisory Council session as an opportunity to create experiences that surprise, delight, and build capacity so that change is no longer something that we dread--it's something we embrace... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 217/218

3:00pm

Secret Ingredients for Deeper Reflection
Limited Capacity full

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

3:00pm

Social Justice: The Heart of Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

This active learning workshop will kick-off with empathy-gaining improv style fun and gravitate into contextualization and conversation around equity in Deeper Learning. Participants will partner on a design flash lab around the themes of social justice, equity and design in deeper learning. Teachers and administrators should attend this session if they want to move beyond "MakerEd" being a craft and moving making into opportunities for students to become social justice change agents. Hear about how Holy Family Academy, an urban school in Pittsburgh, PA is helping students become change agents through community partnerships, internships and mentoring. You will design your own social justice project to bring back to your school before leaving the Flash Lab.

Speakers
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Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri

Head of School & Chief Learning Officer and Deeper Learning Equity Fellow, Holy Family Academy
An educational innovator passionate about shaping the future of learning. Collaborative leader successful at rallying a team, designing and launching new strategies and developing metrics to show growth. An activist of equity and social justice. An avid design thinker and researcher that believes building empathy is the key to change management, shifting culture and developing new concepts. | | Dr. Palmieri is the Head of School and... Read More →
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Ellen Deutscher

Educator, Design Thinking & Creativity Consultant, Empathy Warrior
Ellen Deutscher is a Design Thinking and Creativity Consultant with over 20 years experience teaching public school in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a Teacher Coach for the IDEO Teachers Guild and works as an advisor/collaborator with David Kelley (co-founder of IDEO and Stanford d.school) in the K12 space. | In 2011, Ellen began her Design Thinking adventure at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (the d.school) where she... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 206

3:00pm

Spreading the Word: Making Your Work Public in the Community
Limited Capacity filling up

Get a sneak preview of our major new national campaign to encourage more public displays of student work. And then learn how to build support for this effort – and deeper learning more generally – back in your schools. With practical tips from the field about messaging and outreach, and a chance to work with colleagues and other experts to begin building your own campaign. 

Attendees will be able to return to their districts with basic messages, strategies, and tactics for building support among their colleagues for making public exhibitions of student work the norm!


 

Speakers
CJ

Chris Jackson

Chief Communications Officer, Big Picture Learning
AK

Adam Kernan-Schloss

President-CEO, KSA-Plus Communications


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 115

3:00pm

Student Consulting: Empowering Student Voice and Focusing Teacher Practice on the Student Experience
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn about how you can empower your students and amplify their voices through Student Consulting! Student Consulting is a program that flips the script and supports students in coaching teachers to improve their own classroom experience. In our session, you will hear a very intro about different ways Student Consulting can be structured, including two examples from High Tech High schools. After this intro, the students themselves take center stage. A panel of Student Consultants and cooperating teachers will answer your questions about the implementation, experience, and results of the program. Finally, you'll have time to start planning how to incorporate more student voice into your work -- with our Student Consultants available to weigh in. You will leave with inspiration -- and a package of materials to support implementation of a Student Consulting program at your school site, whether it's just within your classroom or school-wide!

Speakers
avatar for Anna Chiles

Anna Chiles

Teacher, High Tech High
Since I began my teaching career as 9th grade Humanities teacher at High Tech High Media Arts, I have been curious about how I can further incorporate the relationships that I build with my students and their unique perspectives into the growth of my projects and pedagogy. This curiosity, coupled with my experience as a Student Consultant in Alison Cook-Sather's Teaching and Learning Institute at Bryn Mawr College, has inspired a collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Julie Ruble

Julie Ruble

Educational Leadership Resident, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
I've been a project-based English teacher for grades 6-9 for the past 8 years and am currently pursuing my Masters of Education in Educational Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education. I'm also a small business owner: be sure to visit my food + stories blog, Willow Bird Baking! | | Come talk to me about projects and project-based learning, Student Consulting, student voice, collegial coaching, systems leadership... Read More →
avatar for Ben Sanoff

Ben Sanoff

Researcher, HTH The Center for Innovation and Equity
Ben Sanoff has been a high school teacher and school leader for nine years, primarily at Berkeley High School, and is currently a fellow at High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Inspired to become an educator as a result of his educational experiences growing up in Cambridge Massachusetts, Ben attended Colby College and received a masters of education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Subsequently, he served as a social studies... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 208

3:00pm

Teacher Transformation: It's a Process
Limited Capacity full

Deeper learning for students starts with great teachers who have the mindsets and the skills to bring learning to life. Join us for a glimpse into Center for Inspired Teaching's proven process for teacher transformation. Participants will experience an accelerated version of our two-week Summer Intensive in just 90 minutes as we explore our beliefs about young people and their learning, and participants will analyze the status/progress of deeper learning in their own classrooms/buildings/districts.

Speakers
avatar for Cosby Hunt

Cosby Hunt

Senior Teaching&Learning Officer, Center for Inspired Teaching
I'm a long-time social studies educator. Ask me about the work of Center for Inspired Teaching and the applied history course I teach (with an internship component) called Real World History. I'll have my tennis racquets with me if you want to hit.
avatar for David Yarmchuk

David Yarmchuk

Director, Teaching & Learning, Center for Inspired Teaching
I lead all of Inspired Teaching's programs for in-service teachers, including the Inspired Teaching Institute, a year-long program designed to transform teachers from information providers to Instigators of Thought. I am also the science content-expert for Inspired Teaching’s science professional development workshops. I was a science classroom teacher for six years in Baltimore, an outdoor educator for two, and a curriculum specialist and... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 219/220

3:00pm

The Long Haul: Lessons from 30 Years of Deeper Learning Schools
Limited Capacity full

For more than 30 years, through several different eras of education policy, the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) supported schools committed to Deeper Learning-related principles and practices. Six schools that have been at this work for the long haul (15+ years)--Blackstone Academy Charter School, Boston Day and Evening Academy, Federal Hocking High School, Lehman Alternative Community School, Mission Hill School, and Noble High School--offer insights into leadership development and succession, sustainability, adaptability, tactics, developing allies, marshaling evidence, navigating challenges, building culture, negotiating policy shifts, and more. These schools are survivors, holding the course when many others were unable to move forward with great ideas and meaningful commitments.

Participants will share questions and dilemmas and will receive guidance, resources, and support to emerge with plans for and approaches to staying committed to Deeper Learning for the long haul. Summaries and analysis of research conducted with schools with compelling histories of commitment to Deeper Learning competencies will provide insights that participants will use to jumpstart, accelerate, extend, deepen, and improve their schools' plans to navigate obstacles and thrive across the decades. Participants will dig into challenges and offer support, questions, and ideas to emerge with:
  • Deepened understanding of what it takes to build long-term commitment to Deeper Learning
  • Information and inspiration for creating long-term plans for sustained Deeper Learning commitment with their colleagues and school communities
  • Tools, tactics, and resources to face local, state, and federal policy shifts. 

This workshop uses an equity lens and a commitment to acknowledge and understand disparities to ensure that all voices and perspectives matter.

Speakers
avatar for Jill S. Davidson

Jill S. Davidson

Director, Jill S. Davidson Communications
As a communicator, convener, strategist, writer, editor, and speaker, I partner with schools and education-related organizations. I'm also the parent of three children in the Providence, Rhode Island public schools. With others, I'm leading an effort to organize the collective power of families' voices to support and challenge our education systems. I was the Managing Director of the Coalition of Essential Schools until its recent sunset. I'm... Read More →



Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 113

3:00pm

Youth Policy Presentations: Co-creating, collaborating, and intergenerational learning as an approach to action civics
Limited Capacity seats available

Rubrics that aim to assess youth presentations tend to focus on the technicalities of public speaking. One goal of this session is to introduce educators and students to a newly developed instrument for assessing and supporting youth’s presentations on policy-related proposals/projects. These policy presentations are often culminating performances showcasing research carried out in engaged civics projects where young people can make critical arguments and policy recommendations for social change. In this workshop adults and youth will engage in an experiential learning activity that explores this process of co-creating a small scale research project and prepare a policy presentation. Working in groups, made up of adult educators and young people, this inter-generational challenge will simulate examples of civics work that emphasize the co-construction of knowledge, the voices of young people, and the powerful ways in which adults can further support youth in addressing critical issues in our society. Each inter-generational team will perform their presentation for the larger group, receive feedback, and engage in a discussion that is informed by broader contexts of civics education. Now, more than ever, we need young people’s participation in public policy. For educators, this requires that we cultivate evidence-based reasoning skills, dispositions for critique, and support for the development of collective agency alongside young people in our civics classrooms and/or non-traditional spaces of learning. This workshop is situated within this problem space, and aims to address a broader crisis of participation in our sociopolitical world where it is imperative to support young people in being active citizens. It is within this context that we offer a session dedicated to civic learning and a critical conversation centering on youth being civic ready.

Speakers
CC

Candi CdeBaca

Workshop Presenter, NA
MG

Monica Gonzalez

Doctoral Student, CU Boulder
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Ben Kirshner

Workshop Presenter, NA


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 217

3:00pm

Talent Transcripts: Designing Career Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Michigan needs your design thinking! We need insights from students and teacher leaders, college and university faculty, and business and industry representatives to create the next generation of Talent Transcripts! In this highly interactive workshop, participants will provide key insights in designing an effective Talent Transcript program for the State of Michigan. The desired result will be an “open” transcript system that allows students to design personal paths through the State's academic requirements for high school graduation and choose from a variety of in-school, after-school, and out-of-school, unique learning experiences that establish the deeper learning competencies—combinations of knowledge, skill, and experience—needed for lifelong career success. The workshop will be facilitated by Project Director Bruce Umpstead and Angelina Zeller, Phillip Jankowski, Ph.D., and Jay Kulbertis, Ed.D., who are board members of the Michigan Center of Innovation in Education (CIE). Participants will gain valuable insights in how transcript and record stems need to change to effectively represent Deeper Learning competencies and walk away with prototype designs to test in their own schools and communities.

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Jankowski

Phillip Jankowski

Workshop Presenter, Armada Area Schools
Phil Jankowski is presently the Assistant Superintendent of the Armada Area Schools. The district has been recognized by the Michigan Department of Education as one of 14 Project ReImagine districts for its vision and innovation in education. He served previously as Armada High School Principal and was the MASSP Michigan High School Principal of the year in 2013. He began his career at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, Michigan, where he served... Read More →
avatar for Jay Kulbertis

Jay Kulbertis

Superintendent, Gladstone Schools
BU

Bruce Umpstead

Project Director, Michigan Center of Education for Education


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 5:30pm
HTHI 207

3:15pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Justice Den: Featuring: Dennis Campbell
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Bertucci

Sarah Bertucci

Professional Development Associate, Eagle Rock School
Sarah works and learns alongside courageous high schoolers, while facilitating education change work around the country. She does this work at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Eagle Rock is both a tuition-free, residential high school for students who weren't succeeding in their previous schools, and a professional development center aimed at increasing student engagement. In her role with Professional Development Center... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Campbell

Dennis Campbell

Director, MUSE School


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
HTE 227- Equity Den 2

3:15pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Praxis Den: Featuring Temple Lovelace
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
avatar for Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno

Co-Executive Director, Big Picture Learning
Colossal Educator (6'8), Passionate Caribbean New Yorker (BX baby). Annoyingly curious about everything, co-Executive Director of Big Picture Learning and Deeper Learning Equity Fellows.

Speakers
avatar for Temple Lovelace

Temple Lovelace

Associate Professor of Special Education, Duquesne University
Dr. Temple S. Lovelace, BCBA-D is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her research interests include social justice and equity through a disability inquiry lens, as well as innovative classroom based instructional and intervention strategies in the areas of academic and behavior supports. With 15 years’ experience as an educator, she is committed to serving young children and supporting... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

3:15pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Transformation Den: Featuring: Rosetta Lee
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
avatar for Javier Guzman

Javier Guzman

Regional Director, Big Picture Learning

Speakers
avatar for Rosetta Lee

Rosetta Lee

Outreach Specialist, Seattle Girls' School
I am an educational consultant, speaker and trainer based out of Seattle Girls' School. I am here to continue my growth and stay current so I can help schools become more gender inclusive!


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
HTE 223- Equity Den 3

3:45pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Justice Den: Featuring Dr. Monica White
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
EM

Eunice Mitchell

Regional Director, Big Picture Learning

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Monica White

Dr. Monica White

Sr. Director Special Projects, New York City Department of Education


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm
HTE 227- Equity Den 2

3:45pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Praxis Den: Featuring Daniel Ramirez
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Bertucci

Sarah Bertucci

Professional Development Associate, Eagle Rock School
Sarah works and learns alongside courageous high schoolers, while facilitating education change work around the country. She does this work at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Eagle Rock is both a tuition-free, residential high school for students who weren't succeeding in their previous schools, and a professional development center aimed at increasing student engagement. In her role with Professional Development Center... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Ramirez

Daniel Ramirez

Instructional Coach, Portland Public Schools
Daniel Luis Ramirez is an instructional coach and mathematics teacher at Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon. As an instructional coach, Daniel has concentrated his efforts on improving inclusive and equitable instructional practices; building a robust dual-credit program; starting and maintaining an academic ally peer-tutoring program; and encouraging the department to think critically and politically about the intersection of marginalized... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

3:45pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Transformation Den: Featuring: Colleen Green
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
LV

Liliana Vargas

Sr. Director of Programs, Internationals Network for Public Schools

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Green

Colleen Green

Teacher, HIGH TECH HIGH
Colleen is a native of Michigan and has called San Diego home for the last 12 years.  This year is her 11th year working for the HTH organization.  She began as an 11th and 12th grade humanities teacher at the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs HTH before leaving that position to be the founding school director of High Tech High Chula Vista, where she spent four years.  Over the last two years, Colleen served as director of High Tech High... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm
HTE 223- Equity Den 3

4:00pm

Leadership Talk with School Retool: Susie Wise & Jen Walcott Goldstein
Limited Capacity filling up

Featured Leader:
School Retool: Susie Wise & Jen Walcott Goldstein


 Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?

What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
Mayin frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. We
know how challenging school transformation work can be, that is why this
year we are proud to host the first-ever “Let's Talk Leadership” at
DL2017!

Moderators
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President & CEO, New Tech Network
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Walcott Goldstein

Jennifer Walcott Goldstein

School Retool Cohort Manager, Stanford d.school
Jennifer is the School Retool Cohort Manager, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO which supports school leaders to hack their school cultures toward Deeper Learning. Her background includes teaching, coaching, and human capital strategy.
avatar for Susie Wise

Susie Wise

Director, K12 Lab Network, Stanford d.school
Dr. Susie Wise is motivated by the belief that humans are by nature designers. Susie is the Founder and Director of the K12Lab Network at the Stanford University d.school and a Co-Founder of Urban Montessori Charter School in Oakland, California. At the K12 Lab, Susie leads teams to create innovative professional development for educators including School Retool and the Shadow A Student Challenge. Susie has a PhD in Learning Sciences and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Worth

Peter Worth

School Retool Project Lead, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University
Peter Worth is project lead with School Retool, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO dedicated to helping school leaders hack their school cultures toward deeper learning. Peter's background includes teaching, learning design, professional development, and education research.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

4:15pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Praxis Den: Featuring Robert Padilla
Limited Capacity seats available

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
avatar for Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno

Co-Executive Director, Big Picture Learning
Colossal Educator (6'8), Passionate Caribbean New Yorker (BX baby). Annoyingly curious about everything, co-Executive Director of Big Picture Learning and Deeper Learning Equity Fellows.

Speakers
avatar for Roberto Padilla

Roberto Padilla

Superintendent of Schools, Newburgh Enlarged City
Dr. Roberto Padilla is the Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District in Newburgh, New York. From humble beginnings as a child, Padilla learned early on in his life the true meaning of resiliency and grit. He is a life-long educator having been a teacher, assistant principal, principal, coach, and leadership consultant. Even today, he considers himself a teacher who just happens to be a superintendent. Padilla was a teacher and... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
HTE 228- Equity Den 1

4:15pm

Escalator to Excellence & Equity: Transformation Den: Featuring: Bruce Bivens
Limited Capacity filling up

Facilitated by Big Picture Learning & The Internationals Network for Public Schools,  the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3)invites attendees to think critically about high quality, equitable learning environments for ALL students. The Equity and Excellence Escalator will share the Capstone Action Projects of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellows. Fellows are immersed in a design process aimed at creating interventions that address barriers and mindsets that perpetuate inequity in the American public education system.  The structural inequities that characterize many schools today give all Americans an inherently inequitable education system that cripples 21st century possibilities for plurality and democracy. The Deeper Learning Equity Fellows understand these structures are products of design. E3 will be an opportunity to explore new designs as fellows are currently imagining them. In a den-like setting, the fellows will share their progress to date and request feedback from attendees on equity capstone projects they’ve begun designing and implementing . Offered on day one of DL2017, the Equity and Excellence Escalator (E3) is the place to be for attendees who are passionate about better understanding school systems as design products and interested in pathways for transforming schools into engines for the more equitable world we work to leave our children.

Moderators
avatar for Javier Guzman

Javier Guzman

Regional Director, Big Picture Learning

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Bivens

Bruce Bivens

Area Superintendent, San Diego Unified
Bruce Bivins has 20 years experience as an educator in public education. Currently, he is an Area Superintendent for San Diego Unified School District, where he supports 28 schools, TK-12. Bruce has consistently been driven by his equity-consciousness.   He started his career as an English Language Learner Teacher, where he worked with students and families in the migrant farming industry. Bruce then became a Special Education... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
HTE 223- Equity Den 3

4:30pm

Leadership Talk with Joey Hunizker
Limited Capacity full

Featured Leader:
Joey Hunziker

ILN Interim Director of Partnerships
Innovation Lab Network
Council of Chief State School Officers

 Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?

What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
Mayin frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. We
know how challenging school transformation work can be, that is why this
year we are proud to host the first-ever “Let's Talk Leadership” at
DL2017!

Moderators
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President & CEO, New Tech Network
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network

Speakers
avatar for Joey Hunziker

Joey Hunziker

Interim Director of Partnerships, ILN, CCSSO
Listen to Joey's Equity Story | | Joey Hunziker is a Senior Associate with the Innovation Lab Network at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The ILN is a group of states working to advance policies and best practices that support personalized, deeper learning across the country. Before working at CCSSO, Joey worked in the Office of the State Superintendent of Education in DC, in the Early Learning Division. Joey finished his... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

5:00pm

Share Your Learning-Closing Session
Bring your camera, get your twitter feed up, the closing session of day One of DL2017 is not to be missed. The DL Team has a suprise event for you! 



Wednesday March 29, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
HTH Forum

5:30pm

Dinner
Join us on the waterfront terrace of the Courtyard Marriott for a food truck extravaganza! 

Mangia Mangia
Bruscetta
Caprese Skewers
Meatball Sandwich

New Orleans Food Truck
Jambalaya
Shrimp & Grits
Vegetarian Red Beans & Rice

Taco Picasso
Chicken Taco
Carnitas Taco
Vegetarian Cactus Taco

Two For The Road
Cap 'Crunch Crab Cake
Kentucky BBQ Chicken Slider
1/2 Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese


Be on the look out for the human-sized lawn games, like hamster ball races and chess!

Wednesday March 29, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Courtyard Marriott

7:00pm

Starry Night at DL2017
Join the HTH Astronmy Club from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on the lawn outside the Courtyard Marriott to check out night sky! 

The sun sets at 7:07 on March 29th and whiile it won't be dark enough until about 7:45; there will be a tiny crescent moon chasing the sun down (rotated out of view by 9:00 pm). Mars will be up and visible while Jupiter will visible at 8:45.  We'll also be able to show attendees the Pleides and Orion's Nebula as the sky darkens! Join us on the lawn!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Delgago

Brian Delgago

Teacher, High Tech High
I teach science. I've been with HTH since 2001. My passions are space sciences, adventure, rock climbing, photography, music, guitar, and play.



Wednesday March 29, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Courtyard Marriott
 
Thursday, March 30
 

6:30am

Projects & Paddling!
Limited Capacity full

Join @pblbob (aka Bob Lenz, CEO of the Buck Instituite for Educaiton) for a morning stand up paddle board session! 

We will paddle out to the bay, connect & dream up high quality projects!  

Moderators
avatar for Laura McBain

Laura McBain

Director of External Relations, HTH GSE
Laura is the master of ceremonies for DL2017. Email, tweet or text her with any questions or wonderings for your time at DL2017!  Laura is the Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy. Laura was a founding teacher of High Tech Middle and was the principal of two HTH sites (HTM and HTH Albuquerque) and worked in comprehensive schools prior to her work at HTH. As the Director of External Relations, Laura... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bob Lenz

Bob Lenz

Workshop Presenter, NA
Bpb became Executive Director of the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) on June 1, 2015. Before taking the helm at BIE, he was the co-founder of Envision Education and served as its CEO and Chief of Innovation until 2015. Under Bob’s leadership, Envision Education put into practice a highly successful redesign model that has opened a path to college and college retention for underserved urban students at Envision’s three Bay Area arts and... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 6:30am - 7:15am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Cycling the city!
Limited Capacity filling up

Grab one of the DECO bikes and cycle the San Diego Bay. Meet in the front parking lot of Courtyard Marriott.

Thursday March 30, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Running with Rob, Ron & Friends!
Ron Berger, Rob Riordan and others will greet all runners and walkers to suggest routes. Groups will organizebased on desired distance and speeds. Runners and walkers welcome!

Meet in the Courtyard Marriott lobby.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Berger

Ron Berger

Practitioner/Educator, EL Education
Ron is the Chief Academic Officer for the non-profit school improvement network EL Education, a national network of over 160 public project-based schools in 30 states. EL helps to found public high schools in low-income communities - district and charter - that send all graduates to college, and help to transform existing public schools K-12 toward high student achievement, character and citizenship. Their work is centered on professional... Read More →
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

Co-Founder, High Tech High
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As a long-time teacher in the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School, Rob developed an award-winning writing center and two pioneering school-to-work transition programs... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Yo, Yo, Yo! It’s Yoga
Go deep within yourself and start the day with hatha style yoga session.

Meet on the lawn outside the pool area of the Courtyard Marriott!

Thursday March 30, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

SUP-Yoga!
Limited Capacity filling up

You have paddle boarded. You've done yoga! Now try both!
Join Dana and her crew as she takes 10 adventurous souls on the water to give SUP-Yoga a try! 
Space is limited! Sign up on the sched! 

Speakers
avatar for Dana Mitchell

Dana Mitchell

Originally from New Jersey Dana is a California girl at heart. Traveled here in 2008 but did not begin her Yoga journey until 2010 when she received her certification from CorePower yoga. Never knowing how to tame her restless mind, her mat would soon be the cure. After exploring the depths of her own practice and teaching on land, Dana decided to bring her practice to the water. Soon after receiving her yoga certification she became Paddle... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

8:00am

Breakfast
EUROPEAN BREAKFAST
SMOKED SALMON / SMOKED HAM / SALAMI / TURKEY
ACCOUTREMENTS: capers, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, alfalfa sprouts, lemon wedges
SLICED CHEESES: SWISS, MUENSTER, MANCHEGO
SLICED BREADS and ASSORTED BAGELS
SPINACH, TOMATO & FETA QUICHE BITES
FOR THE VEGAN TABLE: SOUTHWESTERN TOFU SCRAMBLE (kale, red peppers, onions)
BREAKFAST PASTRIES
FRUIT SALAD + WHOLE FRUIT

Thursday March 30, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
HTH Gym

8:00am

Coalition of Essential Schools Meetup!
Have you worked at a CES school? Do the principles and practices that emerged from CES inspire you? Join us at the first-ever CES Meetup during breakfast/lunch on Thursday, March 30. Grab some food and meet us! Let's keep the power of the CES network going.

Speakers
avatar for Jill S. Davidson

Jill S. Davidson

Director, Jill S. Davidson Communications
As a communicator, convener, strategist, writer, editor, and speaker, I partner with schools and education-related organizations. I'm also the parent of three children in the Providence, Rhode Island public schools. With others, I'm leading an effort to organize the collective power of families' voices to support and challenge our education systems. I was the Managing Director of the Coalition of Essential Schools until its recent sunset. I'm... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
HTE 122

8:00am

HTH GSE Programs & Partnerships
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Kelly Wilson, Dean of the HTH GSE, to hear about the programs and partnerships available through the High Tech Graduate School of Education. Whether you are looking to learn about M.Ed programs, the Education Leadershp Academy or our extended professional development programs, join us for an informal chat about adult learning. 

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson

Director, High Tech High
Hello everyone! If you or your colleagues are interested in spending a year embedded in a HTH school learning to lead through apprenticeship while earning an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, come talk to me during DL. | | The program has a strong focus on equity, deeper learning and leadership for school change. | You can learn more about the program here: | http://gse.hightechhigh.org/M_Ed-programs.php | | Apply by our next priority... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
HTE 115

9:00am

9:05am

Keynote from Internationals Network with Ibrahim Diallo
Speakers
avatar for Ibrahim Diallo

Ibrahim Diallo

Keynote Speaker, Internationals Network for Public Schools
Ibrahim Diallo is a graduate of Brooklyn International High School. Ibrahim moved to Brooklyn, NY at the age of 13 from Guinea, West Africa. Upon graduating from Brooklyn International HS, he was awarded the full-tuition Posse Leadership Scholarship to attend Trinity College where he studied International Relations and Human Rights and served as President of the student body his senior year. He also founded the African Development Coalition... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 9:05am - 10:05am
HTH Forum

10:30am

Adult Culture and Learning
Limited Capacity full

Building an impactful, joyful team doesn’t happen by accident. Cultivating adult culture is a carefully crafted process that focuses on deepening relationships, inviting vulnerability, and aligning vision. Get practical tools to help co-design your team culture and build the trust that takes a team from forming to performing.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Nicole Assisi

Dr. Nicole Assisi

CEO, Thrive Public Schools
Dr. Nicole Assisi is an accomplished school developer and leader in 21st century learning innovations, who launched Thrive Public Schools, a new breakthrough model for project-based, blended learning K-12 schools. Prior to Thrive, Dr. Assisi was part of the founding teams for both Camino Nuevo and the Da Vinci Schools in Los Angeles. She also worked in the San Diego Unified School District and High Tech High. Twitter: @docAssisi or @ThrivePS.


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 219

10:30am

Abolishing the phrase "I'm just not a math person": Using Improvement Science to support Mathematical Agency
Limited Capacity full

In this highly interactive deep dive, participants will engage in empathy interviews and construct fishbone diagrams - two tools of improvement science - to develop an understanding of the factors impeding/supporting student mathematical success, all while avoiding the pitfalls of “solutionitis”. In addition, we will do some math together and experience strategies you can use to create a learning environment that supports a growth mindset and builds an inclusive mathematical community. Participants will leave with resources, inspiration and concrete next steps. This workshop is designed for math changemakers at all levels - teachers, school/district leaders and K-12 students.


Speakers
avatar for Stacey Caillier

Stacey Caillier

Director, Research Center for Equity & Innovation, HTH Graduate School of Education
Stacey Caillier Ph.D. is Director of the Research Institute, where she supports research projects within and beyond the HTH schools, and a core faculty member in the HTH GSE. She has been with the GSE since its inception in 2006, previously serving as the Director of the Teacher Leadership M.Ed. program and Co-Director of Instructional Support for HTH schools. She is passionate about the potential for practice-oriented forms of... Read More →
avatar for Daisy Sharrock

Daisy Sharrock

Education Research Specialist, HTH GSE
Daisy Sharrock, M.Ed, leads the Mathematical Agency Improvement Community (MAIC), a network of 17 southern California schools working to abolish the phrase "I am just not a math person." The network of teachers and administrators use improvement science tools to identify, test, and scale classroom practices that increase students' mathematical agency and success across diverse contexts. She is also a faculty member with the High Tech High... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 217

10:30am

Blue Dot Explorations
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will design, do a mock launch, learn to pay for and build a curriculum around a Near Space Balloon (NSB) science and imaging payload. Participants in this workshop will also be invited with the presenters to a special evening star party where we will teach the basics of astrophotography and amateur astronomy.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Delgago

Brian Delgago

Teacher, High Tech High
I teach science. I've been with HTH since 2001. My passions are space sciences, adventure, rock climbing, photography, music, guitar, and play.
avatar for Andrew Lerario

Andrew Lerario

Teacher, High Tech High
I've been teaching at HTH for 9 years. Over that time I've developed a passion for space science themed projects. In doing this, I've developed projects that offer numerous access points to various learning styles and have found rich connections to interdisciplinary work. I am currently looking to share my findings with other colleagues and expand on opportunities to collaborate on future space science projects.


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 107

10:30am

Bringing the outside inside: Learning through interests, practice and relationships – Prototyping Harbor Freight Fellows Initiative
Limited Capacity full

This dive will examine how to deeply engage students in school by looking at learning through student interests, practice and relationships outside of school. At this deep dive, participants will work with students who are Harbor Freight Fellows from MetWest in Oakland and Met Sacramento. By the end of the dive, participants will be developing ways to engage students around their interests, practice and relationships especially, with students who are involved in the trades and crafts. Also, we will use Big Picture Learning's ImBlaze internship management system to show how student work can be accounted for when they are outside of school. Participants will be taken through a series of hands-on activities that illustrate the deep power of this work. They will develop their own programs around learning through student interests, practices and relationships.


Speakers
avatar for Elliot Washor

Elliot Washor

Co-Founder Big Picture School, BIG PICTURE


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 108

10:30am

Building: Culture & Stools
Limited Capacity filling up

An easily overlooked foundation of successful projects is the conscious development of the culture and skills that will support beautiful products and the experiences that are necessary for creating them. This hands-on workshop will focus on exploring the use of introductory build activities as a means of modeling a culture of collaboration, reflection, revision and craftsmanship while also providing an arena for prototyping specific skills that students will draw on as they design and create. Be ready to get your hands dirty in a wood shop as you work alongside your peers to construct an impressive product and the culture that will support it.

Speakers
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Pat Holder

Teacher, HIGH TECH HIGH
JS

John Santos

Teacher, High Tech High


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 207

10:30am

Collecting and leveraging data for improved reflection and congruence!
Limited Capacity full

For many in education, using data and research can be both challenging and uninspiring. This session provides an enthusiastic look at how some schools are leveraging their own tools and methods to provide more meaningful and empirically-rich data on those topics they care most about. Designed for school leadership and the data hungry educator, attendees will learn about the latest developments and tools for data collection, analyses, and data visualizations by interacting directly with different tools to create and analyze their own data based on their own needs and interests.

Speakers
avatar for Damian J Bebell

Damian J Bebell

Assistant Research Professor, Boston College
The technology we have leveraged into schools and classrooms opens up amazing possibilities for leveraging research methods and data for improved reflection. How can simple research and data help you to achieve your goals and objectives?



Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 202

10:30am

Community Voices: Understanding the Past and Imagining the Future of San Diego
Limited Capacity full

San Diego has a rich and colorful history, which is collectively held by the diverse communities of the city. In this full day project “slice,” participants will assume the role of community planners, working together in teams to explore the local and cultural context of San Diego, develop a digital interpretation of their findings, and craft a proposed vision for the future of the city. Through this immersive Project Based Learning experience, participants will take the stance of a learner to understand the transformative nature of learning by doing, and reflect on the implications of PBL teaching and unit design. Be prepared to interact with locals, and wear comfortable shoes for exploring sunny San Diego. 


Speakers
avatar for Rody Boonchouy

Rody Boonchouy

Sr. Director, Innovation and Partnerships, Buck Institute for Education
avatar for Bob Lenz

Bob Lenz

Workshop Presenter, NA
Bpb became Executive Director of the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) on June 1, 2015. Before taking the helm at BIE, he was the co-founder of Envision Education and served as its CEO and Chief of Innovation until 2015. Under Bob’s leadership, Envision Education put into practice a highly successful redesign model that has opened a path to college and college retention for underserved urban students at Envision’s three Bay Area arts and... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Wiley

Brandon Wiley

Chief Program Officer, Buck Institute for Education


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 215

10:30am

Deeper Learning for All Students: Advancing Competencies for Educational Equity
Limited Capacity full

This deep dive explores ideas about educational equity as it relates to Deeper Learning (DL).
 Are the DL competencies meant for all students or just a fortunate few? In order to deliver on a promise to make DL a possibility for all, educators and advocates must themselves develop
competencies in enacting educational equity. Given the vast diversity in our student populations and the complex political realities in our systems, what must we understand and be able to do in our everyday practice to ensure educational equity? Can we articulate the competencies we need to develop?  Believing that a shared vision will strengthen our work as educators and as social justice advocates, we want to build a common understanding by articulating the competencies that ground this work. Drawing from seminal books, authors, personal experiences, and shared reflections, participants in this workshop will collaborate to articulate competencies for the educators and advocates who promote DL.

As Deeper Learning Equity Fellows, the deep dive facilitators seek to bridge the worlds of Deeper Learning and Equity through our projects. Sharing examples from our work and personal journeys, we hope to support the momentum and optimism that drives the DL movement.


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Bertucci

Sarah Bertucci

Professional Development Associate, Eagle Rock School
Sarah works and learns alongside courageous high schoolers, while facilitating education change work around the country. She does this work at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Eagle Rock is both a tuition-free, residential high school for students who weren't succeeding in their previous schools, and a professional development center aimed at increasing student engagement. In her role with Professional Development Center... Read More →
avatar for Hal Colson

Hal Colson

Director, Partnership for Change
Listen to Hal's Equity Story. In April 2013 Hal became the Director of Partnership for Change. The goal of the Partnership is to remodel the high schools of Winooski and Burlington into student-centered, proficiency-based learning communities so that all students are best prepared for the 21st century. Partnership for Change is funded by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Hal was appointed by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin in January 2011 to... Read More →
avatar for Zoila Morrell

Zoila Morrell

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Mercy College
I love to talk about early childhood education particularly for the growing number of children who speak languages other than English at home.


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 113

10:30am

Deeper Learning in Elementary Mathematics: What Can We Learn from the Strategies Students Use
Limited Capacity full

In the pursuit of shifting mathematical agency and fostering dialogue that is centered around student thinking, we will explore student solution strategies, analyze student work and consider application in the classroom. Students intuitively solve math problems in ways that demonstrate their conceptual understanding and evolve over time. By considering student thinking, educators are better equipped to orchestrate deeper learning. In this workshop geared for elementary school teachers, participants will experience these strategies first hand and leave with a framework to support increased agency and dialogue in classroom instruction. For exhibition, we will create a supersized framework board with our “Math Vision” statements and our Anticipatory Planning Frameworks for each of the tasks we created.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Rubenstein

Robin Rubenstein

Elementary Literacy & Math Specialist, HTe & HTeX
avatar for Allie Wong

Allie Wong

GSE Resident, High Tech Elementary


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 109

10:30am

Deeper Learning Through Curation of Student Work: Making Curation a Reality in Your School
Limited Capacity full

Curator comes from the latin term, curare, meaning "to take care."  As a result of engagement in this dive, participants will develop their understanding of curation, what it is, and how it can become a reality in their schools.  This dive will demonstrate how students and educators in a small rural school district have used curation to scale deeper learning, positively impact school culture, drive school improvement, and engage their community.  Participants will then begin their journey towards curation of student work in their schools.   By the end of the dive, participants will create a visual presentation to share, engage, and inspire their school community and create a plan of action to curate student work in their schools.   We will participate in a scavenger hunt (of sorts) so bring your camera or smart phone, a project idea or two, and a laptop to facilitate the development of your presentation and plan of action.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Burcham

Shannon Burcham

Principal, Trigg County High School
avatar for Travis Hamby

Travis Hamby

Superintendent, Trigg County


Agenda docx

Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 221

10:30am

Empathy-based hacking for school-wide change toward Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Changes at the school level are often hard to “hack,” and how do you know if what you think needs to be changed will be impactful for students? In this Deep Dive with the School Retool team, we’ll explore how a deep empathy experience lead to insights and aspirations. We’ll then try on a hack mindset and use designable levers for change—like role, ritual, and space, to take first steps toward change at your school. We’ll hear from experienced School Retool hackers as we brainstorm based on big ideas from Deeper Learning schools, and work together to design hacks that you can try at your school right away. Before you come, join the Shadow a Student Challenge and experience life as a student in your school. In the Deep Dive, we’ll debrief the shadow experience and design next steps for action.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Carlin

Tim Carlin

Assistant Principal, Everitt Middle School
I'm a school retool fellowship graduate who started CREW at our diverse middle school outside of Denver, CO. Happy to discuss & collaborate on experiential/outdoor ed. projects, social/emotional learning, and innovative learning practices in the classroom.
avatar for Melissa Lloyd

Melissa Lloyd

Principal, Van Buren Public Schools
Melissa Lloyd is the principal of Owen Intermediate School, a 5th/6th grade building, where staff and students are experimenting with school hacking everyday! Melissa was formerly an assistant high school principal and taught high school choir and elementary general music for 15 years. Currently undertaking doctoral study at Eastern Michigan University, Melissa has an interest in design empathy in urban educational contexts.
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Myron Long

Principal, EL Haynes Public Charter School
avatar for Kathy Mackay

Kathy Mackay

Principal, Poudre High School
I'm the principal of Poudre High School in Ft. Collins, CO. Poudre High School has a boundary the size of Rhode Island and serves 1800 students. We have a wide variety of students including 18% English language learners, 10% of students with disabilities, 25% Hispanic/Latino and 40% of students who live below the poverty line. We embrace this diversity and have made great strides in creating 9th grade cohorts based on students' interests... Read More →
avatar for David Simpson, Ph.D.

David Simpson, Ph.D.

Principal, Forest Hills Public Schools
David Simpson is the principal of Central Woodlands, a 5th/6th grade school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His passion has been in empathy-based hacking towards Deeper Learning in schools! In addition, David has been working with schools to creature cultures of thinking based on the work of Dr. Ron Ritchhart from Harvard's Project Zero. David received his Ph.D. in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University with a research focus... Read More →
avatar for Susie Wise

Susie Wise

Director, K12 Lab Network, Stanford d.school
Dr. Susie Wise is motivated by the belief that humans are by nature designers. Susie is the Founder and Director of the K12Lab Network at the Stanford University d.school and a Co-Founder of Urban Montessori Charter School in Oakland, California. At the K12 Lab, Susie leads teams to create innovative professional development for educators including School Retool and the Shadow A Student Challenge. Susie has a PhD in Learning Sciences and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Worth

Peter Worth

School Retool Project Lead, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University
Peter Worth is project lead with School Retool, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO dedicated to helping school leaders hack their school cultures toward deeper learning. Peter's background includes teaching, learning design, professional development, and education research.



Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 219/220

10:30am

Escaping Boring Learning (Literally!)
Limited Capacity full

Participants will take a trip to a "puzzle room," where we will collaboratively solve a series of puzzles in order to escape!  Once back, we will unpack and hack the experience to co-design our own.


Trapped in classrooms where only boring lectures and rote memorization are occurring, many students dream of escape...  But what if the very act of escaping from a classroom became an opportunity for all sorts of deeper learning?  In this summit, we will take a trip to a "puzzle room," where we will have a limited amount of time to collaboratively solve a series of puzzles in order to escape!  Once back, we will unpack and hack the puzzle room experience--how could we use available materials and space in our schools to create similar collaborative, problem solving experiences for our students?

Speakers
avatar for Louie Montoya

Louie Montoya

Experience Designer, Business Innovation Factory
avatar for Sam Seidel

Sam Seidel

Student Experience Lab Director, Business Innovation Factory
Sam Seidel is the Director of the Student Experience Lab at the Business Innovation Factory and author of Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education(Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). Sam speaks internationally about innovative solutions to challenges facing schools, community organizations, and prisons. He is a passionate and experienced leader in education transformation.Sam has taught in a variety of settings from first grade to community... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 222

10:30am

Everything Chocolate
Limited Capacity full

  
Participants will explore politics, history, geography, and botany as they learn about the powerful and dangerous world of chocolate. We will delve into compelling text, interview an expert, do hands on creation, and taste new and exciting chocolates all while unpacking protocols that support deep rich learning. Experience learning with both joy and rigor in this delicious deep dive!  


Speakers
avatar for Jessica Wood

Jessica Wood

Manager, Student Project Initiatives, EL Education
Jessica Wood is EL Education’s Manager of Student Project Initiatives. Passionate about high quality student work, Jessica manages , Models of Excellence, the world's largest collection of high quality student projects. This impressive online collection is hosted by EL Education and curated in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Jessica went to college at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where she earned a... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 123

10:30am

Flight Time: A look at catapult construction, game theory and the flight of water balloons.
Limited Capacity filling up

Let's take flight! Participants will go through a prototyping process in order to build a fully functional catapult.  We will explore game theory and projectile motion using the catapults as a means for developing a game attendees can use with their studentsas the medium to teach ballistics. We will work in groups and will be presenting our catapults. At the exhibition, we will take on two challenges: the first is to see which catapult can launch a water balloon the furthest; and the second is for accuracy, where will try to hit targets.
Let's learn and fly together! 

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Ortiguerra

Lawrence Ortiguerra

8th grade Math / Science Teacher, High Tech Middle Media Arts


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 103

10:30am

Going Deep with PBL: Five Steps to Spread PBL in Your School
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you or your colleagues received training in PBL, then been challenged to implement or sustain PBL at your school?   Maybe it was because you didn’t know the Five Crucial Criteria for successful school-wide PBL implementation.  New Tech Network has 15 years of success working with teams of teachers to bring about school-wide deeper learning practices with project based learning as the primary instructional practice.  In this session we will build an understanding in what works and doesn’t work; you will leave with a diagnosis of your school as a system, and a plan for successfully maintaining PBL practice, aligned with the 5 crucial criteria

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Gant

Kevin Gant

National Faculty, New Tech Network
Kevin is the New Tech Teams Designer at New Tech Network. He is an educator of 20+ years, serving in that time as a high school math and science teacher, a PBL trainer, and a school development coach.
avatar for Tim Presiado

Tim Presiado

Chief Operating Officer, New Tech Network


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 122/123

10:30am

How To Make A Comic-Book About Anything (the low budget version)
Limited Capacity filling up

Almost anyone who hasn’t made a comic assumes that you need to be “good at art” (*shudder*) to even entertain the possibility of making a comic-story work. Not so! This deep dive will show participants that all humans have the ability to tell stories using words and pictures, and reconnect learners with one of the most powerful communication processes for people of all ages. Participants will create a four page mini-comic of their own using the exact materials that can be used by your classroom students. The best part? The entire project is designed to work on a realistic classroom budget!

This project has been refined over the years and is modified from an original process developed for the Buck Institute PBLU.org resource as well as a popular massive open online PBL course on Coursera.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Yurick

Patrick Yurick

Designer, MIT


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 208

10:30am

Know Thyself: Deeper Learning through Personal Development
Limited Capacity full

Did you know that according to a recent Gallup Poll, by the time students graduate in the US fewer than 30% are engaged, feel successful, or enjoy what they are learning in school? As they continue to their career, only 13% of the world’s workers are engaged in their work. In contrast, the world today requires creative, passionate, and skilled individuals. To harness the power in each of us, we need to create systems that allow for more personal learning experiences and tap into the strengths and potential of each individual. In this workshop, we'll bring the Ancient Greek maxim “know thyself” to life.  We will explore our own strengths, interests, and values and tinker our way to better schools that empower all learners to discover their place in the world. Note: this session will require approximately 1 hour of pre-work, including taking two measures: the Gallup StrengthsFinder and the Strong Interest Inventory.

 


Speakers
avatar for Ed Hidalgo

Ed Hidalgo

Deputy Director, University of San Diego
Ed Hidalgo is the director of the world of work initiative at the University of San Diego Mobile Technology Learning Center. This initiative explores innovative ways to connect the world of work to K12 education and prepare students for the future of work. This role reflects the initiatives he led in his prior role as an executive at Qualcomm where he worked in human resources, staffing and government affairs. As senior director of government... Read More →
avatar for Katie Martin

Katie Martin

Director of Professional Learning, University of San Diego
I am passionate about redesigning learning to create better experiences that meet the needs of all learners in a changing world. | | Come talk to me about: | -The amazing things that are happening in our San Diego schools | -Leveraging Open Educational Resources to empower teachers as designers to create meaningful learning experiences for all learners. | -Professional learning to shift teaching and learning to achieve desired... Read More →
avatar for Katie Wright

Katie Wright

Leadership and Professional Learning Specialist, University of San Diego
Katie is passionate about designing and facilitating transformative learning experiences for teachers and leaders! Katie worked for over 10 years for High Tech High Charter Schools as a 6th grade Humanities Teacher, Education Specialist, and as the Director of Special Education. In her current role at USD, Katie is passionate about partnering with schools and school districts to support pedagogical shifts centered upon deeper learning and... Read More →



Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 203

10:30am

Let’s Talk: Advancing Equity Through Critical Discourse
Limited Capacity filling up

Too often, conversations about equity in deeper learning reinforce and maintain inequitable practices and outcomes for our students. In this Deep Dive, school and community leaders will examine their beliefs, values and assumptions about student learning in relationship to their decisions and behaviors. Using equity protocols to establish an environment characterized by trust and safety, we will engage in various activities in order to disrupt the status quo and to advance equity through critical discourse. Participants will apply their learning by designing an agenda or other plan to use in their respective community context.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Benkovitz

Jen Benkovitz

Director of School Leadership, New Tech Network
Throughout her career in education, Jen has had the opportunity to influence change in various capacities. Her classroom teaching and school leadership experiences offered her the opportunity to serve at the elementary and secondary levels in both urban and rural settings. In her current role as the Director of School Leadership for New Tech Network, Jen partners with educational leaders throughout the network to implement the New Tech model... Read More →
avatar for Anna Kinsella

Anna Kinsella

Senior Director of School Coaching, New Tech Network
I'm particularly interested in how we model deeper learning for leaders and teachers so that we can build capacity in teachers for designing DL experiences for their students. Essentially, deeper learning for each layer of our school systems - students, teachers, and leaders.



Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 206

10:30am

Make Mathematics Learning Come Alive
Limited Capacity filling up

Can we simultaneously teach mathematics in ways that engage all learners, that support students who need additional instructional supports, and that build student and teacher capacity to have meaningful conversations about math while working together to understand multiple solution strategies? Yes, we can! Instructional Routines are practical tools for teachers that use a predictable set of “thinking actions” to allow students and teachers to foreground the challenging work of deeper learning in mathematics. In this Deep Dive, participants will experience and unpack an inquiry-oriented instructional routine, then plan to enact it for themselves in a public rehearsal as a group. The goal will be for participants to be able to demonstrate what they have learned through modeling this routine for others.

 


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim

Instructional Specialist, New Visions for Public Schools
avatar for Liz Ramirez

Liz Ramirez

Instructional Specialist, New Visions for Public Schools
avatar for Sara Toguchi

Sara Toguchi

Instructional Specialist, New Visions for Public Schools
avatar for David Wees

David Wees

Formative Assessment Specialist, New Visions for Public Schools
Father. Canadian, transplanted to the USA. Math teacher. Love science. Geek, Skeptic, Feminist. Passionate about education. Member of the Math Twitter Blogosphere (#MTBoS).


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 202

10:30am

Rapid-Prototyping Portfolio Defense
Limited Capacity full

Participants will apply rapid-prototyping principles to design a portfolio defense system for a school.  Starting with a low-fidelity prototype, participants will conduct research and micro-experiments as they iterate their design. Through the lens of techniques from the tech sector, session participants will also gain a deeper understanding of portfolio defense as a powerful performance assessment strategy that drives student learning.  At the end, each participant will be able to run their own rapid-prototyping sessions and get portfolio defense up and running at their sites.


Speakers
avatar for Abby Benedetto

Abby Benedetto

Deeper Learning Coach, Envision
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Suzanne Malek

Deeper Learning Coach, Envision Learning Partners
avatar for Justin Wells

Justin Wells

Executive Director, Envision Learning Partners


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 115

10:30am

Revision Project: Turning your classroom into a design studio that solves real world design problems
Limited Capacity filling up

The ReVision Project is a design studio incubated at High Tech High Chula Vista run by high school seniors. We offer design services free of charge to local community organizations. In this workshop, you will get a chance to experience the design studio by participating in a charette of a former ReVision Project; the Humble Heart Cafe. Participants will team up and work through a specific process to create a unique design for an outdoor cafe located in San Diego. Participants will be constructing prototypes of their solutions and presenting to DL2017 attendees!  Resources, structures and strategies used to create a design studio will be shared in this deep dive!

Speakers
JB

John Bosselman

Teacher, High Tech High
John teaches 12th grade humanities at High Tech High Chula Vista. John moved from New Hampshire to San Diego to join the HTHCV staff in 2009. He has degrees from the University of New Hampshire (BA History & M.Ed Secondary Teaching) and the High Tech High Graduate School of Education (M.Ed School Leadership). | | From 2013-2015 he worked for the Innovation Unit in London. He joined the team to work on the EEF funded trial of Learning through... Read More →
MW

Megan Willis

Teacher, High Tech High


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 215

10:30am

San Diego: School Retool Event: Workshop 4
Limited Capacity full

This is an invite-only session!

School Retool is bringing together its fourth meeting of the San Diego prinicipals in the Winter Cohort. This epic team will reflect on their hacks, design new ideas and present their presentations of learning to other DL2017 attendees during exhibtion. Drop into the exhibtion to see what School Retool is all about & learn how you can hack your way to big change. 

 

Moderators
avatar for Mike Strong

Mike Strong

Teacher, High Tech High

Speakers
avatar for Eric Chagala

Eric Chagala

Creative Badass, #DesignCampSD
Creativity. | World od Work. | Ending Generational Poverty.
avatar for Jennifer Walcott Goldstein

Jennifer Walcott Goldstein

School Retool Cohort Manager, Stanford d.school
Jennifer is the School Retool Cohort Manager, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO which supports school leaders to hack their school cultures toward Deeper Learning. Her background includes teaching, coaching, and human capital strategy.
avatar for Andrew Molina

Andrew Molina

Teaching Fellow, d.school
Mo is a facilitator and coach for School Retool, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO which supports school leaders to hack their school cultures toward Deeper Learning. He is also the Teaching Fellow for Design for Extreme Affordability, a class on design thinking in international development contexts taught at the Stanford d.school.
avatar for Kaleb Rashad

Kaleb Rashad

Director, Gary & Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High, CA
Kaleb is the director of the Gary & Jerri-Ann Jacobs @hightechhigh (OG) | We are first and foremost an equity project. | We believe that passion matters in work and life. We think school should be a place where you find out what you're good at doing, what you love to do, and what the world needs. | As a school, we exist to be EXCELLENT to each other & do BADASS work. | My belief in #HumanCenteredDesign is deeply rooted in my... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 222

10:30am

Steampunk your Passion
Limited Capacity full

Join us for an unforgettable deep dive in which we explore a spin on the Steampunk movement. Together we will bring the inside, out- as it relates to simple machines, but also our inner stories and emotions. We will explore topics beyond surface STEAM connections; we will go deeper with topics such as machines, circuitry, interviewing, journaling, art, fashion, design, social and historical context. And if you don’t join us for this deep dive, look for us trolling the exhibition in our creative creations! 

 


Speakers
avatar for Mindy Ahrens

Mindy Ahrens

Teacher, Design39Campus, Poway Unified School Dist
Mindy Ahrens teaches 4th/5th grade at an innovative public school, Design39Campus, in Poway, CA. Prior to this position, she spent 15 years teaching students from preschool to 8th grade in various settings. She studied Project Based Learning techniques in depth and earned a M.Ed. degree in teacher leadership from the High Tech High charter school organization.
avatar for Judy Caraang

Judy Caraang

Learning Experience Designer #dSquad, Design39Campus
2/3/4/5 Learning Experience Designer, 1:1 device agnostic, deeper learning, design thinking, inquiry instruction, Dreamer-Designer-Doer @judycaraang www.hackingelementary.com
avatar for Jenny Pieratt

Jenny Pieratt

President, Founder, CraftED
Jennifer Pieratt, PhD is the Founder and President of CraftED. She was a founding staff member of High Tech High North County and a classroom teacher for ten years. She served as a School Development Coach for New Tech Network and a National Faculty Member for BIE prior to launching CraftED in 2016. She is proud to be a part of the #pdrevolution by delivering high quality teaching tools and support aligned to Hewlett's Deeper Learning... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 217/218

10:30am

Studio Habits of Rhyme: Discovering the Potential for Learning with Hip Hop High
Limited Capacity filling up

Come create music, lyrics and a promotional campaign with High School for Recording Arts, affectionately known as "Hip Hop High", and experience firsthand what makes the recording arts one of the most powerful avenues for culturally relevant education, especially in terms of dropout prevention and re-engagement. This deep dive will be led by one of High School for Recording Arts' successful recording artist alum along with current students who will demonstrate their unique approach to arts and social entrepreneurial based learning by leading attendees of the deep dive through the creative and marketing process. Afterwards, the alum, students and educators from HSRA and workshop attendees will discuss why the recording arts provide unique opportunities for learning and opportunities for educators to value the unique talents and cultures of their students.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lipset

Michael Lipset

Research Assistant / Design Coach, McGill University / Studio 4 Charter Management Organization
Michael Lipset graduated as class valedictorian in 2009 from the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts with a BA in both Political Science and the Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance. After graduating he began an academic coaching business called PEP Tutors (Personal Education Professionals) that specialized in pairing mindfulness and mentorship with academic skills and subject-area expertise in service of high school students... Read More →
avatar for Tony Simmons

Tony Simmons

Student, High School for Recording Arts
Tony Simmons is the Executive Director of High School for Recording Arts (HSRA), an independent public charter school, and Vice President of Studio 4 Enterprises, an educational services and management company.   While working with numerous national recording artists and record companies as an entertainment lawyer, Tony met David Ellis and assisted him in the formation of Studio 4/High School for Recording Arts. During that time, he... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 129

10:30am

The Rise of the Edupreneur– Unleashing grassroots innovation in schools.
Limited Capacity filling up

Ready to unleash teacher-led innovation across your school? You've walked into the right Deep Dive. Get ready to push an idea you have had from concept to action, or work to unlock tangle ways to solve a problem they face in your school. You'll learn the 'how to’ of innovation and will come up with a quantity of ideas to solve a problem relevant to your own context, ready to put into action as soon as you return to school. You can build a prototype of their ideas and get rapid feedback to ensure what you take back to your schools is ready to make an impact for the outcomes of students, quickly! What's awesome is that you will will walk away having done more work, than creating more work to do

Speakers
avatar for Dave Faulkner

Dave Faulkner

CEO & Co-Founder, Education Changemakers
I am passionate about ensuring every student across the globe has an education worth having. I love working on and talking about unleashing teacher and student led innovation in schools and the 'how' rather than the 'what' of getting it done.
avatar for Summer Howarth

Summer Howarth

Director of Learning Design & Events, Education Changemakers
Summer finds great teachers and helps them to do their job even better. She’s deeply and unashamedly passionate and makes it her business to connect with anyone who pursues interest in improving the life and learning outcomes of young people. | | Summer has drive for and proven success in unleashing and spreading teacher led innovations, has been an instrumental leader in Australia’s contribution to the OECD work on Student... Read More →



Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 208

10:30am

What Does Instruction for Deeper Learning Actually Look Like?
Limited Capacity full

Let’s be honest: even in schools that value project-based learning, projects are not happening all the time, perhaps not even most of the time. And in more traditional schools, projects may not even be a choice. How can we ensure that Deeper Learning is being promoted all day long in schools of all types? How would instruction be different if that were the case? EL Education has a new book on Deeper Instruction, which addresses these questions. We will share the book’s framework and grapple together, both as students—engaging in lessons that model Deeper Instruction—and as educators, considering its application to our work.


Speakers
avatar for Ron Berger

Ron Berger

Practitioner/Educator, EL Education
Ron is the Chief Academic Officer for the non-profit school improvement network EL Education, a national network of over 160 public project-based schools in 30 states. EL helps to found public high schools in low-income communities - district and charter - that send all graduates to college, and help to transform existing public schools K-12 toward high student achievement, character and citizenship. Their work is centered on professional... Read More →
avatar for Libby Woodfin

Libby Woodfin

Director of Publications, EL Education
Libby Woodfin is the director of publications for EL Education. She started her career as a fifth‐ and sixth‐grade teacher at the original lab school for the Responsive Classroom in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and went on to become a counselor at a large comprehensive high school. Libby started with EL Education in 2007. Throughout her career, she has written articles, chapters, and books about important issues in education. Her books... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 122

10:30am

What’s Your Problem?: Improvement Science for Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity full

How can we tackle persistent problems of practice and bring deeper learning to more students more often? In this highly interactive deep dive, we will explore improvement science as a promising methodology for innovating, refining and scaling great ideas. Participants will experience various tools and protocols, ranging from empathy interviews to learning cycles, that they can use in their own contexts to guide systematic improvement. This workshop is designed for changemakers at all levels - teachers, school/district leaders and K-12 students.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Gallagher

Ryan Gallagher

Education Research Specialist, High Tech High
Ryan Gallagher is a Director of the NGSS Early Implementation Initiative at HTH and helps to facilitate and support various improvement science projects at High Tech High. He has taught middle and high school within the High Tech High system since 2004.  Ryan co-designed and facilitated HTH’s Deeper Learning MOOC. Ryan holds undergraduate degrees from UC San Diego and was a member of the first graduating cohort of students in the HTH GSE where... Read More →
avatar for Curtis Taylor

Curtis Taylor

6th Grade Math/Science, High Tech Middle North County
Curtis Taylor is originally from Greenville, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University (Go Tigers!) where he received his B.A. in Elementary Education, and the University of San Diego where he received his M.Ed. in STEAM Education. Currently, he is earning his Doctorate from the University of California, San Diego in Educational Leadership. He was very fortunate to join the High Tech family in the Fall of 2013 where he has been teaching... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTHI 124/125

12:00pm

Lunch
MEDITERRANEAN LUNCH
CHICKEN MARBELLA (gluten-free)
PASTA POMODORO (vegetarian)
FOR THE VEGAN TABLE: CORN PASTA with ROASTED EGGPLANT, TOMATOES
CAESAR SALAD / DRESSING, PARMESAN CHEESE, CROUTONS, BACON Served on the Side
MEZZE PLATTER: Kalamata Olives / Cherry Tomatoes / Cucumbers / Marinated Artichokes /
Roasted Bell Peppers / Roasted Eggplant
Plain Hummus / Roasted Red Pepper Hummus / Tzatziki
Cigliene Mozzarella / Cubed Feta Cheese (Vegan-Friendly Plates Available)
ASSORTED DESSERTS

Thursday March 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HTH Gym

12:30pm

Student Guided Tour of HTH
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn about the High Tech High learning environment from a student's perspective.
Tours are discussion-based and focused on the student experience. We will tour the HTH spaces on the Point Loma Campus and provide attendees with an opprotunity to see our space and learn about the HTH student experience. 

Space is limited. Photography and curiosity encouraged! 
Please meet in front of High Tech High International at 12:30

Speakers
CM

Cheyenne Manske

Outreach Coordinator, High Tech High Graduate School of Education


Thursday March 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HTHI 2855 Farragut Road

4:00pm

Deep Dive Exhibition

The exhibition will take place in two shifts, with each exhibition lasting roughly 25 minutes:

  • All deep dives housed in HTE will present at 4:00.

  • All deep dives housed in HTHI will present at 4:45.
All deep dives must be ready to present by 4:00 pm.

The Deep Dive workshop series culminates in an all-conference exhibition where your participants share their work with other conference attendees.  Just as with K-12 exhibitions of student work, we want to exhibit quality work and engage audience members in a dialogical learning experience.

 


Thursday March 30, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
HTE/HTHI

5:15pm

Travel to Reception
Thursday March 30, 2017 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens 2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106

5:30pm

Dinner
Stone Brewery Dinner & 5th Annual Deeper Learning Bocce Ball Throwdown!

Join us for a hosted, Asian-inspired meal while convening at one of San Diego's most iconic spots.  

Menu items include:
Asian Meatballs
Vegetable Egg Rolls
Pan-seared Artichoke Cakes
Pretzels and Beer Cheese

Asian Greens salad 
Sweet and Spicy Udon
Coconut Chicken Curry 

Coconut cream puffs
Vegan Peanut Butter Desserts
Mini Fruit Tarts 

Thursday March 30, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens 2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106
 
Friday, March 31
 

6:30am

Projects & Paddling!
Limited Capacity filling up

Join @pblbob (aka Bob Lenz, CEO of the Buck Instiuite for Educaiton) for a morning stand up paddling session!
We will paddle around the bay, connect & dream up high quality project ideas! 

Speakers
avatar for Bob Lenz

Bob Lenz

Workshop Presenter, NA
Bpb became Executive Director of the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) on June 1, 2015. Before taking the helm at BIE, he was the co-founder of Envision Education and served as its CEO and Chief of Innovation until 2015. Under Bob’s leadership, Envision Education put into practice a highly successful redesign model that has opened a path to college and college retention for underserved urban students at Envision’s three Bay Area arts and... Read More →
avatar for Laura McBain

Laura McBain

Director of External Relations, HTH GSE
Laura is the master of ceremonies for DL2017. Email, tweet or text her with any questions or wonderings for your time at DL2017!  Laura is the Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy. Laura was a founding teacher of High Tech Middle and was the principal of two HTH sites (HTM and HTH Albuquerque) and worked in comprehensive schools prior to her work at HTH. As the Director of External Relations, Laura... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 6:30am - 7:15am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Cycling the city!
Limited Capacity full

Grab one of the DECO bikes and cycle the San Diego Bay. Meet in the front parking lot of Courtyard Marriott.

Friday March 31, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Running with Rob, Ron & Friends!
Ron Berger, Rob Riordan and others will greet all runners and walkers to suggest routes. Groups will organizebased on desired distance and speeds. Runners and Walkers are welcome!

Meet in the Courtyard Marriott lobby.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Berger

Ron Berger

Practitioner/Educator, EL Education
Ron is the Chief Academic Officer for the non-profit school improvement network EL Education, a national network of over 160 public project-based schools in 30 states. EL helps to found public high schools in low-income communities - district and charter - that send all graduates to college, and help to transform existing public schools K-12 toward high student achievement, character and citizenship. Their work is centered on professional... Read More →
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

Co-Founder, High Tech High
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As a long-time teacher in the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School, Rob developed an award-winning writing center and two pioneering school-to-work transition programs... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Yo, Yo, Yo! It’s Yoga
Go deep within yourself and start the day with hatha style yoga session. Meet on the lawn outside the pool area of the Courtyard Marriott

Friday March 31, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

SUP-Yoga!
Limited Capacity filling up

You have paddle boarded. You've done yoga! Now try both!
Join Dana and her crew as she takes 10 adventurous souls on the water to give SUP-Yoga a try! 
Space is limited! Sign up on the sched! 

Meet by the water outside of the Courtyard Marriott! Look for paddle boards! 

Speakers
avatar for Dana Mitchell

Dana Mitchell

Originally from New Jersey Dana is a California girl at heart. Traveled here in 2008 but did not begin her Yoga journey until 2010 when she received her certification from CorePower yoga. Never knowing how to tame her restless mind, her mat would soon be the cure. After exploring the depths of her own practice and teaching on land, Dana decided to bring her practice to the water. Soon after receiving her yoga certification she became Paddle... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

8:00am

Bringing School Retool to My Region
Limited Capacity full

Bringing School Retool to My Region: an informal conversation for district leaders, regional education organizations, and local funders

When school leaders begin to hack toward Deeper Learning practices using the levers for change available to them, they experience a mindset shift that can inspire them to transform their school cultures toward Deeper Learning for all students. In the School Retool professional learning fellowship, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO, regional cohorts of school leaders work together over the course of 3 months, 4 workshops, and 1 powerful day of empathy to apply their hack mindsets to their Deeper Learning aspirations.

A key element of the success of this fellowship is the local collaborator: a foundation, school district, education agency, or university with an investment in the local education ecosystem and a desire to support their school leaders' professional learning. Interested in learning more about hosting or funding a School Retool cohort?

Bring your breakfast and join us for an informal Q&A about bringing School Retool to your region.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Walcott Goldstein

Jennifer Walcott Goldstein

School Retool Cohort Manager, Stanford d.school
Jennifer is the School Retool Cohort Manager, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO which supports school leaders to hack their school cultures toward Deeper Learning. Her background includes teaching, coaching, and human capital strategy.
avatar for Susie Wise

Susie Wise

Director, K12 Lab Network, Stanford d.school
Dr. Susie Wise is motivated by the belief that humans are by nature designers. Susie is the Founder and Director of the K12Lab Network at the Stanford University d.school and a Co-Founder of Urban Montessori Charter School in Oakland, California. At the K12 Lab, Susie leads teams to create innovative professional development for educators including School Retool and the Shadow A Student Challenge. Susie has a PhD in Learning Sciences and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Worth

Peter Worth

School Retool Project Lead, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University
Peter Worth is project lead with School Retool, a project of the Stanford d.school and IDEO dedicated to helping school leaders hack their school cultures toward deeper learning. Peter's background includes teaching, learning design, professional development, and education research.


Friday March 31, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
HTHI 222

8:00am

Breakfast
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
CROISSANT FRENCH TOAST berries and maple syrup
BELGIAN CREPES (blueberry / raspberry / chocolate / apple raisin)
ASSORTED FRESH-BAKED MINI PASTRIES (croissants, danish, bagels)
SOFT-COOKED EGGS
COLD OATS CUP (vanilla / chocolate-banana / apple-cinnamon)
ASSORTED YOGURTS
SLICED FRUIT PLATTERS + WHOLE FRUIT

Friday March 31, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
HTH Gym

8:30am

LEGO Build: Mapping the DL Tribe of Schools!
No Sign-in Required-Drop in Session!

Make your Mark! 

Ready to build the biggest map of the Deeper Learning Schools? 
Join the Play-Well LEGO team in the makerspace at HTHI to help build a map of the Deeper Learning Network Schools!

On Wednesday, we wil constuct the USA map and then ask attendess to make their mark on the DL LEGO Map. By Friday will have our completed map of all the DL schools at DL2017!

Be counted on the LEGO DL Map by marking your school on our DL2017 Map! 
 

Moderators
TC

Tina Chavez

Teacher, High Tech High

Friday March 31, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
HTHI COMMONS

9:00am

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Ibrhahim Diallo & Sung-Joon Pai
Limited Capacity full

About the Den: Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 


Moderators
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Michelle Sadrena Clark

Educator and School Transformation Coach, High Tech High North County
Michelle Sadrena Clark is a 9th grade Humanities teacher, a School Transformation Coach, and a Regional Consultant for the USC Shoah Foundation. She is currently earning her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of California, San Diego and California State University, San Marcos.
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Rob Riordan

Co-Founder, High Tech High
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As a long-time teacher in the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School, Rob developed an award-winning writing center and two pioneering school-to-work transition programs... Read More →

Speakers
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Ibrahim Diallo

Keynote Speaker, Internationals Network for Public Schools
Ibrahim Diallo is a graduate of Brooklyn International High School. Ibrahim moved to Brooklyn, NY at the age of 13 from Guinea, West Africa. Upon graduating from Brooklyn International HS, he was awarded the full-tuition Posse Leadership Scholarship to attend Trinity College where he studied International Relations and Human Rights and served as President of the student body his senior year. He also founded the African Development Coalition... Read More →
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Sung-Joon Pai

Director of ELL and Diploma Plus, Charlestown High School
competency-based grading | restorative justice | social justice curricula | school leadership | interdisciplinary learning


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

9:00am

Leadership Talk with Rebecca Wolfe, Carmen Coleman & Adriana Martinez
Limited Capacity filling up

Featured Leader:
Rebecca Wolfe (Jobs for the Future) and Adriana Martinez (Council of Chief State School Officers) discuss work underway to create a set of competencies for leaders of personalized, learner-centered learning communities, an extension to these Educator Competencies 

 

Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?

What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
Mayin frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. We
know how challenging school transformation work can be, that is why this
year we are proud to host the first-ever “Let's Talk Leadership” at
DL2017!

Moderators
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Lydia Dobyns

President & CEO, New Tech Network
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Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network

Speakers
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Carmen Coleman

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
Carmen Coleman, formerly Superintendent of Danville Independent Schools, is now an associate clinical professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. In this role, she serves as co-director for the Next Generation Leadership Academy (ask me what we do!) and coordinator for the principal preparation program. | | While serving as superintendent in Danville, the district focus was to create a system... Read More →
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Adriana Martinez

Senior Program Associate, CCSSO
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Rebecca Wolfe

Senior Director, Students at the Center, Jobs for the Future
Rebecca E. Wolfe directs Students at the Center, a Jobs for the Future initiative that synthesizes and adapts for practice current research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning that lead to deeper learning outcomes. Students at the Center furthers the ability of practitioners and policymakers to engage each student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to succeed in college, career, and civic life... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

9:00am

Develop an Appetite for Learning! The Art, Science and Culture of Cooking and Food
Limited Capacity full

Whether we are working with primary or secondary learners, Cooking, Food and Food Science links real experiences with real learning. This is a fun twist on the idea of a maker space! In this session we will share some of our experiences and curriculum we have developed with community partners that investigated the science of food, food sustainability/security and the cultural and socio-economic underpinnings of all food. We are going to use knives, cutting boards, pots and stoves to prepare food as a means to deepen our understanding of its link to our curriculum. While we cook we will explore the ways in which we can take these ideas into our own classroom and share our ideas to learn from each other. 

Moderators
TC

Tina Chavez

Teacher, High Tech High

Speakers
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Mark Hines

Director, Mid-Pacific eXploratory (MPX), Mid-Pacific Institute
On the professional side, topics around school change and transformation, math, science, and STEM education on authentic work and modeling, and building communities of practice are sure fire ways to get me started talking! On the personal side I have a love of space science and astronomy (nerd-like fascination), ocean sports, particularly long distance outrigger canoe paddling, food science and cooking and I am also a Boy scout adult leader. I... Read More →



Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI Patio

9:00am

Lighting the Way: Incorporating Circuits in Interdisciplinary Projects
Limited Capacity full

Educators from across the spectrum are invited to highlight their (literal and figurative!) takeaways from the conference on the last morning in the Maker's Den. This workshop will cover the basic understanding needed so that simple circuits can be added to any project, and showcase examples of both classroom activities and interdisciplinary exhibition products completed by students. Come explore multiple materials and implementation options for constructing a circuit with a small light bulb and battery! Participants will design and build lanterns that shine a light on the ideas, quotes, and symbols they want to remember from the conference, echoing our students' work to create a product that incorporates their learning from all core classes.

Moderators
TC

Tina Chavez

Teacher, High Tech High

Speakers


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 107

9:00am

The Power of Presenting One’s Learning
Limited Capacity full

Presentations of Learning (or POLs) are a powerful practice in the world of Deeper Learning, providing a formal and public structure for student reflections on their work, learning, and growth.  New Tech Network, a national network of public schools centered around project-based learning, teaches POLs as a standard practice at the conclusion of each project where students present their learning to peers, teachers, and panels of community members.  Learn how students, teachers, and schools across the country practice Presentations of Learning and use their ideas to jumpstart or deepen your own practice.

Speakers
avatar for Gaylen Brannon

Gaylen Brannon

School Development Coach, New Tech Network
| I currently serve as a School Development Coach for middle and high schools. Prior to my work with New Tech Network, I was as a national consultant and facilitator supporting alternative education programs and college instructors in designing and implementing project based learning experiences. As a former classroom teacher in grades 3-12, I am a seasoned educator, coach, and trainer; well versed in research-based best practices and adept... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 123

9:00am

"So how do I know it's working?" – Exploring uncommon indicators for progress towards Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

As more educators are working to bring Deeper Learning to their schools, and are experimenting with new approaches to teaching and learning, they often ask themselves: So, how do I know that I am making progress towards my larger aspirations? 
Educator innovators have found value in nimble, creative approaches to measuring progress in its early stages. These often uncommon indicators are bite-sized, objective, and real-time moments of creative observation. They are not meant to replace the many efforts that are currently underway to develop rigorous, valuable ways of measuring Deeper Learning competencies, but they might prove to help educators develop confidence, or make adjustments as they work towards changing their schools. We have developed a few prototypes for tools that we will try out in this session, and together work towards their next iteration.

Speakers
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Annette Diefenthaler

Portfolio Director, Designer, IDEO
Hi, I am Annette, I lead the Design for Learning studio at innovation firm IDEO. | | When I started my career as a designer, I didn't expect to follow the legacy of my family – they have been teachers for generations –, but passion for education is in clearly my DNA: I wrote the Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators a few years ago, and was hooked! I now work with our clients and teams to bring human-centered (typically, that means... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 115

9:00am

A Meditation on the Socioemotional and Learning Benefits of Hip Hop Pedagogy
Limited Capacity full

Large numbers of students are exposed to repeated trauma and are reactivated by experiences at school, which result in disengagement, higher rates of behavior incidents and lower levels of academic achievement. Schools recreate social inequities, reinforce unequal power dynamics, and antagonize and maintain oppositional stances to students all of which contributes to many students developing frames oppositional to schools, a cultural and linguistic mismatch between schools and students, and reduced student engagement and achievement. Schools in America are key sites of acculturation, making teachers key in acculturating students. African-American and Latino students in particular develop stances that conflict with schooling as a way to resist threats to their cultural and linguistic identities. Research suggests that reflection is the most important practice in supporting the development of positive student-teacher relationships, engagement with school and academic achievement. Similarly, in psychotherapy, the number one predictor of therapeutic outcome is the relationship. The nature and quality of effective relationships between teachers and students, and therapists and clients are tantamount to the importance of the relationship between youth and Hip Hop. We propose a model for teacher professional learning and the development of classroom practices centered on the use of Hip Hop Pedagogy to scaffold positive relationships between teachers and students, teaching artists, youth workers and youth. In particular, beat making/music production has been understudied, underutilized and lacks wide implementation as a field of study in Hip Hop education, despite massive potential for teaching STEAM and interdisciplinary/multiple subjects content. The Today’s Future Sound (TFS) and Students with Academic Attitudes Gifts and Goals SW(AG^2) program/s serve as an illustration of implementation of this model and pedagogy.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Elliot Gann

Dr. Elliot Gann

Executive Director, Today's Future Sound
Trained as a clinical psychologist, I am passionate about using Hip Hop Music Production, Beat Making and DJ'ing as a culturally relevant educational and mental health intervention.
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Itoco Garcia

Principal, Cherryland Elementary
Transformational Schooling, teacher and principal professional learning, school climate, community engagement, HipHop Arts enrichment, integrated arts, curriculum & instruction, academic research, critical race theory, intersectionality equity, film making, cartoons multimedia


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 215

9:00am

A New Era for Educational Assessment
Limited Capacity filling up

New methods of assessment are key to supporting deeper learning. Participants in this session will co-create “systems of assessments” that embed ten principles of new era educational assessments. The session will offer a framework within which participants will share their experiences, challenges, and aspirations for a high quality system of assessments. The term “new era” means that current models of assessment have proven useful in some ways but do not necessarily support deeper learning well, nor do they address equity issues. The notions of normal distributions and cut scores are not always conducive to enabling all students to reach the high levels of performance necessary for success in a complex, dynamically changing society and economy. New era assessments draw on multiple measures and combine low and high stakes measures to paint a more comprehensive picture of the learner. In fact, new era assessment is centered on the learner and the learner’s needs first and foremost. This is the first principle of new era assessment. If learners do not find the assessment worthwhile, engaging, and relevant, then the assessment is not very valid. In this session, participants will describe the ways in which their efforts to create and implement high quality assessments address the ten principles of new era assessment developed by Dr. David Conley. In the process, examples of high quality new era systems of assessment at the state and local levels will be introduced and discussed. As a result of this session, participants will have a framework they can use to judge how well their classrooms (or schools, districts, states) are developing systems of assessment that embed the ten principles of new era assessment. They will also receive peer and expert feedback on their assessment strategies and what they could be doing to generate student profiles that capture a wider range of information on readiness for college and careers.

Speakers
avatar for David Conley

David Conley

President, EdImagine
Strategic thinker and developer with interests in college and career readiness models and methods for all students, systems of assessments, next generation accountability approaches, federal and state education policy. | | Actively working with school sites to improve college and career readiness practices. | | Currently writing a book entitled New Era for Educational Assessment. Would love to talk with people who have thoughts on this... Read More →



Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 217/218

9:00am

ART = The HEART of Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity full

Come and experience how a single work of art can unleash the power and rigor of deeper learning!  Art engages students, yes, but it also has an untapped potential to take our students right into the heart of deeper learning experiences.  Join us and find out why art is the most underutilized tool for engaging students with rigorous and meaningful learning.

 When a work of art forms the initial object of study, it can act as a catalyst that pushes our students to use high levels of critical thinking skills, often across multiple disciplines.  Every step of the way leads students to go deeper with their learning and their conceptual understandings.

In this workshop, participants “start with art,” beginning with a work of nearby public art, Micro-Macro by Nobuho Nagasawa, and they experience first hand how such learning feels emotionally and academically.  Nagasawa’s art then leads directly to exploring a series of multi-disciplinary learning opportunities, including: minimalist poetry; ratios and proportions; a “make it with math” art creation experience; and a science lesson.  With every lesson, participants examine the unique deeper learning opportunities created by intertwining the study of Nagasawa’s art with the different disciplines.

Finally, we will examine the strategies and steps involved in designing these tasks.


Speakers
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Marcy DeJesús-Rueff

Founder, Art of the Protest
I am passionate about learning, about mathematics, and about art - in all their forms and formats! Recently I founded "Art of the Protest," with the intention of creating an online community to explore how the arts might be used for social justice.


DL2017 pptx

Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 113

9:00am

Competency X
Limited Capacity seats available

Supported by the Escondido community and business leaders, Del Lago Academy opened in 2013 to create a school-to college and career pipeline connecting local students to STEM related careers within our region. With a curricular focus on biotechnology, the science department developed Competency X to address a concern that students are not transferring what they learn in the classroom to the industry setting. In this program, students curate learning artifacts from competency based assessments and internship experiences on science and engineering practices that are tied to learning progressions across all four grades at the school. They reflect on artifacts in a digital portfolio about how they represent the skills, knowledge, and dispositions required to earn a digital badge. When students earn a digital badge, they use it to earn internships and do more intentional skill development work within the internship. The big picture vision for Competency X is that we are a working model for a larger workforce development pipeline in our region. Student presenters will share examples of how this system works to support continuous growth that results in a meaningful certification of their laboratory based skill sets for future workforce success. Resources will be shared about how biotechnology industry partnerships and digital technology were used to help make this system work. Exemplars will be shared on how badges can be used as an assessment tool for personalizing skill development. Participants will design a digital badge for a course or workforce learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Alec Barron

Alec Barron

Workshop Presenter, NA
I work at the secondary level to develop teachers, curriculum, and instructional practices that engage students in learning science. I taught a variety of science subjects from grades six through twelve at schools with culturally and socioeconomically diverse students. Over the course of my teaching experience, my interest in social justice in education led me to complete an Education Doctorate in Leadership for Educational Equity with the... Read More →
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Veronica Dyer

Workshop Presenter, NA
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Marc Kibler

Workshop Presenter, Del Lago Academy
Marc Kibler has been a science teacher for students in grades 6 through 12 for over 25 years. He has taught both internationally and in the US to students from many cultures, countries, and socioeconomic backgrounds. He received a Masters of Science in Secondary Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali Marc was shaped by the philosophy that education is one of the pillars of development... Read More →
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Melanie Shivraj

Workshop Presenter, Del Lago Academy
Melanie Shivraj is in her 4th year of teaching high school science in New York City and now in Escondido. Melanie has earned her BS in Biology from UNC Chapel Hill and her MSed in Secondary Science Education from LIU Brooklyn. While in high school and college, Melanie worked at Duke University Medical Center at a translational Breast Cancer research lab and is so pleased that that experience is now translating to the next generation of science... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 202

9:00am

Deeper Listening for Deeper Learning - The Power of Student Stories
Limited Capacity full

This session provides an introduction to and demonstration of a novel listening technique called Guided Storytelling Interviewing (GSI). The GSI is unique in its ability to surface needs and performance-related information by facilitating student retelling of meaningful stories.  Students’ needs and capacities (competencies and non-cognitive attributes) in specific contexts are revealed in the retelling of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors around specific positive and negative school experiences. Our deeper listening technique will be brought to life through an examination of its use at the Tahoe Expedition Academy (TEA) to provide an empirical basis to define and measure their Habits of Scholarship, namely collaboration, craftsmanship, perseverance, and responsibility.  Participants will be engaged by joining us as co-researchers in our project.  The theoretical framework and methodology will be provided as a back drop from which we can observe a live GSI demonstration and analyze an actual student’s stories.  Participants will leave with an understanding of the GSI technique and multiple applications that will enable them to deeply listen to their students’ needs, wants, and desires and to utilize this information to truly personalize the learning experience of every student.


Speakers
NB

Nora Behrens

Project Manager, CSSR West
SB

Scott Behrens

Project Manager, CSSR West
WB

William Bryan

Vice President/Co-Founder, CSSR West
MC

Melanie Cooke

Lower School Director, Tahoe Expedition Academy
EL Education / Expeditionary Learning in elementary school.


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 222

9:00am

Design Thinking: Connecting School to the Real-World for Student Success
Limited Capacity full

How can a creative problem solving process help your school develop and sustain powerful community and business linkages that provide strong student experiences? Our immersive workshop explores how schools are using Design Thinking to effectively build and structure relationships that engage teachers, students, community organizations and employers in meaningful learning and result in work products that have value in real life. With an approach that’s both authentic and active, you will engage in a focused activity to help you practice working in groups to look at a problem from multiple angles and develop a solution that you and your group can quickly implement in your own context. We’ll highlight ways to break down complex, wicked problems using insights that stem from the knowledge of a vast range of stakeholders. This workshop requires no previous knowledge of Design Thinking, yet provides you with a replicable creative problem solving technique you can complete in a day. You’ll leave inspired and ready to take action in your own community.

Speakers
DP

Deborah Parizek

Executive Director, Henry Ford Learning Institute
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Christopher Patten

Associate Director of Design Thinking, Henry Ford Learning Institute



Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 219/220

9:00am

Designing the future of assessment for learning
Limited Capacity filling up

The challenge and opportunity of supporting educators to develop and utilize assessments of, as, and for deeper learning has driven The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) to utilize Human-Centered Design to create and implement multiple “on-ramps” to foster greater educator and learner capacity and agency. In this session, participants will be guided by CEI’s SpaceLab facilitation team and content specialists to engage in a human-centered design thinking process as we grapple with the topic of using assessment for deeper learning and to build greater educator agency. Participants will walk out the door having engaged with smaller design teams to use design thinking to develop a prototype and solution to a participant-identified challenge related to assessment for deeper learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Blumenfield

Jon Blumenfield

Workshop Presenter, Colorado Education Initiative
Jon joined the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) in 2016 as the coordinator for Next Generation Learning and SpaceLab teams. Jon is responsible for supporting CEI’s Next Generation Learning initiatives while driving support for innovative education practices across Colorado.
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Tara Jahn

Senior Manager, The Colorado Education Initaitive
Tara Jahn is a Senior Manager at The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) leading the organizations innovation strategy through design thinking, change management, and experience design. Tara also works with the Stanford d.school as a School Retool Coach.
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Christina Jean

Workshop Presenter (and Director- Next Generation Learning), Colorado Education Initiative
My French Bulldog Bubba is my favorite non-person on earth. I love to engage in discussions about equity in education.. What else... I love to read and want to talk about Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance with anyone else who's read it! Being from Colorado, I enjoy hiking. Non-work travel makes me happy. My most recent trip took me to Mexico City. Currently I have Marian Hill on constant rotation.
avatar for Amy Spicer

Amy Spicer

Workshop Presenter, NA



Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 122/123

9:00am

Facilitating Student Voice in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Student Voice, a nonprofit organization run by students, for students, is developing the State of Schools Report, a comprehensive document that will evaluate the current climate of America’s schools from the student perspective. The report will feature hundreds of student contributors from various educational intersections and will be framed around Student Voice’s Student Bill of Rights. In this workshop, we will work to define student voice, the process of finding one’s voice and discuss how students can advance school equity. In addition, we will work as a group to discuss the many ways that the concept of student voice can be implemented into any deeper learning classroom. Participants will walk away from this workshop with a plan for how they can bring student voice into their classrooms or schools.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Coon

Ian Coon

Director of Public Relations, Student Voice
Ian is a first year student at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa majoring in Journalism and Communications. His professional and personal interactions all have a focus of empowering the passion-driven work of others through collaboration and leadership, while recognizing the critical aspect of student voice. Ian is one of two student co-founders of the Iowa Student Learning Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to revolutionizing student... Read More →
avatar for Merrit Jones

Merrit Jones

Workshop Presenter, Student Voice
Merrit Jones is a recent graduate of River Bluff High School (an EL Education school) in Lexington, SC and is currently taking a gap year. She joined the Student Voice team after having founded Student Space when she noticed disparities among South Carolina schools and the lack of students in the conversation around how to improve them. Today, she is working with Student Voice to coordinate their nationwide network of students as well as... Read More →
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Max Richter

Workshop Presenter, StuVoice
Max Richter is currently a sophomore at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona where he is majoring in Air Transportation Management. In June 2015, Max graduated from High Tech High Media Arts in San Diego, California where he held the role as president of the Student Ambassador program for three and a half years. Max has a passion for travel which has taken him to more than 15 different countries in the last four years. Within Student... Read More →
avatar for Tara Subramaniam,

Tara Subramaniam,

Workshop Presenter, STUVOICE
Tara co-founded Student Voice in the summer of 2012 with a vision of creating a place where all students could share their ideas. Within Student Voice, as Director of Student Voice Live!, she is responsible for both the weekly Twitter chats and future Student Voice Live! conferences. Tara loves to write, read, run, travel and learn new languages. She strives to live by the opening words of the Holstee Manifesto: “This is your life. Do... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 208

9:00am

Lessons from Action Citizens: Utilizing Student Voice and Engagement to Promote Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity full

In this workshop, participants will explore the pedagogical and curricular approach of action civics, in which students develop civic knowledge, skills and motivation by taking real action on local issues. We will investigate the approach’s alignment with the tenets of Deeper Learning. Participants will practice various pedagogies utilized in the action civics approach and analyze their potential for broader use in classrooms and across schools and districts. Finally, the group will identify obstacles to implementation of this approach and develop personal plans for dismantling these systemic barriers.

Speakers
SA

Sarah Andes

Director of Programming, Generation Citizen


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 215

9:00am

Managing Student Exhibitions
Limited Capacity full

A Project Based Learning experience culminates in a student-led demonstration of learning, often called an exhibition. Exhibitions typically involve an authentic audience, including adult experts and members of the community. These presentations, however, are more than displaying a product, but an opportunity for students to defend their understanding and articulate their learning process. In this 90 minute session, learn various ways to support a rich student showcase of learning beyond a superficial dog and pony show.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Eisberg

Aaron Eisberg

Workshop Presenter, NA
Aaron currently works as a Teacher on Special Assignment in California. As TOSA he serves as an inquiry and technology coach supporting the overall transformation effort in the district. He works with school sites and directly with teachers in the effective implementation of inquiry strategies, infusion of technology in project-based learning, digital curriculum and assessment, and professional development for teachers and other leaders. | He... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 129

9:00am

Measure What Matters: Performance Assessment System Design for Schools and for Scale
Limited Capacity full

No Child Left Behind demonstrated the power of assessment to fundamentally drive school instruction and structures. This hands-on workshop is for school and district leaders that want to measure Deeper Learning Competencies and advance rigorous instruction at their sites and in their systems. The workshop will focus on design elements as well as case studies for how to roll out at a site or district level.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Wells

Justin Wells

Executive Director, Envision Learning Partners


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 217

9:00am

Outdoor Education Extravaganza - Bringing the Outdoors IN to the Classroom to enhance Deeper Learning!
Limited Capacity full

Our session will focus on principles of outdoor education, and how outdoor education experiences enhance deeper learning principles. We will frame our workshop with an activity that introduces comfort zone/ ZPD in learning, that highlight deeper learning principles (collaboration, communication), allowing us to enter into conversation about outdoor education can be a vehicle for deeper learning. We will all participate in outdoor education activity, debriefing in a meta-level throughout the process. We also hope include quotes from different seminal texts in outdoor education to further guide our conversation, and push our thinking about outdoor education/ nature in our schools. Our session is intended to highlight the benefits of outdoor education for all students, allow participants to experience it, and have time to work on developing activities to bring back to their school sites.

Speakers
avatar for Kaylyn Oates

Kaylyn Oates

GSE Resident, HTMNC
This year I am privileged to be a resident at High Tech Middle North County as a part of HTH GSE. I have a background in geology and education, and have spend the last four years working in environmental/outdoor education at both Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Parks! I love working with youth in all types of settings, and facilitating experiences that promote deeper learning and deeper connection to our planet. | | I am... Read More →
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Scott Shepherd

Workshop Presenter, NA


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 122

9:00am

Preparing Young Humans for a Robotic Future
Limited Capacity full

The Robotic Age. Is this science fiction or might it be reality? How much do you know about our human future in the robotic age? Is it really going to be humans v robots? It's time to pay attention. Economics and global automation will not wait for teachers to make their minds up. We must tune in now:
  • This year's kindergarteners will finish school in 2029
  • The UN predicts a world of 8.5bn will consume 50% more food and 40% more energy by 2030
  • Global studies point to massive changes in the workplace with automation of work; 47% of jobs known today will be seriously disrupted or replaced by machines by 2030
To know how to connect our children with a successful future, we must have some idea of what the future looks like. Together we will observe global change, establish our position in history and develop a vision for tomorrow through an interactive and collaborative engagement.
Take a deep look at the research of the future of work. What are the scenarios? What jobs have already been automated, what's coming in the immediate future? What's on the horizon? Are we already seeing the fallout of this story?
Work with your colleagues to plug your classroom into a very different tomorrow.  Develop the individual; develop the human. It's back to base for a re-think.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Principal, Turramurra North Public School
Public school teacher leader of 23 years. Husband and father to two children (12 and 9). World traveller. Education researcher. Innovative practice. The future of work and the disconnect with education of today.


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 207

9:00am

Profile of 21st Century Graduate
Limited Capacity full

Schools and districts are coming to the realization that it can make a big difference in their transformation efforts to adopt a "Profile of a Graduate". This tool allows schools and districts to identify a set of competencies that their students need to be prepared for 21st century life, citizenship and work.
Join California superintendents Jim Hogeboom and John Puglisi as they share their experiences on two important topics:
  • why and how they adopted a ​"Profile of a Graduate"
  • what the tangible implications of the ​"Profile of a Graduate" have made for their districts
They will also share the brand new national ​"Profile of a Graduate" website (launching March 23) and share information about the ​"Profile of a Graduate" toolkit and the ​"Profile of a Graduate" authoring tool.

Join us for what will be a fascinating session on a tool that can be a great complement to your transformation efforts.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Hogeboom

Jim Hogeboom

Superintendent, Novato Unified School District
Jim Hogeboom, Superintendent, Novato Unified School District | Graduate Profile; EdLeader21; Equity; 21st Century Skills; PBL; fun things!!
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John Puglisi

Superintendent, Rio School District
Superintendent, Rio Elementary School District. | People can and should talk with me about a plethora of subjects.....


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 222

9:00am

Redesigning Educational Equity Through Student Voice: Allowing K-12 Students Spaces For Social Justice
Limited Capacity full

In a short amount of time we have seen that 2017 is going to be a critical year. Tension is at an all time high and our millennial generation has decided that we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. We're too exhausted and desensitized to allow injustices to continue to be institutionalized, and want to create safe spaces for ourselves. Often times student voices are the ones left out and forgotten in conversations revolving around their education. This workshop is focused on the roles educators can play in student empowerment and their aid in students in better understanding social justice and equity. It's shared through the lense of Pittsburgh Public School’s Black Student Union and our recent accomplishments to reclaim our school system and give students the platform to make change.

Speakers
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Olivia Ames

Black Student Union Co-President and 12th grade student, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12
I am currently a senior at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts High School, a 6-12 school located in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA. I am an instrumental major (trombone!) and I am one of the co-presidents of our school's Black Student Union along with Ciara and am so excited to present at DL2017. I am passionate about social justice work, educational equity, and how we can make our curriculum, teachers, and learning experiences more diverse and... Read More →
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Ciara Sing

Black Student Union Co-President, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 203

9:00am

SEL and PBL: Creating the Conditions for Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity full

The student-centered and collaborative nature of project based learning enables students to grow not only academically, but also socially. PBL provides opportunities for students to share opinions, to respectfully disagree, to share materials and space, and to problem solve when conflicts arise. In this session we will be exploring ways support teachers in building a classroom culture where students communicate effectively, problem solve using empathy, collaborate, and work productively with one another. Learn a variety of strategies through resources and practices that help teachers to build student capacity to negotiate the challenging social aspects of project based learning.

Speakers
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Marissa Funk-Adams

3rd Grade Teacher, High Tech Elementary Explorer
Marissa has been teaching at Explorer for six years. She enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
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Rhea Manguil

2nd Grade Teacher and Workshop Presenter, High Tech Elementary Explorer
Rhea is currently teaching 2nd grade at High Tech Elementary Explorer. She is also a second-year graduate student at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. In her free time she enjoys gatherings with friends and family, woodworking, beach days, traveling, and time outside under the sun.


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 108

9:00am

SLCs: Engaging Deeper Learning through Student Reflection
Limited Capacity full

'We do not learn from experience…We learn from reflecting on experience.' - John Dewey.

In this session,you will deepen your understanding of the 'What', 'So What', and 'Now What' of student reflection; how it leads to Deeper Learning, and how to implement this powerful process in their classroom.

We will engage in discussion protocols based on short readings, video of 6th grade students from Cesar Chavez Middle School reflecting on their learning, and teacher story of the use of structures, sytems, and language to  transfer  professional learning to student thinking, and how this has impacted instructional practice. 

You will synthesize your learning by collectively creating a 'Found Poem' or 'Spirit Read' (depending on the space) of powerful words from the readings, student videos, and small group discussions, and then reflect on how you can implement new learning into your own practice to support student reflection.

We are looking are looking forward to working with you. Jessyka and Symon 

Speakers
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Jessyka Cabrales

Workshop Presenter, NA
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Symon Hayes

Education Consultant, Symon Hayes Consulting / Envision Education
25 years in Education. | Classroom Teacher. District Instructional Coach. Education Coach with Expeditionary Learning. Education Coach with Envision Learning Partners. Education Consultant. Presently working with K-12 Schools, School Districts, and County Office of Education | | Extensive experience with Instructional and Assessment Practices.



Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 221

9:00am

Spreading the Word: Making Your Work Public in the Community
Limited Capacity seats available

Get a sneak preview of our major new national campaign to encourage more public displays of student work. And then learn how to build support for this effort – and deeper learning more generally – back in your schools. With practical tips from the field about messaging and outreach, and a chance to work with colleagues and other experts to begin building your own campaign. 

Attendees will be able to return to their districts with basic messages, strategies, and tactics for building support among their colleagues for making public exhibitions of student work the norm!


 

Speakers
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Neha Gohil

Communications Officer, Hewlett Foundation
I'm interested in hearing how educators are talking about deeper learning, how they define it for non-practitioners and what it means to them!
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Adam Kernan-Schloss

President-CEO, KSA-Plus Communications


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 216

9:00am

Turning Student Feedback into Action
Limited Capacity filling up

Too often in education, important decisions are made without the voices of those most affected – the students. How can we give agency to the young people we’re ultimately trying to serve, so they’re not just our end users, but they’re also influencers? How can we tap into the student experience to close achievement gaps by race, family income, and English Language Learner status? This panel features three leaders from San Jose, Davis, and High Tech High who have incorporated student perception data to increase student engagement, improve college readiness, and enhance school climate. You will hear about their experience integrating student voice, and share your own perspectives, challenges, and victories. You’ll also learn from their students about how to empower young people to lead the process. Together we will compile best practices for gathering and using student feedback to drive student achievement.

Speakers
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Matt Best

Deputy Superintendent, NA
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Dan Deguara

Assistant Superintendent, Evergreen School District
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Ben Sanoff

Researcher, HTH The Center for Innovation and Equity
Ben Sanoff has been a high school teacher and school leader for nine years, primarily at Berkeley High School, and is currently a fellow at High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Inspired to become an educator as a result of his educational experiences growing up in Cambridge Massachusetts, Ben attended Colby College and received a masters of education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Subsequently, he served as a social studies... Read More →
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Sachi Takahashi-Rial

Partnerships, YouthTruth Student Survey
Sachi Takahashi-Rial supports districts participating in YouthTruth surveys to interpret and effectively use student perception data to accelerate improvements. Before joining YouthTruth, Sachi worked at the school, district, and state levels in San Jose, Boston, Washington DC, and North Carolina. In these roles, she ran afterschool programs, led a team of City Year Americorps Corps Members, and researched local and state assessments. Talk to... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 206

9:00am

What makes a project?: Looking at student work to improve the quality of work in schools
Limited Capacity filling up

Collaboratively led by HTH students & HTH faculty, this session will explore what constitutes high quality work and how to create it with students. Staring with protocol cards to excavate participants passions, this session will then use a time-honored looking at student work. HTH students will lead a protocol-based session of how to examine the elements of high quality student work and how we might use this exercise with students.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Morrison

Jen Morrison

Teacher, High Tech Middle Media Arts
My name is Jen and I made the move from Canada to San Diego in July 2015 to complete my masters in school leadership through the HTHGSE. I am currently the multimedia teacher for HTMMA. I am a curious spirit and love learning about the world around me. I love talking relationship, connection, communication, and how we can come together to make a difference in the lives of students AND teachers. I would love connect with anyone who wants to... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 208

9:00am

What Makes You Say That? Creating a Culture of Thinking to Support Deeper Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will be an opportunity for participants to learn more about how creating a culture of thinking in our schools is an opportunity to develop a foundation to support deeper learning for all students. Drawing on the work of Dr. Ron Ritchhart at Harvard’s Project Zero, we will learn how thinking routines and the eight cultural forces can drive the creation of culture of thinking. This session will be highly collaborative as we use thinking routines to deepen our thinking and make our thinking visible! Participants will leave this session having experienced several thinking routines that can be used immediately and a deeper understanding of the cultural forces needed in our schools to support thinking for all. Participants will also connect, extend, and challenge their own understanding of cultures of thinking to support deeper learning in schools.

Speakers
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David Simpson, Ph.D.

Principal, Forest Hills Public Schools
David Simpson is the principal of Central Woodlands, a 5th/6th grade school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His passion has been in empathy-based hacking towards Deeper Learning in schools! In addition, David has been working with schools to creature cultures of thinking based on the work of Dr. Ron Ritchhart from Harvard's Project Zero. David received his Ph.D. in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University with a research focus... Read More →



Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 124/125

9:00am

High Quality Project Based Learning Model!
No Sign-in Required! Drop by!

Love projects and have ideas about what high quality PBL is? WE NEED YOU! We are collaboratively creating a Model for High Quality Project Based Learning with voices from educators around the world. Join us in the Maker Den Wednesday 1-5 and Friday 9-11 to join the movement, add your input and chat with HTH students about high quality PBL.



Moderators
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Tina Chavez

Teacher, High Tech High

Speakers
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Rody Boonchouy

Sr. Director, Innovation and Partnerships, Buck Institute for Education
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Emily Liebtag

Project Manager, Getting Smart




Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:45am
HTHI COMMONS

9:00am

Make Your Own DL-Shirt!
No Sign-in Required:  Drop in Session! 

Do you have a design for a t-shirt? Students from two student-run businesses will be available on hand to design and make your tshirts! There will also be Deeper Learning shirts for sale if you want to have the swag to prove you were there.

Speakers
TC

Tina Chavez

Teacher, High Tech High


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:45am
HTHI COMMONS

9:00am

Show & Tell: Share Your Story
No Sign-in Required!

What does deeper learning look like for your students? Contribute your voices and show us the impact that deeper learning has made for your classroom and your students’ lives.

Come draw a comic or visit our “StoryCorps” booth to record your story—even bring a colleague to record your conversation!
Only have a second? Jot down how you use deeper learning on a sticky for the Story Map.

Speakers
avatar for Eliana Reyes

Eliana Reyes

Associate, Hattaway Communications
We're working with the Hewlett Foundation to put together a communications strategy to advance the goals of deeper learning. Come talk to me about communications, messaging, research—and definitely storytelling! Stop by our storytelling booth!


Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am
HTHI COMMONS

10:00am

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Rob Riordan and HTH GSE Students
Limited Capacity full

About the Den: Part lounge, part studio, the Deep Dive Den (D3) invites attendees to learn from educational leaders. One of the goals of the deeper learning conference is to propel the deeper learning movement by connecting attendees to inspirational ideas and people. Den talks aim to be a conversational style talk where a pair of educational leaders interview one another about a topic that is of importance to their organization, the deeper learning movement or perhaps to the future of education. No slide decks no prepared talks–just conversations on what matters most. 


Speakers
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

Co-Founder, High Tech High
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As a long-time teacher in the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School, Rob developed an award-winning writing center and two pioneering school-to-work transition programs... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DEN

10:00am

Leadership Talk with Jen Benkovitz & Brandon Wiley
Limited Capacity full

Featured Leader:
Jen Benkovitz
Director, Leadership Development
New Tech Network

Brandon Wiley
Chief of Programs
Buck Instituite for Education 

 Ready for some straight talk about leadership in Deeper Learning schools?

What does it mean to lead? How do we build an adaptive leadership culture
in schools? What does strong and effective teacher leadership look like?
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim
Mayin frank and fun fireside chats. We will be facilitating conversations
with leaders at every level in a school system. Topics will include
challenges and bright spots when leading for deeper learning and equity. We
know how challenging school transformation work can be, that is why this
year we are proud to host the first-ever “Let's Talk Leadership” at
DL2017!

Moderators
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President & CEO, New Tech Network
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Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network

Speakers
avatar for Jen Benkovitz

Jen Benkovitz

Director of School Leadership, New Tech Network
Throughout her career in education, Jen has had the opportunity to influence change in various capacities. Her classroom teaching and school leadership experiences offered her the opportunity to serve at the elementary and secondary levels in both urban and rural settings. In her current role as the Director of School Leadership for New Tech Network, Jen partners with educational leaders throughout the network to implement the New Tech model... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Wiley

Brandon Wiley

Chief Program Officer, Buck Institute for Education


Friday March 31, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
HTHI 204: LEADERSHIP DEN

11:00am

Closing Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Ashanti Branch

Ashanti Branch

Founder and Executive Director,, The Ever Forward Club
Mr. Branch, born and raised by a single mother on welfare in Oakland, California, took the road less traveled to get out of the ghetto and attended one of California’s premier engineering colleges, California Polytechnic - San Luis Obispo. Ashanti studied Civil Engineering and worked as a construction project manager in his first career. After tutoring struggling students and realizing his true passion was teaching, Mr. Branch changed... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HTH Forum

12:00pm

Moving Our Work Forward
Friday March 31, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
HTH Forum

12:30pm

Lunch
SANDWICH PLATTERS:
Turkey + Swiss + Basil Mayo, Sourdough
Ham + Brie + Honey Mustard on Baguette
Italian Pressed Sandwich
Tuna Salad on Demi Baguette
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + Roma Tomatoes + Cucumber + Sprouts, Multi-Grain
(VEGAN Option Available)
GEMELLI PASTA SALAD mushrooms, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula, parmesan (vegetarian)
FRENCH-STYLE ROASTED POTATO SALAD (vegan, gluten-free)
MIXED GREENS SALAD assorted toppings and dressing
CHIPS
COOKIES: white chocolate macadamia, cappuccino, fudge brownies, peanut butter, amaretti (GF)

Friday March 31, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
HTH Gym