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We hope to see you at DL2020, March 25 - 27!

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Tuesday, March 26
 

3:00pm

Optional: International Meet-Up for Deeper Learning
We'd love for you to join us at the International Meet-Up for Deeper Learning. On Tuesday, March 26th, from 3:00-5:00pm, we will be gathering at Fireside to connect with the global Deeper Learning community. There will be appetizers, happy hour drinks, and opportunities to connect with educational influencers who are working to implement and spread deeper learning practices, structures, and conditions to students across the globe.  

Tuesday March 26, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fireside By the Patio 2855 Perry Road Building 8, San Diego, CA 92106

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 26, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Courtyard Marriott
 
Wednesday, March 27
 

8:00am

Breakfast
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
WAFFLE STATION served with Warm Berry Compote / Maple Syrup / Whipped Cream
BEIGNET POPPERS, Hazelnut and Plain
SOUTHWEST TOFU SCRAMBLE (kale, red peppers, onions)
CRISP BACON + PORK SAUSAGES + CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGES
HARD COOKED EGGS
ASSORTED FRESH-BAKED PASTRIES (croissants, danishes, bagels)
SEASONAL FRUITS



Wednesday March 27, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
HTH Gym

9:00am

Opening Keynote with Chris Emdin
Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of the Science Education program and Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education.Dr. Emdin is a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and the author of the award winning book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and the New York Times bestseller For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll too.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Emdin

Chris Emdin

Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of the Science Education program and Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education.Dr. Emdin is a social... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTH Forum

10:30am

Create & Make: Carve Stamps
Drop-in!

Stamp carving may look intimidating, but it is super easy to do! Participants will engage in a design/making process in order to complete a mini project that was originally conducted by middle school students in a maker class. Participants will create a custom made stamp that represents their individualism and uniqueness. They will also learn about linoleum rubber and how to use basic carving tools.

Wednesday March 27, 2019 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 1st floor

10:30am

Create & Make: Lasercutting
Drop-in!

A laser cutter uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave and shape designs from a variety of materials. No matter your skill level, it is easy to bring your design ideas to life. Spend a few minutes (or a few hours!) creating the perfect piece. See your finished print in minutes!

Wednesday March 27, 2019 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTM Commons

10:30am

Make Your Own DL Shirt & DL Swag Bags
No Sign-in Required:  Drop in!

Two student-run businesses will be selling student-designed shirts! DL2019 shirts will also be available that can be customized with a quote for $12-$15. Get the swag to prove you were here!

Come get your DL swag bag! Included in the uniquely designed bag is a copy of: The movie Most Likely to Succeed, the book What Schools Could Be by Ted Dintersmith, White Folks Who Teach in the Hood (and the rest of Y'all Too) by Chris Emdin, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande, as well as soap from the Wicked Soap Company and Lip Balm from SD Lip Balm- two High Tech High student-run businesses. All for the low price of $50 ($160 value).

Wednesday March 27, 2019 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTM Commons

11:00am

Keynote with Reyna Grande
Reyna Grande is the author of three critically acclaimed books. The Distance Between Us, is Grande’s memoir about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home was released in 2018. Her other works include the novels, Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies. Reyna has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the International Latino Book Award. She was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards, and in 2015 she was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. 

Born in Mexico, Reyna was two years old when her father left for the U.S. to find work. Her mother followed her father north two years later, leaving Reyna and her siblings behind in Mexico. In 1985, when Reyna was going on ten, she entered the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant to live with her father. 

The trauma that immigrant students face before, during, and after migration can have a lasting impact on their physical and mental health, their interactions with the world, and their ability to learn. At DL2019, Reyna will discuss how teachers can develop awareness of the needs of this vulnerable population and create safe places where they can share deeper learning experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is the author of three critically acclaimed books. The Distance Between Us, is Grande’s memoir about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home was released in 2018. Her other works include the novels, Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies. R... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
HTH Forum

11:00am

"This is Water": Student-Led Group Discussions
In David Foster Wallace's 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College, he told the following tale: "There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, 'Morning, boys, how's the water?' And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, 'What the hell is water?' If at this moment you're worried that I plan to present myself here as the wise old fish explaining what water is to you younger fish, please don't be. I am not the wise old fish."

In our classrooms, are we "the wise old fish"? Are our students the young fish, swimming aimlessly through class, oblivious to the world around them? In this session, we will discuss the power of student-led discussions---discussions where students grapple, lead, and teach each other about the "water" all around us. Using a combination of annotation, group discussion methods, and reflection, participants will learn how to create a dynamic, insightful, and memorable experience for students in a variety of subject areas.

You can view the Google Slides presentation (complete with links to our text, sentence starters, discussion ideas, rubrics, and reflection) at the below link:

https://goo.gl/GY9194

Speakers
avatar for Alison Jussaume

Alison Jussaume

English Teacher, Academy of the Holy Names
Alison Jussaume is an educator at the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa, Florida. Alison teaches ninth and eleventh grade English at the college-preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement levels. Following her undergraduate study at the University of Vermont, she taught at Our... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 217

11:00am

Amping up Authenticity with Career-Connected, Community-Centered PBL
One big public organization. Multiple engagement points for students.

Question #1: How can we keep raptors and other birds out of the airspace to prevent catastrophic crashes with airplanes?

Question #2: How can we convert a Superfund site into a park that meets community needs?

In this immersive workshop, participants will learn how to engage students with challenges faced by one of the region’s largest employers, the Port of Seattle. Participants will explore the power of connecting PBL to community partners in order to create opportunities for strong, embedded career-connected learning.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Sara Nachtigal

Sara Nachtigal

EDUCURIOUS Curriculum Designer & Professional Learning Specialist, Educurious



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 115

11:00am

Architects of Student Voice
By applying insights from multiple educators and students, participants will learn strategies that enable students to co-construct their own learning experiences to improve engagement and academic rigor, take an active role in school-level decision-making, and develop leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills. Share your greatest learning experiences with student voice and brainstorm how to continue to integrate student voice into your classroom or school model. Participants will leave with strategies to empower students to take an active role in their own learning and educational pursuits through school processes and systems.

Moderators
avatar for Arlyn Shelton

Arlyn Shelton

Teacher, Circulos @Chavez

Speakers
avatar for Alex Campbell

Alex Campbell

Teacher/director, Elizabethton High School, Elizabethton, TN
I enjoy food so much that I like to say that I travel the country by restaurant. I love history, which is a good thing considering I teach it. I am also a huge fan of weight training and other ways of pushing the limits of the human body.



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTHI 222

11:00am

Art, Protocols, and Student Performance
Experience the potential of project based learning (PBL), visual art, service, student travel, protocols, and public presentations in this dynamic example course from Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Participants will explore the essential question, “What are you willing to do to live up to your values?”, and learn about a course that challenges students think deeply while being solution focused. Art is the foundation for effectively communicating both the dilemma and the solution in a public presentation. After our exemplar presentation, participants will use a case-study, based on a San Diego organization, and develop a mock course to examine a value based dilemma. Materials provided will empower participants to develop an art piece that provides an educational view of the dilemma and propose a solution.

Students often develop a passion for bettering their community through environmental sustainability. This presentation will model how students can use a consultancy protocol to unearth deeper thinking on their dilemmas, solutions, and visual art pieces. PBL with a real-world service-learning event engages students in their learning and in their community. Engage your students in developing an expert status to share with and better their community.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Josán Perales

Josán Perales

Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTHI 123

11:00am

Beyond Curriculum: Students as Designers and Leaders of Their Own Learning Experience
This workshop will present some of the most innovative courses at Beaver Country Day School. Interdisciplinary and student-driven, these courses are a springboard for students to problem-solve and design creative solutions to authentic problems. This interactive workshop will showcase some of the curriculum and end-products designed by students, and will offer participants the opportunity to brainstorm ideas and experience a design challenge.

Speakers
NC

Nancy Caruso

Associate Head of School, Beaver Country Day School
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Kader Adjout

Beaver Country Day School


Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTM 1

11:00am

Bridging the Gaps for Project Success: Creating Student Supports that Enable Access and Independence
You’ve created an amazing new project, you’ve tuned it with colleagues to perfection, and you have the ideal model to guide your students. However, as soon as your class gets started, kids get stuck, frustrated and seemingly helpless. What’s the deal??? Why isn’t this working???

Crafting motivating projects is fun and exciting for teachers and certainly motivates students, but the deep work of a successful learning experience comes in the granular details of imbedding student supports across the arc of a project. In this workshop, we will explore ways to anticipate difficulties and scaffold students as they progress through the stages of a project: ideating/researching, planning, drafting/crafting, feedback/revision and exhibition.

Using a simple set of lenses that track across a project from beginning to end, we will collaborate to identify areas of potential difficulty for learners and create student supports that bridge these possible pitfalls. Working in grade-level bands, participants will apply this approach to an actual project from their own teaching practice, or to a grade-level appropropriate sample project provided for workshop use. By the end, participants will have not only a clear framework to apply in their own project planning, but also numerous possible student supports they can use in their classrooms.

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in refining their project planning and implementation, but especially for those teachers working with complicated learner profiles. Supports for organization, attention and executive functioning will form the bulk of our focus, but reading, writing and language vulnerabilities will also be explored. All grade levels and subject areas are welcome. UPDATE: In order to maximize collaboration and idea-sharing, age/grade bands will work in groups on a single project that I'll provide. You are no longer expected to bring a project of your own, although this work will translate directly to your own classroom practice.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Buonamia

Christopher Buonamia

4th grade teacher, The Town School
I teach fourth graders at The Town School in New York City, where I'm interested in making messes and creating awesome learning contexts. As a former inclusion classroom teacher, I love the challenge of developing activities and explorations that all learners can access, regardless... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTM 4

11:00am

College Curriculum in the Core Classroom
The “College Curriculum in the Core Classroom” workshop is geared towards teachers and counselors that would like to better incorporate college awareness, college preparation and college selection curriculum into the core class. In the workshop, participants will dissect elements of three projects recently undertaken within math, science and humanities classes at High Tech, each with a different age group, audience and outcome. Participants with then generate ideas for their own setting using scaffolds from the prior projects and work together to complete a quick build of a project outline that encompasses some of the elements discussed. There will then be a share-out and refinement of ideas followed by a Q and A.

Speakers
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Matt Leader

11th Grade Biology Teacher/Science Methods Instruc, High Tech High/HTH GSE
Matthew Leader is an 11th grade biology teacher at High Tech High North County and is a science methods instructor with HTH’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to High Tech, he volunteered in community development projects in Central America and worked in microbiology at the Scripps... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTHI 124

11:00am

Deeper Learning for Grown Ups!
In collaboration with the authors of the groundbreaking book, An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization, Pivot Learning has been working to help schools, districts and non-profits foster a “growth culture” within their organizations. In institutions where there is a strong growth culture, all individuals are encouraged, challenged, and supported to continuously improve themselves and each other. Unlike the old paradigm of taking time out of busy schedules for professional development, the practices and structures that develop a growth culture happen as a part of the organization’s everyday, core work. In a growth culture, every interaction, every project is an opportunity to learn. It fosters trust, honest communication, and innovation. Fostering deeper learning for adults requires incorporating an adult development lens into leadership development. We believe that this is the best way to foster adult leaders who can best support deeper learning for students. Participants will learn strategies for helping to develop growth cultures at their sites, as well as walk away with resources to explore growth culture work further.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Laura Flaxman

Laura Flaxman

Vice President, Strategic Projects and Innovation, Pivot Learning
Laura Flaxman, Ed.L.D., has over twenty-five years of experience in urban education as a teacher, principal, school founder, non-profit leader, school designer and coach. At Pivot, she leads a portfolio of projects focused on reimagining how school could be – from the student to... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 129

11:00am

From Letter Grades to Learning: A New Model of Assessment for Classroom Teachers
"What do I have to do to get an A?" "Is there any extra work I can do to get 5 more points?" "Why did I get an 87 instead of an 88?" These questions -- which every teacher has had a thousand times -- are never fun. After all, educators want to talk to kids about learning and growth, not how many extra credit worksheets make up the difference between an A- and an A+.

In this session, we will explore the question of how to move away from an assessment model focused on points and letters and toward a model focused on growth and learning. First, we will take a deep dive into the Portfolio Assessment model being piloted by the three facilitators at their school site, High Tech High North County. This model, currently being used in 10th grade Chemistry, 10th grade Humanities, and 9th grade Engineering, utilizes an ongoing portfolio of student work to track growth in specific skills and facilitate authentic student-teacher conversations about the students’ learning.

Next, participants will reflect on the assessment systems they use in their own classrooms or school settings and brainstorm ideas for both small- and large- scale changes that could create a positive and impactful culture of learning.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Matt Haupert

Matt Haupert

High Tech High



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 207

11:00am

Game the System: How to Scale Up Innovative Approaches to Project-Based Learning
Deeper learning often happens in innovative pockets in traditional public schools, with students relying on a small number of teachers who are willing to take risks, experiment, and push back against factory-model schooling. But how can teachers, students, and other school community members expand those pockets? How can we scale those opportunities so that all students can access them? In this session, we’ll explore the journey of our northern Vermont school as we attempt to bring project-based learning to all of our students. Along the way, we’ll examine strategies that offer students the time and space to develop transferable skills, lead their own learning, and follow their passions. Through an interactive, game-based workshop experience, participants will leave with a sense of how these strategies might apply at their home schools.

Participants will understand a number of different project-based learning models that can be integrated into a traditional school setting. They will explore how students, teachers, and administrators can adapt and scale those models to reach all students. Participants will leave the session inspired to harness the assets and take on the limitations present in their own contexts.

Moderators
avatar for Patrick LaClair

Patrick LaClair

Teacher, Lamoille Union

Speakers
avatar for Lori Lisai

Lori Lisai

Innovation Coordinator, Lamoille Union
Innovation Coordinator at Lamoille Union Middle & High Schoolglobal collaborator, design thinker, game lover, inspiration junkie, #StuVoice advocate boldly cannonballing important shifts in education



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTHI 127

11:00am

How Deeper Learning Can Create a New Vision for Teaching
For teaching to shift to facilitate deeper learning experiences—where students are empowered and inspired and learning is contextualized, connected to real life, wired, and extended beyond school—the role of the teacher has to change. As learning strategists, participants will closely examining the new roles for teachers created by deeper learning, including learning designer, facilitator, networker, and advisor. In small groups, participants will discuss how to fluidly move among roles depending on what is most needed to promote student learning. Participants will get a glimpse of how Da Vinci Rise and Purdue Polytechnic High School are rethinking traditional systems of human capital, time, space, and operations to enable more personalized attention for students. Participants will leave the session with a vision with strategies and practicies to establish conditions that enable and support new teachers roles in schools, so that students are educated in a holistic way to develop into self-directed learners.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez

Chief of School Development, XQ Institute
Through the XQ Super School Project that was launched three years ago, we have funded and support 17 high schools around the United States that are on a journey to becoming a Super School. We hope these schools will serve as a catalyst for others to #rethinkhighschool. We have 6... Read More →
avatar for John Bosselman

John Bosselman

Director of Instruction, Latitude 37.8 High School
John Bosselman is the co-founder and Director of Instruction at Latitude 37.8 High School in Oakland, CA. He works on projects with his students and staff that turn the city of Oakland, and the Bay Area, into the extended classroom. Prior to joining Latitude, John was a long-time... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTHI 122

11:00am

I'm Going to Let You In On A Little Secret: It's Really ALL About the Learners!
Many educators struggle with effecting lasting change for all students in a traditional educational environment. The good news is that there is a growing movement of educators who are working to build an educational ecosystem that places the learner at the center. Join Brenda Vogds, Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, for a lively, hands-on workshop session as she shares multiple districts’ journeys toward learner-centered education - their successes, challenges and lessons learned along the way. Using the Institute’s Honeycomb Model, Brenda will highlight key entry points to make learner-centered education a reality. Participants will discuss and explore the differences between learners and learning, and will walk away with strategies and an action plan on how to get started in their own classrooms or schools. If you have been intrigued with the personalized learning movement, but were unsure how to make it a reality in your classroom, school or district, this workshop is for you!

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Vogds

Brenda Vogds

Director, Institute for Personalized Learning
Brenda Vogds is the Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, an education innovation lab dedicated to the transformation of public education. The Institute serves a growing number of member school districts engaged in personalizing learning and is a part of the multi-state... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTHI 215

11:00am

If You Give a Kid a Purpose: Creating Cross-Curricular Projects to Transform Communities
How can teachers show students that their learning in math is not only applicable in other subjects, but in the real world as well? How can they show students that ELA is not limited to novels and essays? Middle school teachers are doing so through a year-long, cross-curricular project that tasks students with not only learning about equity issues within the community, but with developing a solution to those issues as well. In this workshop, a seventh grade math teacher and a seventh grade ELA teacher from Memphis, TN walk participants through the process of designing a project based learning experience requiring students to use skill sets from multiple subjects to promote equity in their communities. The teachers tell the story of how they brought the community into the classroom to teach their students about the issues around food equity in their city. They also explain the process of collaborating to plan a project across subjects, using design thinking to promote problem solving, and challenging students to use empathy and humility in addition to persuasion when communicating. During this workshop, participants engage in every step of the process by identifying equity issues in their communities, designing products to address these issues, and pitching these products while raising awareness for their chosen issues. They learn techniques to effectively collaborate with colleagues, empower students to be real world problem solvers, and promote learning with purpose within their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Brownlee

Amy Brownlee

Seventh Grade Integrated Mathematics Teacher, Lausanne Collegiate School
Twitter: @abrownlee79 AR/VR in education, Entrepreneurship, STEAM & Tech integration!
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Hilary Simpson

Lausanne Collegiate School



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 208

11:00am

Intentionally Creating Belonging for Queer Students in Schools
Come together with other educators, school leaders, and student ambassadors from a middle school LBGTQ+ Club to co-create a change package to make your school a safe, joyful space for queer students and allies. Advisors and students from our middle school's student-led LGBTQ+ Club will conduct a quick Gender and Sexuality 101 before facilitating and participating in this process with you. You will break into groups and examine your current school environment for potential areas of growth in inclusivity. Then you'll collaborate with other participants to find creative ways to improve your school setting. Leave with concrete resources and ideas to create a student-led LGBTQ+ club, disrupt heteronormativity, and make sure every student at your school feels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Ruble

Julie Ruble

6th Grade Humanities Teacher, High Tech Middle Media Arts
I've been a project-based English teacher for grades 6-9 for the past 10 years. I earned my Masters of Education in Educational Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education, and now I teach 6th grade Humanities at High Tech Middle Media Arts. I'm also a small business... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 203

11:00am

Is Your School Achieving Equity? Brainstorming Alternative Holistic Measures of School Quality
With classrooms across the country becoming more personalized, student-centered, and focused on deeper learning, we are in dire need of new methods for measuring school success--methods that go beyond test scores, graduation rates, and college enrollments. Understanding how well a school supports students in mastering academic content is indeed critical, but our current measures are not sufficient to holistically and equitably determine long-term success and subsequently today’s schools’ quality. It’s time we come together to brainstorm and develop methods for measuring how well our schools--as well as our communities--support students in acquiring the deeper learning competencies that we know to be key indicators of student success in college, career, and civic life.

JFF, in partnership with Urban Institute, has been investigating such measures in the REMIQS (Robust and Equitable Measures for Identifying Quality Schools) research study. In this session, members of the research team will briefly share the study’s underpinning philosophy, methods, and early findings with participants. Participants will then engage in group discussions and activities through which, using the REMIQS model as a starting point and with an eye on equity, they will identify new measurements to apply to their data collection processes and interpretation back at home, and leave with specific next steps for making their local school quality measurement systems more holistic and equitable.

Speakers
avatar for Felicia Sullivan

Felicia Sullivan

Associate Research Director, JFF
Felicia Sullivan, PhD, joined JFF in 2018 as associate research director. She leads a Hewlett-funded research-practice partnership in New Hampshire and will also assist in the development of the JFF Research Unit. Dr. Sullivan previously worked with the Center for Information and... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTM 6

11:00am

Leading the Circus: A Dramatic Extravaganza
Participants will learn to put into practice all the things they have learned, ever, to become the most engaging, adaptive, equity focused, deeper learning leader of ALL TIME. How do you manage all of the day-to-day demands (i.e. bullshit) and the concepts and theories about promoting Deeper Learning and Equity in a leadership position that exists in the real world? We may know something (a very small something) about it and we want to share that with YOU and build our collective capacity to actually do deeper learning and equity, in a dramatic recreation, of course.

Moderators
avatar for Rody Boonchouy

Rody Boonchouy

Associate Superintendent, Davis Joint Unified School District

Speakers
avatar for Matt Best

Matt Best

Deputy Superintendent, Davis Joint Unfied School District
Matt is currently the Deputy Superintendent for the Davis Joint Unified School District in Davis, Ca. He was a founding staff member of Da Vinci Charter Academy, a New Technology model High School, in 2004 where he served as a teacher and later Principal. Matt has extensive experience... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 114

11:00am

Occupy the Seminar: Harkness Lessons from Street Activism
Students desire meaningful choice in the classroom; teachers want students who take ownership over their education. Over the past decade, grassroots organizers have developed a set of practices, colloquially known as "direct democracy," that can unite both constituencies. Participants will learn quick-and-dirty strategies that street protesters have used to coordinate direct action in fluid, high-stakes environments; they will conduct a "leaderless discussion" of how educational norms and systems often constrain group agency; and they will develop "action plans" for implementing cultural change within their home institutions.

Here is a shared folder for the workshop: 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GdiCSJVpnbbFI5hgV73xnmk1DARolHYO

Speakers
avatar for Joe Haley

Joe Haley

Berkeley Preparatory School



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTHI 218

11:00am

One Degree Shift
Educators play a crucial role in helping students talk openly about the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of social inequity and discrimination. Regardless of who you are, your intentions, or how long you’ve been in education, we can all benefit from a one-degree shift.

One degree may seem insignificant but making a slight shift can result in a substantial impact on you and how you see students, their abilities, and potential. A one-degree shift in your awareness, thinking, and perspective can be is the catalyst to changing inequitable systems!

Come to explore the complexity of your own identity and how your commitment to making a one-degree shift can be the first step to making a significant impact for equity in education. Join with others to collaborate, discuss, and build a toolbox of ideas and resources to take back to your classrooms, communities, and professional learning spaces to begin the process of changing education so all students have opportunity and access.

Speakers
avatar for Katrice Quitter

Katrice Quitter

Hamilton County ESC, Hamilton County ESC
Katrice Quitter is an Education Consultant and Gifted Coordinator at Hamilton County ESC in Cincinnati, Ohio (HCESC). At Hamilton County ESC, Katrice supports local school districts and classrooms K-12 in gifted education & DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) practices. With experiences... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 215

11:00am

PBL Evidence Framework: A Road Map for Deeper Learning
Measuring deeper learner is a sticky problem of practice, and in this highly interactive session, school and district leaders will have an opportunity to check out the PBL Evidence Framework, a new tool designed by the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) that districts and schools can use to track and assess progress and achievement of deeper learning initiatives, like Project Based Learning (PBL). BIE is currently pilot-testing the Framework in partner districts/complex areas and is eager to share this with other district and school leaders to gauge their interest in the tool and gather feedback.

Moderators
avatar for Sally Kingston

Sally Kingston

Senior Director of Research & Evidence, Buck Institute for Education

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Mireles

Lisa Mireles

Director of District & School Leadership, PBLWorks
Mama. Deeper Learning Advocate. Tech Geek.



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 202

11:00am

Productive Struggle -> Not Just for Students!
Productive struggle in the classroom can increase engagement, build conceptual knowledge, and support equitable outcomes for students.  But creating opportunities for students to engage in productive struggle and then stepping back to allow it to unfold can be really challenging for us as teachers.  

Participants will follow the journey of one Spanish teacher and his instructional coach as he works through his own productive struggle in moving students towards more ownership and agency. The presenters will share reflections on mindset work and videos of productive struggle in the classroom.  Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on what parts of their identities facilitate and hinder productive struggle.  Together, the group will collaborate on effective strategies and leave with a plan of how they will push productive struggle in their own work.  

This session is appropriate for teachers of any content area, instructional coaches, or anyone supporting teacher professional growth.

Speakers
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Vladimir Serrato

Impact Academy of Arts & Technology, Hayward, CA
avatar for Crystal Maglio

Crystal Maglio

Instructional Coach, Envision Education
Hi! I'm an instructional coach with a specialization in literacy across the disciplines. I think a lot about what student-centered engagement with text looks like, and I love to find connections across content areas. Recently, I've also been engaged in an inquiry around what mindset... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTM 7

11:00am

Real-World Learning Meets Deeper Learning
This session will explore how schools can foster Deeper Learning outcomes with their students and help prepare students for a diverse and changing world using our Real-World Learning Rubric. Developed in partnership with innovative school leaders from across the country, the Rubric is a tool for school leaders and teachers a like to aid in reflection, goal-setting, and continuous improvement.

In this session, leaders will interact with leaders who have used the Rubric to inform their work, gain a guide for connecting classrooms to the real world, and a framework for understanding the roles of students, teachers, partners, and resources in that work. Educators will reflect on their own practices and brainstorm ideas for how to create partnerships, support interpersonal outcomes, and connect education to employment for students. Our presenters will include 2-3 educators from Schools That Can’s network of public, private, and charter schools who will share how the rubric manifests in their schools. From there, the session will be a hands-on discussion and execution of how to use the rubric in your school.

Our Real-World Learning Rubric relates directly to Deeper Learning’s framework of content mastery, self-directed learning, critical thinking and problem-solving, an academic mindset, collaboration, and effective communication. In our session, attendees will work together to break down what real-world learning looks like in the classroom setting, and how to be pioneers of the rubric.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Lamb

Casey Lamb

Chief Operating Officer, Schools That Can
Casey’s passion for equity and quality in education developed during her pursuit of education policy at Pomona College, including completing her thesis on early education philosophies, and continued through her additional studies (M.Ed., Special Education). As a student, Casey honed... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTM 12

11:00am

RJ for School Leaders: Pitching Restorative Justice to Your Staff
You are a school leader who is already a believer in Restorative Justice an alternative to punitive/retributive discipline systems. Now comes the fun part: pitching the idea to your staff and rolling it out in your school! In this workshop, participants will practice articulating their “why Restorative Justice” message and create an implementation plan using the 5 RJ principles as a lense for shifting your school culture away from punishment towards repair.

Speakers
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Hannah Williams

School Coach, School Foundry/Big Picture Learning, Seattle, WA
Education Consultant [School + Program Design | Project-Based Learning | Professional Development | Teacher/Leader Coaching | New School Learning Space Planning | Arts Integration | Personalized Learning | Classroom Culture | Education Networking Events ] Twitter: @findlearning Insta... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 221

11:00am

Schema-Based Teaching: Reconciling Deeper Learning with the Common Core

Adherence to the Common Core State Standards is a mandate in many of our districts, and often educators feel boxed in by the document. During this workshop, participants will learn how to reconcile the CCSS with deeper learning and schema-based teaching strategies to develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while also working towards deep understanding and content mastery. With a combination of real-world experiences and abstract understandings, students will add to their schemas, encoding new learning for long-term storage and practical applications.

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Hammel

Caroline Hammel

Reggio Magnet School of the Arts, Avon, CT on maternity leave



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTM 5

11:00am

School Transformation through Ethnic Studies, Dual Language, STEAM, and Restorative Justice
We have worked to transform our K-8 school from a no-excuses traditional school to a liberating, interdisciplinary, student-centered and restorative environment that is rooted in Ethnic Studies and STEAM. We want to share what we have learned and create a space for folks to share their challenges and opportunities with radical school transformation within the context of our neoliberal reform climate. We will engage folks in our work and then move into questions of how to scale transformative work whilst deconstructing and reimagining what schools should be.

Here is the link to the presentation

Speakers
CH

Camila Hernandez Obi-Tabot

School Leader, Greenwood Sarah K-8 School
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Karla Gandiaga

School Leader, Greenwood School Boston Public Schools
Selection Information for Breakout Sessions - Select your Network-Based Planning sessions (yellow) each day based on your Academic Network. Your Academic Network is Network 3. - We're in breakout groups for the the afternoon sessions (green) on Day 2 at 1pm based on geography. Select... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 109

11:00am

We Are Not Their Saviors: Establishing Adult Culture That Leads to Student Success
Being aware of the challenges that our communities often face, many of us join this work in order to bring about change. Within the spirit of change, sometimes we emulate archaic models that ultimately devalue the humanity of our students. This session will challenge our notions concerning how we bring about change, and give tangible steps in establishing an Adult Culture that leads to Student Success.

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Speakers

Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTM 8

11:00am

What’s Whiteness Got To Do With It? Racial Identity Development in the Lives of Deeper Learning Educators
In this interactive workshop, participants will think about their own racial identity development and explore how this influences their work as educators. In particular, we will focus on Robin DiAngelo’s notion of “white fragility” -- the silence, discomfort, and/or defensiveness that many white folks feel when talking about issues of race and racism. How might our racial identities help or hinder our ability to form meaningful relationships with colleagues and students? What structures might allow us to engage with each other productively about race? We will explore these and other questions and, in the process, experience some tools and texts which can be used to bring this work to a range of contexts.

Obviously, talking about racial identity development in relation to teaching is a HUGE endeavor. We would like participants to think of this workshop as a “toe-dip” into these topics. Our goal is that they will emerge with enlarged curiosity along with a desire-- and a few tools--to continue this work.

Moderators
avatar for Katie Weisberg

Katie Weisberg

Director, M.Ed in Educational Leadership, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Katie directs the M.Ed in Educational Leadership program at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Katie began working at HTH in 2005, initially for the central office, and later teaching reading, writing, social science, and special education. After serving as Academic... Read More →

Speakers
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Sarah Fine

Director, Teaching Apprenticeship Program, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Dr. Sarah Fine is an educator, ethnographer, and the co-author of In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School. She currently directs the High Tech High Graduate School of Education's Teaching Apprenticeship Program and also serves as a Lecturer in Education... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
HTE 122

12:30pm

Lunch
Lunch service is in two locations depending on where you are coming from or going to. Same menu is offered at HTH Gym and HTM.

TACO BAR

Wednesday March 27, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
HTH Gym & HTM

1:30pm

Deep Dive Den: Christopher Emdin and LeDerick Horne
Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of the Science Education program and Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He is an alumni fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University and served as STEAM Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State and Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Emdin is a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Masters degrees in both Natural Sciences and Education Administration, and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry. He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and a much sought-after public speaker on a number of topics that include hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment. He is also an advisor to numerous international organizations, school districts, and schools. He is the author of the award-winning book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and the New York Times bestseller For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Y'all too.

LeDerick Horne, labeled as neurologically impaired in third grade, defies any and all labels. He is a dynamic spoken-word poet, a tireless advocate for all people with disabilities, an inspiring motivational speaker, a bridge builder between learners and leaders across the United States and around the world, and an African American husband and father who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations. LeDerick is the grandson of one of New Jersey's most prominent civil rights leaders and uses his gift for spoken-word poetry as the gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, self-determination, and hope for people with disabilities. His workshops, keynote speeches, and performances reach thousands of students, teachers, legislators, policymakers, business leaders, and service providers each year. He regularly addresses an array of academic, government, social, and business groups and has had appearances at the White House, the United Nations, Harvard University, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Alabama State Departments of Education. His work addresses the challenges of all disabilities, uniting the efforts of diverse groups in order to achieve substantive, systemic change. Go to www.lederick.com to learn more about LeDerick and his work.
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 Chris Emdin

Chris Emdin

Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of the Science Education program and Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education.Dr. Emdin is a social... Read More →
avatar for LeDerik Horne

LeDerik Horne

LeDerick Horne, labeled as neurologically impaired in third grade, defies any and all labels. He is a dynamic spoken-word poet, a tireless advocate for all people with disabilities, an inspiring motivational speaker, a bridge builder between learners and leaders across the United... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
HTM Studio

1:30pm

Leadership Den: Stacy Alton
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim May in frank conversations about the challenges of leading to close opportunity gaps.

This session will feature a conversation with Stacy Alton from the Leadership Prep School in Frisco, Texas.

Stacy Alton is the Superintendent of Leadership Prep School, an open-enrollment charter school located in Frisco, Texas. She is a founding member of LPS and has been the Superintendent since it opened in 2011 leading the way for students to learn, grow, and lead for a lifetime. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in education from East Central University, a Master’s degree in education from City University, and is currently working on her doctorate in K-12 educational leadership through Dallas Baptist University. Stacy loves being a life-long-learner, serves with several community organizations, enjoys quilting, travel, and soaking up the sun. When not at work you will find her enjoying her family, friends, and dogs.

Speakers
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
avatar for Stacy Alton

Stacy Alton

Leadership Prep School, Frisco, TX


Wednesday March 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
HTM Drama

2:00pm

A Deeper Delve into Differentiation
Attendees will learn and practice the art of storytelling & dynamic tension to deeply engage more 21st century students by using multiple intelligence approaches to learning the same standards-based lesson. The Art of Storytelling, allows the educator to call specific students for individual roles that cater to their best mode of intelligence (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and emotional), but also gets all students (professionals in this case) involved through movement, dialogue, inflection, and intonation. Promoting self-efficacy by way of Dynamic Tension in the classroom, and in this presentation, promotes individual & collaborative learning. Listening, speaking, and reflection through the Dynamic Tension activities will be presented at this breakout session.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Hennessy

Erica Hennessy

Independent Consultant and Nationally Certified Trainer, EH2, LLC
Erica Hennessy is a dedicated educator who specializes in student engagement and motivation in order to inspire and reach all classroom learners. Along with mentoring novice teachers, she has also led Professional Learning Communities in the area of integrating technology in the classroom... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 222

2:00pm

Advancing Equity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standards and Indicators
This session introduces participants to a set of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standards and Indicators to guide their next steps in advancing equity in their schools.  The indicators apply to all stakeholders in your school community: students, parents and family, faculty and staff, community partners, administrators, and Board members.  Whichever role(s) you play, this workshop will challenge your thinking about equity in your school. 
This highly interactive session starts with participants developing their Equity Agenda, presents Beloved Community’s framework and gives everyone time to conduct a mini equity audit.  Participants will leave with a way to diagnose their equity needs moving forward and resources to address needs from their mini equity audit. 

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Broussard

Rhonda Broussard

Advancing Equity: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standards and Indicators, Beloved Community
Rhonda Broussard is Founder and CEO of Beloved Community where she leads the Equity in Schools practice.  Prior to Beloved Community, she led an intentionally diverse school community with language immersion (French, Spanish, Mandarin) and International Baccalaureate pedagogy for... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 123

2:00pm

Anyone Can Be a Change Agent - Coaching for Equity
Whether you are an administrator, classroom teacher, teacher leader or school staff member, if you have a passion for moving your school towards more equitable teaching practices, this session is for you. Participants will share their personal whys for coaching for equity, review culturally responsive practices, then dive into learning and practicing coaching techniques that will help empower the teachers around them to improve their classroom practices.
Links:                     
Slide Deck:  https://goo.gl/bAabEx
Participant Packet : https://goo.gl/ndW5aF


Moderators
Speakers
HJ

Heather Johanson

Inclusion Specialist, Palo Alto Unified School District


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 129

2:00pm

Are Your Students Really Thinking? Defining, Teaching, and Assessing Critical Thinking Skills
Looking for ways to teach and assess students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills? Building on assessment for learning principles and visible thinking routines, Two Rivers Public Charter School has developed a system to collect data on students’ development and transference of the cognitive skills embedded in project-based learning to other settings. Come learn how we developed discrete performance assessments centered on different aspects of critical thinking, and how we use the data to inform instruction and to help students integrate cognitive skills into their lives. Our session will leave participants with practical considerations for teaching and assessing critical thinking skills to all students.

Moderators
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Carolina Riveros-Ruenes

Middle School English Teacher, Two Rivers Public Charter School
People should talk to me about:- Thinking Routines- Crew- Equity- All things ELA related!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Heyck-Williams

Jeff Heyck-Williams

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Two Rivers Public Charter School
As director of curriculum and instruction at Two Rivers Public Charter School, a credentialed EL Education school, I have led work around project-based learning, creating school cultures that embrace learning and loving math, and teaching and assessing critical thinking and problem-solving... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 206

2:00pm

Beyond Tests: Visual Design for Alternative and Authentic Assessments
We know that the most common forms of assessment today — the unit test, midterm, final exam — are not necessarily the best way to determine what a student has learned deeply. We also know that visuals can bring clarity, support thinking, and make the abstract more concrete. Using a visual approach, this session will highlight recent research in assessment and allow participants to see beyond the test to more effective and equitable ways to measure student understanding.

The session will be facilitated by Dr. Denise Pope, Senior Lecturer from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and Co-Founder of Challenge Success, and Kawai Lai, Co-Founder and Executive Director of VizLit and former VP of Innovation for National Association of Independent Schools. Dr. Pope and Ms. Lai are frequent speakers at education conferences and lead interactive, high energy sessions that offer research-based content with a visual lens towards practical applications in the classroom for all learners.

As a way to relate the research to practice, we start by asking participants to visualize the challenges and successes related to assessment that they’ve faced in their own classrooms. We will discuss and conceptualize the differences between traditional assessment and performance assessment, and review a backwards design process that can help participants better align enduring understandings, essential questions, and multiple forms of assessments. We will provide models of innovative approaches to make assessment more authentic and accurate, and we will ask participants to work together to practice assessment skills that can be incorporated into their current curricula.

Participants will leave with a deeper understanding about the role of assessment and a visual toolkit of practical strategies and innovative approaches to re-think how they might more equitably engage and evaluate students to support deep learning for all learners.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Denise Pope

Denise Pope

Senior Lecturer, Stanford University; Challenge Success
Denise Pope, PhD, is a senior lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 221

2:00pm

Build New Numbers
In this workshop, participants will explore the numbers we are using today (base ten numbers) and how humans constructed them in our history. Then based on the understanding of the current number system, participants will be divided into groups to create new number systems (numbers in other bases). At the end, participants will perform operations (addition and subtraction) within the number system they created previously. The topic will be shifted to a growth mindset in mathematics which will help audiences understand the existence of the potentials of mathematics.

Speakers
avatar for Houbin Fang

Houbin Fang

Colmbus State University
Hi Everyone,This is Houbin, from Atlanta Ga. I am an associate professor in Math Education at Columbus State University and a fun of PBL. I am also interested in international collaboration of education and education exchange as well.


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 122

2:00pm

But, How do we Bring PBL to the Hood Too? - What do we do about white supremacy culture in our schools?
But, How do we Bring PBL to the Hood Too? - How do we address white supremacy culture in schools?

Let's go deeper than diversity, inclusion, and equity. In this workshop, participants will discuss how implicit bias prevents schools and educators from exploring PBL, specifically for low income and marginalized students of color. They will dissect concepts of white supremacy culture and culturally responsive teaching to consider how to infuse racial equity into PBL. Come and meet other folks interested in taking up deeper learning with a lens of racial equity.

Don’t worry if you come in late, after attending Emdin’s Deep Dive Den. You can slide right into the session, with Chris and LeDerick hopefully!

See this link (http://culturallyresponsiveleadership.com/dl2019/) for the agenda, materials, and other hook ups.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Truss

Joe Truss

Principal, Visitacion Valley Middle School
Let talk about school leadership! I am interested in racial equity, culturally responsive teaching, and bringing PBL to the Hood. I am a Principal at a Middle School in San Francisco, and used to teacher Spanish at an Envision School. Been in the Deeper Learning community for a long... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 111

2:00pm

Combating Digital Misinformation: Teaching Students to Read Like Fact Checkers
We encounter the contemporary world via screens and sophisticated evaluation skills are required to navigate the tidal wave of information available online. For every social or political issue, there are scores of groups seeking to persuade us. If students are unable to identify the interests behind the information they consume, they are easy marks for dubious causes of all kinds. Students must be able to sort through digital sources, find trustworthy information, and develop claims using evidence. Students need help learning how to do this.

Based on research examining how fact checkers evaluate online content, the Stanford History Education Group has developed new curriculum and assessments that prepare students to efficiently analyze digital sources. During this session, participants will review lesson plans, watch classroom videos, examine student work samples, and collaborate to figure out how these materials can be integrated into their own classrooms.

Session objectives:

• Participants will explore the Stanford History Education Group’s new digital literacy lessons.
• Participants will examine sample student responses to tasks embedded within the lesson.
• By engaging in a model lesson and examining sample student responses, participants will become familiar with lesson structures and common student misconceptions.
• Participants will consider ways to integrate these lesson plans into classroom instruction to help students to become more discerning consumers of online information.


Speakers
avatar for Joel Breakstone

Joel Breakstone

Director, Stanford History Education Group
Joel Breakstone directs the Stanford History Education Group. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Along with Mark Smith and Sam Wineburg, he led the development of SHEG's assessment website, Beyond the Bubble. He received the Larry Metcalf Exemplary... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTM 8

2:00pm

Community & City as Classroom: How Can We Enable Learners to Go Beyond Conventional Classroom Experiences to Engage in Authentic Learning and Work With Community Partners?
Through a hands-on strategic session, participants will learn how to establish and maintain powerful partnerships with community organizations and businesses to create authentic, contextualized learning experiences for students. Understand how extending learning beyond the classroom helps students apply knowledge and skills as well as develop problem-solving skills and identity.

Participants will leave with underlying processes and strategies for developing partnerships that extend learning into the community.

Speakers
KB

Kibos Buscovich

Director of Community Partnerships, Latitude 37.8 High School
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John Bosselman

Director of Instruction, Latitude 37.8 High School
John Bosselman is the co-founder and Director of Instruction at Latitude 37.8 High School in Oakland, CA. He works on projects with his students and staff that turn the city of Oakland, and the Bay Area, into the extended classroom. Prior to joining Latitude, John was a long-time... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 108

2:00pm

Culture Killing: The Death of Marginalized Cultures in Educational Curriculum
Molefe Kete Asante laments the fact that “an African-American or Hispanic person [student]-in order to master the white cultural information-has had to experience the death of his or her own culture”. And on our best day, we as educators are yet unknowing participants in that cultural death as we stand in front of students to teach what we ourselves were once taught…but no more. Through partner activities, independent reflection, and critical group discussion spanning all core subjects, teachers in this session will learn to highlight student culture in daily lessons and create culturally empowering moments that students will never forget.

Moderators
Speakers

Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 215

2:00pm

DO Sweat the Small Stuff
Culture is the root of continuous improvement. Various strategies come and go, but culture keeps us coming and going. Many classes spend significant time defining habits of heart and mind. But not as many define what it means to “work.” How do we cultivate a culture that supports quality work in the various assignments that come and go? A culture that inspires excellence in everything we do? I will share a process to teach students what it means to work, and how excellence is built on the foundation of details.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Levy

Steven Levy

Independent consultant



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 114

2:00pm

Educators Need Deeper Learning Too
It’s difficult to teach in ways you haven’t been taught. If we want educators to design deeper learning experiences for students, they need to know what it feels like as learners. There’s significant evidence that our traditional professional development structures are not meeting the needs of educators or students. What would it look like if we transformed the traditional model of professional development into something much more flexible, engaging, and effective -- mirroring the types of experiences we want to cultivate for students? This session invites you to rethink professional development by playing an interactive game that will guide you through a process for designing an innovative professional learning experience. You’ll walk away with a prototype and a toolkit of supporting resources you can use to jumpstart professional learning in your context.

Speakers
avatar for Meaghan Foster

Meaghan Foster

Consultant, 2Revolutions
I'm passionate about the intersections between the Future of Learning and social justice. As a Consultant at 2Rev, I support educators and school communities as they work to redesign school to better serve all students. I design professional learning experiences, provide project management... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 107

2:00pm

Equity at the Center: Updating Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching
Across the country, passionate educators are supporting students to thrive in increasingly personalized and learner-centered education environments that strive for deeper learning experiences. And every day, the field is growing its collective understanding of what students need to be successful. Yet, we often overlook the competencies that educators, themselves, need to thrive--competencies like supporting all students in reaching rigorous standards, promoting meaningful student collaboration, integrating learning experiences that occur outside of the classroom, and fostering student agency.

In 2015, to provide a framework for understanding and applying those educator competencies, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) in collaboration with the Center for Innovation in Education (CIE), the Institute for Personalized Learning, and the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) came together to develop a resource that outlines the unique competencies educators needed in personalized learning environments, the Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching.

Four years later, the field has grown and changed and it’s time for an update! Among other areas to improve, our look-back-to-look-forward lens has shown that equity is not reflected in the educator competencies as explicitly as we want it to be. It’s time to remedy that, and who better to ask for feedback than equity-driven education leaders like you?

Join Rebecca Wolfe of JFF’s Students at the Center and Ryan MacDonald of CCSSO for this interactive workshop where participants will come together in a structured critical friends community to provide timely feedback and recommendations for the next iteration of the Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca E. Wolfe

Rebecca E. Wolfe

AVP, Students at the Center, JFF



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 208

2:00pm

Going Gradeless in a School That Requires Grades
In this session we will look at the why and how of going gradeless in a system that requires grades. Going gradeless redirects the focus to actual learning, reduces student stress, promotes reflection and self-assessment, gives students ownership of learning, and promotes a culture of risk taking and learning from mistakes. But, how do we do it in a school that still requires grades? What does assessment look like in this environment? Come dive into going gradeless!

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Boatman

Lacey Boatman

Program Manager, College & Career Readiness, Napa County Office of Education
Background in Project-Based Learning and Career Technical Education (CTE). Passionate educational leader, innovative thinker and problem solver, striving to help all students find their pathway to success. Our current education system fails too many; we need to drastically rethink... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 217

2:00pm

Gotchya with Gatto: Dumbing us up? Strategies for Socratic Seminars
There is nothing quite like the magic of a really good seminar. It feels a little like an orchestra performance, or that moment in a jam session when everyone really finds the groove, or a seamless baseball play that gets the runner on third home. Whatever the analogy, if you’ve been a part of or have witnessed ‘THE seminar,’ you know what we mean. And if not, you are in for a treat my friend.

In this session, participants will engage in a mini-seminar on John Taylor Gatto (a pleasantly controversial piece to serve as a seminar text) and then workshop through techniques for facilitating seminars with students. This session will be co-lead by students from Avanti High School (Olympia, WA) and a few of their teachers. Participants will be given time to share and exchange their own ideas and experiences with seminars in the classroom.

Moderators
CS

Cecily Schmidt

Avanti High School

Speakers
avatar for Quasar Surprise

Quasar Surprise

Teacher, Avanti High School, OLYMPIA, WA



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 202

2:00pm

How to Make Your Class Feel Like A Family: Easy Ways to Build A Community of Learners
It's time to face the facts: your classroom might be the most emotionally safe place in a child's life. Many educators severely underestimate the trauma some of our students have gone through. Learn practical strategies to make your classroom feel safe, secure and FUN for ALL students. I will show you easy ways to incorporate social-emotional skills into academics so ALL students can succeed. You'll leave with activities you can implement tomorrow, in order to help ALL kids love school and feel supported at school. We have the power to change lives, and this course will give you the tools to do it!

Speakers
avatar for Iris Van Dyke

Iris Van Dyke

Las Virgenes USD
Iris Van Dyke is an elementary teacher who is passionate about making her classroom a safe, supportive and equitable environment for all students. She creates engaging and rigorous lessons to build critical thinking skills in meaningful and relevant ways. Iris uses research to develop... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 218

2:00pm

Integrating Curriculum is Like Walking: Why Would You Go Back To Crawling in the Mud?
While our school-within-a-school has the word "integrated" front and center, we constantly struggle to build units of study where disciplinary walls melt away, with students and teachers finding new connections between material, building new understandings, throwing off the shackles of our various ivory towers, and transcending the limitations of the 20th-century schoolhouse. In this session, participants will discuss relevant research on integration, learn from our varied experiences integrating subjects, and create an example unit that reflects their newfound understandings.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Arado

Lindsay Arado

New Trier


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTM 4

2:00pm

Inviting Purpose into the Classroom for Deeper Learning and Deeper Connections that Promote Equity
How can I create a life of purpose? Few students tackle this question at school, but that is changing as purpose education programs are on the rise. These programs are transforming schools by prioritizing our shared humanity in the classroom and igniting deep learning that is grounded in students’ personal values and driven by their most meaningful goals. By inviting purpose into the classroom, teachers create a space of belonging for all students and in which teachers and students can relate more deeply to each other. Teachers get to know students better and in ways that enable them to help all students engage meaningfully with their learning.

This workshop introduces purpose as a beacon for educators seeking to create more compassionate and equitable learning environments and provide more meaningful deeper learning experiences. An investigation of purpose education programs reveals a Teaching for Purpose framework that can be applied in any school setting. After exploring their own purpose and discussing the relevance of purpose to deeper learning and equity, workshop participants will learn the Teaching for Purpose framework and work in small groups to brainstorm ways to apply the framework in their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Malin

Heather Malin

Stanford University



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 115

2:00pm

J-Term from Soup to Nuts
What does it look like to disrupt a traditional high school curriculum and schedule with a mid-year, multi-week initiative that provides project-based learning for every student? The teachers at Lyndon Institute (LI), a high school in northeast Vermont, did just that by introducing January-Term. J-Term, scheduled for 2 - 3 weeks between the fall and spring semesters, was originally intended to re-energize both teachers and students by essentially suspending nearly all of the school’s traditional curriculum in favor of project-based learning.

How can you bring J-Term to your school? As LI has engaged in J-Term for the last 5 years, come and learn about both our successes as well as our challenges associated with implementing such an initiative. Specifically, participants in this session will learn about: the many details associated with creating new mini-courses from scratch; designing an entirely new schedule of courses; helping teachers take the initial plunge into the PBL pool; convincing the community of the value of this initiative; engaging students in deeper learning; and reflecting on the entire process for the sake of improvement. Ultimately, participants will create their own J-Term mini-course as well as a framework for a plan to implement J-Term in their own schools.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Norwood, Ed.D.

Adam Norwood, Ed.D.

Assistant Head of School for Curriculum & Instruction, Lyndon Institute, VT
My passion: Helping to inspire and empower teachers as they embrace their own learning so that they, in turn, can inspire and empower their students. My inspiration: My 2 school-age children, my educator-wife, my former teachers and mentors. My hope: To share with you the lessons... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 207

2:00pm

Learner-Centered Innovation: Create the Conditions for Meaningful Change
The future of education will require new school models, new approaches for teaching and learning, and innovative leaders who can create the conditions in their districts and schools. In this interactive design session, participants will dive into the essential components of learner-centered models of education. Participants will engage in collaborative activities to empathize, ideate, and share ideas and resources that will accelerate the shift to effective and deeper learning experiences for all students.

Moderators
DV

Devin Vodicka

Chief Impact Officer, AltSchool

Speakers
avatar for Katie Martin

Katie Martin

Author, Learner-Centered Innovation
I am passionate about redesigning learning to create better experiences that meet the needs of all learners in a changing world.For more information and resources, check out my website katielmartin.com-


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 122

2:00pm

Looking at Language Like a Scientist: Linguistics in the Classroom
Students often self-identify as being more of a ‘math/science’ or a ‘language’ (reading/writing) person. Are mathematical/scientific ways of thinking different than the thinking that takes place in the humanities/language arts classroom? In this workshop you will engage in activities that bridge the humanities ~ math/science domains, and which will provide students another way of thinking about language and about what it means to conduct scientific inquiry. Similar to the fields of math and science, language provides a rich set of data which students can observe, investigate, hypothesize about, and test against additional data. Every native speaker knows their language well, and they know the patterns of their language--they just can’t explain them. By understanding how language works, via inquiry, students can understand that they are subconsciously doing complex computations when they use language, and that math/science people are indeed language people, and vice versa. This same pattern of thinking in understanding language can translate into mathematical and scientific thinking.

During this session you will participate in activities that show how language can be investigated scientifically and how humanities and math/science can support each other. These activities include solving language puzzles, constructing and testing hypotheses about language structure via language labs, and learning how to use these with your students. Examples include labs for maxims of coversation; Harry Potter spells and the connection between word structure and scientific terminology; why English speakers say “tall ~ taller” but not “understanding ~ understandinger”. You should leave this workshop with both a different understanding of how to connect humanities and math/science, and with ideas you can immediately adapt and use with your students.

Moderators
avatar for Nicoleta Bateman

Nicoleta Bateman

Associate Professor of Linguistics, California State University San Marcos
I am first a student of language, teaching linguistics at California State University San Marcos and working with teachers at High Tech Middle North County to bring linguistics to students in the earlier grades. Email: nbateman at csusm.edu

Speakers


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 202

2:00pm

Making Space for Equity: Student Initiated Pathways
There is a challenge to exposing relevant STEM and engineering experiences to students in diverse environments. We recognize that students utilize different learning modalities when approaching equally different learning zones with a diverse amount of passion, engagement, and aptitude. We believe that students deserve an equitable entry point into the world of innovation and technology.

In this session, we will dive into the practices of student initiated pathways and student voice entering the world of making and fabrication in terms of an equitable approach to exposure and leveraging the model of the Public Museum School including community partnerships and place-based design.

Note: Grand Rapids Public Museum School, located within the Grand Rapids Public Museum, believes that the entire community is a classroom and that schools can help drive community revitalization and civic engagement. The school aims to pair foundational learning with experiential learning, as students engage with city archives and museum resources for research and projects addressing real-world issues and challenges.

Link to slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qiCy6nH8aPXA0LWdLHrPiXzAKRD2YNg-ThKtyoi2mjw/edit?usp=sharing

Moderators
avatar for Dan Donovan

Dan Donovan

Design and Math Teacher, Grand Rapids Public Museum School, Grand Rapids, MI
Dan has experience teaching Digital Media Arts (graphic design, video/film, and intro computer science) including high school and middle school Mathematics. He has a masters degree in American Media and Popular Culture from Arizona State University. His students have produced and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Rowland

Kimberly Rowland

Curriculum Integration Specialist, Grand Rapids Public Museum School
I am the learning experience coordinator and I help teachers to implement new and innovative programs in their classrooms. I am also leading several initiatives around competency based grading and non-traditional schedules to accommodate student created pathways.
avatar for Ben Garlets

Ben Garlets

Math Educator, Grand Rapids Public Museum School, Grand Rapids, MI
Hello! My name is Ben Garlets. I am a Mathematics educator at Grand Rapids Public Museum School. I currently work with 9th grade, but have had experiences educating in 6-12 Mathematics, Science, and Technology classrooms. I am passionate about innovative approaches to teaching and... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 109

2:00pm

Partnering with our Communities to Design Better Pathways
This session will focus on partnerships and community engagement in school redesign for college and career pathways. Pivot has worked with several communities to facilitate the design and development of student-centered college and career pathways that are aligned to the local community’s priorities and focused on deeper learning.

Many school redesign initiatives are begun with limited involvement from the broader school community and are seldom conceived as a sustainable partnership. If we want sustainable change and to improve student outcomes, we must engage our community differently in the design and implementation of the learning environments for students and adults.

A key aspect of the design process is to explore local educational challenges, assets and possible improvement strategies in design teams comprised of education leaders, teachers, students, families, community members, industry and post-secondary partners.

The design process allows a community to identify core problems of practice and set parameters for solutions. A diverse design team develops and tests potential solutions, iteratively engaging and partnering with a broad set of stakeholders from throughout the community. The process focuses on creating deeper learning experiences for both adults and students.

Practitioners will share specific examples of how the community and design team played an essential role in the design and implementation of college and career pathways in their context and share specific tools and strategies that were most helpful. We will discuss how the community can better partner with educators in curriculum, work-based learning and student supports.

Participants will discuss, share and learn how we can improve and sustain partnerships with our community to design better pathways and opportunities for all students. Participants will leave with new ideas and tools for partnering with a diverse set of community stakeholders and creating and empowering a design team.


Speakers
RW

Rocio Weiss

Pivot Learning
avatar for Robert Curtis

Robert Curtis

Vice President Education Programs, Pivot Learning
I recently joined Pivot Learning as Vice President for Education Programs in October 2018. I am interested in educational justice and creating learning environments where both adults and students can flourish. I have extensive experience working nationally with school, district... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTM 6

2:00pm

Planting Seeds of Innovation: Swimming Deeper with Aquaponics
In this workshop, attendees will learn simple and effective ways to integrate deeper learning competencies into the curriculum using aquaponics as project-based STEM tool. Participants have the opportunity to apply for a free classroom ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with accompanying STEM curricula and ongoing support. The ECO-Cycle is a desktop ecosystem which demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between fish, plants, and nitrifying bacteria. This turn-key system bridges the gap between STEM concepts and hands-on learning by engaging classrooms in challenges surrounding our food system. Aquaponics utilizes no harmful chemicals and uses up to 90% less water and land compared to traditional growing methods. The closed-loop system encourages creative problem solving through collaboration and sparks new interest in sustainability. Furthermore, aquaponics provides the framework for students to think critically about human impact on the environment as it relates to their classroom ecosystem. Hook your class and learn how aquaponics connects students to the wider community issues of environmental literacy, sustainable resource consumption, and food system innovation. 

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Goering

Christopher Goering

ECOLIFE Conservation
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Connor Leone

Aquaponics Program Lead, ECOLIFE Conservation
I work with K-12 educators to provide hands-on PBL to students across the nation. We utilize aquaponics systems to introduce STEM and NGSS concepts with the ultimate goal of teaching students about food systems and environmental science.



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 219

2:00pm

Redefining Classroom Observations: Building Collaboration, Critical Thinking and a Culture of Learning through Formative Walkthroughs
In this session, we’ll focus on the essential question of how to conduct classroom observations that genuinely improve student learning, increase equitable practices, and build teachers’ capacities to become reflective, data-driven practitioners. Using the formative classroom walkthrough model developed by Connie Moss and Susan Brookhart, participants will engage in readings and discussions to explore the differences between traditional observations and formative observations in which student work, not instructional practices, drive reflection. Viewing a lesson through a student lens provides a powerful framework for effective coaching and collaborative inquiry. Teams are encouraged to attend together to explore this high-leverage classroom observation model that allows for meaningful, personalized professional development for teachers while also contributing to a positive professional culture of adult learning. All participants will have time to explore various resources and create an implementation plan for formative walkthroughs at their school sites.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Wegner

Rachel Wegner

Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, John Muir Charter Schools



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 124

2:00pm

So You've Found Your Voice, What's Next?
We believe schools should be labs where democracy is learned and civic engagement flourishes. In this session, we’ll dive deeper into what role schools play, and how students can lead that change. This session is meant to be collaborative for adults and students alike to work together in creating tangible change in your respective schools and local communities. Attendees will conduct a student voice audit of their school and think critically as they create and start implementing action plans to address problems in their local school or community. From school climate to school board student representation, no problem is too big or too small for students to take on.

This workshop is run by Student Voice, a by-students, for-students nonprofit organization dedicated to making schools work for students. Over the past two years, we have developed a wide variety of programs and resources for educators, administrators and students to collaborate on reinvigorating education. For more information, visit StuVoice.org/about.

Moderators
avatar for Justin Sindelar

Justin Sindelar

Student Voice

Speakers

Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTM 7

2:00pm

The Hero’s Journey: Teacher Leaders as Agents of Change in School Transformation
Situated on the front lines of education, teacher leaders are the true heroes of the education system.

Your vision and passion lead the quest for deeper learning and transformation. Your intuition and experience guide your path. But what happens when you see the way to bring more meaningful and relevant learning experiences to your students, yet challenges and obstacles litter your path?

This workshop will use the metaphor of the Hero’s Journey to explore how teacher leaders can act as agents of change to transform their schools. Drawing from Brené Brown, Elena Aguilar, the School Reform Initiative, and the power of networks, this workshop will unfold in three acts centered around the story of two Vermont teachers who will share their quest to increase personalization of student learning through flexible scheduling.

In Act 1, participants will identify their own call to adventure and articulate the rules of their world (What is your vision?).

In Act 2, participants will identify and define the true obstacles blocking their path (How do you keep moving forward when you’ve surpassed the resources available to you? How do you get your colleagues to join your innovations as partners and overcome the fear of big changes?).

Finally, redemption will arrive in Act 3, when participants will fill their hero's backpack with tools & strategies and build a map to complete their quest to scale innovation school- or district-wide. This toolbox will include ways to increase capacity for teacher leaders to become effective coaches and to create sustainable and enriching networks with other intrepid & like-minded educators/adventurers aiming to lead school change from within. This adventure will highlight ways to work through challenges without losing momentum or sanity.

Moderators
avatar for Susan Hennessey

Susan Hennessey

Professional Development Coordinator, Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education
Susan Hennessey is the Professional Development Coordinator for the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at the University of Vermont, where she facilitates teacher and student learning toward student-centered practices. Before becoming part of the TIIE team, Susan was the Library... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emily Hoyler

Emily Hoyler

PD Coordinator, Tarrant Institute for Innovation Education
Professional development, middle grades, education for sustainability, mindfulness, social-emotional learning, project-based learning, student-centered learning, voice-choice, UN 17 Goals for Sustainable Development.



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 203

2:00pm

The Power of Students Reflection - System, Structiures, and Langauge
In this session, participants will develop a deeper understanding of the 'why' of student reflection and goal setting and how it impacts both teaching and learning. Through video, text and small group discussion, we will unpack the systems, structures, and language that support the development of reflection and goal setting as a culture and as a routine. Participants will highlight existing practices and elevate these to create a tool box of strategies that can be implemented in their practice.

Speakers
avatar for David Dobson-Smith

David Dobson-Smith

Head of School/Director of Student Support, AltSchool
avatar for Symon Hayes

Symon Hayes

Senior Learning Designer, AltSchool
I am fortunate to work in education in the Bay Area and excited by the continually growing community at Deeper Learning Conference; to be around such an amazing and forward thinking group of people is inspiring. I presently provide professional development focusing on increasing... Read More →



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 127

2:00pm

Up for Debate! Engaging Students Through Debate in Math & Science Classes
Debate and classroom discussion have often been staples of the humanities classroom. However, as Elham Kazemi states “everything we know about student learning and classroom practice tells us that classroom conversations are crucial to mathematics learning.” Debate activities are known to increase student achievement and engagement, deepen conceptual understanding and build critical thinking skills and argumentation. Debate can raise the level of discourse in any classroom. Thus, students need to discuss and debate in science and math class, and this session will show you how to do it!

In our session, we will explore ways to incorporate debate into everyday lessons, from warm up exercises to classroom activities to summative assessments. We will start by learning some simple structures and routines for breaking away from a more direct classroom discussion to creating a classroom culture where students are empowered to discuss and debate topics each day. We will experience examples in action, from the perspective of a student, and then we will look at the reasoning and research behind these experiences. Lastly, we will build on these structures and ideas to develop classroom activities and projects that engage students of all levels in a high quality discourse, teaching them how to develop their arguments and critique each other. Let’s get our students debating in math and science!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Luzniak

Chris Luzniak

Math Teacher/Dept Chair, The Archer School
Chris Luzniak is currently a math teacher and department chair at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles. His 15+ years of teaching mathematics began in New York City public schools, where he also founded and coached the Speech and Debate team. Through this combination of teaching... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTE 208

2:00pm

Using Scrum Boards and Prototyping: A Collaborative Approach to Authentic Problem Solving
A unique blend of two CTC pathways were solicited to solve a real-life problem for a local elementary student. This presentation will demonstrate how the Machining Engineering Technologies class joined forces with Allied Health to use Project Based Learning principles to design and build adaptive technology to support a student with a disability.

Participants will experience and engage with prototyping and scrum boards as they experience a project slice. The participants will also engage in interactive dialogue about the opportunities, struggles, and successes when teaching integrated projects.

Moderators
Speakers

Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTHI 123

2:00pm

When You Support LGBTQ Students, You Support All Students!
As educators, we must first establish emotional and physical safety in our academic spaces if we expect our students to be able to engage in their own learning. The focus of this workshop is to explore identify and equity within the school setting by examining ways to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The objectives of this workshop will be:
1) Providing and developing strategies for supporting LGBTQ students and creating inclusive school environments.
2) Learn and/or review LGBTQ inclusive language.
3) Assess and develop action plans for creating inclusive educational spaces.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Ramirez

Cynthia Ramirez

Director of Student Support, Technology Leadership High School



Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HTM 1

2:30pm

Deep Dive Den: Reyna Grande and Lillian Hsu
Reyna Grande is the author of three critically acclaimed books. The Distance Between Us is Grande’s memoir about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home was released in 2018. Her other works include the novels, Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies. Reyna has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlán Literary Award, and the International Latino Book Award. She was a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Awards, and in 2015 she was honored with a Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. 
Born in Mexico, Reyna was two years old when her father left for the U.S. to find work. Her mother followed her father north two years later, leaving Reyna and her siblings behind in Mexico. In 1985, when Reyna was going on ten, she entered the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant to live with her father.
The trauma that immigrant students face before, during, and after migration can have a lasting impact on their physical and mental health, their interactions with the world, and their ability to learn. At DL2019, Reyna will discuss how teachers can develop awareness of the needs of this vulnerable population and create safe places where they can share deeper learning experiences. 

Lillian Hsu’s work is rooted in the belief that all students are capable of doing incredible things when given the right opportunity and support.
Lillian was a founding teacher at Oakland Unity High School. At Unity, Lillian discovered the power of engaging students in authentic project-based learning. Her students profiled Oakland’s community heroes, published a guide to local restaurants, penned and performed a play about the impact of incarceration, wrote their own business plans, and recorded podcasts documenting the journeys of Oakland immigrants. Lillian started the journalism program at Unity High School and traveled with a group of students to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to capture the stories of undocumented migrant workers who took on the toxic clean-up of houses in the Ninth Ward.
In 2009, Lillian relocated to San Diego to become the pioneer School Leadership Resident at High Tech High, a diverse by design school that attracts over 4,000 visitors every year to learn about its project-based learning model. After completing her Master’s in School Leadership, Lillian became the Director of High Tech High Chula Vista, a school of 600 students near the US-Mexico border. As Director, Lillian was a strong advocate for projects that had authentic community connections. Students at HTH Chula Vista designed and built affordable live-work units to keep artists in the city, produced a full-length documentary about reducing gun violence in the United States, reviewed legal cases for the California Innocence Project, and dissected a juvenile humpback whale in partnership with scientists from NOAA.
Since returning to Oakland, Lillian has coached Oakland principals in design thinking through School Retool and supported OUSD schools through the School Design Lab. She also coached the intrepid teaching staff at Rudsdale Continuation High School towards their first annual student exhibition. As a Deeper Learning Equity Fellow with Big Picture Learning and the Internationals Network for Public Schools, Lillian documented the efforts of SDCOE’s Juvenile Court and Community Schools to bring literacy rich project-based learning to some of the most vulnerable students in our state.
Lillian has worked in a variety of educational settings, including Teacher Magazine in Washington, D.C., the television program Sesame Street, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Lillian earned her B.A. in psychology from Yale University, her M.A.T. from Brown University, and her M.Ed. in School Leadership from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.

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 Lillian Hsu

Lillian Hsu

Lillian’s work is rooted in the belief that all students are capable of doing incredible things when given the right opportunity and support.Lillian was a founding teacher at Oakland Unity High School. At Unity, Lillian discovered the power of engaging students in authentic project-based... Read More →
avatar for Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is the author of three critically acclaimed books. The Distance Between Us, is Grande’s memoir about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home was released in 2018. Her other works include the novels, Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies. R... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
HTM Studio

2:30pm

Leadership Den: Lindsay Kubatzky
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim May in frank conversations about the challenges of leading to close opportunity gaps.

This talk will feature Lindsay Kubatzky from the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

Lindsay Kubatzky is the Policy Research Associate at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). Lindsay conducts research and produces various written products related to the many current federal and state policy challenges and opportunities facing the 1 in 5 children who have learning and attention issues.

Prior to joining NCLD, Lindsay was the Government Affairs Coordinator for the National PTA. There, he supported the National PTA’s public policy agenda and grassroots advocacy efforts to support public schools. Before that, he was a Legislative Aide in the Texas Legislature where he worked on a wide range of issues including education, economic development, government transparency and unemployment.

He is currently a board member on the DC Texas Exes Alumni Association and a mentor to seventh graders in the Washington, DC area through the Higher Achievement after-school program.
Lindsay holds a B.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin and an Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Speakers
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
avatar for Lindsay Kubatzky

Lindsay Kubatzky

Policy Research Associate, National Center for Learning Disabilities


Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
HTM Drama

3:30pm

Deep Dive Den: Elyse Burden and Ted Dintersmith
Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era.  He organized and executive produced Most Likely to Succeed, an acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance and has been screened by more than 10,000 communities around the globe.  His top-selling book What School Could Be shares inspiring examples of learning at its best, based on his travels to all fifty states in a single school year.  Earlier, he and co-author Tony Wagner wrote Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era. You can follow Ted on Twitter @dintersmith.
Ted, a Partner Emeritus with Charles River Ventures, was ranked by Business 2.0 as the top-performing venture capitalist in the U.S. for the years 1995-1999.  In 2012, President Obama appointed Ted to represent the U.S. at the United Nations General Assembly. Ted earned a PhD in Engineering from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, receiving High Honors in Physics and English.

Elyse Burden is the co-founder of Real World Scholars, a nonprofit organization supporting real-world learning experiences for young people around the country through entrepreneurship and creative problem-solving. Since the organization was founded in 2014, Elyse has been working with educators to develop platforms for authentic learning – including EdCorps, an e-commerce platform used by 25k+ student entrepreneurs running classroom-businesses, and EdSpace, a soon-to-launch video-based teacher collaboration platform helping educators learn with and from each other. Elyse now focuses on partnerships, strategy, and r+d of new ways to empower learners – allowing her to learn from and work with a vast community of change-making schools and organizations leading the way to a more expansive and equitable education system.
Elyse is passionate about elevating the voice, role, and work of young people and providing them with enough space and grace to do work that matters – not one day, but right now. Elyse studied Political Science and International Politics at Pepperdine University and was on the Forbes 30 under 30 list (2018). Elyse lives in San Diego, but will always call Los Angeles home.

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 Elyse Burden

Elyse Burden

CEO, Real World Scholars
Elyse Burden is the co-founder of Real World Scholars, a nonprofit organization supporting real-world learning experiences for young people around the country through entrepreneurship and creative problem-solving. Since the organization was founded in 2014, Elyse has been working... Read More →
avatar for Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era.  He organized and executive produced Most Likely to Succeed, an acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance and has been screened by more than 10,000 communities around the glob... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
HTM Studio

3:30pm

Leadership Den: Joe Truss
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim May in frank conversations about the challenges of leading to close opportunity gaps.

This conversation will feature Joe Truss, the Principal at the Visitacion Valley Middle School in the San Francisco Unified School District. He is also known for his insightful and often provocative blogging under his website https://CulturallyResponsibleLeadership.com

Speakers
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
avatar for Joe Truss

Joe Truss

Principal, Visitacion Valley Middle School
Let talk about school leadership! I am interested in racial equity, culturally responsive teaching, and bringing PBL to the Hood. I am a Principal at a Middle School in San Francisco, and used to teacher Spanish at an Envision School. Been in the Deeper Learning community for a long... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
HTM Drama

3:30pm

EdCorps Farmers Market: Student-Run Businesses & Campaign Camp!
The EdCorps Farmers Market will feature student-run businesses from around the San Diego area! From 2nd graders to seniors, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet these young entrepreneurs. Stop by the park to hear their sales pitches, check out their products, and learn how they are using entrepreneurship to engage in deeper learning!

Campaign Camp highlights various campaigns that work to spread and scale Deeper Learning! Come visit the campsite to learn about Share Your Learning, Models of Excellence, Student Voice, HQPBL, Shadow a Student, and LEANLAB!

Also don't miss your chance to get hands-on and make a postcard with FROM. The first on-the-go, do-it-yourself greeting card concept of its kind, FROM inspires the masses to be more thoughtful and creative through the use of recycled materials. The cardboard comes straight from HTH schools! Look for the bright green postal Jeep!

Wednesday March 27, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
NTC Park Cushing & Farragut Road

4:30pm

Deep Dive Den: Adria Steinberg and Sam Seidel
Adria Steinberg leads JFF's program and policy development efforts to improve the educational options and prospects of young people who have disengaged or disconnected altogether from the educational and workforce systems. 
Adria and her Back on Track teamwork with state, district, intermediary, and federal policy and practice leaders to improve graduation rates and support the creation and scale-up of high-quality pathways to family-supporting careers and postsecondary credentials for off-track and disconnected youth. The team serves as the implementation partner in the Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, providing strategic support to 21 communities implementing a collective impact approach to developing pathways to postsecondary credentials for opportunity youth. 
Under her leadership, JFF, with the Aspen Institute, is the recent recipient of a federal Social Innovation Fund Award to further develop the evidence base for and spread of such efforts. Adria also is the senior advisor to JFF’s Students at the Center team; in that capacity, she has co-authored and served as the developmental editor of numerous papers produced or commissioned by JFF as part of a growing research base for student-centered approaches to learning and deeper learning competencies. Under her guidance, Students at the Center has garnered increasing attention from policymakers as well as practice leaders for its well-formulated and actionable research products.  
When she joined JFF in 1996, Adria brought years of experience as an educator, school reformer, and writer/editor. She was co-founder of an alternative high school, the academic coordinator charged with reinventing a vocational high school program within a large comprehensive high school, and co-principal in a consulting company that staffed national advocacy efforts such as Our Children at Risk, a commission chaired by Marion Wright Edelman and Harold Howe. 
Adria has authored many publications, including a five-year stint as primary writer/editor of The Harvard Education Letter. Among recent publications, she is co-author of Achieving Collective Impact for Opportunity Youth (Stanford Social Innovation Fund Review); Anytime, Anywhere: Student Centered Learning for Schools and Teachers (Harvard Education Press); Pathway to Recovery: Implementing a Back on Track Through College Model; The Past and the Promise: Today’s Competency Education Movement; and Raising Graduation Rates in an Era of High Standard. 
Adria holds a bachelor's degree with honors from Swarthmore College and a master's degree in education from Boston University. 
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 college. He has built and directed programs for young people affected by incarceration. As a consultant, Sam worked with leading national education organizations, including the Black Alliance for Educational Options, Big Picture Learning, and Jobs for the Future, as well as a spectrum of other clients on a diverse set of projects, ranging from redesigning a statewide juvenile justice system to working with the Rockefeller family to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Sam was the Director of Partnerships, Annual Reviews, and Student Leadership for the Association for High School Innovation, a national network of school developers and replicators funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Sam graduated from Brown University with a degree in Education and a teaching certification. He was a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia University's Institute for Urban and Minority Education, and a Community Fellow at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is always learning.
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 Adria Steinberg

Adria Steinberg

Senior Advisor, Jobs for the Future
Adria Steinberg leads JFF's program and policy development efforts to improve the educational options and prospects of young people who have disengaged or disconnected altogether from the educational and workforce systems. Adria and her Back on Track teamwork with state, district... Read More →
avatar for Sam Seidel

Sam Seidel

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... Read More →


Wednesday March 27, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
HTM Studio

4:30pm

Leadership Den: Kevin Crouch
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim May in frank conversations about the challenges of leading to close opportunity gaps.

This talk will feature Kevin Crouch from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Kevin Crouch is a Program Fellow in Education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He manages a portfolio of Deeper Learning grantees in the program’s recently launched diversity, equity and inclusion organizational effectiveness pilot project. These organizational effectiveness grants support work to deepen awareness, knowledge, skill and capacity about educational equity.
Before joining the foundation, Kevin worked as a fellow with the XQ Institute, supporting the development of new models of learning with the Super School Project. He also worked for the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office as a site coordinator with its Gang Reduction and Youth Development initiative, directing programming in Watts, California. Prior to that, he served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year, providing academic intervention and socioemotional instruction to fourth grade students in South Los Angeles.
Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in education, Spanish and applied linguistics from Washington University in St. Louis, and a master’s degree in policy, organization and leadership studies from Stanford University. He is a California native with a passion for cooking, comic books and the outdoors.

Speakers
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
KC

Kevin Crouch

Education Fellow, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


Wednesday March 27, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
HTM Drama

5:30pm

Hosted Reception & Dinner
Join us on the waterfront terrace of the Courtyard Marriott for a public market style taste of San Diego cuisine!

Offering bites from:
Flavors of East Africa
Phil's BBQ
Surfside Cuisine
Thai Chef Saranya
Wicked Maine Lobster

Play some cornhole or connect 4 and make some new connections!

Also don't miss your chance to get hands-on and make a postcard with FROM. The first on-the-go, do-it-yourself greeting card concept of its kind, FROM inspires the masses to be more thoughtful and creative through the use of recycled materials. The cardboard comes straight from HTH schools! Look for the bright green postal Jeep!

Wednesday March 27, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Courtyard Marriott
 
Thursday, March 28
 

6:30am

Optional: PBL: Paddle Boarding with Bob Lenz
Join @pblbob (aka Bob Lenz, Executive Director of PBLWorks) for a morning stand up paddle board session!

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

There will be 25 paddle boards available. First-come, first out on the water. Find a friend and take turns paddling around the bay.

You must complete the online waiver prior to arrival!
https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/580e8391b6ff8/web/


Thursday March 28, 2019 6:30am - 7:15am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Creativity & Coffee
Start your morning getting creative and a little bit messy! Choose between collage, acrylic, or watercolor painting to express yourself and go home with a beautiful piece of art. No experience required!

Thursday March 28, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Morning Brain Crunches
Stop by the Puzzles & Games station to make some new friends & get your brain warmed up for the day!



Thursday March 28, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Running with Ron & Friends!
Ron Berger will greet all runners and walkers to suggest routes. Groups will get organized based on desired distance and speeds. Runners and walkers welcome! Run, sweat, and build a culture of craftsmanship!

Meet in the Courtyard Marriott lobby.

Thursday March 28, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: YOLO! 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! Bring a towel. Limited mats available.

Thursday March 28, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

8:00am

Breakfast
SPINACH, TOMATO & FETA QUICHE BITES
BRIE & PROSCIUTTO ON MINI CROISSANT
SMOKED SALMON & CREAM CHEESE ON MINI BAGEL (capers, sprouts)
BREAKFAST PASTRIES (croissants, bear claws, cinnamon rolls)
HUMMUS, AVOCADO, SPROUTS ON MULTI-GRAIN BREAD
FRUIT SALAD + WHOLE FRUITS


Thursday March 28, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
HTH Gym

8:00am

GSE Programs & Partnerships
Grab breakfast and come join us to learn about programs and partnerships available through the High Tech Graduate School of Education and Center for Research on Equity and Innovation! Whether you are looking for opportunities to develop teachers, aspiring leaders or new school founders, or to take advantage of professional learning opportunities to transform your school, we would love to have you join us for this informal chat about adult learning.

Facilitators: Kelly Wilson, Dean & Randy Scherer, Director of Professional Education

Thursday March 28, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
HTE 123

8:30am

HSRA Student Performances
Thursday March 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
HTH Forum & HTHI Commons

9:00am

Share Your Learning Student Keynotes
Students from Big Picture Learning, Envision, and Trigg County Schools will share their Presentation of Learning (POLs).

Thursday March 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
HTH Forum & HTHI Commons

10:30am

Equity in Education: Imagining and Advancing New Learning Environments

How can we bring together diverse stakeholders to create and advance equitable learning environments for our students and our communities? Join us for a daylong hands-on co-creation session to consider this complicated question. Immerse yourself in interactive activities designed to help you imagine provocative future scenarios and ideate meaningfully. Small teams will contribute to a positive and productive discussion around the need for equitable opportunities by making 3D prototype futures, telling stories for potential characters in each future, and enacting those future narratives for the larger group. A culminating exhibition will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your deeper learning experience, share the core values you’ve identified, and receive feedback from others to help you refine your envisioned future. You will leave challenged, inspired, prepared to think about the future of your work and student outcomes differently, and equipped with the tools and methods to engage your stakeholders in similar conversations about advancing equitable learning environments.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Parizek

Deborah Parizek

Executive Director, Henry Ford Learning Institute
I am excited to host our first Deep Dive "Equity in Education: Imagining and Advancing New Learning Environments" at this year's conference. Coming from Detroit, these issues dominate many conversations among our educator colleagues. I look forward to engaging with many of you fellow... Read More →
avatar for Nanette Gill

Nanette Gill

Henry Ford Learning Institute



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 221

10:30am

A Method for PBL Madness

Often in education we talk about the “what.” What we are teaching, what kids are making, or what we are assessing. But it’s not about what we teach as much as it is about what students learn. So HOW do you teach to make the learning for keeps? This Deep Dive is for teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders who want to focus on developing “the how” of teaching for deeper learning and equity. We believe that teaching is a craft, and like any other craft, experiencing and reflecting on the methods of a master is essential to developing one’s own practice.

In this Deep Dive you will get to do just that as you experience a highly developed, research-based method of teaching that has you working collaboratively to solve a real, community based challenge. Every day we ask our students to take risks, make mistakes, and reflect on their progress. In this workshop you will be asked to do the same, developing a greater sense of empathy for what we ask of our students and leaving better prepared to support them through the messy process.

From culture building to collaborative problem solving. From research methods to communication skills. You will get a sample experience what it is like to be a 21st century problem solver tasked with creating a solution to a problem that doesn’t have one right answer. But of course we know that experience is not enough for you to leave with learning that lasts. Built in time for reflection will help you identify practices that are critical to developing the culture, skills, and knowledge that are essential to the learning process and takeaways you can apply in your classroom or school.

Speakers
avatar for Doris Korda

Doris Korda

Chief Executive Officer, Korda Institute for Teaching
Doris Korda is changing how school is done in urban and rural schools, with students of all ages and in courses of all types. The founder and CEO of the Korda Institute for Teaching, she is a successful tech entrepreneur-turned educator -- a 24 year educator and 30+ year organizational... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 1

10:30am

Be the Change - Interdisciplinary Learning through Artivism

Can your school address a real-world problem through the arts? We did! In 2019, Design Thinking Academy mobilized the entire school and multiple community partners to produce "Unwarranted: The Human Cost of Fines," which inspired policy change to end mass incarceration in Delaware. The project was aligned with standards across disciplines in ELA, Social Studies, Math, Performing and Visual Arts, Digital Media, and Psychology. In this workshop, you will learn a step-by-step process to identify a local issue, reach out to community partners, align the project with interdisciplinary learning goals, build a team, create a budget and a timeline, plan all-school design days with relevant visitors, organize meaningful field trips, and leave with a plan to see the project through from start to finish in the 2019/2020 school year.  Teams of 2-5 people from each school are encouraged to attend and work together; no artistic skills are required.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Noelle Picara

Noelle Picara

Community Partnership Specialist, Design Thinking Academy
Talk to me about the art installation I produced with 300 students to create policy change around mass incarceration. Next week I'm giving a TEDx talk, "Are We Teaching White Supremacy?" Talk to me about dismantling white supremacy through democratic education in the arts. I facilitate... Read More →



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 219

10:30am

Blockchain for Equity: Decentralizing and Empowering the Education Process

Do you think robots will take over the world? Are you curious about emerging tech, blockchain and how it will impact and democratize education? We at the d.school, we are on a mission to provide radical access to emerging technologies. Part of putting humanity into technology is making sure that a wide range of humans understand it, access it, shape it, and create with it. Right now, that's not the case. Within the K12 lab we want to create synergies between those creating the new technology with those that will use it and teach students how to develop it. We also have a bias toward action so we believe it is important to start now. Within this deep dive; we will explore how blockchain has the potential to impact the future of learning and enable students to be viable within an unknown job economy of the future. We will explore the process and application of blockchain and contextualize it within education using scrappy, analog ways and how it can potentially create a more equitable education system. You will leave this deep dive with an understanding of blockchain, be able to define it and how it could work at your school and its potential to advance equity. And not to worry; no coding experience is necessary-just bring your hearts and minds and be ready to make.

Moderators
avatar for Kwaku Aning

Kwaku Aning

Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking, San Diego Jewish Academy
I believe in the power of student voice, PBL, innovation, and emerging technology to radicalize education.

Speakers
avatar for Laura McBain

Laura McBain

Director of Community and Implementation, Stanford d.school K12 Lab
Laura is the K12 Lab Director of Community and Implementation at the Stanford d.school. In this role she leads the K12 Lab network and aims to use design thinking to transform education and the world. As a human-centered designer, her work focuses on understanding the ecosystem of... Read More →



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 109

10:30am

Coping with Racial Stress: Storytelling and Racial Literacy Strategies for Healing in our Schools

Many educators (like those who attend the Deeper Learning Conference!) are deeply invested in promoting racial/ethnic equity in our schools.  We are committed to understanding how systems perpetuate oppression, and we work to develop practices and networks that resist the marginalization of our students of color and their communities. However, a deep commitment to racial equity means much more than a systemic approach; we must also examine how we, as individuals, bring our personal experiences to our work and to our students.

This session will focus on the unique stress that accompanies racial moments. Racial stress describes the overwhelming feelings that accompany intrapersonal and interpersonal racial conflicts--anyone can experience racial stress, regardless of their racial/ethnic background. We will introduce participants to the theories and emotional/physical effects of racial stress and racial trauma, offering a racial literacy model (Stevenson, 2014) as a tool for reading and healing racial stress in the classroom. Specifically, we will engage participants in authentic racial storytelling; they will journal about past and present experiences and practice sharing their stories in partners and with the larger group. They will gain a deeper understanding of how their personal experiences with race have shaped and continue to shape their responses to racially stressful moments, with an emphasis on how racial stress influences their relationships with students, families, and colleagues in racially stressful moments.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1) Explain the definition and range of racial stress during racial storytelling
2) Learn and explain the definition of racial literacy
3) Describe their emotional reactions during Face-to-Face (FTF) racial encounters and make healthier racial coping and problem-solving decisions in the classroom
4) Understand and explain the Calculate, Locate, Communicate, Breathe & Exhale (CLC-BE) strategy to peers. Specifically, they will be able to identify thoughts, physical reactions, and self-talk during racially stressful conversations and use relaxation techniques to stay present during racially stressful encounters.

Moderators
Speakers
JA

Jordan Adler

High Tech High, San Diego, CA


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTHI 202

10:30am

Creating an Inflatable Habitat for Mars

Attendees will engage in an interdisciplinary, content-rich, complex, and collaborative design and construction process that culminates in the development of an exciting and compelling physical structure. Attendees will first engage in an exploratory learning activity where they investigate the challenges associated with space travel and inhabitation, drawing on contemporary resources, videos, and articles from the real world. Drawing on the insights and knowledge gained from the exploratory activity, attendees will collaborate and negotiate as a full group to determine key design principles that are relevant to a Mars habitat. Next, attendees will work in small teams to design and construct true-to-scale inflatable habitats based on their designs. Teams will be given a large roll of plastic tablecloth, scissors, packing tape, and other supplies with which to design and construct their habitat.

This project is inspired by a project I did as a high school mathematics teacher for seven years. To learn more about my project, you can go here: https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/giant-inflatables-replace-problem-sets-in-this-geometry-class


Speakers
avatar for Zachary Hermann

Zachary Hermann

Director & Associated Faculty, Penn Graduate School of Education
Zachary is a program director and a member of the associated faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, where he leads the Project-Based Learning Certificate Program. As a recent graduate of the Doctor of Education Leadership program at the Harvard Graduate... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTHI 127

10:30am

Creating Original Movie Scores

Attendees will work to create movie scores in small teams with the support of Ben and students experienced with creating music scores and movies. They will learn the basics of song composition, movie creation, and create original music to match to film.  We will connect these skills into other academic areas and disciplines, and discuss muusic as a lens for lerning.  Participants will articulate things like 'mood' and 'emotion' and learn how to connect those to music created for the purpose of enhancing stories. Participants will use GarageBand and iMovie, both of which can be used with very limited equipment and do not require instruments to create music.   The final product will be an original short film that contains the original musical score, as well as the opportunity for participants to show the process as well as teach others during the exhibition. No prior musical or video editing experience is needed for this session.

Speakers
BK

Ben Krueger

Teacher, High Tech High, San Diego, CA


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM Commons

10:30am

Deeper Assessment: Rapid Prototyping Portfolio Defense

In this session, participants will develop a Graduate Profile for their students and then use design thinking to create a portfolio system that assesses all students’ attainment of the essential components of the Graduate Profile. We will look at the “why” and “how” of meaningful reflection, and consider models from schools that have found success in using a portfolio system aligned to their Graduate Profile. After these considerations of their own context and successful models elsewhere, participants will exhibit prototypes of their own designs.

Moderators
avatar for Alcine Mumby

Alcine Mumby

Deeper Learning Coach, Envision Learning Partners

Speakers
avatar for Justin Wells

Justin Wells

Executive Director, Envision Learning Partners


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTHI 123

10:30am

Design the Next Super School

What would a high school look like if you could design it from a clean sheet – literally? As part of the Super School Project, XQ created a three-phase design process to turn ordinary school development on its head. By inviting teams to begin with understanding their students and the world they will enter after high school, hundreds of teams answered the call to action, dreamed big and sketched out ambitious designs to rethink high school. During this Deep Dive, diverse teams of participants will take on the XQ challenge to design and reimagine school!

Come with a team or form one with other participants to experience major breakthroughs and leaps of insight that will define an innovative school and pave the direction for continuous school improvement and success. Each table team will be supported by XQ School designers and provided with XQ Super School Design Kits that include inspiration posters, a how-to guide, large planning worksheets, and packets of books including youth voice cards to stimulate a spirit of innovation and creativity, grounded from the perspective of diverse communities across the nation.

Participants will leave the session ready to share their story of an innovative school concept with a mission, vision, and core teaching and learning experiences that are rethinking traditional systems of time, technology, space, financial resources, and roles.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Campbell

Alex Campbell

Teacher/director, Elizabethton High School, Elizabethton, TN
I enjoy food so much that I like to say that I travel the country by restaurant. I love history, which is a good thing considering I teach it. I am also a huge fan of weight training and other ways of pushing the limits of the human body.
GS

Ginger Spickler

Opportunity Wrangler, Crosstown High


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 8

10:30am

Design Thinking and Making for Community Impact

95% of teachers say that creative problem solving is critical to career success in the age of automation. Only 16% say that schools today are doing enough of it. If we want our next generation to succeed, we need to double down on the skills that make us uniquely human in an automated world. We need our students to be empathetic, creative, and great communicators, not experts at content recall.

Join us in this session to dive deep into design thinking and making as tools to make a difference. These tools teach students to solve problems creatively, make their ideas a reality, and communicate their impact to others. We are preparing a future-ready, civically minded generation. Participants will learn by doing: in this deep dive, you will design and build your own impactful innovation. You will work on teams to design a novel solution to challenges with blindness after a Skype interview with Jimmy, a 29-year-old who is blind and who has been a 3-time community partner of our student teams. You will go through the process of identifying critical needs, brainstorming solutions, and building a prototype to showcase your idea. You will also prepare a one minute pitch to share your invention and learnings at exhibition.

Speakers
avatar for Connie Liu

Connie Liu

Founder, Project Invent



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 217

10:30am

Designing Your Future School: Developing a Five-Year Plan of Action

Bringing about fundamental changes to school systems and culture can be a daunting task for those who are trying to implement deeper learning strategies in their schools and districts. This session is designed for school administrators and teacher-leaders who are trying to implement project-based learning in their schools and shift towards a school culture that encourages high levels of engagement and student ownership of learning. This session will tackle the long-term planning challenges behind how to bring about a shift in learning systems and culture. Participants will look to their vision of their school in the future and use design tools to backwards-plan their strategy to get there. The plan will include how to create professional development, teacher engagement, community and parent involvement. Participants will leave this session with a five-year plan for implementation that leverages their strategies with their WASC action plans, LCAP, school site goals and school dashboards, or equivalents.

Speakers
avatar for James Snyder

James Snyder

Principal, Anderson Valley Jr./Sr. High School
I taught Mathematics, Music and STEM for ten years before being demoted to a principal. I am currently involved in bringing inquiry and project based learning strategies into all curricular areas in my small rural school. I was California State Science Fair Teacher of the Year in... Read More →



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTHI 207

10:30am

Digging Out to Freedom: Education and Liberation

In this deep dive, participants will examine the intersectionality of structural oppression in teaching and learning, assessment, leadership in philanthropy and systems design in order to define Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), build or generate new uses for existing tools to promote, advocate and demonstrate authentic liberatory learning. Participants will leave with new tools for self-liberation, to engage liberated learners and will advance institutional diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice in their practice.

Speakers
PR

Peter Rivera

Hewlett Foundation
avatar for Kelly Niccolls

Kelly Niccolls

Deeper Learning Equity Fellows
AB

Abby Benedetto

Envision Learning Partners



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 12

10:30am

Diving Deep Into Music

We will present a series of activities designed for participants to get a deep understanding of the science of sound, including how it relates to music.

The activities are largely hands-on, involving tools for exploring and creating sounds, and composing sounds into musical experiences. The participants will experience the creation and visualization of sounds. They will learn that sound is a vibration, they will learn how a sound signal can be acquired and created with a computer, the basics of sound editing, and electronic music-making. Participants will then get a chance to make their own musical instruments by simply using drinking glasses filled with water. They will tune their drinking glasses to a specific musical scale and line them up for an audience member to play during exhibition (similar to a music box).

Our goal is that by having these experiences, the participants will leave the classroom hearing the world in a new way, thinking of soundwaves and objects vibrating when they hear sounds and music through their daily lives. The participants will feel empowered through this knowledge and increase their appreciation of science as something that allows them to look deeper into their pre-existing interests.

The activities and online tools have been developed by our National Science Foundation sponsored program to promote the study of science through the science of music, in collaboration with Chris Olivas, a teacher at High Tech High. The activities are designed to reach all students, from the most competent to those struggling, so everyone learns and enjoys the experience, and have been tested in High Tech High and in large low socio-economic-status public schools.

For more information about our program see www.listeningtowaves.com

Moderators
VM

Victor Minces

university of california san diego

Speakers
avatar for Chris Olivas

Chris Olivas

Teacher, High Tech Middle North County
I have been teaching with High Tech High for 5 years and the past 3 I have taught middle school math and science. I love anything to do with science, the environment, and photography/video!


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 6

10:30am

Does Your Profile Need Updating?

Should you judge a person by their picture?  Does it tell their whole story?  What’s missing?  The same can be asked of our students.  Are we truly measuring what counts? Albert Einstein once said, “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”  How can we better understand fully, what our students know and can do? In this session, you will analyze your current performance expectations, prototype a graduate profile, and create a plan for engaging stakeholders in this work.  You will journey across campus with students from High Tech High to view a project they have curated and have the unique opportunity to ask questions about what skills they developed to complete this work, informing the design of your own graduate profile. Hear how one rural school district has maximized the development of a graduate profile to transform the learning experiences for all K-12 students.  

We will address three main issues as you develop your graduate profile:
- What do all students need to know and be able to do?
- What experiences do students need to master these skills?
- How will we know if these experiences provided equitable outcomes for all students?

Moderators
avatar for Shannon Burcham

Shannon Burcham

Principal, Trigg County High School, Cadiz, KY

Speakers
AB

Amy Breckel

Principal, Trigg County Middle School, Cadiz, KY


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTHI 208

10:30am

Don’t Talk About it, Swing About it: Engaging Students Through Sports Technology

This Deep Dive aims to address the Driving Question: How might we engage historically disenfranchised students through the real-world application of STEM skills via sports technology? Participants will engage in field-work at BLAST Motion Headquarters to observe and interact with “the hitting lab” to learn about cutting -edge sports technology currently tracking athlete data for performance improvement. The science, math, technology and engineering connections to the classroom are endless in this space-to name a few: programing and algorithms, impact and physics, angles and statistics, growth mindset and reflection-oh my! Together we will explore how we could create a series of learning experiences (big and small) using BLAST as our inspiration to target a population of students who deserve Deeper Learning. This session is not limited to STEM teachers nor sports gurus, all are welcome!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Pieratt

Jennifer Pieratt

President, Founder, CraftED Curriculum
Jenny Pieratt, Ph.D. and Teacherpreneur, is President of CraftED Curriculum — a leading provider of Professional Development for PBL in Southern California. She was a founding staff member at High Tech High North County, a former School Development Coach at New Tech Network, and... Read More →



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 204

10:30am

Empathy Made Art (EMA) Developing collaboration, quality work and understanding through making. Cross grade Collaboration through the Human Centered Design Process.

It is our job as educators to allow students a space to develop their capacity for empathy and skills for working with and understanding each other. Using Multimedia and Makers classroom tools, participants will design and build a plaque to hold a wish for a partner. This session will provide a framework for creating a collaborative cross grade project that utilizes your classes skill sets and challenges students to design for and with each other. We will end our experience with a public gifting ceremony of our plaques.

Moderators
avatar for Shane Duenow

Shane Duenow

Teacher, High Tech High

Speakers
avatar for Maxwell Cady

Maxwell Cady

Media Arts Teacher, High Tech High



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTHI 107

10:30am

Everybody Should Be Coaching

Together, we will examine the argument that an effective coaching mindset, throughout your school/district, is a powerful catalyst in pursuit of ambitious learning outcomes. We will look at the increasingly common (though often poorly defined) role of instructional coach, and then expand out to other roles in a school that benefit from adopting a coaching approach. We will name some principles of effective coaching we need to integrate, while also naming some unhealthy practices we should just quit doing. With role-alike partners, we will collaborate to translate these coaching mindsets into a new stance we can adopt for our specific roles. Session materials will pull from a selection of research on coaching and what New Tech Network has learned through developing coaches in the systems in which we operate.

Speakers
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.
avatar for Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson

School Development Coach, New Tech Network
Things I'm thinking about and could always use some thought partnership with: the role of the instructional coach and the possibilities of a coaching mindset applied more broadly; thinking systematically about upstream changes that address specific racial inequities; physical activity... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTHI 204

10:30am

Flight of the Endangered Species

  • This session will explore the importance of a quality open ended prompt that will lead to powerful learning. As Gary Stager states, “a good prompt is worth a thousand words.” We will provide this full day deep dive immersion with a prompt to create a project that showcases how they can save the endangered species of the engaged student. We will work to create mechanical birds that symbolize and represent our plan of action heading back to our schools to engage learners in extending their wings to fly beyond their comfort zones.We will use the Hummingbird Duo Robotics kits along with basic everyday materials to create an aviary of mechanical birds to showcase our birds and action plans.
  • Be ready for a full day of making, tinkering, coding, and learning how one good prompt can launch us to new heights of learning to save our most endangered species on the planet - engaged students.
  • Check out this video to learn more
  • Deep Dive workshop website - https://sites.google.com/view/birdbits/home

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Maurer

Aaron Maurer

STEM Lead, Mississippi Bend AEA
STEM Lead for AEA9, Microsoft Innovative Expert, LEGO Education Master Educator, PBS Digital All-Star, Minecraft Global Mentor, Makey Makey Ambassador, and more. Lover of coffee, toys and 90's cartoons.


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 113

10:30am

Gamifying Education: Learning through Competition and Collaboration

Gamification is becoming more prevalent in education because of its ability to motivate students and thus enhance the learning process. This session will review how gaming companies engage students using gamification and how you can do the same by employing theses tactics. Get ready for the great classroom escape game!

It’s been proven time-and-time again that gamification enhances motivation through engagement. The power of even the simplest games can be both inspiring and infuriating to many teachers. Games like Angry Birds, Candy Crush, and Fortnite captivate the time, energy and attention of students for hours upon hours. Teachers often find themselves competing against these games for the attention of students –- and up until now, they were facing an uphill battle on a very uneven playing field.

We have curated a panel of industry experts to get an inside look on how gaming companies work and what they believe to be their role in education is. We'll also get their ideas on how they think teachers can use gamification to engage their students and improve learning both inside and outside of the classroom. At the end of this session, you'll create a class-room style escape room game that using the problem solving and creative thinking hacks we discuss and engage with through the session. Are you ready? 

Moderators
avatar for Annee Ngo

Annee Ngo

Co-Founder, CEO, QUP
QUP is creating economic access for students by gamifying fundraising. With QUP, students learn curiosity and empathy while competing for cash. We've just launched our card game for the classroom: cardgame.playqup.com

Speakers

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 222

10:30am

Hack Your Practice, Change Your Culture, Share Your Story

How can starting small help you go far? Where can hacking really get you? What does it look like to equitably scale deeper learning practices? What do storytelling and culture have to do with it? In this interactive deep dive, we’ll dig into new prototypes of School Retool’s Big Ideas from Deeper Learning and explore how to take action to move from hack to scale. The School Retool program works with over 400 school leaders per year who are using hacking—small, scrappy experiments—to design equitable school cultures to bring deeper learning practices and outcomes to their students, particularly those furthest from opportunity, using existing resources. We’ll explore these leaders’ stories of hacking. Then, you’ll design your own hacks to try back at your school, and try out a new prototype for documenting and sharing your own story of school change. We will be hands- and hearts-on throughout the day as we weave stories of equity and opportunities for your own design within this deep dive.

Moderators
avatar for Leigh Fitzgerald

Leigh Fitzgerald

Executive Director, Hawaii Technology Academy - PCS, Waipahu, HI
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Worth

Peter Worth

School Retool Design Team, Stanford d.school
Peter Worth is a member of the design team for 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... Read More →



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 9

10:30am

Hacking + Holonomy = Hardware

How do we help facilitate deeper learning among adults when so many of us were raised in a traditional schooling model? How can we support adults to teach in ways that they potentially have never experienced? We need to create the conditions for a culture of deeper learning, but how?

“We do for adults what we want them to do with kids.”
We’ll explore how to shift adult mindsets and practices at the classroom and school-wide level, in order to uproot the traditional school paradigm.

Rather than passively sitting and looking at how to do this, we’ll be actively learning and immersing in the design thinking process to hack toward small solutions with big impact. During our session, we’ll build a team, create a common vision, start small and model how to build trust, rapidly ideate to innovate, and design think.

By the end of the session, participants will have practiced design thinking, collaboratively built a toolkit and created a hardware store of tools to share their learning.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Embleton

Jeff Embleton

Instructional Guide, ASCEND
Crew, projects, what's holonomy, design thinking, students at the center

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Alconcher

Morgan Alconcher

Minister of Magic/ Principal, ASCEND, Oakland, CA
Morgan Alconcher, The Minister of Magic, is a leader, learner and designer. Most recently she has led a TK-8 arts-integrated, expeditionary learning school called ASCEND, in Oakland California. She is a School Retool Coach with the K12 Lab at Stanford’s d.school, a consultant with... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 122

10:30am

Hip Hop Academia: Elevating Marginalized Voices In The Classroom

We will discover the power of storytelling and media production to elevate marginalized voices in the classroom and global culture, and learn how to effectively wield these tools to reshape the narrative of our country. Participants will experience a curriculum design that is inclusive of traditionally marginalized voices, using hip hop and rap as primary texts rather than the traditional literary canon; voices like Kendrick Lamar, Erykha Badu, and local San Diego artists. We will sample found footage from historical events and learn how to edit it together with music and voice recordings from leaders like MLK Jr. and Malcom X. Other historically marginalized voices from various ethnic groups will be studied according to participants preferences. We will create a short video to serve as a course of study and platform for marginalized voices. Attached is a link to a video that showcases a product analogous to what participants will make. https://youtu.be/UNy6nY3isak

Moderators
OC

Oscar Carrion

Teacher, Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Walker

Dennis Walker

Multimedia Production Teacher, High Tech High, San Diego, CA
I like making films and traveling.


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 11

10:30am

Immigration - Humanization. Race - Science? What *does* it Mean to be an American?

In the early 1900s, many people believed that eugenics, or “race science,” was a progressive solution to social problems. Followers of eugenics argued that protecting “racial purity” was essential in creating a healthy nation. In the United States and around the world, eugenics had a profound impact on beliefs and policies towards immigration that are still with us today. This interactive session will model how to set up a classroom inquiry into these difficult issues, creating space for diverse opinions while maintaining a compassionate and courageous dialogue. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of eugenics and immigration policies of the early 20th century, and their impact on contemporary issues of global migration.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Gayle Cole

Gayle Cole

Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves
I am never done learning, and always curious. Let's talk! We could discuss inquiry; critical thinking; blended and online learning; public and private schools; K-12; gifted education; special education; non-profits; professional development leadership; PBL; differentiation; SEL...If... Read More →



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTHI 219

10:30am

Introduction to PBL

How can we design effective and engaging Project Based experiences for students? Practice a design process for project-based learning. Highly interactive by design, this workshop balances work-time with engaging didactics, activities, facilitated discussions, protocols, and task review checkpoints. The session results in the ideation of a useable, peer-reviewed project-based experience participants will be able to actually facilitate in their classrooms.

Speakers
JV

Jaclyn Vasko

PBL Consulting & Thrive Public Schools
avatar for Mindy Ahrens

Mindy Ahrens

Principal, Sisu Academy
Mindy supports teachers and learners to co-design meaningful and relevant learning experiences in a supportive environment where girls can live and learn. She has a passion for blending Design Thinking, Personalization and Project Based Learning together to create hands-on, engaging... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 5

10:30am

Is My Change Initiative Working? How to Develop, Track, and Share a Suite of Measures to Learn About the Effectiveness of Your Reform on An Ongoing Basis

Educators, schools, and organizations often make changes to instruction, routines, programs, and curriculum without identifying the criteria to determine whether this change represents an improvement. This session is designed to give participants the tools to engage in a more deliberate process to determine whether changes are achieving the desired results on a continuous basis. Case studies from High Tech High improvement projects will be interwoven into the session to provide meaningful examples of how this process can work.

Specifically, participants will learn about how to develop a suite of measures to test whether a change initiative is working. How to track these measures and how to share this data on an ongoing basis with participants in the change initiative. Participants will learn how to use software tools that make the tracking and sharing of these measures efficient and at limited cost. Each participant will have the opportunity to apply this process to a planned or actual change initiative within their class, school, or organization as a way of exhibiting their learning. 

Speakers
BS

Ben Sanoff

High Tech High
Improvement Science Data Analyst, HTH GSE


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 208

10:30am

Island in the Storm - Creating and Sharing Tools, Strategies, and Roadmaps to Spread Equity Throughout Our Schools/Organizations

This workshop is for educators who are driven by equity and are already determined to interrupt oppressive systems that marginalize students based on race, ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation in our schools.  This experience will be built around educators who do not currently have strong support from their colleagues and leadership around these issues, and are struggling to take more action and get more people involved.

Speakers
avatar for Louie Montoya

Louie Montoya

K12 Lab Designer, dSchool
Louie's post-colonial studies opened his world to the power of stories to change systems. During his research, Louie was inspired by the voices of teachers, which led him into the classroom of a working-class middle school in Rhode Island. While substitute teaching, he was invigorated... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Business Innovation Factory



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 202

10:30am

Let's Build a Space Colony!

In this session, teachers will participate in a mini-PBL experience: designing their own space colony! This is based on a very successful semester-long project done by the facilitators with 11th graders at High Tech High. Session participants will use Design Thinking to go through a condensed version of the project, experiencing powerful Deeper Learning practices while also taking a step back with meta moments to talk about instructional strategies and PBL best practices in action. This will be a fun, creative, and collaborative session experiencing the power of PBL!

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Lohman

Jeff Lohman

Biology Teacher, High Tech High
Ask me about Mycology, Biology, Space Exploration, or tell me why you think Suicide Squad was not *the* worst DC movie ever made. I can geek out on just about anything. Try me ;)

Speakers
RW

Rusty Walker

Teacher - Humanities 11 & 12, High Tech High, San Diego, CA
HTH Humanities Teacher


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTHI 222

10:30am

Once You've Seen It, You Can't Unsee it! The Power of the Make-a-thon!

The objective of a Make-a-thon is to expose communities of learners from both education and industry to what deeper learning looks like and how it varies from traditional education practices. In a quote from a teacher, "Once you've seen it, you can't unsee it!"

In the morning of our Deep Dive, instructor Derek Runberg will run attendees through a crash course in writing code and electronic circuit design using the microbit which is a maker-board that lets designers connect and actuate mechanisms like LED lights, directional servos, and motors. This is a fast-paced, but extremely effective training session focused on hands-on learning. Teams will then be posted with a real-world challenge based on a human need and collaboratively design solutions combining technology and common craft supplies.

The afternoon is a sprint of making and problem solving wrapping up with an exhibition. Through this team exercise, attendees will need to critically think, collaborate and communicate ideas and in a short amount of time creatively solve their individual challenge.
In an ideal Make-a-thon, teams are comprised of a mix of adults and students working together modeling learning in the 21st century. We would like to encourage this kind of event as it can be replicated and easily adapted in communities with the goal of developing an innovative culture through clear connection between school and community or industry.

Outcomes:
Meaningful hands-on professional development - Teachers and community experience deeper learning from the perspective of a student resulting in reflection and bias toward action, designing learning activities that both challenge and meet the needs of today's learners. This experience demonstrates rigor and relevance across different learning styles and modalities through an authentic collaborative exercise.
In addition, community and industry partners experience collaboration with schools to create a more seamless experience between the real world and classroom leading to an agile and innovative culture for all.

For a visual please see our Make-a-thon video: 
https://youtu.be/j2Vf8QXIhyc

Moderators
avatar for Derek Runberg

Derek Runberg

Strategic Partnerships / Author / Educator, SparkFun Electronics, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie  Richardson

Jamie Richardson

Principal, LaCreole Middle School, Dallas, OR


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 10

10:30am

Place Based Storytelling Through Film

Participants in this deep dive will create short films about the ocean ecosystem in San Diego. We will use the bay access near the conference as well as the Sunset Cliffs area to learn about local ecosystems while kayaking, beach hiking, and learning a bit of the local history. Participants will then make a short film documenting their experience both exploring San Diego waterways and at the conference. We will share the films with other conference participants at the end of the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Delgado

Brian Delgado

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.


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 215

10:30am

R-E-S-P-E-C-T My Inner Mathematician!

What does it mean to be mathematical? And how do we create a learning environment that respects the individual brilliance of our students and brings out the inner mathematician in all of us? We will consider the intersectionality of culture, race, gender, and how these issues play out as we engage in mathematics. 

Speakers
avatar for Curtis Taylor

Curtis Taylor

6th Grade Math/Science, High Tech Middle Mesa
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... Read More →
avatar for Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Yekaterina Milvidskaia

Improvement Coach, High Tech High Graduate School of Ed
Yekaterina Milvidskaia is a Math specialist and improvement coach working within the Center for Research on Equity & Innovation. She coaches teachers that are part of the Mathematical Agency Improvement Community (MAIC), a network of 18 southern California schools working to abolish... Read More →



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 114

10:30am

School House Rhyme

Schoolhouse Rhyme is a teacher/student learning and engagement approach that utilizes Hip-Hop lyric writing as a way for students to explore and create life connections and understandings with academic concepts and subjects. Where Schoolhouse Rock presented education concepts via music and animation, Schoolhouse Rhyme challenges the students to create their own content and activities that highlight their learning and provides opportunities for others to learn based on their creations. Through Schoolhouse Rhyme the academic content becomes more tangible to the students and rhyming, which is a foundational Hip-Hop art, will be viewed as a scholarly and artistic endeavour.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy Jones

Timothy Jones

Chief Visionary Officer, HipHopEd
I am an educator, innovator and creator who specializes in Hip-Hop and Youth Development as a means to enhance student/teacher/parent engagement and learning. I moderate the weekly #HipHopEd twitter chat @therealhiphoped every Tuesday 9-10 pm EST. I believe that the critical analysis... Read More →



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 216

10:30am

Social Emotional Literacy: Learning is a Connection Project

How can we grow compassionate, creative, literate citizens who will improve our world? It all starts with connection. ​Learn how to create a climate and culture that makes all students feel safe and ready to learn. Leave with a deeper understanding of Social Emotional Literacy and why it is critical to connect students to each other and to academic content. Discover and explore an Enriched Literacy approach to learning that develops foundational literacy skills through supporting students' social emotional needs and providing authentic opportunities for applied learning. Experience and take away research-based strategies that will help you create a community of learners in your school.

Moderators
LR

Liz Remington

The Learning Alliance

Speakers
avatar for Debbi Arseneaux

Debbi Arseneaux

Professional Development Program Manager, The Learning Alliance
arts integration, early literacy, professional development, theatre, cultivating creativity, collective impact & system change - and whatever you're working on!



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 4

10:30am

The Chocolate Deep Dive

Participants explore the politics, history, geography, botany, and chemistry within the dangerous world of chocolate production. We will act as scientists and historians to make science and history come alive. Creating handmade chocolate and a comprehensive guide for chocolate lovers everywhere, participants delve into compelling text, and taste new and exciting chocolates all while unpacking strategies, protocols, and practices that support deeper 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. Her experiential marketing work includes producing key events (Better World Day, National Conference Plenary Sessions) for EL Education. Jessica also manages Models of Excellence, the world's largest collection... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 123

10:30am

The Harbor Freight Fellows Initiative: A New Form of Apprenticing for Youth in the Trades

The session will explore the opportunities for our youth in the 21st century world of the trades. We will examine the economic, personal, and entrepreneurial rewards available for youth for whom working with hands and mind is a preferred post secondary path. Our attendees will separate into two groups to visit two real world sites: one will visit a union apprentice program, and the other a small sole proprietor business. We will explore the unique culture of tradespersons, and the impact the trades can have on youth who have struggled in school and in life through two videos: "Wilshire Grand" which looks at the iron workers constructing a high rise in Los Angeles, and "Second Chances" which describes a very successful trades-based program for working with incarcerated youth. Our attendees will be challenged to examine the barriers that exist for youth interested in the trades in many high schools, and how schools can be restructured to both elevate the status of trades bound youth, and maximize their skills and personal development. The lens will be a unique Harbor Freight Tools for Schools/Big Picture Learning program, the "Harbor Freight Fellows Initiative" that provides material support to schools to support real world learning for trades oriented students. We will examine the leadership qualities that are necessary to fully realize an effective program. We will also examine alternative measures of student success that are more closely aligned to real world outcomes than schools currently are using. Our attendees will map the possible measures they can take at their own schools to transform the lives of their trades bound students.

Moderators
CP

Charlie Plant

Coordinator Harbor Freight Fellows Initiative, Big Picture Learning
The trades as a path to a fulfilling life . . . . . and Leo Kottke.

Speakers
avatar for Elliot Washor

Elliot Washor

Co-Founder Big Picture School, Big Picture Learning


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 206

10:30am

Use Your Voice: Designing Wearable Art to Ignite Activism

Activists can start at any age to make a difference in their communities. How can we reach people in our lives to encourage ongoing conversations about activism? Experience a “project slice” combining social justice and engineering design principles. You will research activists that inspire you, learn about jewelry design, and create your own prototype using creative maker tools such as a laser cutter, metal stamping, and beading. Elementary students who completed the project last year will be on hand to serve as expert advisers! Using the framework of a 1st grade Kid Activist project, let’s create wearable art to inspire others to appreciate the contributions of our diverse community of activists who broke the mold to fight for what is right. Stand up and make your voice heard!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Sheelen

Matt Sheelen

2nd Grade Teacher, High Tech Elementary Chula Vista
Passionate about improving and innovating PBL in elementary schools. I want to see if we can make social justice and equity integrated parts of every project, not just an add-on. Also, I perform & teach improv and use it everyday in the classroom!
avatar for Zoë Randall

Zoë Randall

TK-12 STEAM Resource Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Zoë is a positive and enthusiastic educator. She loves to spark creativity in others and help them discover their passions. Zoë is currently co-leading a district-wide STEAM initiative at the San Diego Unified School District, working with Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 2

10:30am

Using Models of Beautiful Work

For students to be inspired about what is possible and clear about what quality looks like, no verbal explanation or assessment rubric can replace the power of a beautiful model. Just walking around High Tech High schools is a testament to the inspiration of great student work. We will spend the day digging into the world's largest collection of beautiful student work, collected over 40 years from schools across America, and discuss how to use student work models to elevate teaching and learning. In particular, we will analyze project work and writing, and through investigation, practice and videos of classrooms, discuss how to use models to cultivate a school culture of critique, revision, and craftsmanship.

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... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 115

10:30am

Using the Community as the Classroom: Community-Based Projects for Real World Learning

During this session, attendees will identify authentic learning goals for their students, map their community ecosystem, and begin to craft learning experiences that utilize community to foster “now-ready” learning and opportunities for civic engagement. Attendees will evaluate aspirations, goals, and values with a focus on developing equity and accounting for various levels of privilege. These goals and aspirations will be used to drive community-based PBLs that focus on actionable skills and habits as outcomes along with content.

After they’ve spent ample time mapping their goals and aspirations, they will spend time mapping their community stakeholders, which help them take note of the beneficiaries, allies, resource providers, opponents, and influential bystanders. This phase will help participants think critically about various types of partnerships and learning experiences as well as diverse needs that the community may have. Each relevant stakeholder – whether it’s the local economic development association as an ally or a community expert as an influential bystander – gets mapped on the ecosystem map with a special nod to what skills, resources, and knowledge they may bring to the table.

Once participants they have filled their stakeholder map, we will begin to look at possible constellations that could make for meaningful learning experiences. Each constellation represents a different project idea that combines the needs and assets of various partners to engage students in a real-world learning experience. While the project ideas will undoubtedly be actionable, the goal is less about creating one perfect idea. Instead, the goal is to imagine potential collaborations, map several community-based constellations, and begin to understand the creative intersections and unlimited possibilities in one’s community and how these intersections can lead to more authentic learning opportunities.

Attendees will leave with authentic maps of their personal communities created through rapid iteration with feedback loops and will analyze different roles various community members can play in the development of learning and action. While the community maps will be authentic and individualized for action, they will be the product of collaboration and intentional focus on diverse environmental impact. 

Moderators
avatar for Grant Knowles

Grant Knowles

Normal Park Museum Magnet School, Chattanooga, TN

Speakers
avatar for Elyse Burden

Elyse Burden

CEO, Real World Scholars
Elyse Burden is the co-founder of Real World Scholars, a nonprofit organization supporting real-world learning experiences for young people around the country through entrepreneurship and creative problem-solving. Since the organization was founded in 2014, Elyse has been working... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 203

10:30am

We Want In: Embracing Inclusion in Our Policies and Practices

Traditionally, students with disabilities have been relegated to more rote learning experiences. This is in large part due to adult biases on what students with disabilities can learn and do.  Nevertheless, our students with disabilities will enter the same economy and society as their peers and that economy and society demands them to demonstrate deeper learning. Research shows that—with the right accommodations—this group can engage in the same learning as their peers without disabilities.  Furthermore, the great majority of students with disabilities spend the great majority of their time in general education classrooms.  Leaving students with disabilities out of the deeper learning conversation is thus as practically infeasible as it is morally unjust. Our session will identify concrete actions educators, administrators, and local policymakers can take to ensure deeper learning is implemented with equity and inclusion at the fore.  Over the course of the last year, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has embarked on a bold project to identify ways students with disabilities can be fully engaged in deeper learning experiences. Because this engagement requires significant changes in norms and practices, we initially focused on charter schools that were experimenting in engaging their students with disabilities in deeper learning.   We are now exploring what the implications of our recommendations are in traditional, non-charter public schools. Specifically, our goal for attendees is to understand practices that facilitate inclusive deeper learning experiences; know what policies and structures enable and inhibit these practices; and what actions they, their administrators, and their school boards must take to make the practices more likely. 

Speakers
AP

Ace Parsi

National Center for Learning Disabilities


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTM 7

10:30am

We’re Acting Up! Refreshing Student-Centered Principles with an Eye on Equity

*Please bring a WiFi-enabled device to the session! Too often classrooms replicate rather than overcome society’s oppressive structures. This is the world as it is. This is true even in student-centered learning environments. How, then, do we create and facilitate learning environments that help us move away from the world as it is and toward the world as it should be? This workshop will support participants to think about how to reclaim student-centered learning environments as places of deeper liberation, love, and learning. Inspired by research about the pedagogy of teacher activism and supporting teachers to develop anti-racist philosophies and practice, the session will have three parts: 1) using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to engage with Gloria Anzaldúa’s ideas of “choques” and “la facultad” in the context of student-centered learning principles in practice; 2) deepening our engagement with Theatre of the Oppressed to imagine the kinds of change that allow all students to flourish; and 3) applying these learnings to the current revamp of the Students at the Center principles (https://studentsatthecenterhub.org/interactive-framework/).

Moderators
avatar for Keith Catone

Keith Catone

Executive Director, Center for Youth & Community Leadership in Education (CYCLE)
Keith Catone is the executive director of the Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education (CYCLE) at Roger Williams University, which was launched in November 2017. Previously, he served as Associate Director for Community Organizing and Engagement at the Annenberg Institute... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca E. Wolfe

Rebecca E. Wolfe

AVP, Students at the Center, JFF



Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 207

10:30am

Wired / ReWired: The Neuroscience of “The Brain On Bias” and What to Do About It.

Dive into empathy work and get ready to do experiments ON YOURSELF to better understand the neuroscience of the brain on bias. Hint: We ALL have implicit bias - our brains are wired for it. Learn what can be done to overcome the brain’s wiring in favor of implicit bias. Participants will demonstrate their understanding of the neuroscience of implicit bias with by creating a bias cleanse plan that puts into play research-based strategies for reducing implicit bias on our shared quest for equity. Participants will review and discuss resources, perspectives, personal experiences and research on implicit bias, including what it is, how to self-identify implicit bias, how to overcome it, how to talk about it and how to cope with it.

Speakers
avatar for Charity Allen

Charity Allen

President & Founder, PBL Consulting
Charity is a creative leader focused on equity and innovation in education.   She has years of experience as a passionate educator, consultant, leadership coach, school designer, and professional development designer and facilitator.  She is slightly fanatical about Deeper Learning... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTHI 124

10:30am

Write a Play in a Day! Telling our Social Justice Stories

This session is designed for folks who have never before written a play. Participants will be grouped into writing teams, and then will learn about the narrative storytelling structure, will explore questions about equity and education, in those teams will write an original one-act play, and have their play performed live by a company of professional actors. Bring your laptop and we'll take it from there!

Moderators
avatar for Jessica Mele

Jessica Mele

Program Officer for the Performing Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Jessica Mele is a Program Officer in Performing Arts at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She manages a diverse portfolio of grants, with a particular focus on arts education policy and advocacy. Previously, Jessica was executive director at Performing Arts Workshop, an arts... Read More →

Speakers
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Marc Chun

Marc Chun has done lots of writing. He wrote tuition checks for a BS and three MAs and a PhD; he wrote letters home to Mom to keep paying all those tuition checks; he wrote a column for the Stanford University student newspaper; he wrote a doctoral dissertation; he wrote curricula... Read More →


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 129

10:30am

You Say You Want a Revolution: Spread and Scale with Share Your Learning

You’re already a badass designer of student-centered learning.  Now what?  We are looking for leaders to spread the national movement to change the way we look at student achievement and the way students experience school!  This sessions equips participants to run their own professional development so that teachers all over the country provide opportunities for students to share their learning with an audience beyond the classroom.  Whether it’s running a PD in your own school or a larger event, we’ll give you tools and ongoing support to spread exhibitions, student-led conferences, and presentations of learning!  We are looking for revolutionary educators who want to extend their influence beyond their classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Mari Lim Jones

Mari Lim Jones

Project Co-director Deeper Learning Hub, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
I'm an elementary educator turned large scale-change maker. Engaging students in work that matters and changing their self-perception is my jam, and I want to work with others to transform the school experience for young people.


Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
HTE 111

12:30pm

Lunch
HERB-ROASTED CHICKEN (gluten-free, nut-free)
ITALIAN SAUSAGE with PEPPERONATA (gluten-free)
FARM SALAD mission dried figs, goat cheese, candied walnuts, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette (vegetarian, gluten-free)
CAESAR SALAD parmesan, croutons, caesar dressing (vegetarian)
WHITE BEAN & ARUGULA SALAD (vegan, gluten-free)
ROASTED HEIRLOOM CARROTS
CHARRED BROCCOLINI calabrian chili, garlic breadcrumbs
SIDES: BUTTERED PASTA / PESTO PASTA
DESSERTS



Thursday March 28, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
HTH Gym & HTM

4:30pm

Deep Dive Exhibition
One of the highlights of DL2019 is Deep Dive Day. The Deep Dive Day ends with an all-conference exhibition. Just like in schools, we want attendees to produce an artifact of their learning and share their learning with others beyond their session.
In your Deep Dive, you’ll be producing an artifact that you will share with a public audience.  Your exhibition is an opportunity to curate a space and present your learning with others. You will take on both the role of presenter where you share you learning in the process (successes, challenges, aha moments) and the role of audience member where you will actively listen to presenters, ask questions, and engage across a range of exhibition spaces.

Thursday March 28, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
HTE, HTHI, & HTM

6:00pm

Shadow and Share Shindig

Two tremendous campaigns, "The Shadow a Student Challenge" and "Share Your Learning" request the honor of your presence at our "Shadow and Share Shindig" social hour at Soda & Swine from 6:00 -7:30pm on Thursday, March 28. We believe student voice and empathy for the student experience is essential in transforming education and moving toward a more equitable. In this shindig we will commune over culinary delights, banter over beautiful beverages, and connect with courageous colleagues about how to transform education! See you there!

Thursday March 28, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Soda & Swine 2750 Dewey Rd #104, San Diego, CA 92106

6:00pm

What's Your Project?

Join us for a drinks and snacks to celebrate the launch of PBLWorks, the new brand name for the Buck Institute for Education. We also have excellent SWAG for those of you willing to answer our query:  What's Your Project?

Thursday March 28, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station 2816 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
 
Friday, March 29
 

6:30am

Optional: PBL: Paddle Boarding with Bob Lenz
Join @pblbob (aka Bob Lenz, Executive Director of PBLWorks) for a morning stand up paddling session!

We will paddle around the bay, connect & dream up high quality project ideas!

There will be 25 paddle boards available. First-come, first out on the water. Find a friend and take turns paddling around the bay.

You must complete the online waiver prior to arrival!
https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/580e8391b6ff8/web/

Friday March 29, 2019 6:30am - 7:15am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

6:30am

Optional: Morning Brain Crunches
Stop by the Puzzles & Games station to make some new friends & get your brain warmed up for the day! 



Friday March 29, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

Optional: Running with Ron & Friends!
Ron Berger will greet all runners and walkers to suggest routes. Groups will get organized based on desired distance and speeds. Runners and walkers welcome! Run, sweat, and build a culture of craftsmanship!

Meet in the Courtyard Marriott lobby.

Friday March 29, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am

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

Meet on the lawn outside the pool area at the Marriott. Bring a towel. Limited mats available.

Friday March 29, 2019 6:30am - 7:30am
Courtyard Marriott

8:00am

Breakfast
ASSORTED FRESH-BAKED MINI PASTRIES (croissants, danish, bagels)
SOFT-COOKED EGGS
HOT OATMEAL BAR served with Cinnamon, Honey, Dried Coconut, Dried Fruits
BELGIAN CREPES (blueberry / chocolate / apple), compote, syrup
ASSORTED YOGURTS
SLICED FRUIT PLATTERS + WHOLE FRUITS


Friday March 29, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
HTH Gym

8:00am

Make Your Own DL Shirt & DL Swag Bags
No Sign-in Required:  Drop in!

Two student-run businesses will be selling student-designed shirts! DL2019 shirts will also be available that can be customized with a quote for $12-$15. Get the swag to prove you were here!

Come get your DL swag bag! Included in the uniquely designed bag is a copy of: The movie Most Likely to Succeed, the book What Schools Could Be by Ted Dintersmith, White Folks Who Teach in the Hood (and the rest of Y'all Too) by Chris Emdin, The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande, as well as soap from the Wicked Soap Company and Lip Balm from SD Lip Balm- two High Tech High student-run businesses. All for the low price of $50 ($160 value).

Friday March 29, 2019 8:00am - 1:00pm
HTM Commons

8:30am

Deep Dive Den: Izadora McGawley and Ana Almaida Ammaral
Izadora McGawley is a senior at High Tech High Chula Vista.  She has been an active member of her project-based learning community since she began at HTH in the 6th grade.  She immediately became involved in the High Tech High student ambassador program and got to share her strong beliefs in what her school was doing to promote equity amongst their students and teachers.  As a sophomore in high school, she felt that one thing that was lacking in her progressive educational experience was culturally responsive curriculum.  With her two closest friends she founded High Tech High’s first ethnic studies class.  She has been teaching and facilitating a faculty approved ethnic studies elective since then and is now working with other educators to find ways to implement more permanent structures for culturally responsive pedagogy and ethnic studies within the High Tech High organization.
Iza is a proud 17 year old woman of mixed heritage with roots in the San Diego Chican@x community.  From the love and support she was given by her family and community leaders, she is now able to feel empowered in her identity.  She hopes and feels obligated to spread this feeling of pride and empowerment to other young people of color as they work together in navigating the pursuit of social and personal progress.

Ana De Almeida Amaral is a senior and student activist at High Tech High Chula Vista. As a 10th grader, she co-founded the first Ethnic Studies course on her campus and continues to teach it as a completely student-run elective. Ana's advocacy is inspired by her belief of using education to promote cultural and racial solidarity to end systemic oppression. Ana believes all students have the right to the empowerment that an Ethnic Studies class provides and advocates for it throughout the HTH organization.

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 Izadora McGawley

Izadora McGawley

High Tech High Chula Vista
Izadora McGawley is a senior at High Tech High Chula Vista.  She has been an active member of her project-based learning community since she began at HTH in the 6th grade.  She immediately became involved in the High Tech High student ambassador program and got to share her strong... Read More →
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Ana De Almeida Amaral

High Tech High Chula Vista, Chula Vista, CA
Ana De Almeida Amaral is a senior and student activist at High Tech High Chula Vista. As a 10th grader, she co-founded the first Ethnic Studies course on her campus and continues to teach it as a completely student-run elective. Ana's advocacy is inspired by her belief of using education... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
HTM Studio

8:30am

Leadership Den: Jeff Heyck-Williams and Carolina Riveros-Ruenes
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim May in frank conversations about the challenges of leading to close opportunity gaps.

This talk will feature Jeff Heyck-Williams and Carolina Riveros-Ruenes, staff members of the Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.

Jeff Heyck-Williams is a founder and the director of curriculum and instruction at Two Rivers Public Charter School. He has led work around project-based learning, creating school cultures that learn and love math, and teaching and assessing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Carolina is an English Language Arts Teacher at Two Rivers Middle School.

Speakers
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Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.
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Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
avatar for Jeff Heyck-Williams

Jeff Heyck-Williams

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Two Rivers Public Charter School
As director of curriculum and instruction at Two Rivers Public Charter School, a credentialed EL Education school, I have led work around project-based learning, creating school cultures that embrace learning and loving math, and teaching and assessing critical thinking and problem-solving... Read More →
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Carolina Riveros-Ruenes

Middle School English Teacher, Two Rivers Public Charter School
People should talk to me about:- Thinking Routines- Crew- Equity- All things ELA related!


Friday March 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
HTM Drama

8:30am

Create & Make: Carve Stamps
Drop-in!

Stamp carving may look intimidating, but it is super easy to do! Participants will engage in a design/making process in order to complete a mini project that was originally conducted by middle school students in a maker class. Participants will create a custom made stamp that represents their individualism and uniqueness. They will also learn about linoleum rubber and how to use basic carving tools.

Friday March 29, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
HTE 1st floor

8:30am

Create & Make: Lasercutting
Drop-in!

A laser cutter uses a beam of light the width of a human hair to cut, engrave and shape designs from a variety of materials. No matter your skill level, it is easy to bring your design ideas to life. Spend a few minutes (or a few hours!) creating the perfect piece. See your finished print in minutes!

Friday March 29, 2019 8:30am - 10:30am
HTM Commons

9:00am

Belonging Matters: Using Continuous Improvement to Create Equitable Learning Environments for Students
At EL Education and Equal Opportunity Schools, we believe that students’ sense of belonging is foundational to student success. In EL Education, students’ sense of belonging in Crew - our advisory structure - drives students’ participation in deeper learning activities, specifically their willingness communicate ideas and collaborate with others, and their sense of personal investment or self-direction in contributing to the culture of Crew. At EOS we work to ensure historically underserved students’ have equal access to, and opportunities to succeed in, academically intense high school programs like Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). Messages that students will or won’t or do or don’t belong in these classes function to mitigate or perpetuate systemic issues around access and achievement in AP or IB courses. In both of these instances, sense of belonging is especially critical for students from underserved communities - and serves as a powerful focus area for teachers and leaders to promote as an engine for more equitable outcomes.

Together, our organizations ask:
Question #1: How can we support leaders and teachers in transforming their learning environments to be more responsive to students’ belonging, especially for underserved students?
Question #2: How can we shift adult mindsets around equity to emphasize the responsibility of the learning environment (teachers, leaders, climate) and student assets?

In this session, both organizations will engage participants in hands-on learning activities that include: analysis of a student Crew belonging survey to lift up disparities/questions; investigation of student and staff perspectives on belonging along a school pipeline to and through an AP experience; application of continuous improvement to consider and test change ideas to address inequities; and, opportunities for session participants to consider how they might transfer learning to test in their own contexts.

Speakers
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Adam Kay

Equal Opportunity Schools
avatar for Meg Riordan

Meg Riordan

Director of External Research, EL Education
Meg Riordan, Ph.D., is the Director or External Research at EL Education, a K-12 non-profit organization partnered with more than 150 schools, serving 4,000 teachers and 53,000 students in 31 states. She was in the inaugural Deeper Learning Equity Fellows cohort. Prior to her current... Read More →



Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 215

9:00am

Building Bridges for Change by Blending SEL with Academics
When social-emotional learning is integrated into the curriculum, it sets the stage for each child to truly tap into their creativity. Innovation thrives in schools when students and teachers feel safe to take risks. In this workshop, we will introduce the Six Seconds EQ Model and the Synapse HEARTS Model, with a particular focus on the competencies most important for project-based learning and educating change makers. The goal of this workshop is to provide insights into how SEL, and academics can be fully integrated into a PBL curriculum.

We will share examples of projects and curricular construction tools from Synapse that reflect and support the mission and vision of our school. In the interactive portion, participants will work together in small groups, using the tools provided to construct project scaffolds and design interdisciplinary, integrated projects and lessons. We will conclude the workshop by leading participants in a reflection on how these models and tools can be used in their schools.

Moderators
SS

Stephanie Seto

Senior Director of Middle School, Synapse School

Speakers
KM

Katie Morgan

Director of Teaching & Learning, Synapse School
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Liz Davis

Assistant Head of School, Synapse School
Assistant Head of School, Synapse School


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 221

9:00am

Cannonballing Into the Proficiency Pool! Leveraging Student Choice Playlists and Transferable Skills Digital Badging to Place Students in Charge of Their Own Learning
Why dip your toes, when you can dive in? This interactive workshop will provide resources and reflections on creating a culture of student centered learning within your classroom. No time to reinvent the wheel? You don’t have to! From proficiency playlist design, to leveraging student designed Digital Badging of transferable skills, the workshop will focus on the design elements that provide student voice and choices in their own learning, increasing agency within the classroom. We will address differentiation for all student abilities, and the possibilities for formative assessment opportunities to track learning along the journey. Attendees will have the opportunity to backwards design their thinking about curriculum, student reflection, teacher feedback, and how a focus on skill development can lead to interdisciplinary connections that take down the walls within schools.

Speakers
avatar for Noah Hurlburt

Noah Hurlburt

Science Educator, Greater Rutland Central SU
Proficiency based and student centered classrooms, digital playlist curricular designs to create student independence, authentic assessment to encourage student voice and choice, classroom mindfulness


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 123

9:00am

Creating Deeper Learning Environments for (Design) Teams
Pivot Learning’s Beyond High School Initiative is a collaborative design process that helps schools transform their learning environments to ensure students are engaging in deeper learning so that they have the opportunity to succeed in college and career. We believe that to create opportunities for deeper learning for students, we need to also create opportunities for deeper learning for adults. This belief got us questioning: What does deeper learning for (design) teams we work with look like?

This introduction to Pivot Learning’s Beyond High School Initiative's approach will provide participants with an understanding of how they can begin to integrate design thinking, growth culture and equity into their school culture and teams to design or redesign deeper learning environments for students and adults.
Our change design model leverages the design process that allows participants to identify core problems of practice from the user perspective and set parameters for solutions. Our emphasis on people and team development gives diverse teams the space to develop and test potential solutions, iteratively engaging stakeholders while also supporting them in growing as a deliberately developmental team i.e a team focused on adult development and equity. By employing a culture which embraces both growth and equity lenses when addressing root causes, studying the current context, understanding the user experience and suspending judgment to allow space for creative ideas and solutions, this design process goes beyond the “normal” design or inquiry cycles.

During the session, participants will learn about our change design process and will engage in a design cycle to address a dilemma around their (design) team to understand how to leverage the design process in conjunction with growth culture and an equity lens to build a deliberately developmental (design) team. As such, we strongly encourage participants to attend the workshop in teams.

Moderators
avatar for Robert Curtis

Robert Curtis

Vice President Education Programs, Pivot Learning
I recently joined Pivot Learning as Vice President for Education Programs in October 2018. I am interested in educational justice and creating learning environments where both adults and students can flourish. I have extensive experience working nationally with school, district... Read More →

Speakers
JP

Jignasha Pandya

Pivot Learning Partners


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 219

9:00am

Cultivating Equity and Engagement through The Danielson Framework for Teaching
This session describes the essential aspects of a teacher’s responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and research from Charlotte Danielson that ultimately improve student equity and engagement. The session will highlight the complexity of teaching and how educators can develop a clear path to excellent teaching.This complex nature of teaching is divided into 22 components clustered into 4 domains: Planning and Preparation, The Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities. Throughout the session, we will use case studies, rubrics, and collaborative discussions to help educators hone their implementation of equity and engagement in the classroom.

1. Participants will analyze the structure of the Framework for Teaching by explaining key words and phrases from each domain that represents equity for all students and bridges cohesiveness between school-wide initiatives.

2. Participants will learn how to effectively apply strategies that support how to create an environment of respect and rapport, establish culture for learning, and organize physical space.

3. Participants will participate in student engagement activities across content areas that demonstrate how to communicate with students, demonstrate flexibility and responsive, and engage students in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Manager of Special Projects, The Danielson Group



Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 208

9:00am

Design! Connect! Go!: Leveraging Design Thinking and Art-Based Partnerships for Connected Project Based Learning (PBL)
During this session, we will push participants to think deeply about how to engage students, convey disciplinary content, and ensure equitable collaboration in groups. Session attendees will participate in a hands-on design thinking process to develop a curriculum that is rigorous, relevant, and accessible for all students. Participants will explore connected learning, an inquiry-based approach assessment framework for competency-based learning. We will invite participants into the exciting PBL and design thinking approach being used at The U School in conjunction with the Project-Based Learning (PBL) Certificate Program at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Members of The U School Humanities department will share examples of arts-based partnerships we have leveraged in our curriculum over the past 4 years, from Moore College of Art and Design to the Mural Arts Program to Opera Philadelphia. At the beginning of the workshop, we’ll do a network map together to explore potential art based and community partnerships (digital and non-digital). Participants will complete design-sprints to outline and prototype PBL projects that could be used in competency-based or digital portfolio methods in order to help students become effective curators of their own learning. Participants will leave this session with a network map of community partners, a template for a design-thinking approach to unit design, and an outline for a unit to be implemented in their own learning environment.

Find the link to the slide Deck at https://tinyURL.com/y3bmd7be   And/OR  Register on CurioLearning to access resources from the presentation https://mailchi.mp/curiolearning/signup

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Reed

Samuel Reed

Founding Humanities Educator, U School
Samuel Reed III, M.Ed, MBA, is an educator, blogger, and social entrepreneur. His passion includes arts in education, media literacy and understanding youth culture. Reed teaches students to Read, Write and Make Sense of the World at the U School in Philadelphia and has been a correspondent... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 217

9:00am

Essential Guidance for Essential Questions: How do we craft guiding questions for the classroom that move students from inquiry to impact?
With the XQ learner goals in mind, participants will collaboratively design content-aligned “big questions” that will stimulate students’ curiosity for content acquisition and investigation. Using a simple, free app for facilitating Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLEs), participants and their groups will understand and experience how to use “big questions” as the foundation of inquiry-based instruction to develop deeper learners. This session will help teachers get started to write their own driving or BIG question. Participants will leave with 3-5 created quality questions that are aligned to multiple high-quality standards-aligned questions that reflect the learner outcomes.

Speakers
FW

Fernando Wagner

Advisor, New Harmony High


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 202

9:00am

Experiments, Explorations and Entrepreneurship: Making More of the Math Classroom
Math is more than just numbers on a worksheet. It can be beautiful, fun and inspirational! In this active learning session, educators will explore building a student-run business as a way to enhance the math curriculum in any grade level classroom. With help from San Diego-based nonprofit Real World Scholars, two teachers have transformed their math classrooms into successful businesses that are giving back to the community and solving real world problems.
Participants in this active learning session will hear from two EdCorps founders in their second year of facilitating student-run businesses. These two unique perspectives will allow the attendees to cultivate ideas and share real-world problems their own students can solve.
Collaboration plays a major role in the deeper learning process. One of the most challenging aspects of collaboration is finding like-minded individuals who share a purpose. Brooke and Amy have been connected through EdCorps, even though they are thousands of miles apart. They will share their journey and help others generate ideas, explore resources, and build relationships that could transform classrooms around the world.

Moderators
avatar for Brooke Tobia

Brooke Tobia

Teacher, Carlsbad Unified
Brooke Tobia has over ten years of teaching experience within the fields of Mathematics, Science and English. She specializes in project based learning, student self-assessment, and innovation within the classroom. Brooke is currently part of Calavera Hills Middle School’s Math... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy Brownlee

Amy Brownlee

Seventh Grade Integrated Mathematics Teacher, Lausanne Collegiate School
Twitter: @abrownlee79 AR/VR in education, Entrepreneurship, STEAM & Tech integration!



Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 129

9:00am

Facing the Fear of Public Speaking: Cultivating Confident Young Speakers in the Classroom
Communication is how we express who we are, speak up for what we care about, and connect with others, which is why it must be cultivated at an early age. Unfortunately, many young people have experiences that lead to learned anxiety around public speaking and send the message that they are not good speakers. When some youth voices are silenced by personal fears or perceived as less important by others, it is virtually impossible to truly foster inclusion in the schools and communities we serve.

AnnMarie Baines of public speaking non-profit, The Practice Space, draws upon years of ethnographic research with youth and their families to share key findings and methods for building youth confidence around public speaking. Her work offers strategies for creating safe, inclusive experiences that promote youth confidence and help them practice everyday communication skills that enable them to speak up and be heard. In this session, participants will be introduced to common sources of social anxiety for students of different ages and how to create inclusive environments where everyone can find their voice. Participants will engage in hands-on public speaking exercises that they can use to model with students to help young people share their learning, make their work public, and listen to diverse experiences. This session will end by exploring ways to help students take their voices beyond the classroom to engage in consequential, powerful dialogue in their schools and communities.

Speakers
avatar for AnnMarie Baines

AnnMarie Baines

Executive Director, The Practice Space
Find me to discuss elevating underrepresented voices (especially youth voice), developing oral communication and public speaking skills, advancing inclusive education, and building partnerships that strengthen people's ability to advocate for themselves in their communities.


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 208

9:00am

Hands On Humanities: An Adaptable Project-Build in the Humanities Classroom
Our Memorial Park Project provides a rich opportunity for cross-disciplinary learning and assessment while developing students’ abilities to reflect meaningfully on their work. In this practical session, teachers will walk away with everything they need to adapt this project to their curriculum: from project exemplars to sample video journals, from pacing guides to rubrics. Using one school’s experience as a model, participants will begin crafting a plan to implement a project to ‘memorialize’ learning that fits the unique needs of their students, curriculum, and school. Participants will prototype the project by personalizing their experience to fit their program goals. Facilitators will provide the entire unit and offer guidance while teachers brainstorm, prototype, and reflect. By the end of the workshop, participants will be well-armed to go forth and implement this project as a part of the deeper learning culture!

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Mendez

Kathy Mendez

Humanities Faculty, Greenwich High School Innovation Lab
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Courtney Hawes

Humanities Faculty, Greenwich High School Innovation Lab



Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 206

9:00am

How to Foster Dialogical, Digital and Deeper Learning?
Design your teaching and learning!

The aim of the session is to experience learning design principles for deeper learning outcomes. The design is based on the latest results of deeper learning studies in teacher education in Finland. The session will familiarize participants with a new DDD pedagogical model (Dialogical, Digital and Deep learning activity). The model emphasize through deeper learning orientation: self-paced, authentic, dialogical and collaborative knowledge construction in diverse digital environments. This session gives to you 6 Design Principles (DP´s) to revise your deep learning design practices.

You as a participant will enhance practice-led knowledge of deeper learning design, and will discover
a) how to design competence based learning processes which promote deep learning,
b) how to support social learning process with dialogical methods,
c) how to support dialogical collaborative knowledge construction, and
d) how to make deeper learning activities more transparent and open to evaluation.

In the session, you will will experience the power of dialogical participation through methods exercises.

The digitization of work and learning challenges us to facilitate a change in the learning culture towards deeper learning processes.

Speakers
avatar for Sanna Ruhalahti

Sanna Ruhalahti

Teacher educator, HAMK School of Professional Teacher Education (Finland)
I´m a doctoral candidate at University of Lapland (Faculty of Education) and I work as a teacher educator. My passion is learning design which promotes dialogical knowledge construction in a learning communities towards to deep learning outcomes.



Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 127

9:00am

I Like To Move It, Move It (In Math)!
Use kinesthetic movement to make math engaging and effective! This interactive class uses brain science to show you fun math games and strategies that will keep students excited and increase critical thinking/working memory. Teachers will learn how to provide equity for ALL students through making math active. Walk away w/ activities you can use tomorrow! Best for elementary educators.

Copy and paste the link to open the resource folder: (includes slides) 
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ymwuChdwqumc9PTntLS7ZvBOm5NZSEwU

Speakers
avatar for Iris Van Dyke

Iris Van Dyke

Las Virgenes USD
Iris Van Dyke is an elementary teacher who is passionate about making her classroom a safe, supportive and equitable environment for all students. She creates engaging and rigorous lessons to build critical thinking skills in meaningful and relevant ways. Iris uses research to develop... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 215

9:00am

Invisible Bias, Visible Experiences: Let’s Check Ourselves!
As we navigate our identities as educators, we must examine our biases. In this interactive workshop, educators will start by listening and reflecting on experiences having to do with implicit bias. They will then craft their own equity moment narrative in the context of a time when they have felt misunderstood. They will also analyze moments in history where bias shaped the way events were portrayed answering, “Which past events, individuals, or ideologies contributed to the biases that shaped our experiences?”  By the end, they will be able to draft a storyline connecting their narratives to each others’ and to relevant history. We will provide examples and resources for how to do this in your classroom.

Speakers
AF

Andrea Frias

Teacher, High Tech High


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 217

9:00am

Making Space For -- And Making Use Of -- Student Language Within Math Performance Assessment
Though we know mathematics content learning and language learning happen together, we don’t always know how to leverage the language students produce as a resource for all students. In this workshop, we explore routines for generating and using student language in collaborative sense-making during mathematics activities. We will focus on routines designed to give students a purpose in attending to -- and making use of -- the language and ideas of their peers. The routines are grounded in four design principles for mathematics curriculum developed by SCALE and Understanding Language at Stanford University in collaboration with Illustrative Mathematics, and extended by Envision Learning Partners. You will have an opportunity to adapt a math task -- or an interdisciplinary task -- to try with your own students; if this sounds like fun, bring a task to share with colleagues and we'll adapt it together.

Moderators
JM

Jim Malamut

Envision Learning Partners

Speakers
MJ

Marjorie Johnson

Vice Principal, Impact Academy of Arts & Technology, Hayward, CA
VD

Vinci Daro

Envision Learning Partners


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 108

9:00am

Meeting Students Where They Are: What Does Competency-Based, Self-Paced Learning Actually Look Like In My Classroom?
By examining various “signature” competency frameworks, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the elements at play in teaching and learning subject or classroom competencies. While rotating through learning stations, participants will probe effective pedagogical tenets and assessments of competency-based learning to establish equitable learning environments, especially for students with different learning strengths and challenges. After a culminating Table Talk activity, participants will leave with (and commit to) competency-based learning practices and strategies that ensure all students have the opportunity to accelerate and deepen their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Deion Jordan

Deion Jordan

Dean of High Expectations, Crosstown High
Deion Jordan currently serves as the Dean of High Expectations and teaches English Language Arts at an XQ Super School, Crosstown High School in Memphis, TN. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Connecticut College. Deion believes that learning is a mutual exchange between pedagogue... Read More →
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Samantha Stiles

Teacher, Crosstown High
I love investigating different ways to engage students in texts and classroom discussions through personalized learning plans.
avatar for Angela Stepancic

Angela Stepancic

Educational Designer, reDesign



Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 218

9:00am

Our Most Powerful Tool to Transform Education is Hiding in Corporate America: Leveraging the Agile Mindset to Drive Deeper Learning
"I am totally vested in Agile and I see gains in students when following Agile principles."

Mark Matson, Iowa BIG Teacher



As the pace of technological advancement increased at an unprecedented rate over the last several decades, the complexity of the accompanying problems began to outstrip the capability of many organizations’ processes and the mindsets supporting them. In response, groups of grass roots thought workers began experiments with unconventional new ways of thinking about how to solve these problems, and the Agile mindset was born.

Flash forward to the present, where the Agile mindset has allowed companies to stay competitive in a world where change is the only constant, demand for continuous evolution of products and services is the de facto expectation, and high-functioning, collaborative teams are must-haves. Agile solves problems and creates opportunity by encouraging small, safe iterations of work with robust feedback. One primary focus?  Learning as quickly as possible. Why should this mindset, one that is enabling humans to solve incredibly complex problems faster than ever before, be in the domain of education? Because Agile is a mindset of learning; and the job of school is learning.

This session will provide an introduction to the Agile mindset. You’ll quickly see how the simple tenets of Agile empower and engage students ways that traditional learning simply can’t. The ideas presented aren’t theoretical. Agile is driving dramatic improvement in schools focused on producing deeper learning and strong agency through authentic projects. One such school, Iowa BIG, has implemented Agile and has dramatically improved an already strong approach to learning. Hear directly from Iowa BIG about how Agile is fundamentally changing outcomes for students and teachers. 

Speakers
avatar for Nate Adams

Nate Adams

Agile Coach/Software Architect, NewBoCo
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Trace Pickering

Executive Director, Iowa BIG



Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 203

9:00am

Racialized Dis/ablement in the Classroom and Racial Literacy as a Tool for Healing
This presentation uses Dis/ability Studies in Education (Gabel, 2005), contemporary deficit thinking (Valencia, 2010), and racial literacy (Stevenson, 2014) to critically analyze the educational and emotional experiences of previously incarcerated youth. The participants’ stories highlight the ways in which narratives of dis/ability (Baglieri & Knopf, 2008) are frequently used to criminalize children of color within schools and push them into the school-to-prison pipeline. This discussion will emphasize the importance of critiquing deficit-thinking in research and teaching through the use of racial literacy techniques, with the goal of finding practices that are truly supportive and inclusive for students of color with dis/abilities.

Speakers
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Jordan Adler

High Tech High, San Diego, CA


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 204

9:00am

We Want In: A Deeper Learning Inclusion Agenda for Students with Disabilities
Traditionally, students with disabilities have been relegated to more rote learning experiences. This is in large part due to adult biases on what students with disabilities can learn and do. Nevertheless, our students with disabilities will enter the same economy and society as their peers and that economy and society demands them to demonstrate deeper learning. Research shows that—with the right accommodations—this group can engage in the same learning as their peers without disabilities. Furthermore, the great majority of students with disabilities spend the great majority of their time in general education classrooms. Leaving students with disabilities out of the deeper learning conversation is thus as practically infeasible as it is morally unjust. Ace Parsi, Director of Innovation at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, will present the organization's learning around what practices and policies can ensure students with disabilities engage in deeper learning.

Speakers
AP

Ace Parsi

National Center for Learning Disabilities


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 109

9:00am

What Can 4,000 Students Teach Us About Equity?
This workshop will be a mostly self-directed exploration of the stories students shared with TNTP during our research for our report The Opportunity Myth.  After digging into the stories and key resources highlighted in the report, participants will apply their learnings to develop action plans to provide more equitable experiences to their students. Because this workshop will be "flipped" please read the Opportunity Myth's executive summary as prework. (You can access the report via the link above.)  

Speakers
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Kit Tollerson

Leadership Coach & Project Director, School Design, TNTP
BJ

Brittany Jacobs

Partner, TNTP



Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 216

9:00am

What Does it Mean to be Rooted for Success?
White American culture shapes the experiences of students of color, particularly as they leave their communities and enter institutions of higher education, typically predominantly white. In this interactive workshop, we will present an equity-focused framework for building social emotional agency for students of color. We will engage the audience in exploring how our mindsets and professional practices can advance or hinder the development of students’ agency to make difficult choices in life, as they negotiate who they are, filter the perceptions of others, and who they want to be in order to succeed in college, career and life.

Moderators
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Angelica Fuentes

Center for Powerful Public Schools

Speakers
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Talma Shultz

Director, Strategic innovation and programs, Center for Powerful Public Schools
Dr. Talma Shultz develops curriculum, supports district-wide Linked Learning implementation and coaches career-themed high schools to prepare students for college and career. Dr. Shultz was a school coach and curriculum developer at Facing History and Ourselves, worked for Los Angeles... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 124

9:00am

Why Coding? Creating and Leading Compelling Challenges
Schools are increasingly including coding in their classes as a compelling new literacy. In the past, computer science has been seen as something dense and difficult: intended for the specialist. That paradigm is shifting in favor of one in which all learners are exposed to this engaging form of computational thinking that unleashes creativity, problem-solving, and deep learning. We will explore why and how to bring coding into our schools and the exciting tools available to the educator and all students.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Christopher K. Sokolov, Ed.D.

Christopher K. Sokolov, Ed.D.

Director of Innovation and Technology, San Francisco Day School
As Director of Innovation & Technology at San Francisco Day School (K-8), Dr. Christopher K. Sokolov led the implementation of his second 1:1 iPad program. He helps build great programs and experiences for students including SF Day’s Innovation Lab. He previously spearheaded efforts... Read More →



Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 123

9:00am

“Not Another Survey!” - The Wild West of Social-Emotional Learning: The Next Frontier in Deeper Learning Assessment
We know that social-emotional learning (SEL) plays a key role in supporting students’ engagement with rigorous academic content and their development of lifelong learning habits and dispositions - i.e., deeper learning! Do students have opportunities in your school’s program to develop SEL competencies? If so, right on! How do you know that your program is working - that students are developing the SEL competencies you value? Come hear about a Stanford University research project (“Measures of Social-Emotional Learning”) that has been innovating on meaningful SEL measures that are integrated with authentic, student-centered learning experiences. In this workshop, you will experience a couple of the SEL measures developed by our partner schools; hear from a panel of practitioners, students, and assessment developers about their experiences developing, piloting, and learning from these SEL measures; learn about a research-tested design framework and a step-by-step process for developing meaningful and actionable measures of SEL competencies that go beyond traditional survey measures; and take a first step on that journey in your own school.

Moderators
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Vinci Daro

Envision Learning Partners

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Wei

Ruth Wei

Dir of Research & Innovation, Envision Learning Partners
I recently made the transition from working at SCALE - Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, & Equity based at Stanford University as Associate Director to my new position at Envision Learning Partners. I'm excited to deepen the work that I do in supporting school networks, states... Read More →



Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 115

9:00am

“What Problem Do You Want to Solve?” Use Inquiry to Grow Lifelong Learners
Many of us were asked as students, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A more relevant question in today’s world is, “What problem do you want to solve?” Inquiry is a powerful driver of Deeper Learning where students develop the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to become lifelong learners and creative problem solvers. This is true whether we are engaging students in PBL, work-based learning, service-learning, or a variety of other forms of Deeper Learning. In this workshop, we will use a collaborative, experiential approach to build understanding of inquiry and then apply an inquiry framework to re-imagine different types of Deeper Learning experiences. Also, come early if you like games and puzzles!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Frank McKay

Frank McKay

RTI International
Education consultant at RTI International's Center for Education Services leading design, delivery, and evaluation of innovative models of professional learning for K-12 educators. Ready to talk all things education, especially inquiry-based learning and PBL, equity, blended learning... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 122

9:30am

Deep Dive Den: Sarah Fine and Jal Mehta
Sarah Fine recently earned her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she collaborated with Associate Professor Jal Mehta on a long-term ethnographic study of secondary schools that are striving to enact deeper learning for all of their students. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, she worked as a teacher, department chair, and instructional coach at an urban charter high school in the District of Columbia, and as a freelance education journalist. Her work has appeared in a diverse array of publications, including the Washington Post, Education Week, and academic journals such as the Harvard Educational Review. Her co-authored book, In Search of Deeper Learning: Inside the Effort to Remake the American High School is forthcoming from Harvard University Press in 2018.
Jal Mehta is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research explores the role of different forms of knowledge in tackling major social and political problems, particularly problems of human improvement. He has also written extensively on what it would take to improve American education, with a particular focus on the professionalization of teaching.
Jal is the author of The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013) and the co-editor of The Futures of School Reform (Cambridge: Harvard Education Press, 2012). He is currently working on two projects: In Search of Deeper Learning, a contemporary study of schools, systems, and nations that are seeking to produce ambitious instruction; and The Chastened Dream, a history of the effort to link social science with social policy to achieve social progress. He is co-editor of the Learning Deeply blog at Education Week, and in 2014 was the top-ranked junior faculty scholar in the Rick Hess Education Week rankings. He is also the winner of the Morningstar Teaching Award at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was recently awarded a Radcliffe Fellowship and will be on sabbatical for the 2016-17 academic year.

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 Sarah Fine

Sarah Fine

Director, Teaching Apprenticeship Program, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Dr. Sarah Fine is an educator, ethnographer, and the co-author of In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School. She currently directs the High Tech High Graduate School of Education's Teaching Apprenticeship Program and also serves as a Lecturer in Education... Read More →
avatar for Jal Mehta

Jal Mehta

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Jal Mehta is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research explores the role of different forms of knowledge in tackling major social and political problems, particularly problems of human improvement. He has also written extensively on what it would... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
HTM Studio

9:30am

Leadership Den: Adrian Bustillos
Join New Tech Network President Lydia Dobyns and Chief Schools Officer Jim May in frank conversations about the challenges of leading to close opportunity gaps.

This conversation will feature Adrian Bustillos from the El Paso Independent School District. Adrian Bustillos is the Executive Director for the Transformation Zone initiative in the El Paso Independent School District. The Transformation Zone Program is a state-sponsored grant that enables districts to redesign low-performing schools and provides autonomy over people, time, money and academic programs.

Speakers
avatar for Jim May

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Trying to figure out how help every school can be an inclusive, affirming and humanizing place for every kid - and a place where every kid is invited to engage in complex thinking and problem solving every day.
avatar for Lydia Dobyns

Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO, New Tech Network
Lydia Dobyns has combined careers as a technology entrepreneur and executive, with education policy and non-profit service.
avatar for Adrian Bustillos

Adrian Bustillos

El Paso Independent School District
Adrian Bustillos is the Executive Director for the Transformation Zone initiative in the El Paso Independent School District. The Transformation Zone Program is a state-sponsored grant that enables districts to redesign low-performing schools and provides autonomy over people, time... Read More →


Friday March 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
HTM Drama

11:00am

Closing Keynote with Ted Dintersmith
Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era.  He organized and executive produced Most Likely to Succeed, an acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance and has been screened by more than 10,000 communities around the globe.  His top-selling book What School Could Be shares inspiring examples of learning at its best, based on his travels to all fifty states in a single school year.  Earlier, he and co-author Tony Wagner wrote Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era. You can follow Ted on Twitter @dintersmith.

Ted, a Partner Emeritus with Charles River Ventures, was ranked by Business 2.0 as the top-performing venture capitalist in the U.S. for the years 1995-1999. In 2012, President Obama appointed Ted to represent the U.S. at the United Nations General Assembly. Ted earned a PhD in Engineering from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, receiving High Honors in Physics and English.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era.  He organized and executive produced Most Likely to Succeed, an acclaimed documentary that premiered at Sundance and has been screened by more than 10,000 communities around the glob... Read More →



Friday March 29, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
HTH Forum

12:00pm

Moving Our Work Forward
Friday March 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
HTH Forum

12:30pm

Lunch

CURRIED CAULIFLOWER (vegan, gluten-free)
JAPCHAE NOODLE SALAD carrots, spinach, onions, shiitake mushrooms (vegan, gluten-free)
KALE CAESAR SALAD toasted garbanzo beans (vegetarian, gluten-free, contains cashew nuts)
MEXICAN PASTA SALAD vegan (nut-free)
CANNELINI BEAN & SPINACH SALAD (vegan, gluten-free)
MIXED GREENS with ASSORTED SALAD DRESSINGS
PROTEIN TOPPINGS: CHICKEN (GF) / MARINATED STEAK (GF) / FALAFEL (vegan, gluten-free)
COOKIES: white chocolate macadamia, fudge brownies, peanut butter, snickerdoodles (GF), amaretti cookies (GF)


Friday March 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
HTH Gym