Loading…
Welcome!

We will keep this digital program active from DL2019 for attendees to find contacts, look at posted materials for sessions, and look back at offerings.

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

Email us at info@deeper-learning.org with questions.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Den Talks [clear filter]
Wednesday, March 27
 

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

2:30pm

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

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
 
Friday, March 29
 

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 →
avatar for Ana De Almeida Amaral

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
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 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 →
CR

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

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