Facilitators: Andrew Jones, Ed.D. & Jen Stainton, Ed.D.
Date: New condensed date Nov. 11, 2019 Time: 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30 (light breakfast and lunch included)
Includes book: In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School by Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine (2019)
Target Audience: Grades 7-12 Educators, Principals, Curriculum Leaders
Description: What is Deeper Learning? What strategies and structures currently exist in schools that promote this kind of learning? What steps can educators take to allow all students to access instruction like this? During this workshop, participants will evaluate the traditional, industrial-era education model practiced in many middle and high schools by considering case studies of schools working to build a Deeper Learning culture. By engaging in the literature and in conversations with colleagues, participants will leave with an understanding of what defines a culture of Deeper Learning and how we can move towards this model of schooling to better support student engagement.
· Identify instructional practices that are not serving ALL students well
· Reflect on ways to shift away from a teacher-centered model of instruction
· Gain an understanding of the definition of Deeper Learning
· Compare the promises and pitfalls of Deeper Learning
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Andrew Jones is currently the director of curriculum for Mill River Unified Union School District in Clarendon, Vermont. Prior to being a district administrator, Andrew taught high school science at Mt. Abraham UHS in Bristol. Andrew is passionate about improving education systems to better meet the needs of ALL students, which means challenging the dominant conceptualizations about teaching and learning.
Jen Stainton, Ed.D. is a building-based Curriculum Coordinator for Woodstock Union High School and Middle School in Woodstock, Vermont. Jen has 20 years of experience as a high school science teacher. She is an education enthusiast who enjoys working with other educators to explore innovation and equity in our schools.