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1 Bringing Structure to Deeper Learning Deeper Learning 2014 March 27, 2014 Mary Moss

2 Welcome & Introductions Please share the following: Name, organization, and role Your experience with PBL/CBL and the greatest challenge you’ve faced as a facilitator of PBL/CBL One thing you’d like to improve on as a result of this workshop

3 Why is structure important to Deeper Learning? How do you know what your students are getting out of it? How do we demonstrate the power of deeper learning for our students’ academics, mindsets, confidence, and aspirations?

4 Workshop Outcomes By the end of the session, participants will: Identify and share common challenges of Deeper Learning; Analyze and discuss the root causes of these challenges; Review a process and strategies designed to combat such challenges; Evaluate the potential use and effectiveness of these strategies for the challenges they face with the implementation of deeper learning; and Propose possible strategies and solutions to make deeper learning more effective.

5 Workshop Overview Session overview Session materials, “Facilitator’s Guide” and “More Module Resources” located at: Work group options: 1.lack of rigor 2.low quality student work 3.subjective assessment and grading 4.unproductive classroom time 5.unfinished student work 6.other?

6 Critical Friends Group* Protocol *modified from nsrfharmony.org 10 minutes: Share specifics about your challenges and how you have encountered it in your DL work 15 minutes: Discuss the possible root causes of the challenge(s) you encounter with DL: – What important expectations can’t my students meet? – Why can’t my students accomplish these things? (Is it a student skill or understanding issue, or a facilitator clarity issue?) – What has my students’ previous work revealed? On what evidence am I basing my assumptions about this challenge? What has/hasn’t worked in the past? 5 minutes: Independently review the Guide (steps and appendices) and resources 15 minutes: Share possible strategies identified in the tools, make suggestions from your previous experience, or together develop new strategies – How can we help our students overcome what’s been challenging? – What is our role as facilitators of deeper learning? 5 minutes: Prepare a brief presentation of strategies & solutions to the group

7 Sharing Out Group Presentations via Google doc: Collaborative Solutions for DL Challenges What is the root cause of the challenge? How does/will the strategy or solution address the root cause? What challenges will remain? What new challenges will arise? For which students will these solutions not work? Which tools can you tweak/adapt for your own use? Which strategy will you commit to trying?

8 Wrapping Up On the post-it: Provide one “plus” (positive) and one “delta” (needs improvement) for this workshop Beyond the Workshop: Resources: How to Innovate: The Essential Guide for Fearless School Leaders March 2014, ISBN:


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