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Tuesday, March 22
 

8:00am PDT

International Deeper Learning Meeting
Limited Capacity filling up

Launching the international deeper learning network

For the first time, DL2016 is hosting an international convening for educators from across the globe to deepen our connections, explore collaborations and examine how deeper learning and equity is being realized in international contexts. Attend this one day event to :


  • Be inspired and build connections to other deeper learning organizations from around the world. 

  • Learn how different educational systems strive for deeper learning and transform schools. 

  • Become part of an international network of educators committed to improving schools.


Pre-conference runs from 9-4, on March 21, 2016 and includes breakfast and lunch along with an epic day of learning and connections. Space is limited and sign up is required.

Agenda:

8:00 Breakfast (provided)

9:00 Opening -   Laura Mcbain  

9:15 Student Keynote: Elena Hoffman "My Story of Deeper Learning Story"

9:45 Building the world map of deeper learning - tell your story of deeper learning



  • 9:45-10:00 Introduction 



  • 10:00-10:30 Work Session



  • 10:30-11:00 Gallery Walk 



11:00 Keynote: Larry Rosenstock-The International Story of High Tech High

11:40 Critical Friends Partnership 

12:00 Lunch (Provided)

1:00 Mini Workshops - Tools for school transformation


  • Tali Lerner- Structuring schedule and classes to fit a vision of learning

  • Kristen MacConnell- Facilitating adult learning through equitable and actionable professional development

  • Rhea Brown- Implementing restorative practices    


1:30 Panel - How do we create a growing change in the school system?

2:15 Break

2:30 HTH explained - the structures that make deeper learning happen- Discussion

3:15 Launching the international network of deeper learning - where do we go from here?

3:45- Closing

 



Speakers
avatar for Rhea Brown

Rhea Brown

School Leadership Resident, HTH GSE
Graduate resident and restorative practices advocate at HTMCV. Passionate about ending the school-to-prison pipeline.
avatar for Tali Lerner

Tali Lerner

School Leadership Resident, High Tech High
avatar for Kristen MacConnell

Kristen MacConnell

School Leadership Resident- High Tech Elementary Chula Vista, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
I am an adventurer. I love to visit new places, try new things, and meet new people. I believe that taking risks and stepping outside of my comfort zone is an exciting way to learn and grow. I want to bring that sense of excitement and adventure into the classroom. Empowering children... Read More →
avatar for Laura McBain

Laura McBain

Director of External Relations, HTH GSE
Laura is the master of ceremonies for DL2017. Email, tweet or text her with any questions or wonderings for your time at DL2017!  Laura is the Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy. Laura was a founding teacher of High Tech Middle and was... Read More →


Tuesday March 22, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm PDT
HTM

6:00pm PDT

Deeper Learning Meet-up:
Meet and connect informally with other DL2016 attendees in the fireside patio area of the Courtyard Marriott. Cash bar and hosted food.

Tuesday March 22, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Courtyard Marriott
 
Wednesday, March 23
 

8:00am PDT

Breakfast/Registration
Breakfast/Registration

Registration is outside in front of HTE. Breakfast is served in the HTH Gym.

Menu:
WAFFLE STATION served with Warm Berry Compote / Maple Syrup / Whipped Cream
CRISP BACON + PORK SAUSAGES + TURKEY BACON 
HARD COOKED EGGS 
ASSORTED PASTRIES 
SLICED FRUIT

Wednesday March 23, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am PDT
HTH Forum

9:00am PDT

Welcome from Deeper Learning Team
Welcome from Deeper Learning Team



Wednesday March 23, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
HTH Forum

9:30am PDT

Keynote with Tony Simmons, High School for Recording Arts
Tony Simmons is the Executive Director of High School for Recording Arts (HSRA), an independent public charter school, and Vice President of Studio 4 Enterprises, an educational services and management company. While working with numerous national recording artists and record companies as an entertainment lawyer, Tony met David Ellis and assisted him in the formation of Studio 4/High School for Recording Arts. During that time, he co-founded Another Level Records, the first national student-operated record label. In addition to his duties overseeing the day to day program at HSRA, Tony continues to work with students in exploring the Business of Music and mentoring those involved in Another Level Records, as well as overseeing the student-operated commercial radio show entitled studio4allaccess, which airs every Friday evening on 89.9FM Minneapolis/St. Paul and is podcasted through iTunes. Tony has served as board member and/or provided technical assistance to such leading national school reform organizations as Edvisions, Inc. and the Black Alliance for Educational Options. He was recently a part of the working group that lead to the National Association of Charter School Authorizer report entitled "Anecdotes Aren't Enough: An Evidence Based Approach to Accountability for Alternative Charter Schools." He is also a former board member of the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools and recently joined the board of the national education reform group, Reaching At Promise Students Association (RAPSA). Tonyhas served as a member of the Saint Paul School District Quality Review Team and as a peer reviewer for those applying to the Minnesota Department of Education for Federal Charter School Program grants. He has spoken or presented at numerous conferences including the Oxford Roundtable, Oxford University (Designing Leadership and Practices for the Future of Public Education), University of Illinois at Springfield (In The Mix: Cross Dialogues Regarding Hip Hop Culture), and Minnesota State University at Mankato (Juvenile Delinquency and the Studio Model). He was also part of the development team for Minnesota's first online project-based charter school called EdVisions Online Academy.


Wednesday March 23, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
HTH Forum

10:50am PDT

An intro into Equity
 

Using a structured protocol with an experienced facilitator,  we will dig deep into our own equity and deeper learning experiences. This session will serve as a way to connect with ourselves, each other, and to the work of scaling deeper learning.



Wednesday March 23, 2016 10:50am - 12:00pm PDT
High Tech Elementary (HTe)

11:00am PDT

Equity Exhibition Den with Meg Riordan & Mario De Anda
During DL2016, the Equity Fellows will be deeply immersed in projects of their own design, aimed at creating interventions and breaking through barriers that inhibit the spread of deeper learning practices to underserved communities. Through a series of Equity Exhibitions (E2), the fellows will share their progress to date, and request feedback and input from DL2016 attendees who are as equally passionate about tackling the equity issue. Join them, and join us, in shaping deeper learning for the better.


Mario De Anda, Director of Programs, Foundation for a College Education

Federal Work-Study:  Expanding Internship Opportunities and Professional Development for First-Generation and Low-Income Youth In College

Many first-generation and low-income college-going youth—particularly freshmen and sophomores—who participate in the Federal Work-Study program find limited employment opportunities. Those they do find often fail to provide meaningful professional experiences. The goal of this project is to engage college and/or university partners in expanding internship opportunities and professional development for first-generation and low-income youth duringthe student’s freshman and sophomore years in college.

 

Meg Riordan, Ph.D. Director, EL Education Potential Teacher Project How are we Teaching the Teachers?  Designing professional learning to promote Deeper Learning and Equity for students

Many of today's teachers are not equipped to support the complexity of preparing students to meet 21st Century challenges.  How can we effectively equip these educators with the ability to facilitate 'deeper instruction' that promotes deeper learning for all students?  This research proposes a case study of one "Deeper Learning" organization—EL Education—along withone school district; exploring how each designs professional learning experiences supporting the development of teachers' 'deeper instructional' practices.

Moderators
avatar for Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno

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

Speakers
avatar for Mario DeAnda

Mario DeAnda

Program Director, Foundation for a College Educati, Equity Fellows
Listen to Mario's Equity StoryMario De Anda currently works with Foundation for a College Education (FCE), located in East Palo Alto, California and committed to increasing the number of students of color with a four-year college degree. Mario joined FCE as director of programs in February of 2014. He previously served... Read More →
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 →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Equity Exhibition Den--HTHI 105

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Enjoy a lunch with new friends. Food served in the HTH Gym and seating is outside and inside. Take a reccess on the playground!

Menu:
BROWN RICE SALAD carrots, radish, cucumbers, walnuts
CURRIED COUSCOUS dried currants, toasted almonds
BLACK BEAN & RED QUINOA SALAD roasted corn, bell peppers, herbs 
WHITE BEAN & SPINACH SALAD
MIXED GREENS with ASSORTED SALAD DRESSINGS 
PROTEIN SIDES: PESTO CHICKEN / FALAFEL / TOFU / TEMPEH 
COOKIES 

Wednesday March 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
High Tech Elementary (HTe)

12:30pm PDT

Maker's Den with High Tech Fly
How do kites fly and what elements of design facilitate flight? Each participant will fly a kite and make observations about the variables affecting their kite’s flight. Participants will then discuss the physics of flying a kite proceeded by an opportunity to test their findings by making and flying kites! This session fuses physics and art while offering a snapshot of the first installment in a three part semester long project focused on designing and producing things that fly which recently wrapped at High Tech High Point Loma.



Speakers
KP

Kalle Palmer

Teacher, High Tech High
Currently an Apprentice 12th Grade Physics teacher at High Tech High in Point Loma, I have multi-disciplinary professional and academic background as an aquarist, recreational dive instructor and scientific diver. I am embracing the opportunity to integrate my professional background... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTHI 202

12:30pm PDT

Maker's Den with Larping (Live Action Roll Playing) Gary Gould
Role-playing offers many potential benefits over traditional education, including increased self-awareness, critical ethical reasoning, and empathy. The live role-playing method may also improve feelings of self-efficacy and perceived competence through goal setting and achieving, as it allows individuals to contribute their personal talents to the success of the group, which may increase the student’s sense of agency and empowerment. Therefore, role-playing is often used as a method of increasing leadership skills and team work.  In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to construct the tools necessary to implement LARPing successfully in their classroom.

This session will provide attendees the time and materials to build their own boffer weapon under the direction of an experienced larper and educator. We will learn all the steps, tips and tricks. The boffer weapons will be designed to pass safety inspection in a local 'Lightest Touch' combat system. The workshop will be focused on the practical construction of boffer weapons. At the end of the class the attendees will keep their LARP tools!



Speakers
avatar for Gary Gould

Gary Gould

6th Grade HTM Humanities Teacher


Wednesday March 23, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTHI Patio

12:30pm PDT

3D Printing with SD3D
At SD3D Printing, we are a group of aspiring entrepreneurs from various backgrounds including engineering, design, business and economics.  We started SD3D in 2013 to provide a one-stop-shop for 3D printing in San Diego.  We are a team of creative designers and mechanical engineers with a passion for making ideas come to life.  Come see us for inspiration, ideas and help in regards to incorporating 3D printing in your next project.

Speakers
avatar for Bennett Berger

Bennett Berger

Co-Founder, SD3D
SD3D is a 3D Printing service and solutions firm based out of San Diego, CA. We offer 3D design and 3D printing services and specialize in low-medium volume production runs. Behind the scenes, we are developing technology to increase the productivity and applications 3D printing can... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 12:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
HTHI Commons

12:30pm PDT

Go deeper, go bigger- Think It Up
Get funding to go deeper! Do you have a classroom project or expedition that you’re currently working on or want to create with your students?  If so and you need supplies or funding for it, we invite you to apply for resources through Think It Up, a first-of-its-kind platform to fund student-powered, teacher-led learning projects in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and DonorsChoose.org, the popular teacher crowdfunding charity.  Stop by the Makers Den where we will help you create project proposals right on site. You can get the money you need to go deeper with your students!


Wednesday March 23, 2016 12:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
HTHI Commons

12:30pm PDT

Maker's Den with Wicked Soap Making
In this session participants will be performing a truly investigative science experiment.  Through the soap making process, students learn about saponification, acids and bases, neutralization reactions, lab skills, and the engineering design process.  Your final product will be wonderful bars of soap that you can take home.

Speakers
MM

Matt Martin

Teacher, High Tech High
HTHMA Chemistry Teacher


Wednesday March 23, 2016 12:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
HTHI 107

12:30pm PDT

Maker's Den- 3D Printing- Pather Lloyd Neff
3D printing is a rapidly trending technology that is bringing the DIY hobbyists together with engineers to bring rapid prototyping and toy design to the average consumer.  This class is designed for people who are interested in learning about 3D modeling and 3D printing, and want a more hands on approach to getting their first successful 3D print.  



Speakers
avatar for Pather Lloyd Neff

Pather Lloyd Neff

Director of Business Development, USA 3D STORE
USA 3D Store will be featuring our MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation Desktop 3D Printer and showcasing how it works by printing sample 3D physical objects and field questions and hand out materials.


Wednesday March 23, 2016 12:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
HTHI-103

12:30pm PDT

Maker's Den--Maker Den Mural with Mike Johnston
Are you ready to get your make on?  This year the Makers Den has transformed into a safe, but exciting place to explore new ways to incorporate “making” in your classroom. We have gathered a diverse group of students, teachers and professionals that will utilize the space to showcase unique projects, innovative ideas and inspiring creations. There is something for everyone!  Come check out Mike Johnston, an Austin, Texas schoolteacher-turned-street artist as he creates a collaborative mural with High Tech students or stop by and project plan with professional 3D printing experts.  For those of you interesting in pursuing the entrepreneurial side of “making”, be sure to check out HTHMA’s Wicked Soap Company, HTH’s Vinyl Printing program and 4.0 Schools Startup Weekend.  Come join us for an energizing and inspiring experience!



Speakers
MJ

Mike Johnston

Artist, Truth


Wednesday March 23, 2016 12:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
HTHI Commons

12:30pm PDT

Vinyl Printing
Make stuff! Print on T-shirts, signs, posters and just about anything you can think of.  Vinyl stencil is a quick easy way to get exposure to t-shirt printing using vector art.  Students  will demonstrate use of the cutter/plotter, transfer vinyl stickers, and print shirts all in one class.  We will discuss tools, techniques and media.  Get detailed understanding of what screen printing is and how to apply it to your project.



Speakers
avatar for Mike Strong

Mike Strong

Designer/Facilitator/Coach, Blue Dot Education
I love teaching, learning and designing possible ways to do it all in new and exciting ways.


Wednesday March 23, 2016 12:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
HTHI Commons

1:00pm PDT

Deep Dive Talk with Michelle Sadrena Clark & Tony Simmons
We believe in a differentiated conference experience, so that in addition to our workshops, DL2016 offers alternative sessions for attendees to think deeply, connect with others and build new ideas. The Deep Dive Den (D3) is a causal learning space to hear from leading thinkers in the deeper learning field. 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.  



Moderators
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
avatar for Tony Simmons

Tony Simmons

Executive Director, High School for Recording Arts, MN
While working with numerous national recording artists and record companies as an entertainment lawyer, Tony met David "TC" Ellis and assisted him in the formation of Studio 4/High School for Recording Arts (HSRA). During that time, he co-founded Another Level Records, the first national student-operated record label. In addition to serving as executive director at HSRA, Tony continues to work with students in exploring the Business of Music and mentoring those involved in Another Level Records.Tony has served as board member to such leading national... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Deep Dive Den--HTE 223

1:00pm PDT

Equity Exhibition Den with Zoila Tazi & Lillian Hsu
During DL2016, the Equity Fellows will be deeply immersed in projects of their own design, aimed at creating interventions and breaking through barriers that inhibit the spread of deeper learning practices to underserved communities. Through a series of Equity Exhibitions (E2), the fellows will share their progress to date, and request feedback and input from DL2016 attendees who are as equally passionate about tackling the equity issue. Join them, and join us, in shaping deeper learning for the better.

Lillian Hsu, Principal, High Tech High Chula Vista
From Inspiration to Implementation: Supporting Teacher Design for Equity & Deeper Learning in Project-Based Learning

The target of this project is to create a compelling multimedia resource supporting teachers in making design choices for Equity and Deeper Learning within project-based instruction.  During the project, we will capture the intentional design and facilitation moves teachers make to create deeper learning experiences and provide equitable access within projects. As a prelude, Lillian will conduct a pilot of her capstone by documenting four project-based experiences through photography, video, and narrative interviews with students, parents, teachers, and community partners.



Zoila Tazi, Associate Professor, Mercy College – Department of Educational Leadership
Right from the Start: Deeper Learning Approaches for emergent bilinguals in Universal Pre-Kindergarten

There has been unprecedented growth in the number of children who enter school speaking other languages at home and little or no English. Research in early childhood education and bilingualism points to the significance of a child’s home language in promoting deeper, more efficacious learning in the first years of school. This capstone project outlines the development of an appropriate protocol for identifying pre-school emergent bilinguals in order to ensure their access to deeper learning through bilingual instruction.
 

Moderators
avatar for Joe Luft

Joe Luft

Executive Director, Internationals Network for Public Schools

Speakers
avatar for Lillian Hsu

Lillian Hsu

Director, High Tech High Chula Vista, Equity Fellows
Listen to Lilian's Equity StoryLillian Hsu is currently the Director of High Tech High Chula Vista. She was a founding teacher of Unity High School, a charter school in Oakland, California, that prepares first-generation high school graduates to attend college. She has worked in a variety of educational settings, i... Read More →
avatar for Zoila Tazi

Zoila Tazi

Associate Professor, Mercy College Department of E, Equity Fellows
Listen to Zoila's Equity StoryZoila Tazi is an Associate Professor at Mercy College in the Educational Leadership Department. Her research and scholarship examines bilingual education, bilingualism, early childhood education, and conditions impacting educational achievement for Latino children. She serves on... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Equity Exhibition Den--HTHI 105

1:00pm PDT

7 Essential Factors to Engage Teachers and Students to Outperform Expectations–HTE 219
The end result is that schools need exceptional teachers – teachers who love teaching, who are compelled to find ways to access their students individually and as a group, who go above and beyond because it’s just good teaching.  Once excellence is an established norm, a framework must be in place to sustain performance and yet be nimble enough to respond to the needs of community members.  By engaging cross-curricular teams in collaborative problem solving, play, passion and purpose drive teachers and their students to outperform expectations.



Speakers
avatar for Molly Bozzo

Molly Bozzo

Head of School, Stevenson
Molly Kathleen Bozzo, M.A., Education Administration and Leadership, B.A. English Literature; Head of School, Grades PK-8, Stevenson School; English Teacher, Stevenson School; Director, Northwest Montessori School (1993-1995), Director of Residence and Activities, Santa Catalina School... Read More →
avatar for Erica Herro

Erica Herro

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Stevenson School
Erica Lewis Herro, M.A., BCET Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Stevenson School; Board Certified Educational Therapist; Author, A Review of Research on Teaching Reading Comprehension and the Effect of Frequent Focused Practice (2010); Dynamic Optimism: Mediating Accurate Assessment... Read More →



Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTE 219

1:00pm PDT

ABCD: And We Aren't Talking About the Alphabet. Using Asset Based Community Development to Strengthen Your School–HTE 216
How staff and students in schools can use an "asset based" framework referring to a positive, "capacity driven" approach which encourages school community members to make progress for themselves, as opposed to a traditional "needs driven" approach which makes the school community dependent on institutional help. Participants are encouraged to attend with a colleague or student to maximize the impact of the session.



Speakers
avatar for Dan Condon

Dan Condon

Associate Director of Professional Development, Eagle Rock
Dan Condon is an education activist and currently serves as the Associate Director of Professional Development at the Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center, a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the American Honda Education Corporation, a nonprofit subsidiary... Read More →



Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTE 216

1:00pm PDT

Brain Training: Bracing for High School Thinking–HTE 207
Early in the first year of high school, teachers across the disciplines assign students tasks to "analyze," "interpret" or otherwise work with academic materials, assuming the students understand these verbs we toss around. If we tell students to “explicate” a passage, what do we mean? University Liggett School, outside Detroit, developed a 4-year Academic Research Program that begins with a 9th-grade course meant to deconstruct the normative tasks in classrooms across the disciplines and demystify the academic jargon that we accept as clear and helpful. Students often feel like outsiders when they read instructions with words that trigger feelings of alienation, futility, and negative thinking. Relying on lessons from Thinking Routines, Habits of Mind, current research on learning and the brain—and of course, Mindsets—the course breaks down academic tasks into processes that students can absorb and apply to projects throughout the curriculum. After three years of implementation, qualitative data from students and teachers suggest that when ninth-grade students enter the inquiry-based sophomore course, they feel confident and competent about managing the myriad of challenges they must tackle. This workshop will share and demonstrate the curriculum from the point-of-view of the whole forest to a single tree and encourage participants to reconsider the language of learning.



Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Cox

Elizabeth Cox

Upper School Learning Support Specialist and Class, University Liggett School
avatar for Jane Healey

Jane Healey

Humanities Program Chair, La Jolla Country Day School
I began my educational career in American Studies, and the multidisciplinary methodology has served me well. When I started to teach secondary school, I wanted to learn about adolescent development, and I kept following threads to brain research, educational policy and more. I love... Read More →
KV

Karen Villegas

other, Grosse Pointe Public Schools


Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTE 207

1:00pm PDT

City-Wide Project Based Learning: from school to community: The Mindset of Community-Wide PBL–HTE 122
D4: Dive Deeper using the 4Ds: How vision, pedagogy, organizational structure and relationships will drive your school to your deeper learning? In this session we will deeply explore stories of change, develop your change model for schools and for your city. Using a case-study analysis of Holon, Israel that shifted their city to deeper learning, attendees will examine how diagnosis of organisational vision, pedagogy model, organizational structures and relationships will help you scale your work beyond school walls. During this session you will get ideas on how to use PBL not just as a pedagogical practice but rather as the standard for how work gets done in all facets of educational community within a city. We will explore questions like: What do you have to think about when you want to scale up? How do you expand, and still maintain the professional standard? How do you build professional capacity? How do you use the local government as co-designers in the design of deeper learning projects? What are the intersections between PBL and the community and how do they influence one another? How to create the mindset that the whole community is involved in PBL where everyone wins? How to open schools, change existing schools - What factors are influenced by this?And how to create a common vision, then break it down year by year, and choose outcomes for each year. Attendees will walk with a five-year plan to scale deeper learning.

 



Speakers
avatar for Merav Bareket

Merav Bareket

urban pedagogical facilitator and developer, Institute for Democratic Education
I am an educator from Israel. For me Deeper learning is a way to push a community or a country toward becoming a more equitable democratic society. I specialize in transforming educational systems, and over the past six years, I have been working with Holon- An Israeli city that had... Read More →
avatar for anne worrall

anne worrall

Director, High Tech Elementary



Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTE 122

1:00pm PDT

Deeper Learning for Elementary Classrooms–HTE 222
Elementary school teachers interested in supporting deeper learning are presented with dilemmas unique to K-5 classrooms on a daily basis. How do we ensure that deeper learning is happening throughout the day? Please join me for a conversation about deeper learning in elementary classrooms, in which we will read and discuss the deeper learning competencies, self-assess our project and non-project work for deeper learning, explore examples of work modified to foster deeper learning, and create resources to promote deeper learning in all elementary practices. You are encouraged to bring work samples and resources, as there will be opportunities to share them with other participants.



Speakers
avatar for Trevor Mattea

Trevor Mattea

Second and Third Grade Teacher, Cascade Canyon School
Trevor Mattea is the second and third grade teacher at Cascade Canyon School, an independent school in Marin County focused on relationships and the whole child. He previously taught at High Tech Elementary Chula Vista, a project-based school in San Diego, and Stevenson PACT Elementary... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTE 222

1:00pm PDT

Diving Deeper with High Tech High Students–HTE 123
The incorporation of student voice in the classroom is an essential aspect of the High Tech learning experience. This interactive workshop led by High Tech High senior Elena Hoffman will build on the question "How do students learn best?" and will involve a mini project where attendees will create models in groups to answer this central question.

 



Speakers
avatar for Elena  Hoffman

Elena Hoffman

Co-Founder, High Tech High


Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTE 123

1:00pm PDT

Educational and Socio-emotional Applications of Hip Hop Beat Making, Music Production and DJ'ing: A Case Study of Today's Future Sound–HTHI 127
This session will explore the culturally responsive Today's Future Sound model, which uses Hip Hop music production and DJ'ing to teach students STEM curriculum as well as a broad range of interdisciplinary content through Project Based Learning and Connected Learning. The workshop will include hands-on/experiential components and attendees will learn about the basics of beat making and get to try this, as well as experience a lesson first hand. Applications of the model in the classroom will be discussed as well as resources teachers/educators can use to enhance their lessons and deliver content, especially Math and Science curriculum, in more engaging and culturally responsive ways.

Speakers
AB

Alex Blum

Instructor, Today's Future Sound
avatar for Dr. Elliot Gann

Dr. Elliot Gann

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



Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTHI 127

1:00pm PDT

What do teachers with yesterday’s training need to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges? Exploring Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Settings–HTE 204
Personalized learning is gaining momentum across the nation, which means the role of teachers and skillsets they need is evolving. To address this need, 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 need in order to create and thrive in effective personalized learning environments, the Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching. Join us as we discuss the implications of these Competencies for practitioners.



Speakers
avatar for Carmen Coleman

Carmen Coleman

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
Carmen Coleman, formerly Superintendent of Danville Independent Schools, is now an associate clinical professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky. In this role, she serves as co-director for the Next Generation Leadership Academy (ask... Read More →
avatar for Jean Garrity

Jean Garrity

Associate Director, Institute for Personalized Learning
Jean Garrity is the Associate Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning and also oversees the Proficiency Based Licensure Program, as well as the Personalized Professional Development and Endorsement Program for Educators. Jean has been in the education field since 1987... Read More →
avatar for Adriana Martinez

Adriana Martinez

Innovation Program Manager, The Council of Chief State School Officers
State policy
avatar for Rebecca Wolfe

Rebecca Wolfe

Associate Vice President, JFF
Associate Vice President Rebecca E. Wolfe, PhD, oversees Students at the Center, a JFF initiative. Dr. Wolfe has led the development of Students at the Center from publishing a few research syntheses in 2010 to now serving as a national, credible, and influential voice for transformative... Read More →



Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
HTE 204

1:00pm PDT

Creating a Performance Assessment Work Group that leads to deeper, student driven learning–HTE 108
Participants in this session will work to develop or refine existing collaborative practices to promote deeper student learning through a Performance Assessment Work Group (PAWG). A PAWG acts as an incubator for the development of reflective teacher practice. PAWG members hone skills in the creation, refinement and validation of performance assessments. Looking collaboratively at student work is the centerpiece of PAWG as is the calibration of student work. PAWG members become skilled facilitators and local experts. PAWG members act as capacity builders back at their schools.



Speakers
avatar for Joseph DiMartino

Joseph DiMartino

Presidentr, Center for Secondary School Redesign
Joe DiMartino is founder and president of the Center for Secondary School Redesign (CSSR), which builds on work started at Brown University where he served as Director of Secondary School Redesign. CSSR provides substantial technical assistance to numerous districts and schools that... Read More →



Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 108

1:00pm PDT

Developing Teacher Practice Through Structured Rehearsals–HTE 130
Instructional activities allow teachers to make focused pedagogical decisions based on evidence of student learning by relying on routines that support meaningful classroom interactions. In this session you will learn how rehearsal of these activities in a sustained professional development program can transform teaching practice.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Johnson

Jesse Johnson

Professional Learning Specialist, New Visions for Public Schools
Jesse Johnson coaches leaders and teachers all over the world, helping them create, plan and execute retreats and intensive workshops. Jesse holds a MA in Mathematics from Columbia University and has taught mathematics for the last twelve years. She has trained and coached NYC public... Read More →
avatar for Liz Ramirez

Liz Ramirez

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

Sara Toguchi

Instructional Specialist, New Visions for Public Schools


Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 130

1:00pm PDT

Discover the Power of Photos–HTHI 120
Using photographs in the classroom is a powerful tool. By observing or working with an image, students can activate prior knowledge or create amazing products within any content area. Also, with the power of mobile devices to take photos anywhere, lessons can be expanded beyond the classroom. In this session you will learn how to find and use images for teaching and learning. The session will spark new ways for you to enhance your lessons.

You can access the Symbaloo Mix for this session here: Photos for the Classroom.

 



Speakers
avatar for Jamey Boelhower

Jamey Boelhower

Educational Tech Coordinator & Integration Consultant, Central Community College
Jamey Boelhower is a husband and father to six children. He has had been in education for 18 years. He is currently the Education Tech Coordinator & Integration Consultant for Central Community College. Jamey has been a presenter at International conferences, Deeper Learning 2016... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTHI 120

1:00pm PDT

Leading and Teaching for Emotional Responsibility–HTE 202
Workshop attendees  (Great for teams and partners from the same school/district!) will explore and "try on" what teachers and leaders (middle managers to district-wide leaders) can do to ensure even our newest teachers are modeling social and emotional responsivity and responsibility. This workshop is particularly useful for teachers and leaders working with marginalized youth or non-traditional students, students who are currently disconnected or at-risk of disconnection from traditional schooling. We will explore the effects of developmental "parallel process" as well as the importance of recognizing our own class and cultural bias in terms of expectations of perceived "learning speed". All attendees will leave with at least one of the following: professional development plan for a supervisee, a newly-envisioned commitment to modeling appropriate emotionalism, a lesson or PD plan that explains the significance of emotional responsibility to staff.

 



Speakers
avatar for Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Managing Director of Innovation and Training, Phoenix Charter Academy Network
I am most interested, professionally, in thinking and talking about being a good or even great leader of teachers. I am also finding a new joy in working with school districts in planning teacher development and learning experiences. Beyond these, I love any and all opportunities... Read More →



Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 202

1:00pm PDT

New Strategies and Vision for Assessing Students' Civic Learning–HTHI 123
In 2015, the Spencer Foundation granted $2 million towards the development of new measures of youth civic learning in two domains: 1) how to engage with arguments and evidence and 2) how to engage with others across difference. In this session, participants will work with five teams of researchers to learn about to learn about and contribute to the development of new approaches to assessing student learning about how to be active citizens. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the future of assessment, and new ideas for assessment of students' civic competencies.

 



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 →
avatar for Linda Friedrich

Linda Friedrich

Director, Research and Evaluation, National Writing Project
I am interested in teacher learning and leadership as primary strategies for improving education. I have worked as an education researcher since the mid-1990s, and enjoy using my research knowledge to build tools for assessing student writing and to collect teachers' stories to improve... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Hipolito

Carlos Hipolito

Associate Professor, University of Colorado - Denver
Chicano Counselor Educator. Past President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.
avatar for Ben Kirshner

Ben Kirshner

Professor of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder
avatar for Sarah McGrew

Sarah McGrew

Co-Director, Civic Online Reasoning Project, Stanford History Education Group
avatar for Stan Pesick

Stan Pesick

Teacher, National Writing Project
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Asst. Professor, Teaching Systems Lab
Justin's BioA former high school history teacher, Justin Reich is the Mitsui Career Development Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT, the director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab (tsl.mit.edu), the host of the TeachLab podcast (teachlabpodcast.com), and the author of Fai... Read More →
avatar for Leah Sprain

Leah Sprain

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
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Brandon Stewart

Professor, Princeton University
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Dustin Tingley

Professor of Government, Harvard University



Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTHI 123

1:00pm PDT

The Mindset Playbook–HTE 111
In this interactive session you will learn how to bring Carol Dweck's mindset work to your school in a comprehensive way. Participants will learn how to assess their own mindsets, will have their mindset challenged through a micro project, delve into the notion of neuroplasticity and the malleability of the brain, and read professional literature and engage in discussion that shows how to begin to mold language patterns in the classroom that promote a growth mindset.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Lyle

Craig Lyle

Asst Principal, Vista Peak Prep
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Garrett Rosa

Principal, Vista Peak Prep



Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE-111

1:00pm PDT

Transforming your school / district to prepare 21st century students–HTE 228
Education Leaders Workshop: School and district leaders are essential catalysts in the move toward 21st century learning. This workshop will help leaders focus on essential elements of 21st century educational leadership:


  • Creating a vision

  • Focusing on a culture of continuous improvement

  • Focusing on tools to promote the 4 C's with special emphasis on creativity

  • Focusing on support needed for school leaders.


Speakers
avatar for Ken Kay

Ken Kay

CEO, EdLeader21
Ken Kay is the CEO of EdLeader21, a professional learning community of leaders committed to 21st Century Education. He was the founding President of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and is the co-author of “The Leader’s Guide to 21st Century Education: 7 Steps for Schools... Read More →
avatar for Jennie Snyder

Jennie Snyder

Superintendent, Piner-Olivet Union School District



Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 228

1:00pm PDT

What’s Your Classroom Brand?–HTE 227
Companies use branding all the time to intentionally evoke a desired emotional response in a customer, client or target audience. Jeff Bezos, says “your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.”
So what’s your classroom brand? What do you want students, parents and colleagues to say about you and about your class when you’re not in the room? You have the power to influence and frame this. At the workshop, take a peek at sample classroom brands for different grades and subjects. Then, generate, share and develop a concept and a premise for your classroom brand. 
Participants will receive a printed workshop workbook with resources, examples and more.



Speakers
avatar for Charity Allen

Charity Allen

Educational Consultant, PBL Consulting
Creative leader in education innovation. Designer and facilitator of engaging professional learning.
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Jaclyn Vasko

Dean of Innovation, Thrive Public School


Wednesday March 23, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 227

2:00pm PDT

Deep Dive Talk with Rob Riordan & Eleanor Duckworth
We believe in a differentiated conference experience, so that in addition to our workshops, DL2016 offers alternative sessions for attendees to think deeply, connect with others and build new ideas. The Deep Dive Den (D3) is a causal learning space to hear from leading thinkers in the deeper learning field. 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.  



Moderators
avatar for Michelle Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Duckworth

Eleanor Duckworth

Professor, Harvard
A former student and translator of Jean Piaget, Eleanor Duckworth grounds her work in Piaget and Inhelder's insights into the nature and development of understanding and in their research method, which she has developed as a teaching/research approach, Critical Exploration in the... Read More →
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Deep Dive Den--HTE 223

2:00pm PDT

Equity Exhibition Den with Sarah Bertucci & Hal Colston
During DL2016, the Equity Fellows will be deeply immersed in projects of their own design, aimed at creating interventions and breaking through barriers that inhibit the spread of deeper learning practices to underserved communities. Through a series of Equity Exhibitions (E2), the fellows will share their progress to date, and request feedback and input from DL2016 attendees who are as equally passionate about tackling the equity issue. Join them, and join us, in shaping deeper learning for the better.



Hal Colston, Director, Partnership for Change
The Equity Leadership Cohort

This project proposes a new community of support for education leaders, focused on developing their equity lenses. To assure group diversity, this Equity Leadership Cohort will purposefully select participants who are at different places on the equity continuum—from unaware to fully actualized. The goal of the Equity Leadership Cohort is to create a self-sustaining community that uses Deeper Learning Skills to both learn from one another and hold one another accountable.  

Sarah Bertucci, Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center
Action Research: Equity, Deeper Learning, and Independence

Traditionally marginalized students continue to experience the banking model of education: being treated as objects, rather than acting as innovative subjects of the world.   A cohort of educators from across the country will be doing yearlong action research to combat this issue.  Students and staff at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center will facilitate the cohort, both at summer retreats and at school-based visits.








Moderators
avatar for Claire Sylvan

Claire Sylvan

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

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Bertucci

Sarah Bertucci

Professional Development Associate, Eagle Rock School
Sarah works and learns alongside courageous high schoolers, while facilitating education change work around the country. She does this work at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Eagle Rock is both a tuition-free, residential high school for students who weren't... Read More →
avatar for Hal Colson

Hal Colson

Director of Transformation, Partnership for Change/DLEF
Listen to Hal's Equity Story. In April 2013 Hal became the Director of Partnership for Change. The goal of the Partnership is to remodel the high schools of Winooski and Burlington into student-centered, proficiency-based learning communities so that all students are best prepared for the 21st century. Partnersh... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Equity Exhibition Den--HTHI 105

2:45pm PDT

Maker's Den-4.0 Schools Startup Weekend Education Informational Session-HTHI 202
Are you a changemaker itching for the opportunity to solve problems in education? Are you an entrepreneur, educator, programmer, or designer who wants to move beyond theory and actually make it happen? At Startup Weekend Education, not only will you learn how launch a company in 54 hours.  Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) is an action-oriented weekend designed to take you from idea to startup in just 54 hours. At SWEDU happening across the country, educators, business professionals, and hackers conceptualize and build viable products, services, and school models that solve education’s most pressing problems. SWEDU participants pitch their idea to other attendees, then form teams that will work for two days building a prototype and business model to pitch to a panel of judges on Sunday. SWEDU brings educators into the process of solving problems they face firsthand, integrating their perspective into solutions at conception.



Speakers
avatar for Alex Waters

Alex Waters

Ed Tech Consultant, 2U Inc
Passionate about the power of education and committed to empowering others to bring their education ideas to life. Currently, organizing education events in the San Diego area with the help of the 4.0 Schools Startup Weekend program. Are you interested in building an Ed Tech community... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 2:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
HTHI 202

3:00pm PDT

Deep Dive Talk with Ron Berger & Lindsay Hill
We believe in a differentiated conference experience, so that in addition to our workshops, DL2016 offers alternative sessions for attendees to think deeply, connect with others and build new ideas. The Deep Dive Den (D3) is a causal learning space to hear from leading thinkers in the deeper learning field. 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.  



Moderators
avatar for Michelle Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ron Berger

Ron Berger

Chief Academic Officer, EL Education
Ron is Senior Advisor, Teaching & Learning for EL Education. Ron was a public school teacher and carpenter in rural Massachusetts for 25 years. His writing and speaking focus on inspiring quality and character in students, specifically through project-based learning, original scientific... Read More →
avatar for Lindsay Hill

Lindsay Hill

Program Officer, Education and Lead, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Raikes Foundation
Lindsay Hill joined the Raikes Foundation as a program officer in 2015. In addition to her national education strategy work, she co-leads the foundation's efforts around diversity, equity and inclusion. Prior to joining the Raikes Foundation, Lindsay spent four years as the founding... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Deep Dive Den--HTE 223

3:00pm PDT

Equity Exhibition Den with R. Vernon Moore & Joey Hunziker
During DL2016, the Equity Fellows will be deeply immersed in projects of their own design, aimed at creating interventions and breaking through barriers that inhibit the spread of deeper learning practices to underserved communities. Through a series of Equity Exhibitions (E2), the fellows will share their progress to date, and request feedback and input from DL2016 attendees who are as equally passionate about tackling the equity issue. Join them, and join us, in shaping deeper learning for the better.

Joey Hunziker, Senior Associate, Innovation Lab Network – Council of Chief State School Officers
My School, My Voice: Student Reflections on Policy for Deeper Learning

Student voice is noticeably missing in education and equity. This is particularly true of the voices of our most marginalized students—students with disabilities, English Language Learners, students of color, and students living in poverty.  This project will engage diverse students from personalized learning classrooms throughout the country in a focus group that follows the policy process, giving them opportunities to respond to the work of policymakers, reflect on their own school experiences, and ultimately impact the trajectory of the process itself.



R. Vernon Moore, Executive Director, Office of Youth Advocacy – San Diego Unified School District
The New Equity Challenge:  Quality Programs for Opportunity Youth in San Diego

The San Diego Youth Development Office reports that over 53,000 young people between the ages of 16-24 are “neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market.” These “opportunity youth” are disproportionately African American and Latino males. This equity project seeks to address an imperative need—the growing plight of our young people who, for whatever reason, are not successful in our traditional educational programs.

Moderators
avatar for Javier Guzman

Javier Guzman

Regional Director, Big Picture Learning

Speakers
avatar for Joey Hunziker

Joey Hunziker

Innovation Lab Network Director, CCSSO
Listen to Joey's Equity StoryJoey Hunziker is a Senior Associate with the Innovation Lab Network at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The ILN is a group of states working to advance policies and best practices that support personalized, deeper learning across the country. Before working at CCSSO... Read More →
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Richard Vernon Moore

Executive Director, Office of Youth Advocacy SDUSD, Equity Fellows
Listen to Vernon's Equity StoryCurrently, Richard Vernon Moore serves as the Executive Director of the Office of Youth Advocacy in the San Diego Unified School District. In this unique and innovative position, Vernon tackles the equity challenges in a large, urban school district. Among his many duties, Vernon is the... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Equity Exhibition Den--HTHI 105

3:00pm PDT

Coaching Mindsets: Building Self-Efficacy to Catalyze Deeper Learning–HTE 122
How do we craft a coaching plan that uses an equity lens to cultivate self-efficacy and transform educator practice? Coaching for Deeper Learning is a complex and critical practice. Establishing a culture of coaching at all levels of the school – between and among students, teachers, and leaders – requires growth mindsets applied to the principles of Deeper Learning and equity. Theory meets practice in this workshop as participants synthesize the work of Elena Aguilar, the National Equity Project, Diane Sweeney, Jim Knight, and Dr. Camille Farrington. We will apply our learning using tangible coaching templates, video, and rich exemplars, including a Google Drive treasure trove of coaching resources! Participants will draft an equity-driven, transformational coaching plan using a target Deeper Learning competency for a teacher or leader they support, focused on a specific goal from their school site action plan. Target participants: coaches, school leaders, teacher leaders, scholars, and network leaders



Speakers
avatar for Adam Krusi-Thom

Adam Krusi-Thom

School Designer, EL Education
Adam Krüsi-Thom is Academic Program Manager for the Central Valley Region at Aspire Public Schools, leading change across three cities–Stockton, Modesto, and his hometown of Sacramento–16 school sites, hundreds of educators, and thousands of scholars.  He contributes to organization-wide... Read More →



Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 122

3:00pm PDT

Designing an Innovation Ecosystem: Aligning Parents, Educators and Students to Create a Better World–HTE 216
Increasingly parents, educators, and policymakers understand the need for education that prepares kids to be innovators. But the common resulting action steps – adding design thinking to the curriculum, creating a maker space, advocating for a coding class – often fall short of the system-wide focus required to truly enact change. Each summer Galileo Learning brings together a community of more than 2,000 educators and 20,000 students and their parents in the name of innovation education and this workshop will explore Galileo's practitioner’s experience in nurturing an innovation ecosystem. Using Galileo’s model as a springboard to inspire deep participant conversation and collaboration, attendees will design first actions to create an educational ecosystem suited to align stakeholders and inspire change in their environment.



Speakers
avatar for Pamela Briskman

Pamela Briskman

Vice President of Education, Galileo Learning
Each spring, Galileo Learning hires, on-boards, trains, and leads nearly 2,000 staff to teach innovation and design-thinking skills at summer programs throughout California and Illinois. While one might expect this to turn into a mess of confused culture, misunderstood instructional... Read More →
avatar for Glen Tripp

Glen Tripp

CEO & Founder, Galileo Learning
Glen Tripp founded Galileo Learning in 2001 to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Since then, more than 300,000 children have enrolled in Galileo’s programs, which include Camp Galileo, Galileo Summer Quest, and the camps at the Tech Museum of Innovation... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 216

3:00pm PDT

Innovations in Assessment for Teaching And Learning–HTE 207
Participants work together to understand how systems of assessment can and should evolve to enable deeper learning experiences for students using the Assessment for Learning Project as an example to ground their discussion. The Project is a collaboration between the Center for Innovation in Education and Next Generation Learning Challenges. By the end of the session, participants will learn about how the initiative will promote the design and implementation of tools and strategies to advance assessment for rather of learning, develop strategies in real time with their colleagues for how to apply the concepts to their local contexts, and have the opportunity to be among the first members of an exciting nationwide community of practice that undergirds this work.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Coates

Joy Coates

Senior Program Manager, Jobs for the Future
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Linda Pittenger

Chief Operating Officer, Center for Innovation in Education


Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 207

3:00pm PDT

Logic Models: A Framework for Deeper Learning–HTE 204
In this hands-on session, participants will learn how a well-developed logic model can help to synthesize a complex project into a single framework for project management, strategic communications, partnership building, grant writing, and much more. Puget Sound Educational Services District, Race to the Top District Grantee, will share how they use a logic model to implement and monitor their multi-district project.  Participants will create a logic model aligned to deeper learning outcomes (or any other project).

Speakers
avatar for Jessica de Barros

Jessica de Barros

Executive Director, Race to the Top, Puget Sound Educational Service District
avatar for Sally Kingston

Sally Kingston

senior education analyst, Applied Engineering Management Corporation



Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 204

3:00pm PDT

Spark an Enduring Flame: Leading School-Wide Transformation–HTHI 124
How do we successfully lead the transformation to deeper learning in schools, especially in the current high-accountability environment that relies on standardized tests as a primary measure of your success?In this workshop participants will explore practical tools and strategies that will help leaders create a culture of innovation and set the foundation critical to expanding deeper learning in our schools. Participants will leave with an understanding of the difference between change and transformation, and the three critical factors that will help you lead diverse groups through a process of systemic change.

Speakers
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Jane Shirley

Executive Director, Catapult Leadership
Jane is deeply passionate about creating schools where kids and teachers engage in interesting and important work together. Through her current role as VP of Leadership Initiatives at Catapult, Jane leads educators through design processes that transform tired old traditional schools... Read More →


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Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTHI 124

3:00pm PDT

Student Consulting: Empowering Student Voice and Focusing Teacher Practice on the Student Experience–HTE 123
During lunch a team of two student consultants meets with a cooperating teacher to debrief a recent observation cycle. They start by giving warm feedback to the teacher about his communication style with students and the way he seamlessly switched between slang and academic language. The conversation transitions to strategies the teacher can use to open up and connect with his students. Come learn about our process of developing a student-consulting program at HTHMA. You will hear from the facilitators of the program, student consultants, and cooperating teachers about their experiences. The workshop will allow participants to consider how a student-consulting program might function at their school site.

 



Speakers
avatar for Anna Chiles

Anna Chiles

Teacher, High Tech High
Since I began my teaching career as 9th grade Humanities teacher at High Tech High Media Arts, I have been curious about how I can further incorporate the relationships that I build with my students and their unique perspectives into the growth of my projects and pedagogy. This curiosity... Read More →
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Ben Sanoff

Researcher, HTH The Center for Innovation and Equity
Ben Sanoff has been a high school teacher and school leader for nine years, primarily at Berkeley High School, and is currently a fellow at High Tech High Graduate School of Education. Inspired to become an educator as a result of his educational experiences growing up in Cambridge... Read More →



Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 123

3:00pm PDT

Using the 5E Instructional Model to Teach Life Science: An Immersive Learner Experience–HTE 219
Why do we sweat?  Why do we shiver?  How can our body stay at 98.6 when the temperature outside is 20 below?  These questions and more will be covered in our session, which will introduce participants to the New Visions Living Environment  (Biology) Curriculum.  Our session will also include an immersive exploration of the NVLE Curriculum through the lens of the Thermoregulation 5E (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate) Model, which gives students a hand-on look at feedback mechanisms within the body as part of the Homeostasis unit.  Attendees will have a chance to experience the curriculum as both a student and as a teacher.  Interspersed in the presentation will be examples of  Group Learning Routines (GLRs) designed with the idea that getting students to talk about science is a great way to help them learn science.  The NVLE Curriculum is currently available to all teachers, covering all major topics in Biology and is also aligned with the New York State Standards for Living Environment.



Speakers
avatar for DEBORAH MCLAUGHLIN

DEBORAH MCLAUGHLIN

Science Teacher, New Visions for Public Schools
avatar for Andrea Robinson

Andrea Robinson

MS/HS Science Teacher, All City Leadership Academy



Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 219

3:00pm PDT

Whose Voice is Missing From this Story? Teaching Social Justice Through Narrative–HTE 222
Are liberty and justice truly for all? Regardless of age or subject, students need to hear their own voices as well as those of others in the stories they read, the images they study, the tales they tell, and the art they create. Adding a social justice lens to your classroom may feel overwhelming or too time-consuming, but the barriers to incorporating this critical perspective to your curriculum are actually very simple to overcome. Learn, discuss, brainstorm, and return to your classroom ready to inspire your students to take action.

Click here to link to our presentation slideshow, our workshop website, a list of resources, our digital shareout site, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Bettinger

Dana Bettinger

Fine Arts Teacher + Community Service Coordinator, University Prep
I'm a former architect who uses visual arts, theater, graphic design, and interdisciplinary learning to encourage creative risk-taking and personal identity development in my middle and high school students. My courses invariably include elements of social justice and equity, and... Read More →
avatar for Anthony McGrann

Anthony McGrann

Teacher, Epiphany School



Wednesday March 23, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
HTE 222

4:00pm PDT

Deep Dive Talk with Larry Rosenstock & Bob Lenz
We believe in a differentiated conference experience, so that in addition to our workshops, DL2016 offers alternative sessions for attendees to think deeply, connect with others and build new ideas. The Deep Dive Den (D3) is a causal learning space to hear from leading thinkers in the deeper learning field. 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. 



Moderators
avatar for Michelle Sadrena Clark

Michelle Sadrena Clark

Project Co-Director, Share Your Learning, Deeper Learning Hub, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation, HTH GSE
Michelle Sadrena Clark is the Co-Director of the Share Your Learning Campaign, Project Co-Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Coordinator of HTH submissions to Ed Week's Learning Deeply Blog, and the lead facilitator of the Equity Deep Dive for the Center for Research on Equity and... Read More →
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bob Lenz

Bob Lenz

CEO, PBLWorks
Let's talk about high quality Project Based Learning because it works! Also, join me for Paddle Based Learning each morning.
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Larry Rosenstock

CEO, High Tech High


Wednesday March 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Deep Dive Den--HTE 223

4:00pm PDT

Equity Exhibition Den with Shawn Jackson & Alexandra Anormaliza
During DL2016, the Equity Fellows will be deeply immersed in projects of their own design, aimed at creating interventions and breaking through barriers that inhibit the spread of deeper learning practices to underserved communities. Through a series of Equity Exhibitions (E2), the fellows will share their progress to date, and request feedback and input from DL2016 attendees who are as equally passionate about tackling the equity issue. Join them, and join us, in shaping deeper learning for the better.

Alexandra Anormaliza, Director, Affinity Group Support Center, New York City Department of Education

Expanding the Diversity of Deeper Learning Leaders in New York City

The Leading Deeper Learning Seminar is designed to provide leaders who are moving into their first year of principalship with an in-depth exploration into the principles of Deeper Learning. Through a collaborative approach, diverse NYC school leaders will keep Deeper Learning at the forefront as they develop solutions for complex problems of practice, learning the practical skills they will need during their first year as principals as well as the strategic mindset required to help their schools thrive.

Shawn Jackson, Principal and Director of School Culture, LEAD Public Schools
All of US Will Learn  - Deeper Learning & English Language Acquisition at Neely's Bend in Nashville

Neely's Bend College Prep School, part of the largest Charter network in Nashville, wants to amplify learning for its English Language Learning students by providing Deeper Learning experiences for every student.  The school’s ability to produce student achievement gains and outcomes for its’ students, irrespective of race or socio-economics, is essential.  

 







Moderators
avatar for Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno

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

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Anormaliza

Alexandra Anormaliza

Director, Affinity Group Field Support Center, Equity Fellows
Listen to Alexandra's Equity Story. Alexandra Anormaliza is the Director of the Affinity Group Field Support Center. In this role, she works closely with over 160 schools, several superintendents, and six non-profit organizations or affinity groups to provide the schools with integrated supports to address instruct... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Jackson

Shawn Jackson

Director of School Culture, LEAD Public School, Equity Fellows
Listen to Shawn's Equity StoryShawn Jackson has developed a niche for school start-up and turn-around work. Over the past 15 years he has worked with schools in North Carolina, Florida, New York, and Tennessee. He is looking to finish his doctorate in school turn-around. Currently, Shawn has two roles, School Dir... Read More →


Wednesday March 23, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Equity Exhibition Den--HTHI 105

5:15pm PDT

Reception and Dinner at Courtyard Marriott (gratis) & The Deeper Learning Games
Soak in the sun with a BBQ reception and meet new collegues during the first ever Deeper Learning Games! (Gratis)

Menu:
CORNBREAD WITH FIXINS
FANCY FRIES
ROASTED VEGGIE BAR
MAC N' CHEESE
KALE SALAD
SLIDERS: Chicken & Biscuit, Beer Battered Codwich Vegetable Portobello Slider

HAND PIES
S'MORES

Wednesday March 23, 2016 5:15pm - 8:00pm PDT
Courtyard Marriott
 
Thursday, March 24
 

6:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Olympics! [ OPTIONAL ] Cycling the city!
Grab one of the bikes stationed near the Homewood Suites/USS Recruit Ship and do a self-guided cycle around the San Diego Bay. The bikes are rented ($7/ for 1-hour or $12/ for 2-hours) through DecoBikes with dozens of locations across the city to pick-up and return your bike.

Thursday March 24, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am PDT
Homewood Suites

6:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Olympics! [ OPTIONAL ] Meditation Morning
Join Will Haase for a mediative start to your day. He will share some research on mindfulness in schools and give attendees an opportunity to practice meditation. Those new to meditation or those who have a regular practice are welcome! Meet in the Courtyard Marriott bar area.

Speakers
WH

Will Haase

Math Teacher, High Tech High
I have been at HTHI for the past ten year teaching math. I am passionate about the move towards deeper learning and how it can change education, by setting richer more meaningful goals for us as educators to strive towards. I am very interested in using and developing new assessment... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am PDT
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Olympics! [ OPTIONAL ] Running with Ron & Friends
Ron Berger and others will greet all runners and walkers to suggest routes. Groups will organize based on desired distance and speeds. Meet in the Courtyard Marriott lobby

Speakers
avatar for Ron Berger

Ron Berger

Chief Academic Officer, EL Education
Ron is Senior Advisor, Teaching & Learning for EL Education. Ron was a public school teacher and carpenter in rural Massachusetts for 25 years. His writing and speaking focus on inspiring quality and character in students, specifically through project-based learning, original scientific... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am PDT
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Olympics! [ OPTIONAL ] SUP-It-Up!
Limited Capacity full
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Join Laura McBain for a sunrise stand up paddle session. Note: This session is limited to 15 people. Meet in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriot. Experienced and beginner paddlers/yogis encouraged! Wear shorts or pants, shirt and if cold a sweatshirt. No shoes required! Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen always encouraged

Speakers
avatar for Laura McBain

Laura McBain

Director of External Relations, HTH GSE
Laura is the master of ceremonies for DL2017. Email, tweet or text her with any questions or wonderings for your time at DL2017!  Laura is the Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy. Laura was a founding teacher of High Tech Middle and was... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am PDT
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Olympics! [ OPTIONAL ] Yo, Yo, Yo! It’s Yoga
Go deep within yourself and start the day with hatha style yoga session. Meet on the lawn outside the pool area of the Courtyard Marriott.



Speakers
avatar for Dana Mitchell

Dana Mitchell

sunchaser sup
Originally from New Jersey Dana is a California girl at heart. Traveled here in 2008 but did not begin her Yoga journey until 2010 when she received her certification from CorePower yoga. Never knowing how to tame her restless mind, her mat would soon be the cure. After exploring... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am PDT
Courtyard Marriott

8:00am PDT

Breakfast
Breakfast. Breakfast is served in the HTH Gym.




Thursday March 24, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
High Tech Elementary (HTe)

9:00am PDT

Keynote with HSRA students
Carli Willis has been a student at High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past several years.  During this time, she has become involved in a number of school and community-based activities.  Always having been a dancer, she runs a dance group at HSRA.  She is also a host for our weekly community meetings, our radio show Studio 4 All Access, and the soon to air YouTube video version of the show.  In the community, she organized and continues to run a group for younger girls who are experiencing life challenges.  Her greatest community effort, however, has been as an advocate for homeless youth.  Carli has helped to organize events, spoken with governmental officials and representatives of foundations, and has given speeches at various venues.  Her most recent speech was to commemorate the groundbreaking of Prior Crossing, a new homeless shelter for youth.  She has also spoken at the National Charter School Conference, and was a recent keynote speaker for the Pillsbury United Communities Conference, a major charitable, education and social services organization in Minneapolis.  She has sat on several boards and panels dealing with at-promise youth and education/community issues.  HSRA hosts an award event at the end of each school year called “The Wolfie Awards.”  Carli won five last year:  Poet of the Year, Radio Show Host of the Year, Activist of the Year, Community Service, and HAS Student of the Year.  She is planning to do Post Secondary Enrollment Options this Spring at the College of St. Catherine.  She won a scholarship at the HSRA Gala event last year for her academic ability, and another scholarship from the St. Paul Optimist Club for her work in overcoming adversity and contributing to the community.  She was also recently awarded a year-long scholarship to study at the Paris School of Business in Paris, France next year.



Lewis McCaleb, also known as Lewiee Blaze, was born November 11, 1997 in Minneapolis, MN.  In his early childhood he grew up in St. Paul living with his father, mother, and two little brothers.  His father Lewis "Miki" McCaleb was well known around the city for his Blues music band "Miki L and the Star Time."  Growing up around his father influenced him to love music at a early age.  He even played drums in the band at a couple of shows at the age of 5.  His first ever performance was at Famous Dave's in Uptown.  As he got older his mother and father separated.  That's when he had to mature fast to help take care of his little brothers.  His mother always listened to artists like Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Nas, Slick Rick, and more.  He began to fall in love with the sound of Hip-Hop.  At the age of 10 he was writing his own rhymes.  Living a struggled life in poverty, Lewis began to hang out with the wrong crowd and made some bad decisions that lead to a big wake up call. From that point, he flipped it and started to use his struggles as motivation to change.  After years of development, Lewis noticed that people were attracted to his rap flow.  He decided to pursue a music career and got serious about it at the age of 16. Now in 2016, Lewis is a senior at The High School For Recording Arts becoming one step closer to his dream.  He plans to drop his debut mixtape in the spring of 2016 and take the industry by storm










Speakers
avatar for Lewis  McCaleb

Lewis McCaleb

Student, High School for Recording Arts
Lewis McCaleb, also known as Lewiee Blaze, was born November 11, 1997 in Minneapolis, MN.  In his early childhood he grew up in St. Paul living with his father, mother, and two little brothers.  His father Lewis "Miki" McCaleb was well known around the city for his Blues music band... Read More →
avatar for Carlisha  Willis

Carlisha Willis

Student, High School for Recording Arts
Carli Willis has been a student at High School for Recording Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past several years.  During this time, she has become involved in a number of school and community-based activities.  Always having been a dancer, she runs a dance group at HSRA.  She... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:10am PDT
HTH Forum

10:30am PDT

Building a School-wide Deeper Learning System–HTE 114
Limited Capacity filling up

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.  Participants will create a graphic journey map to help support their journey in creating the systems and structures for deeper learning at their school. We know that deeper learning is important and we know that deeper learning is happening. As schools scale deeper learning, key questions remains:  how do we implement the systems and structures that provide the opportunities for deeper learning to happen, how do we measure this Deeper Learning school-wide?  In this workshop participants will draw upon the assessment systems from Envision, to identify their desired end results, where they are now in the process, and their next steps to create a school-wide assessment system

Speakers
avatar for Ben Kornell

Ben Kornell

Executive Director, Envision Learning Partners, Envision Education
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Laura Robell

Principal, Envision Education
Laura Robell is the principal at Envision Academy, a charter high school in the Envision network in Oakland, CA. Laura has more than 15 years of teaching and leadership experience in the Bay Area. Previously, Laura was the Managing Director of Programs for New Leaders in the Bay Area... Read More →



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 114

10:30am PDT

Chocolate: Bitter or Sweet? –HTHI 207
Limited Capacity full
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Participants will immerse themselves in all things chocolate as they explore the politics, history, geography, and science behind this delectable treat. From tasting to tears, sweetness to slavery, chocolate is our entry point for learning about the world and how to improve it. Participants will leave full- full of new social justice learning, full of practical strategies for the classroom, and (of course) full of chocolate!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Wood-Tech Support

Jessica Wood-Tech Support

Manager, Student Project Initiatives, EL Education


Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTHI 207

10:30am PDT

Communicate a Vision for Deeper Learning using Project Based Learning in under 9 seconds–HTHI 124
Limited Capacity full
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As leaders (includes students, teachers, administrators, board and community members) for deeper learning, how do we create and communicate a compelling and actionable vision of how Project Based Learning leads to deeper learning outcomes for all students? Participants will learn and use communication tools and processes that are taught to world leaders to craft a vision statement that is 27 words, 9 seconds long and includes 3 messages. We will tell stories of deeper learning through PBL that give the vision statement life and purpose (HTH students will be available to share their stories if you don't have a story to tell). Finally, using the content of their vision statement and their story, each leader will write, direct and produce a very short video (2-3 minutes) to show to their home community. (Equipment needed: Smart phone with video editing app - e.g., iPhone with iMovie app. HTH students will be available for technology consult).



Speakers
avatar for Bob Lenz

Bob Lenz

CEO, PBLWorks
Let's talk about high quality Project Based Learning because it works! Also, join me for Paddle Based Learning each morning.
avatar for Cris Waldfogel

Cris Waldfogel

Senior Manager for Leadership Services, Buck Institute for Education



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTHI 124

10:30am PDT

Creating a Space Science Program through Rocketry–HTHI 107
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the past two years, we have worked to develop a space science program through astronomy, weather balloon science, and now rocketry. In this deep dive we will show you how to develop a high school rocket program from small to very large scale integrating mathematics, humanities, physics and chemistry into a project that engages students at all levels. We will walk participants through how to build and test rocket bodies and engines while scaling it up from air rockets to full-blown solid fuel chemical rockets.

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.
avatar for Andrew Lerario

Andrew Lerario

Teacher, High Tech High
Since 2006, Andrew Lerario has worked as a progressive teacher, always looking for ways to develop his practice to remain on the frontier of education. He firmly believes that in order to effectively mentor students, he continually needs to push himself as an adult learner. He has... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTHI 107

10:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Through a Global Lens–HTE 207
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested leveraging the tenets of Deeper Learning to help students develop the Global Competencies they need for success in our interconnected society?  If so, this Deep Dive is for you!  After learning more about global competence, you will identify strategies and develop an action plan to incorporate global competence and deeper learning into your current instructional practice, ensuring that students are ready for college, career and global citizenship.



Speakers
avatar for Lisa Tyrrell

Lisa Tyrrell

Director, International Studies Schools Network, Asia Society's Center for Global Education
Lisa is the Director of Asia Society’s Center for Global Education International Studies Schools Network (ISSN), a national professional learning community of schools working to advance the teaching and learning of global competence.



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 207

10:30am PDT

Deeper Learning through Critical Exploration–HTE 202
Limited Capacity full
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This deep dive will prepare you to harness the power of critical exploration [<criticalexplorers.org>] in your classroom.  You’ll encounter the work of Critical Explorers' exploratory activities and curriculum, across subject matters.  You will experience, observe, and reflect on teaching strategies, live and on film; you will create curriculum built entirely from primary sources; and, whatever your previous experience, you will strengthen your understanding and practice of "teaching, not telling" as developed through critical exploration. 

Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Duckworth

Eleanor Duckworth

Professor, Harvard
A former student and translator of Jean Piaget, Eleanor Duckworth grounds her work in Piaget and Inhelder's insights into the nature and development of understanding and in their research method, which she has developed as a teaching/research approach, Critical Exploration in the... Read More →
avatar for Lynette Goulet

Lynette Goulet

Teacher, Watertown Middle School



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 202

10:30am PDT

Design Your Dream Home–HTE 122
Limited Capacity full
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Each participant will create scale blueprints for a dream house, learning the basics of residential architectural design and the ways that design and architecture can be used in classrooms to elevate mathematics, science, design-thinking, drafting and arts. No prior experience required. You will leave this class proud to show your blueprints to family and friends and seeking a wealthy patron to fund the construction of your dreams.



Speakers
avatar for Ron Berger

Ron Berger

Chief Academic Officer, EL Education
Ron is Senior Advisor, Teaching & Learning for EL Education. Ron was a public school teacher and carpenter in rural Massachusetts for 25 years. His writing and speaking focus on inspiring quality and character in students, specifically through project-based learning, original scientific... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 122

10:30am PDT

Designing Deeper Equity Learning for Adults–HTE 216
Limited Capacity full
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How can we better realize the potential power of deeper learning as an equity strategy? While teaching strategies are key, their impact depends on the nature of
the “equity lens” of the adults practicing them. So, then, what kinds of deeper learning experiences for adults might develop a deeper “equity lens”? In this session we’ll first reflect on the types of equity challenges we’ve seen with deeper learning in our schools, then we’ll experience and reflect upon several types of deeper “adult equity learning” to open up our thinking. Using these insights, we will prototype approaches to adult equity learning to use in our contexts (e.g. a PD or retreat agenda, a template for team meetings, an action research design, a coaching approach, etc.).



Speakers
avatar for Daneen Keaton

Daneen Keaton

Associate, National Equity Project
Daneen joined the National Equity Project in September 2015. Daneen’s educational career began as a high school student when she tutored at her elementary school.  Since then it has always been a priority of hers to learn and grow in order to best serve young people, especially... Read More →
avatar for Tom Malarkey

Tom Malarkey

Senior Associate, National Equity Project
Tom has worked with the National Equity Project (formerly BayCES) since 1996 as a coach, facilitator, and trainer around educational equity, racial equity in particular. He works with leaders within school systems (school leaders, teacher leaders, district leaders, parent leaders... Read More →



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 216

10:30am PDT

Dive Deep into the Disappearance of Honeybees–HTHI 120
Limited Capacity seats available

How can we engage students in looking at multiple perspectives in research to inform their decisions? Participants will analyze compelling text, consult with an expert, and collaborate to discover the struggles that honeybees face. Where are the honeybees going, and once gone, who will feel the sting? Come prepared to create visual narratives of the vanishing honeybees and to explore ideas on how to BEE the change!



Speakers
avatar for Marissa Funk-Adams

Marissa Funk-Adams

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

Rhea Manguil

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



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTHI 124

10:30am PDT

Empathy School: The Art & Science of Effective Listening-HTE 219
Limited Capacity seats available

Empathy is the capacity to understand and communicate your understanding of others. From elementary through high school, research demonstrates that when educators are more empathic, the positive outcomes are significant. Students’ academic effort, achievement, motivation, self-esteem and empathy improves. Teachers are more culturally sensitive and more likely to intervene in a bullying situation. Relationships are more productive and satisfying and school culture is viewed more positively. Empathic school leaders have employees who are sick less often, are happier, and view their leadership as more effective. Clearly, an empathic educator is a more effective educator yet most educators are never formally taught the basics of empathy. Empathy School fills this gap with training that combines interactive activities, group discussion, skills training, role-play and reflection to help educators master the four components of empathy: Perspective-taking; recognizing others’ feelings; communicating understanding of others’ feelings; and staying out of judgment.



Speakers
avatar for Megan  Marcus

Megan Marcus

CEO & Founder, FuelEd


Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 219

10:30am PDT

Escaping Boring Learning (Literally!)–HTE 108
Limited Capacity full
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Trapped in classrooms where only boring lectures and rote memorization are occurring, many students dream of escape...  But what if the very act of escaping from a classroom became an opportunity for all sorts of deeper learning?  In this Deep Dive, we will take a trip to a "puzzle room," where we will have a limited amount of time to collaboratively solve a series of puzzles in order to escape!  Once back, we will unpack and hack the puzzle room experience--how could we use available materials and space in our schools to create similar collaborative, problem solving experiences for our students?

Speakers
avatar for Louie Montoya

Louie Montoya

Experience Designer, Business Innovation Factory
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Sam Seidel

Student Experience Lab Director, Business Innovation Factory
Sam Seidel is the Director of the Student Experience Lab at the Business Innovation Factory and author of Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education(Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). Sam speaks internationally about innovative solutions to challenges facing schools, community organizations... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 108

10:30am PDT

Examining the Elephant: Equity, Social Justice & Deeper Learning–HTE 222
Limited Capacity filling up

Education has come to be viewed by many as the civil rights issue of our time. Central to this argument is the idea that public schools and public education have a special role to play in disrupting the larger patterns of economic and social inequity found in society. This session will explore literature and data related to those larger patterns of social inequity and invite participants to examine the ways in which Deeper Learning might provide a powerful platform from which to address specific drivers of inequity. Participants in this Deep Dive will construct a visual argument for how Deeper Learning practices might work to address a specific aspect of inequity relevant to their context and community.  



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.



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 222

10:30am PDT

Finding the Sweet Spot: The Intersection Between Performance Assessment and Project-Based Learning–HTHI 204
Limited Capacity full
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Project-based learning and performance assessment are not synonymous, but they should be synergistic. How do these concepts best serve each other? In this design workshop, apply performance assessment thinking to sharpen the focus and boost the rigor of your project-based teaching. Come with a project or performance task in mind—detailed or fuzzy—and collaborate with colleagues to make it better.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Wells

Justin Wells

Executive Director, Envision Learning Partners
Ask me about HQPA: High-Quality Performance Assessment



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTHI 204

10:30am PDT

Get Your Make On!–HTHI COMMONS
Limited Capacity full
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It is time to get down and dirty with four hours of metal working, carpentry, painting, and mysterious beer-themed activities. With this interactive deep dive, participants will be immersed into the making process of building and creating. Take on challenges that require problem solving, and come push your technical skills to the next level.  

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Lawrence

Carrie Lawrence

Digital Design & Fabrication, High Tech Middle
avatar for Kyle Linnik

Kyle Linnik

Teacher/MakerSpace Manager, High Tech High
avatar for Charlie Linnik

Charlie Linnik

Maker Teacher for Studio M, High Tech High Charter Schools



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTHI Commons

10:30am PDT

Getting Deeply Inside the Outside -developing ways to deeply engage students through their interests and personal relationships to adults. – HTHI 202
Limited Capacity filling up

This dive will examine how to deeply engage students in school through their interests by using the 10 student expectations application and developing internship programs that connect students to outside of school learning environments and the people with the know how they want to know from. At this deep dive, participants will visit internships, and talk with students from the San Diego Met about how the work their doing deeply engages them in school. By the end of the dive, participants will be developing their own programming for internships and will be supported by BPL through online materials  and if they choose to get further involved using an internship management system being developed by BPL.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Leonard

Sara Leonard

Principal, San Diego Met High School
avatar for Elliot Washor

Elliot Washor

Co-Founder Big Picture School, Big Picture Learning


Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTHI 202

10:30am PDT

Going Places–HTE 130
Limited Capacity seats available

How might we build a vehicle that “takes us places?” Where do we want to go? Come stretch your creative muscles with us as we design, prototype and test workable transportation devices. We will pull inspiration from Peter Reynolds’ book Going Places as we learn how to think outside the box like his main characters Mia and Rafael. If you want to tinker and get your hands dirty while digging into the Deeper Learning competencies, come build with us.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Ahrens

Mindy Ahrens

Teacher, Design39Campus, Poway Unified School Dist
Mindy Ahrens teaches 4th/5th grade at an innovative public school, Design39Campus, in Poway, CA. Prior to this position, she spent 15 years teaching students from preschool to 8th grade in various settings. She studied Project Based Learning techniques in depth and earned a M.Ed... Read More →


Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 130

10:30am PDT

Hacking for school-wide change toward Deeper Learning–HTE 123
Limited Capacity filling up

Changes at the school level are often hard to “hack.” In this Deep Dive with the School Retool team, we’ll try on a hack mindset and use designable levers for change—like role, ritual, and space, to take first steps toward change at your school. We’ll brainstorm based on big ideas from Deeper Learning schools, and work together to design hacks that you can try at your school right away.



Speakers
avatar for Coeylen Barry

Coeylen Barry

Founder and CEO, Createdu
When Coeylen Barry first learned about Design Thinking as a graduate student at Stanford her first response was “Why didn’t I learn about this earlier?” After graduate school she made it her mission to bring design thinking to schools around the world. Coeylen has spent the... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Huang

Jessica Huang

Co-Director, June Jordan School For Equity
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 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 123

10:30am PDT

Learning Deeply in the Elementary Grades–HTE 204
Limited Capacity full
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Experience a portion of an integrated elementary PBL project focused on Math, Science, and ELA from a student perspective and learn the “why” behind specific facilitation moves made.  Then, embark on a journey to visually map your own project through careful unpacking of standards, backward design of scaffolds and benchmarks and discussion of embedded assessment practices for deeper learning outcomes.  Participants in this Deep Dive will create a visual plan for a fully mapped project design.   



Speakers
avatar for Anna Kinsella

Anna Kinsella

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

Jodi Posadas

School Development Coach, New Tech Network



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 204

10:30am PDT

The Flint Water Crisis & Deeper Learning for Marginalized, Traumatized Youth–HTHI 123
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us at this Deep Dive to engage in an interdisciplinary learning experience based on the theme of persistence, the topic of the Flint Water Crisis, and a project involving playwriting. In the process, you will be given the tools to take ownership of an instructional framework that is transforming the lives and learning of our most marginalized and traumatized young people in Southern California. Thematic, Interdisciplinary, Project-Based Learning (TIP) begins with collaboration about what positive character traits our students most need to achieve real, lasting success. Teachers, often with student leaders and community partners at the table, then use the framework to design literacy-rich learning experiences that lead students to develop deep understanding of a theme and interdisciplinary topic before demonstrating their understanding through real projects exhibited to a real audience. TIP was developed for students inside the juvenile detention facilities in Los Angeles by Diana Velasquez, founder of the Road to Success Academies (RTSA). TIP has now spread beyond Los Angeles to, among other places, the Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) in San Diego County under the leadership of Matt Simon, formerly a teacher at High Tech High.

Speakers
avatar for Matt SImon

Matt SImon

Professional Learning, SDCOE - Juvenile Court and Community Schools
DV

Diana Velasquez

Director, Road to Success Academies, LACOE



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTHI 123

10:30am PDT

Unleashing Teacher-Led innovation- The rise of the Edupreneur!–HTE 111
Limited Capacity full
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Get ready; we are going to merge the concepts of entrepreneurship and design thinking with the unique demands of education. Participants will be challenged with disruptive education ideas from around the world alongside unleashing powerful innovation techniques. By the end of this workshop the tables will be covered with post-it notes, there will be smiles on every face and participants will leave with both powerful skills and real ideas that will help them to consistently solve the challenges they are facing in their unique education contexts. Tapping into the collective genius of the room, this is an inspiring and practical injection of learning, that will bring powerful improvements to your school and your practice.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Howarth

Summer Howarth

Director of Learninf Design, Education Changemakers
Summer is the Director of Educhange Week and Director of Learning Design & Events at Education Changemakers and one of Australia’s most connected and passionate education influencers.Summer has developed expert knowledge in design thinking, middle years schooling and environmental... Read More →



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTE 111

10:30am PDT

What’s Your Problem?: Improvement Science for Deeper Learning–HTHI 208
Limited Capacity filling up

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

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Caillier

Stacey Caillier

Director, Center for Research on Equity and Innovation (CREI) at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Stacey Caillier Ph.D. is Director of the Research Institute, where she supports research projects within and beyond the HTH schools, and a core faculty member in the HTH GSE. She has been with the GSE since its inception in 2006, previously serving as the Director of the Teacher... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Gallagher

Ryan Gallagher

Educational Research Specialist, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Ryan Gallagher is a Director of the NGSS Early Implementation Initiative at HTH and helps to facilitate and support various improvement science projects at High Tech High. He has taught middle and high school within the High Tech High system since 2004.  Ryan co-designed and facilitated... Read More →



Thursday March 24, 2016 10:30am - 5:15pm PDT
HTHI 208

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Enjoy a lunch with new friends. Food served in the HTH Gym and seating is outside on the patio and inside the gym. Take a reccess on the playground!

Menu:
BAKED LEMON CHICKEN
PASTA POMODORO 
VEGAN OPTION: CORN PASTA with ROASTED EGGPLANT AND TOMATOES 
CAESAR SALAD / DRESSING AND CHEESE ON THE SIDE / CROUTONS 
MEZZE PLATTER

Thursday March 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
High Tech Elementary (HTe)

5:30pm PDT

Reception and Dinner at Stone Brewing Bistro & Gardens
Join us for an outdoor reception and dinner at Stone Brewery Bistro and Gardens!
Be a part of the 4th annual deeper learning booce ball tournment too!

Menu:
Starters:
Rock Shrimp Cevichesquid ink cone, citrus marinade
Crudite Cups/ V, GF / seasonal vegetables with dipping sauce
Mini Sopes/ V / black beans, lettuce, cotija cheese, sour cream

Main:
Street Tacossofrita / V /, chicken & steak / GF / Served with black beans, pico de gallo, cotija cheese, cilantro, onions

Guacamole and Housemade Salsa Fresca/ V, GF / housemade tortilla chips
Arugula Fennel Salad/ V, GF / Mandarin oranges, lemon poppy seed vinaigrette

Mexican Chop Salad **tortilla chips on side to make gluten free**/ V, GF / corn, black beans, jalapenos, lime dressing

Dessert:
Mexican Hot chocolate pot de creme with cinnamon churros
lemon bars
fruit tarts
 

Thursday March 24, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens
 
Friday, March 25
 

6:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Olympics! [ OPTIONAL ] Cycling the city!
Grab one of the bikes stationed near the Homewood Suites/USS Recruit Ship and do a self-guided cycle of the San Diego Bay. The bikes are rented ($7/ for 1-hour or $12/ for 2-hours) through DecoBikes with dozens of locations across the city to pick-up and return your bike.

FREE DL OLYMPIC T-SHIRTS TO THOSE WHO ATTEND!  

Friday March 25, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am PDT
Homewood Suites

6:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Olympics! [ OPTIONAL ] Meditation Morning
Join Will Haase for a mediative start to your day. He will share some research on mindfulness in schools and give attendees an opportunity to practice meditation. Those new to meditation or those who have a regular practice are welcome!
Meet in bar area the Courtyard Marriott bar area.

Speakers
WH

Will Haase

Math Teacher, High Tech High
I have been at HTHI for the past ten year teaching math. I am passionate about the move towards deeper learning and how it can change education, by setting richer more meaningful goals for us as educators to strive towards. I am very interested in using and developing new assessment... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am PDT
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Olympics! [ OPTIONAL ] Running with Ron & Friends
Ron Berger and others will greet all runners and walkers to suggest routes. Groups will organize based on desired distance and speeds. Meet in the Courtyard Marriott lobby

Speakers
avatar for Ron Berger

Ron Berger

Chief Academic Officer, EL Education
Ron is Senior Advisor, Teaching & Learning for EL Education. Ron was a public school teacher and carpenter in rural Massachusetts for 25 years. His writing and speaking focus on inspiring quality and character in students, specifically through project-based learning, original scientific... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am PDT
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Olympics! [ OPTIONAL ] SUP-It-Up!
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join Laura McBain for a sunrise stand up paddle session. Note: This session is limited to 15 people. Meet in the lobby of the Courtyard Marriot.

Speakers
avatar for Laura McBain

Laura McBain

Director of External Relations, HTH GSE
Laura is the master of ceremonies for DL2017. Email, tweet or text her with any questions or wonderings for your time at DL2017!  Laura is the Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy. Laura was a founding teacher of High Tech Middle and was... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am PDT
Courtyard Marriott

6:30am PDT

Deeper Learning Olympics! [ OPTIONAL ] Yo, Yo, Yo! It’s Yoga
Go deep within yourself and start the day with hatha style yoga session. Meet on the lawn outside the pool area of the Courtyard Marriott.



Speakers
avatar for Dana Mitchell

Dana Mitchell

sunchaser sup
Originally from New Jersey Dana is a California girl at heart. Traveled here in 2008 but did not begin her Yoga journey until 2010 when she received her certification from CorePower yoga. Never knowing how to tame her restless mind, her mat would soon be the cure. After exploring... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am PDT
Courtyard Marriott

8:00am PDT

Breakfast
Breakfast. Breakfast is served in the HTH Gym.




Friday March 25, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
High Tech Elementary (HTe)

9:00am PDT

Unconference
An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:



  • Whoever comes is the right people



  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve



  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)



The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.

Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am PDT
High Tech Elementary (HTe)

9:00am PDT

9:00am PDT

Bilingual education & bilingualism in education for Deeper Learning- HTE 207

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 207

9:00am PDT

Building multicultural competent communities-- HTE 203

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 203

9:00am PDT

Building positive learning cultures with students experiencing poverty-- HTE 222

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 222

9:00am PDT

Building positive, student-centered culture from scratch-- HTE 219

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 219

9:00am PDT

Constructive Tension—the balance between grounded reality and new ideas-- HTE 111

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 111

9:00am PDT

Cultivating growth mindset-- HTE 208

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 208

9:00am PDT

Equity Fellows-- HTE 109

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 109

9:00am PDT

How do we develop perceptual learning? --HTE 115

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 115

9:00am PDT

How do we help educators trust student voice?-- HTE 202

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 202

9:00am PDT

How do we implement restorative justice practices? -- HTE 114

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 114

9:00am PDT

How to overcome learned helplessness? -- HTE 113

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 113

9:00am PDT

How we talk about deeper learning in our communities-HTE 123

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 123

9:00am PDT

HTH Graduate School of Education - M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Program - Learn to Lead for Equity and Deeper Learning-- HTE 227

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 227

9:00am PDT

Incorporating psychosocial needs of learnings into daily life at school-- HTE 215

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 215

9:00am PDT

Let's talk about being white and doing this work across racial and/or other differences-- HTE 221

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 221

9:00am PDT

Middle School: Effective deeper learning design w/expeditions and internships-- HTE 217

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 217

9:00am PDT

Reconnecting with the Earth DEEPLY-HTE 129/130

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 130

9:00am PDT

Student-led social justice problem solving-- HTE 216

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 216

9:00am PDT

Teaching humanities & literature in 21st century-- HTE 204

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 204

9:00am PDT

The future of libraries-- HTE 108

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
HTE 108

9:00am PDT

Tour of HTH sites with HTH students

An Unconference is a participant-driven meeting where attendees propose topics they would like to discuss with others. Throughout the event, if you want to initiate a discussion on a topic, simply write your idea on the Unconference Idea wall at the HTH Forum (next to the registration table). DL2016 staff will synthesize the ideas and share the Unconference topics and room locations on Friday morning. An Unconference follows a few guidelines:

  • Whoever comes is the right people

  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could’ve

  • The Rule of Two Feet (go where you want to go)

The roles at an Unconference are few. There is a Convener (someone to start the conversation going), a Scribe (someone to record thoughts of the group) and participants. If a scribe decides to move to another session, he or she should designate a successor.

We’ve found that the Unconference format spurs fresh ideas, taps into people’s diverse perspectives and collective problem-solving skills, and allows people to connect around similar passions, change ideas and next steps.



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
MEET IN GSE FORUM

9:00am PDT

Deep Dive Talk with Marc Chun & Sam Seidel
We believe in a differentiated conference experience, so that in addition to our workshops, DL2016 offers alternative sessions for attendees to think deeply, connect with others and build new ideas. The Deep Dive Den (D3) is a causal learning space to hear from leading thinkers in the deeper learning field. 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.  



Moderators
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marc Chun

Marc Chun

Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Marc Chun is not a professional playwright by any stretch of the imagination, but had his plays produced in tiny theaters in LA and NY. Of one of his plays, the New York Times wrote that he "... conducts this chamber symphony with impressive élan" (forcing him to look up the word... Read More →
avatar for Sam Seidel

Sam Seidel

Student Experience Lab Director, Business Innovation Factory
Sam Seidel is the Director of the Student Experience Lab at the Business Innovation Factory and author of Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education(Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). Sam speaks internationally about innovative solutions to challenges facing schools, community organizations... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Deep Dive Den--HTE 223

9:00am PDT

Brazing Basics 101
Brazing is the process of joining metal by heating the base metal to a temperature above 800°F and adding a nonferrous filler metal that melts below the base metal. In brazing, the filler metal is drawn into the joint by capillary action.  Brazing is sometimes called hard soldering or silver soldering because the filler metals are either hard solders or silver-based alloys. The primary advantage of brazing is that it allows you to join dissimilar metals.  In this class, we introduce the basics of brazing, and have all the materials for you to practice and improve your skills.



Speakers
CB

Chris Barrera

Teacher, High Tech High
DG

David Gillingham

8th Math and Physics, High Tech Middle


Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
HTHI 107

9:00am PDT

Carve/Tag Stamp
Participants will engage in a design/making process in order to complete a project that was conducted in a H.T.H. middle school maker class, called Studio M. With this workshop, participants will create a custom made stamp that represents their individualism and uniqueness. They will also learn about linoleum rubber, how to use basic carving tools, and how to cut wood with a bandsaw. Participants will make, create and learn!

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Linnik

Charlie Linnik

Maker Teacher for Studio M, High Tech High Charter Schools



Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Equity Exhibition Den--HTHI 105

9:00am PDT

Maker's Den-Maker Den Mural
Mike Johnston is a street art evangelist (TRUTH) bringing the message of joy to the masses.  He loves to paint on found objects and on giant concrete walls.  The four years that he and his wife lived overseas in Asia and the Middle East really shaped his creative process. One thing he hopes to be true about his art is that it brings a smile.



Speakers
MJ

Mike Johnston

Artist, Truth


Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
HTHI Commons

9:00am PDT

Virtual Reality in Education using Google Cardboard-HTHI 103
Participants will explore simple, effective and inexpensive ways to incorporate virtual reality into their classroom.  Using a VR cardboard viewer and a smart phone, we will look at current applications available, virtual reality field trips you can take with your class, and ways to transform 3D modeling projects into VR formats.  

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Lawrence

Carrie Lawrence

Digital Design & Fabrication, High Tech Middle


Friday March 25, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
HTHI-103

10:00am PDT

A Deeper Look at Math in Art–HTHI 120
In this workshop, teachers will learn how to lead students on a discovery of math concepts in works of art. You will learn to blend art and math for your STEAM curriculum! By analyzing works from Andy Warhol, Kandinsky, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass... workshop participants will be able to utilize Elements of Art and Mathematical Concepts and Vocabulary to help students see math in an interesting and unexpected way! As we look at art through multiple lenses, students become leaders of their own learning...with the ability to access math concepts at their level; “see” the math that they already understand, share their findings with others, learn new concepts, and introduce ideas to their classmates in a non-threatening and engaging way. No matter what level of math students are working at, they can access math concepts that are relevant and challenging by taking “A Deeper Look at Math in Art”! Participants will be led through the same lesson that would be introduced to their students, and provided with supporting materials.



Speakers
avatar for Stacy Jennings

Stacy Jennings

Teacher, Design39Campus
My session is "A Deeper Look at Math in Art". Add to your STEAM curriculum, build a lesson you can use with students right away, and create your own, unique work of art with math that you hide inside! How do I include improv in this session? Come and see! We'll have fun! Right... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTHI 120

10:00am PDT

Belonging and Becoming: Social and Emotional Supports for Adolescent Learning –HTE 108
What structures and practices help adolescents develop the mindset that they belong in a learning community? What supports them in growing to their fullest potential as deeper learners? Prompted by school-based research as well as student and teacher voices, participants will consider the challenges and possibilities in their own school contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Cushman

Kathleen Cushman

Co-founder, senior fellow, WKCD (What Kids Can Do)
I've been documenting deeper learning for adolescents since 1989! Ask me anything you're curious about — and tell me about your experience.



Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 108

10:00am PDT

Breaking with Tradition: The Need for Deeper Learning in Urban Environments–HTE 111
This workshop discusses the needs of students in urban area and how deeper learning competencies help to address those needs in a way that traditional, structured curricula do not. Teachers will walk away with initial plans that take traditional lessons and transform them into deeper learning experiences. Other participants will continue the ongoing discussion of deeper learning's place in our larger educational environment and will question whether DL is for "elite" schools or for all.

 



Speakers
avatar for Wesley Davidson

Wesley Davidson

Instructional Leader/English Teacher, Chicago Technology Academy HS, Chicago, IL
avatar for Ellie McMahon

Ellie McMahon

MATH TEACHER, Chicago Tech Academy High School



Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 111

10:00am PDT

Deeper Learning by Going Deeper Within–HTE 114
What is your vision for your practice and how can you create the conditions for deep, supportive, and trusting collegial relationships? How does understanding our stories and values help us to create equitable learning environments? Understanding our underlying belief systems and why we became an educator is essential for us to not only create an equitable learning environment, but also grow professionally beyond what we even think is possible. In this workshop, we will dive into and explore how personal vision for practice can be used as a tool to support deep collegial relationships, and ultimately, craft an equity based classroom/school.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Caenepeel-Knust

Jessica Caenepeel-Knust

Inclusion Specialist, High Tech Middle North County
Special Education, differentiation, project design, equity.
avatar for Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Teacher, High Tech Middle Media Arts
HTHMA Multimedia Teacher
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!


Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 114

10:00am PDT

Deeper Learning: Lessons from Early Childhood–HTE 204
Children learning in 21st Century classrooms and schools need innovators and intellectual thought leaders to accompany them on their journey of inquiry, not technocrats or test prep. Infusing deeper learning into lessons and activities requires flexible teachers, full of insight into student learning, human development, and the powers of language and literacies to create learners competent to inquire, investigate, and innovate. These characteristics exemplify Early Childhood educators. We've been following the child for more than a century. It makes one wonder: What deeper learning occurs when school innovation takes lessons from Early Childhood?



Speakers
avatar for Martha Foote

Martha Foote

Professor, Texas A&M University Commerce
avatar for Mark Reid

Mark Reid

Professor, Texas A&M University Commerce
Increasing teacher confidence and effectives related to assessment and trauma sensitive classrooms
avatar for Josh Thompson

Josh Thompson

Associate Professor Early Childhood Education, Texas A&M University-Commerce / Dallas AEYC
I am curious about the the young child's construction of social relations. How does she do it - became a native speaker of her indigenous culture and community? How does early schooling support deeper learning? What has to change for public policy to embrace our social womb around... Read More →



Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 204

10:00am PDT

Embody to Empathize: Using Kinesthetic Experiences to Deepen Analysis and Practice Empathy–HTE 130
Step out of your own body and into another. In this workshop, participants will experience a series of scaffolded kinesthetic activities through the frame of Lincoln Center Education's Capacities for Imaginative Thinking. After the experience and an opportunity to reflect with fellow educators, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to use embodiment techniques to support students in deepening literary analysis and practicing empathy.

 



Speakers
LB

Lynn Brown

Teaching Artist, Lincoln Center Education
I have been lucky enough to have accumulated 20 plus years as a practicing Teaching Artist for Lincoln Center Education . For the past 5 years I have been in New Visions classrooms that not only explore works of art, but that also teach the habits of art makers and art viewers... Read More →
KH

Kali Heft

Teacher, New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math & Science
avatar for J.P. Passero

J.P. Passero

English Teacher, New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science
DR

Danielle Rivellese

English Teacher, New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science



Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 130

10:00am PDT

Examining Deeper Learning in Employer-led Education Initiatives–HTE 219
Charlestown High School, located in the greater Boston area and serving a population of 94% students of color and 88.5% low income students, has recently launched a pilot 9-14 pathway with SAP, a global software company, to transform their school and provide innovative, college-level opportunities to its students. Join us for an overview of the pathway program -- C-Town Tech-- its progress to date, and a discussing the challenges and opportunities for deeper learning, including continuous improvement, equity, and how to fostering meaningful postsecondary paths for all students. We'll also share two recently developed rubrics inspired by the C-Town program that encourage peer assessment of 21st century skills and computational thinking, in addition to a guidebook on existing computer science tools that can support deeper learning experiences.



Speakers
avatar for Jackie Gonzalez

Jackie Gonzalez

Senior Program Manager, Demand-Side Engagement & Analytics, JFF
Enthusiasm and expertise around employer engagement/ROI in work-based learning design; access/inclusion to meaningful work-based learning and strategic career pathways for disconnected young adults, older workers, and people with disabilities; reimagining customer-facing jobs as "employability... Read More →
avatar for Sheila Jackson

Sheila Jackson

Senior Program Manager, Pathways to Prosperity, JFF
As a senior program manager for Pathways to Prosperity, Sheila Jackson researches and writes about effective strategies for building grades 9 through 14+ college and career pathways and provides technical assistance to Network members. Sheila’s areas of expertise include advanced... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 219

10:00am PDT

Greater Together: Building Collaboration Skills through Game-Based Assessments for Learning–HTE 216
GlassLab Games is a nonprofit game design group that specializes in development of high quality, high engagement game-based assessments for learning. Under funding from the Hewlett Foundation GlassLab is currently creating formative game-based assessments for collaborative problem solving for use in the upper elementary, middle and high school grades. As a part of the effort, GlassLab is also developing instructional materials and dynamic, real time reports that visualize key aspects of students’ collaborations and aid in goal setting. After introducing the project, the collaborative problem solving game and instructional approach, the presenters will invite participants to engage in a set of design charrettes - quick planning sessions to specify desirable features of the project’s game and materials that will make them useful and easy to use for practitioners.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Corrigan

Seth Corrigan

Director, Collective Shift


Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 216

10:00am PDT

How to facilitate student voice in the classroom with the Student Bill of Rights–HTE 123
Student Voice, a nonprofit organization run by students, for students, has developed the aStudent Bill of Rights, a list of twelve rights that all students should have in school. In this workshop, we will work to define student voice and will explore tools that will aid in the successful implementation of the Student Bill of Rights in your own school or classroom.



Speakers
avatar for Zak Malamed

Zak Malamed

Founder and Executive Director, Student Voice
Zak is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park where he created a major in Engagement and Media. He sees student voices as the common sense mechanism for addressing education equity and advancement. Beyond Student Voice, he lives his life to go to space, travel to all... Read More →
avatar for Max Richter

Max Richter

Workshop Presenter, StuVoice
Max Richter is currently a sophomore at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona where he is majoring in Air Transportation Management. In June 2015, Max graduated from High Tech High Media Arts in San Diego, California where he held the role as president of the Student Ambassador... Read More →
avatar for Tara Subramaniam,

Tara Subramaniam,

Workshop Presenter, STUVOICE
Tara co-founded Student Voice in the summer of 2012 with a vision of creating a place where all students could share their ideas. Within Student Voice, as Director of Student Voice Live!, she is responsible for both the weekly Twitter chats and future Student Voice Live! conferences... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 123

10:00am PDT

Industry Partners: Beyond the Basics–HTE 207
Using case studies from the Da Vinci Design and Science High Schools, we will show how industry partners (like 72andSunny, Gensler, Boeing, etc.) have been instrumental in helping shape our programs and improve our practice. We will provide a template for other schools to engage their partners in similar ways, including staff visits and discussions about projects and learning objectives with professionals, as well as how partners have collaborated with teachers and students on projects at Da Vinci. We will also provide ideas for bringing more professionals to the campus through events like career days and mock interview sessions done by professionals with each of the students preparing for an internship.



Speakers
avatar for Megan Martin

Megan Martin

Director, Da Vinci Institute, Da Vinci Schools
avatar for Natasha Morse

Natasha Morse

Director of Real World Learning, Da Vinci Schools
avatar for Scott Weatherford

Scott Weatherford

Principal, Da Vinci Extension



Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 207

10:00am PDT

It Might As Well Be Deep Space Nine: Strategies for Successful PBL for 'Lopsided/Outlier' Learners–HTE 202
This workshop explores successful strategies for "outlier" or twice exceptional learners when incorporating the noble but challenging aspects of "amorphous" PBL type activities. Specifically we will explore: 1. Independent vs. Peer-led and Group dynamics 2. Helping students to create their own self management structures (particularly those with Executive Functioning challenges) 3. Helping students who find creative, innovative thinking challenging. 4. Working with teachers to manage concurrently running projects for students from varied ends of the learning spectrum.

Speakers
avatar for Jadis Blurton

Jadis Blurton

Founder & Head of School, Harbour School
avatar for Christine Greenberg

Christine Greenberg

Principal, Prep & Primary, The Harbour School
It Takes Two to Tango, published in the Global Education Review. Her research and professional interests include progressive and inclusive education.">J. Christine Greenberg is the Prep and Primary Principal of The Harbour School in Hong Kong. Before joining the faculty in THS in... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 202

10:00am PDT

It Starts with Us! Caretaking a Deeper Learning Instructional Focus through Professional Development–HTE 122
It starts with us! As leaders, we must model the growth mindset, intellectual courage, and deeper learning that we want teachers to model with our students. In this session, school leaders will develop a deeper understanding of how a culture that promotes deep thinking in its students is rooted in cultivating deep thinking and learning among its staff. We will explore how a singular instructional focus can galvanize the professional learning in a school and develop students who are truly leaders of their own learning. Participants will go away with a plan for leading deeper learning with their staff.

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Bello

Maggie Bello

Chief Academic Officer, Two Rivers PCS
As a multi- generation teacher, Maggie displays a strong commitment to the public education of children. She received her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M. Maggie then taught fifth grade for three years in inner city Dallas... Read More →



Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 122

10:00am PDT

Learning how Summit Basecamp and the Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) Assess Cognitive Skills through Project Based Learning-HTHI 123
In this session, participants will have the opportunity to use the Personalized Learning Plan (“the PLP”) the backbone to the Summit Basecamp program, designed to help schools further personalize learning for students. The PLP, developed by Summit Public Schools in partnership with Facebook, allows for competency based progression, student driven learning, and project based learning evaluated by a cognitive skills rubric. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and apply the cognitive skills rubric, developed with SCALE at Stanford, in order to assess student’s project work. Participants will walk out of the session with a deeper understanding of the PLP tool, and gain access to a cross-disciplinary, common core-aligned rubric that Summit Public Schools uses to define a college readiness continuum from 6th grade through college, as well as the projects that facilitate development along this continuum.



Speakers
avatar for Jessica Agus

Jessica Agus

Basecamp Mentor, Summit Public Schools
As a Basecamp Program Manager, Jessica Agus supports middle and high schools implementing personalized learning in Washington, D.C. and Pasadena, TX. Prior to joining the Basecamp team, Jessica taught 9th grade history at Summit Public Schools and served as a founding 6th grade teacher... Read More →



Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTHI 123

10:00am PDT

Research and Deeper Learning–HTE 227
Advocates of Deeper Learning can cite a rich trove of research to support their goal while research to guide practice that enables students to learn deeply is harder to find. We will first consider possible connections between research and practice, then explore some sources of research that can be used to build the case for Deeper Learning and shape its design. Most of the session will be devoted to practice-based research conducted with and by teachers to answer their questions and improve their work with students.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen  Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

Dean, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Steve came to the GSE as Dean in 2015 from Cornell University where he was Professor of Human Development and served terms as department chair and associate provost. His research is on youth development and education with an emphasis on the transition to adulthood, work-based learning... Read More →
MH

Mette Huberman

Senior Research Analyst, AIR
Senior Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research
avatar for Kristen MacConnell

Kristen MacConnell

School Leadership Resident- High Tech Elementary Chula Vista, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
I am an adventurer. I love to visit new places, try new things, and meet new people. I believe that taking risks and stepping outside of my comfort zone is an exciting way to learn and grow. I want to bring that sense of excitement and adventure into the classroom. Empowering children... Read More →
KZ

Kristina Zeiser

Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research


Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 227

10:00am PDT

SCRUM: An Agile Project Management Tool For Everyone–HTE 222
How can we give students tools so that they learn to take responsibility for their own learning and work more effectively in teams? Come learn about how you can implement strategies used in engineering teams in your classroom tomorrow. Help your students incorporate real world problem solving strategies so that they can be more successful in a project based learning environment. This workshop will provide a self directed learning method that can adjust to changing needs and desires. Participants will have the opportunity to use SCRUM to build a cardboard robot and the necessary tools to implement this student-centered group management tool in their classrooms.



Speakers
avatar for Jeff Feitelberg

Jeff Feitelberg

Teacher, High Tech High
avatar for Jeremy Manger

Jeremy Manger

educator, High Tech High


Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 222

10:00am PDT

Still 'Pale and Male': Why the Persistence of Male Leadership in Education?–HTE 228
Education is a field dominated by women…but led by men. 76% of all teachers are women, yet only slightly over a third of America's schools are female led. Of the 14,000 districts in the United States, less than a quarter have a female leader at the top. As leadership positions rise in stature and power, the number female leaders, and female leaders of color, dramatically declines. As one former female Chief State School Officer remarked, "the higher the prestige, the paler and maler."

What is happening within educational leadership, a field we know is filled with fierce, experienced, and ambitious women? In this highly-interactive session, intersectional feminists and ICF-leadership coaches Kirsten Olson and Valerie Brown look at new gender, race and leadership development thinking that describes "second generation bias," structural barriers and organizational blind spots that can be difficult to name, and that need specific organizational supports to address them. In this session we ask: What kind of leadership is normative in your organization? What are your organization's blind spots? What messages are you getting about yourself and your leadership potential? Who and what do you need to support yourself? As intersectional feminists, we welcome everyone to this session!

 



Speakers
avatar for Valerie Brown

Valerie Brown

Principal, Lead Smart Coaching, LLC
Valerie Brown is an leadership coach, writer, speaker, and Principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in mindfulness and leadership (www.leadsmartcoaching.com). She transformed her high-pressure career as a lawyer-lobbyist to human-scale work with individuals and groups... Read More →
avatar for Kirsten Olson

Kirsten Olson

Chief Listening Officer, Old Sow Coaching and Consulting
Kirsten Olson is Chief Listening Officer at Old Sow Coaching and Consulting, based in Boston, MA. She coaches and consults with leadership teams and individuals engaged in transformational work in education. This presentation springs from her's ( and her awesome co-presenter Valerie... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTE 228

10:00am PDT

Student Leadership in the Writing, Editing and Publication Process–HTHI 124
This workshop will discuss the ways in which our students ran the writer's workshop sessions in their humanities classroom, worked through the writing process to support one another and then took the lead on revising, editing, and publishing the student book for the project. A brief portion of this workshop will be dedicated to allowing participants time to brainstorm and develop ways to bring student publication into their own spaces.



Speakers
avatar for Colleen Green

Colleen Green

Teacher, HIGH TECH HIGH
Colleen is a native of Michigan and has called San Diego home for the last 12 years.  This year is her 11th year working for the HTH organization.  She began as an 11th and 12th grade humanities teacher at the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs HTH before leaving that position to be the... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
HTHI 124

11:45am PDT

Closing Keynote with Rob Riordan
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., retired, is a co-founder of High Tech High and former President of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 40 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As a long-time teacher in the Cambridge (MA) Rindge and Latin School, Rob developed an award-winning writing center and two pioneering school-to-work transition programs: the Cambridge-Polaroid Technical Internship Program and the Cambridge-Lesley Careers in Education Program.  For several years during this time, as a faculty member of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he led the practicum seminar for Harvard’s student teachers. Later, under the auspices of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education, he directed the New Urban High School project that led to the development of High Tech High.  Rob holds a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.A.T. and Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where his doctoral dissertation was a five-year case history of the evolution of goals and practices in a public alternative high school. He is co-author, with Adria Steinberg and Kathleen Cushman, of Schooling for the Real World: The Essential Guide to Rigorous and Relevant Learning.




Speakers
avatar for Rob Riordan

Rob Riordan

President Emeritus, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
Rob Riordan, Ed.D., is a co-founder of High Tech High and President Emeritus of the HTH Graduate School of Education. A teacher, trainer, and program developer for over 50 years, he has worked with teams to develop 14 new schools (11 at High Tech High) spanning the K-12 years.  As... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
HTH Forum

12:30pm PDT

Lunch
SANDWICH PLATTERS: 
Turkey + Sun-Dried Tomato + Bacon on Rye
Ham + Brie + Honey Mustard on Baguette
Roast Beef + Red Onions +Tarragon Mustard on Baguette 
Hummus + Roma Tomatoes + Cucumber + Sprouts on Seeded Multi-Grain /Vegan 

GEMELLI PASTA SALAD mushrooms, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, arugula, parmesan 
FRENCH-STYLE ROASTED POTATO SALAD
MIXED GREENS SALAD 
CHIPS and COOKIES

Friday March 25, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
High Tech Elementary (HTe)