What Does Instruction for Deeper Learning Look Like?
Let’s be honest: even in schools that value project-based learning, projects are not happening all the time, perhaps not even most of the time. And in many schools and classrooms, projects may not even be a feasible choice. How can we ensure that Deeper Learning is happening all day long, in every class – whether or not projects are involved. How would instruction be different if that were the case?
EL Education has a new book on Deeper Instruction which addresses these questions. With lead author Ron Berger, we will investigate the book’s frameworks, structures and strategies—using teacher work, student work and videos of classrooms—and discuss concrete takeaways that we can bring back to our schools.
About the Presenter
Ron Berger is Chief Academic Officer for EL Education, a nonprofit school improvement organization, and teaches at Harvard Graduate School of Education. He founded Models of Excellence: The Center for High-Quality Student Work, an open-source collection of the nation’s best K-12 student work.
Ron is an Annenberg Foundation Teacher Scholar, and received the Autodesk Foundation National Teacher of the Year award. He is the author of six books: An Ethic of Excellence, and A Culture of Quality; recently, Leaders of Their Own Learning, Transformational Literacy, Management in the Active Classroom, and Learning that Lasts. He is a featured speaker nationally and internationally on inspiring quality, character and citizenship in students.
Ron was a public-school teacher and master carpenter in rural Massachusetts for over 25 years.