Deep Learning

Deep Learning

  • The Center: The purpose of the Center is to develop Iowa's capacity to leverage learner-centered, personalized and competency-based eco-systems as pathways to future readiness.
  • Dive into Deep Learning – Tools for Engagement by Joanne Quinn, JoAnne McEachen, Michael Fullan, Mag Gardner, and Max Drummy:  Learn about, improve, and expand your world of learning. This hands-on companion to the runaway best-seller, Deep Learning: Engage the World Change the World, provides an essential roadmap for building capacity in teachers, schools, districts, and systems to design deep learning, measure progress, and assess conditions needed to activate and sustain innovation. Loaded with tips, tools, protocols, and real-world examples, the easy-to-use guide has everything educators need to construct and drive meaningful deep learning experiences that give purpose, unleash student potential, and prepare students to become problem-solving change agents in a global society.  
  • Innovations in Thinking and Learning – Chelsey Roche:  Creating a safe environment for learning is paramount for Chelsey Roche. Her experience has shown her that students who learn in fear live in fear. A deeply reflective individual, Chelsey has used her own experiences to inform her practice and has found that Integrative Thinking tools extend past problem solving into the global competencies of deep learning.  Check out these video clips of her and her middle school students.
  • Innovations in Thinking and Learning – Jennifer Cooper: Jennifer Cooper has created a culture of collaboration in her classroom through the use of all three approaches, persevering through the frustrations of learning new ways of thinking. Both students and teacher all view themselves as learners and work together to stretch their thinking.  Check out these video clips of her and her middle school students. 
  • Innovations in Thinking and Learning – John Dafos:  John Dafos has co-created with his students a classroom culture filled with learning opportunities. His passion for Philosophy and his belief in his students’ abilities are seen as students view life based on philosophical theories, appreciate multiple perspectives and problem solve in order to arrive at possible solutions. By examining ideas that are highlighted in selected texts the students are able to relate the lessons learned to their lives; leading them to challenge their perspective and other accepted conceptions of morality. Students have agency and are able to begin to determine their place in the world. 
  • Leading Deep Learning:  PowerPoint presentation of Michael Fullan at the Learning Forward Annual Conference in Dallas, TX.
  • New Pedagogies for Deep Learning:  In this video resource, Michael Fullan and others speak about the initial impact NPDL is having within classrooms, schools and systems. Learn more about NPDL: 
  • The Unity of the Human Race - Our Precarious Future:  Michael Fullan is guest blogger for Peter DeWitt and claims our humanity is at a tipping point..  https://flipboard.com/topic/education/the-unity-of-the-human-race-our-precarious-future/a-Ezb6_tPbRn62-nVQtdHtXw%3Aa%3A3148306148-a04a985c05%2Fedweek.org

This page was initiated on October 17, 2019.  Please send additional URLs regarding Deep Learning to Lou Howell.