Bob Lenz

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Tags Teacher Leadership
November 8, 2011

Our Deeper Learning Blog Carnival concludes today with a post from Kathleen Cushman that recaps the Deeper Learning Community of Practice meeting held in the Bay Area last week. While the carnival is ending the conversations will endure... please, join in...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
November 7, 2011

After last week's carnival (see below for previous entries), we now digging into what makes effective professional development. Allison Rowland from Envision Schools describes her and Envision Schools approach to late night...

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Tags New-Teacher Support
November 3, 2011

Our conversation continues the next two days with a discussion about professional development to support teaching practices for deeper learning. Today, we hear from Gary Hoachlander from...

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Tags Education Trends
November 2, 2011

Today's post is from Brandon Wiley from the Asia Society International Studies School Network (ISSN). Brandon describes the ISSN approach to coaching teachers towards deeper learning for their students using...

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Tags Education Trends
November 1, 2011

We continue our week long Virtual Deeper Learning Community of Practice where we hope to engage the Edutopia and larger education community in an online dialogue about teacher practice for deeper learning. We are exploring the following question from multiple perspectives -- exemplary...

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Tags Student Engagement
October 31, 2011

What do teachers that produce high quality student work that exemplifies deeper learning -- i.e., the mastery of core academic content AND critical thinking, collaboration, communication and self-directed learning skills -- know and do? Today we launch a week long Virtual Deeper Learning...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
September 27, 2011

The beginning of a new school year for an educator is like the beginning of a calendar year for everyone else. It's a time for reflection on lessons learned and an exciting time of looking forward towards improvement.

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Tags Education Trends
August 3, 2011

This guest blog post was written by Brian Greenberg, Envision School's former Chief Academic Officer.

Don't listen to the current education reform rhetoric: There is more than one way to educate a child. In fact, sometimes very different approaches can yield terrific...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
July 5, 2011

The end of the school year presents us with an opportunity for reflection at Envision Schools. We take a final measure of students' progress throughout the school year, celebrate the many Envision graduates that will be heading off to...

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Tags Education Trends
April 28, 2011

"Project-based learning is great but it is too hard for teachers to do well." I have heard this belief stated more times than I can count. Is PBL really so difficult that only a select number of masterful teachers, innovative schools, and dynamic school leaders can pull off high quality projects...

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School redesign, Performance Based Assessment, PBL, Deeper Learning, 21st Century Skills
Buck Institute for Education, St. Mary's College School of Education