Deeper Learning at Impact Academy
Rahil, a student at Impact Academy in Hayward, California, describes what the school’s deeper learning approach — a focus on critical thinking, problem solving, project based learning, and communicating effectively — has meant for him and his family. Impact Academy is part of Envision Schools, a group of schools dedicated to preparing students to succeed in a changing world.
What Does Deeper Learning Look Like?
Meet the students and teachers of City Arts and Technology. At the heart of the school’s approach to teaching and learning is the school’s unique deeper learning assessment system.
The Quest for ‘Deeper Learning’
After months of research and consulting with more than a hundred top thinkers in the fields of education, business, and public policy we asked ourselves one question: what could we do to make the biggest impact for students and teachers?
Preparing Students for a Changing World
The increasingly complex world demands much of its students. In almost every aspect of their lives, young people are being asked to learn more, process more, and produce more. “A Time for Deeper Learning” (PDF) examines deeper learning, explains its necessity, and analyzes the growing body of global evidence supporting its widescale implementation.
Deeper Learning in Schools
More than 500 schools around the country are currently implementing deeper learning. They are proof points—examples that show deeper learning can improve student outcomes. They are getting results by creating dynamic learning environments that enable students to develop a deep understanding of core content and can use that knowledge to solve problems, think critically, communicate
Understanding the Need
While economic data suggests that individuals will benefit from developing deeper learning abilities, the nation as a whole will only succeed if large numbers of individuals—particularly those from traditionally underserved groups—learn deeply. Making deeper learning opportunities more equitable is imperative from both a moral perspective and an economic perspective. The moral imperative is overriding. For