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Video Feature: Strategies and Practices to Advance Deeper Learning

Insights from Networks
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As part of a larger study of three deeper learning networks—Big Picture Learning, New Tech Network, and the Internationals Network—LPI interviewed a cross-section of school and district educators and network representatives to understand the systems, structures, and practices that are in place to support deeper learning.

Jump to: Supporting Shifts in Practice and Culture | Cross-Site Learning Opportunities | Job-Embedded Professional Development | Leveraging Network Conferences | Experiential Learning for Educators | Developing Principals

Supporting Shifts in Practice and Culture

Reflections from: Althea Brutus-Garraway, ESL Humanities/English Teacher, Flushing International High School; Sandra Tiffault, Principal, Mary Bell McCorkle Academy of Excellence, a New Tech Network school; and Aniecea Williams, Operations Manager, Camden Big Picture Learning Academy.

Reflections from: Lydia Dobyns, President and CEO, New Tech Network; Carl Anthony Finney, Founding Principal, International High School for Health Sciences; and Chaerea Snorten, Executive Director, School Support and Improvement, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, a Big Picture Learning partner.

Reflections from: Joe Battaglia, Curriculum Director, Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, a Big Picture Learning school; Dennis Caindec, Director of National School Support, Internationals Network; and Jim May, Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network.

Reflections from: Dennis Caindec, Director of National School Support, Internationals Network; Jim May, Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network; Aniecea Williams, Operations Manager, Camden Big Picture Learning Academy.

Reflections from Joe Battaglia, Curriculum Director, Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, a Big Picture Learning school; Dennis Caindec, Director of National School Support, Internationals Network; and Sandra Tiffault, Principal, Mary Bell McCorkle Academy of Excellence, a New Tech Network school.

Reflections from: Dennis Caindec, Director of National School Support, Internationals Network; Jerolyn Murray, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist, College and County School District, a New Tech Network Partner; and Sonn Sam, Regional Director, Big Picture Learning.

Network Case Studies

Deeper Learning Networks: Taking Student-Centered Learning and Equity to Scale is a cross-case analysis of three individual case studies of networks of schools. In a series of interviews, network representatives and educators in partner schools and districts discuss their strategies and practices for advancing deeper learning. Case studies and supporting content, including additional videos, are also available at the links below.

Big Picture Learning: Spreading Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor One Student at a Time
Kathryn Bradley and Laura E. Hernández

Internationals Network for Public Schools: A Deeper Learning Approach to Supporting English Learners
Martens Roc, Peter Ross, and Laura E. Hernández

New Tech Network: Driving Systems Change and Equity Through Project-Based Learning in Public Schools
Julie Adams and DeAnna Duncan Grand


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