40 Resources and Tools for Deeper Learning


Our new video series on Deeper Learning is filled to brim with supporting materials to help you bring the concepts and ideas from the videos into your classroom and school. On every video page, you’ll find rubrics, lesson plans, research, strategy documents, and other essential materials that take you behind-the-scenes of what you’re watching, and help you try out a new idea.

In addition to those materials, here are 40 additional resources and tools to help you better understand the concepts and learning strategies behind this series. (But we know this list isn’t complete, so please share your favorite resources in the comments below.)


1)  The 6 Competencies of Deeper Learning

  • Master core academic content
  • Think critically and solve complex problems
  • Work Collaboratively
  • Communicate effectively
  • Learn how to learn
  • Develop academic mindsets

2) Video: Diving into Deeper Learning (TEDxDenverTeachers with Marc Chun)

3) Spotlight on Deeper Learning (EdWeek)

4) Learning Deeply Blog (EdWeek)

5) Deeper Learning MOOC (High Tech High)

6) Essential Reading List for Deeper Learning (Teaching Channel)

7) Beyond Knowing Facts: How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? (MindShift KQED)

8) Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century (The National Academies Press)

9) Deeper Learning Blog (Alliance for Excellence in Education)

10) Report: Deeper Learning for Every Student Every Day (Getting Smart)



11) What is Growth Mindset? (Mindset)

12) Fixed and Growth Mindset Chart (Carol Dweck, Stanford University)

13) Educating the Next Steve Jobs (The Wall Street Journal)

14) Mindsets and Student Agency (High Tech High)

15) Math Class Needs a Makeover (Dan Meyer, TED)



16) Criteria for High-Quality Student Assessment (Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education)

17) Performance Counts: Assessment Systems that Support High-Quality Learning (Linda Darling-Hammond, CCSSO)

18) Exhibitions: Demonstrations of Mastery in Essential Schools (Coalition of Essential Schools)

19) Assessments for Learning Strategies (Expeditionary Learning)



20) How to Foster Collaboration and Team Spirit (MindShift KQED)

21) Schools That Work: The Power of Collaborative Learning (Edutopia)

22) Austin’s Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work – Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback (Expeditionary Learning)



23) Common Core: Getting There Globally – Toolkits (Asia Society)

24) Global Learning Blog (EdWeek)

25) Schools That Work: Teaching Young Learners to Take Action for Worldwide Impact (Edutopia)



26) Student-Centered Learning Approaches are Effective in Closing the Opportunity Gap (Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education)

27) Spotlight on Personalized Learning (EdWeek)

28) Bring On the Learning Revolution! (Sir Ken Robinson, TED)



29) Project-Based Learning Research Review (Edutopia)

30) Planning Forms (Buck Institute for Education)

31) Resource Roundup: Project-Based Learning and the Common Core (Edutopia)

32) The Power of Audience (ASCD)

33) The Six A’s of Designing Projects (Adria Steinberg)

34) Main Course Not Dessert (Buck Institute for Education)



35) The Value of Internships: A Dose of the Real World in High School (MindShift KQED)

36) Schools That Work: Merging Career Tech with College Prep (Edutopia)



37) Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Dan Pink, RSA Animate)

38) Motivation Equation (Kathleen Cushman, HowYouLearn.org)

39) The Key To Success: Grit (Angela Duckworth, TED)

40) The Student-Driven Education (Sugata Mitra, TED)


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