Deeper Learning Media Kit

Deeper Learning Media Kit

The Students at the Center Deeper Learning Research Series

Promoting effective, student-centered approaches to preparing young people for college, careers, and civic life

This resource page is meant to help teachers, school administrators, district and state leaders, researchers, policy advocates, and others to spread awareness of and foster communication about the Students at the Center Deeper Learning Research Series. Please use the attached messaging and images to promote the reports of this series, which will be released on an ongoing basis from fall 2014 to spring 2015. More materials will be posted here as they become relevant.

Please feel free to reach us at [email protected] with any additional questions regarding the series and these outreach efforts. We will also publish guest bloggers about deeper learning topics during the series—just email us with your ideas.

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Fast Facts to Know about the Deeper Learning Research Series

What is deeper learning?
  • Deeper learning is an umbrella concept that groups together all of the competencies that researchers have found to be critical to students’ long-term success in college, careers, and adult life. It includes the learning of traditional academic content and skills, but it also includes a number of other essential capacities—such as the ability to solve complex problems, to persist in the face of challenges, to set realistic goals, to monitor one’s own learning, and to plan for life after high school—that schools ought to prioritize, but which have received little attention in recent debates about school improvement.
  • In short, deeper learning refers to a set of ambitious goals for secondary education, based on the premise that young people deserve schools that help them not only to master the academic curriculum but also to develop important habits of mind, necessary interpersonal skills, and familiarity with the worlds of higher education and the workforce. 
  • Learn more about Deeper Learning.
Who is the audience for the Deeper Learning Research Series?
  • Increasingly, policymakers are engaged in important debates that will determine our effectiveness in increasing educational and economic opportunity and productivity for all learners. This series is particularly geared toward building knowledge on deeper learning in formats that policymakers can draw upon to keep deeper learning outcomes front and center as they engage in the real-time decisions that will affect how our schools can help students become highly competent and productive workers and engaged citizens for the 21st century. The series will also be of interest to educational advocacy groups, researchers, and practitioners. 

What is the Students at the Center initiative?
  • Students at the Center synthesizes and adapts for practice current research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning and deeper learning outcomes. Our goal is to strengthen the ability of practitioners and policymakers to engage each student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for success in college, career, and civic life. 
What is the goal of the Deeper Learning Research Series?
  • Ultimately, its purpose is to help change the conversation about school improvement, persuading all parts of the education world that the time has come, after a dozen years of No Child Left Behind, to figure out how to teach the full range of knowledge, skills, and dispositions—going well beyond basic reading and math—that we know to be critical to students' success. 
Who is writing the Deeper Learning Research Series?

Each paper in the series is written by a team of leading education researchers: 

  • A New Era for Educational Assessment
    David T. Conley, EdImagine Strategy Group and the University of Oregon
  • The Role of Educational Technologies in Deeper Learning
    Chris Dede, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Let's Get Real: Deeper Learning and the Power of the Workplace 
    Nancy Hoffman, Jobs for the Future
  • Equal Opportunity for Deeper Learning
    Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University & Pedro Noguera, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • The Implications of Deeper Learning for Adolescent Immigrants and English Language Learners
    Patricia Gándara, UCLA Graduate School of Education & The Civil Rights Project at UCLA
  • Deeper Learning for Students with Disabilities
    Louis Danielson, American Institutes for Research & Sharon Vaughn, University of Texas
  • Deeper Learning for Engaged Citizenship
    Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg & Peter Levine, Tufts University
  • Ambitious Instruction
    Magdalene Lampert, Boston Residency for Teachers and the University of Michigan
  • District Leadership for Deeper Learning
    Meredith Honig & Lydia Rainey, University of Washington
  • Profiles of Deeper Learning
    Rafael Heller, Jobs for the Future
  • Reflections on the Deeper Learning Research Series
    Jal Mehta & Sarah Fine, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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If you reference Jobs for the Future or Students at the Center in newsletters or other materials, please use the boilerplates provided here:

  • Jobs for the Future works with our partners to design and drive the adoption of innovative and scalable education and career pathways leading from college readiness to career advancement for those struggling to succeed in today’s economy. We work to achieve the promise of education and economic mobility in America for everyone, ensuring that all low-income, underprepared young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy. Our innovative, scalable approaches and models catalyze change in education and workforce delivery systems. www.jff.org
  • Students at the Center—a Jobs for the Future initiative—synthesizes and adapts for practice current research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning that lead to deeper learning outcomes. Our goal is to strengthen the ability of practitioners and policymakers to engage each student in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for success in college, career, and civic life. This initiative is supported generously by funds from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. www.studentsatthecenter.org

We will also continue to post blogs or articles about the Deeper Learning Research Series here as they become available.