ABOUT THE EVENT
DLv is a curated one-day event, featuring a 4-hour interactive and immersive virtual professional learning experience on March 30 1:00-6:00 PM Pacific Time. Each Deep Dive is limited to 30 participants to ensure personalized facilitation and collaboration. Explore and create as you reimagine the possibilities for education. In addition, participants will also have access to inspirational recorded keynotes and den talks after the in-person DL22 event.
There are two exciting deep dives to choose from:
Micro School for MACRO Change: Transforming your school from within
Kyle Wagner, Transform Educational Consulting Limited/ Former Futures Academy Founder and Houming Jiang, Middle School Principal and Former Futures Academy Co-Founder
Many large schools are prevented from deeper learning experiences by clunky, outdated systems including fixed schedules, subject-specific classes, standardized assessment, and isolated classrooms. What if there was a way to work outside these systems and accelerate innovation on our campuses right away? There is. Through nimble 'micro hubs'/ or 'schools within a school,' we can accelerate innovation and advance deeper learning practices on our campuses. This highly interactive session will take participants through a simple design process to create micro- hubs within their schools to accelerate deeper learning experiences. Using highly inspiring case studies of micro-schools, participants will learn the advantage of micro schools in advancing equity, fostering community connections, and developing deeper learning practices. With these case studies as a 'spark for ideas,' participants will frame a question to facilitate the design of their own 'micro-school';' define specifically which students it will serve; ideate the kind of learning experiences it will foster; and rapidly construct a prototype to exhibit and share with other participants in a showcase of learning. It is strongly encouraged to sign up in school design teams of 3-5 people with at least 1 student stakeholder, as this session will be highly participatory with multiple stakeholders.
Designed to Thrive: Creating High Quality Performance Assessments That Enable Marginalized Learners to Thrive
Alcine Mumby, Envision Learning Partners and Abby Bendetto, Core Shifts
Participants will explore the different features of high-quality performance assessment (HQPA) and design a prototype of a performance assessment experience that provides evidence of student learning/thinking in essential competencies. The series concludes with participants iterating on that prototype after centering the lived experience of a marginalized student your system may serve and reflecting on the changes needed to ensure that ALL students thrive in their performance assessment system.