The most effective instruction engages students with rigorous, relevant content and prepares them for college and career success by developing a unique set of skills.
These are known as the deeper learning competencies:
Students apply new knowledge to unfamiliar situations.
Students demonstrate skills in active listening, clear writing, and persuasive presentation.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Students consider a variety of approaches to produce innovative solutions.
Students work with their peers, assume leadership roles, resolve conflicts, and manage projects.
Students incorporate feedback to emphasize growth and development.
Students feel a sense of belonging and the motivation to persist through their school work.
Schools that nurture deeper learning skills in all students, including students from low-income families and students of color, have stronger academic outcomes, better attendance and student behavior, lower dropout rates, higher high school graduation rates, and higher rates of college attendance and perseverance.
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Deeper Learning in Schools
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