#COVID19PBL Nationwide Exhibition of Learning

What does meaningful and authentic work look like for students during the COVID-19 pandemic? This exhibition of learning features 5 students from around the country sharing their learning from their various #COVID19PBL projects. This exhibition is the result of a collaboration between 140 educators, from organizations such as Culturally Responsive LeadershipShare Your LearningPBLWorksEL EducationStudent Corner, and many others. We hope it inspires more educators to give students opportunities to engage in meaningful work and to share their learning with an authentic audience.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020
Time: 1:00-1:30 pm PT

Our Student Speakers:
Florian Kasten, 8th Grade, Marnel C. Moorman School, Shelbyville, KY
Emari Harvey, 11th Grade, High Tech High CV, Chula Vista, CA
Izabelle Faith Pusung, 11th Grade, High Tech High CV, Chula Vista, CA
Ricardo Herrera, 12th Grade, Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School. New York, NY
Sydney Pitzer, 7th Grade, Arbor Vitae Woodruff School, Woodruff, WI

Deeper Learning via Distance Learning: For Teachers, By Teachers

Join us for an engaging discussion with a panel of K12 teachers about practical ways to approach deeper learning via distance learning. Panelists will present ways that teachers from different schools are approaching the integration of Deeper Learning in home-based or virtual contexts, illustrate what Deeper Learning via Distance learning truly looks like in practice, and share ideas for cultivating connection and nurturing relationships with students.https://youtu.be/1uRUr2TdXbY

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm PT

Our Panelists:
Glady Whitehead, Monarch School Teacher
Curtis Taylor, High Tech High Teacher
Ellie Foust, PBLWorks Teacher
Erin Brandvold, Envision Schools Teacher

See panelist bios here.

Our Moderators:
Mari Jones, Director, Deeper Learning Hub
Michelle Pledger, Director, Deeper Learning Hub

Deeper Learning in a COVID Compromised Context

Join the Deeper Learning Hub for an engaging discussion with a panel of community experts about how we can leverage distance learning to reimagine deeper learning. Panelists will present multiple perspectives on the integration of Deeper Learning in home-based or virtual contexts. We hope this will inspire educators to think about utilizing distance learning to develop deeper learning competencies, surface and address equity dilemmas that tend to exacerbate learning gaps, and germinate ideas to sustain meaningful collaboration.

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm PT

Our Moderator and Panelists:
Mari Jones, Director, Deeper Learning Hub
Shanti Elangovan, CEO & Founder, InquirED
Jim May, Chief Schools Officer, New Tech Network
Michelle Pledger, Director, Deeper Learning Hub
Ron Berger, Chief Academic Officer, EL Education

What is Deeper Learning?

Although the job market in the United States has changed significantly over the past few decades, our K-12 classrooms still operate the same way they did in the industrial era 100 years ago. The students of today need more than basic math and English skills to succeed in the workplace of the future. They need to engage in Deeper Learning.

Deeper Learning is a set of six competencies that students need to succeed in and out of the classroom.

Deeper Learning Competencies

Content Mastery

Students apply knowledge to real world situations.


Students consider a variety of approaches to produce innovative solutions.​


Students work with their peers, assume leadership roles, resolve conflicts, and manage projects.


Students demonstrate skills in active listening, clear writing, and persuasive presentation.

Self Directed Learning

Students use teacher feedback to monitor and direct their own learning, both in and out of the classroom.

Academic Mindset

Students feel a sense of belonging and motivation to persist through their school work.


What is the
Deeper Learning Hub?

The Deeper Learning Hub is a strategic response to the question: How do we achieve deeper learning outcomes in an educational system that is largely disconnected and undergoing change? Funded by Hewlett Foundation, with the goal of promoting, developing and scaling the practices that result in deeper learning for all students, we focus on connecting the efforts of teachers, school leaders, districts, policymakers, researchers and the field. We seek to spread high leverage practices that support deeper learning outcomes,  build the collective capacity of districts, schools, and organizations to spread deeper learning practices, and connect scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to each other.  

How Do I Get Involved?


Attend the annual Deeper Learning Conference



Join the Share Your Learning campaign

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Contact the Deeper Learning Hub



Connect with a Deeper Learning organization