I’d like a tool to help us see and measure what we mean by Deeper Learning. There are a lot of definitions for deeper learning, and there are a lot of ways and models for measuring components of teaching. Learning is more difficult, but there are models there too.
I’m not sure this is great or not, but our leadership team this summer was inspired by a presentation by Dr. Rankin (at our strategic innovation symposium) where he shared his model for learning he terms “cubic learning.” What was interesting for me was that we never really said much about the “tools.” It’s not a “how are you using your iPad or laptop” model, it was a look at how we learn in a formalized way.
Bill’s cube helped me see learning as facets. I chose the word “pathways” to consider because I see teachers emphasizing some things over others. It may be deliberate, or it may be a strength. I tried taking all these ideas into something that could tell us “how deep is it?”
I hope to start sharing this soon within Goochland and try to refine it more. In the interest of open commentary, I’d invite you to take a look.
For further reading
Edutopia (2014). Using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor. Accessed from https://www.edutopia.org/blog/webbs-depth-knowledge-increase-rigor-gerald-aungst
Mishra, P., Metha, R. (2017). What we educators get wrong about 21st-century learning: results of a survey. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 33:1, 6-19. Accessed from http://www.punyamishra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Mishra-Mehta-21stCenturyMyths-2016.pdf
Puentedura, R. (n.d.). The SAMR Model: Background and Exemplars. Accessed from http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/archives/2012/08/23/SAMR_BackgroundExemplars.pdf
Rankin, W. (2016, December 9). “Formal” learning. unfolded learning [weblog]. Accessed from: https://unfoldlearning.net/2016/12/09/formal-learning/
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. (2017, May). Decoding deeper learning in the classroom. Accessed from: https://www.hewlett.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/DL-guide.pdf