Over the past three years, the Program provided project support to the Deeper Learning Network (DLN), a "network of networks" consisting of ten school reform models totaling some 500 public schools across the country. The DLN has helped make the case for the viability of deeper learning, offering examples of it in action and providing locations for site visits by policymakers. We will provide "tie off" grants to the DLN in order to refocus our funding on research that addresses policy reform needs, development of new assessments of the harder-to-measure deeper learning competencies, and capacity building for educators to understand and make use of student achievement evidence.
About the Grantee
501 Main Street PO Box 601, Henderson, MN, 56044, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for identifying, cultivating, and showcasing exemplary schools to advance deeper learning
This is one of ten grants to members of the Deeper Learning Network to showcase exemplary schools, nurture the deeper learning movement, prepare for school site visits by decision makers, and integrate Common Core standards into their curricula.
for the videoconferencing project
EdVisions Schools (Henderson, MN) – Project; New; $17,690 over 1 year ($8,845 from Special Projects, $8,845 from Education); 100% of project budget For the videoconferencing project This videoconference grant to the EdVisions Schools will facilitate collaboration among the organizations in the deeper learning proof points network.
for planning an online professional development tool
This proposed grant would support the planning, design, and early development work for an online professional development tool to help more teachers and school leaders replicate the successful deeper learning practices of the EdVisions schools, one of our eight Proof Points school networks. EdVisions expects to hire a consultant to help with the design and strategic planning for this new service offering. It also plans to test it early on with partner schools already in the process of converting to the EdVisions model.