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
111 Myrtle Street, Suite 203, Oakland, CA, 94607, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for a deeper learning community of practice focused on assessment
This proposed grant would foster a community of practice among the eight school operators in our proof points network. It aims to develop a collective sense of purpose, vision, and shared projects among the network members and to continuously improve instructional practices and student results within their schools. Activities will include network-wide forums, study tours designed to share exemplary practices and create collective accountability, and documentation of lessons learned to help promote deeper learning practices outside the proof points network.
for the videoconferencing project
This videoconference grant to Envision Schools will facilitate collaboration among the organizations in the deeper learning proof points network.
for general operating support
We propose this general operating support grant to Envision Schools, one of eight school networks that we consider exemplary models or "proof points" for Deeper Learning. They are active participants in the proof points network and are engaged in a number of projects that align with our deeper learning goals.