Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

In this course, we'll cover both theory and practice, providing the understandings of key concepts and real examples from real classrooms. 

  • Why Deeper Learning

    Understand the need for creating meaningful, Deeper Learning experiences and why it is important in today’s educational system

  • What is Deeper Learning?

    Know what Deeper Learning is and what it is not

  • How to Implement Deeper Learning?

    Be able to design Deeper Learning experiences for their classrooms.

About the Course

  • Watch the video introducing each module
  • Take the self-assessment quiz. These are diagnostic assessments and are ungraded. They are there to help you understand where your current knowledge stands. After you complete the module, go back and take it again if you'd like and see how your knowledge changed.
  • Dive deeper into the content, explore the resources. The key is to self-differentiate, choose what that works best for you and helps you better understand the content and engage with the lesson.
  • Post to the discussion board, interact with your classmates if you choose to, and make connections.
  • Taking the course for grad credit? Complete a final project for feedback
  • Receive your completion certificate for 45 continuing education hours or 3 graduate-level continuing education credits (as applicable).  

Course Curriculum

Preview the Course and Syllabus

  • 2

    Module 1: Why Deeper Learning?

  • 3

    Module 2: What Is Deeper Learning

    • Module 2: Introduction

    • Module 2 Video

    • Module 2 Self Assessment

    • Module 2 Resources

    • Module 2 Discussion Board

  • 4

    Module 3: Where To Start - Considering What Is Essential

    • Module 3 : Introduction

    • Module 3 Video

    • Module 3 Self-Assessment

    • Module 3 Resources

    • Module 3 Discussion Board

  • 5

    Module 4: Who to Work With

    • Module 4 : Introduction

    • Module 4 Video

    • Module 4 Self-Assessment

    • Module 4 Resources

    • Module 4 Discussion Board

  • 6

    Module 5: How To Develop A Plan

    • Module 5 : Introduction

    • Module 5 Video

    • Module 5 Self-Assessment

    • Module 5 Resources

    • Module 5 Discussion Board

  • 7

    Module 6: How to Deliver the Instruction

    • Module 6 : Introduction

    • Module 6 Video

    • Module 6 Self-Assessment

    • Module 6: Resources

    • Module 6 Discussion Board

  • 8

    Module 7: How To Assess Process and Product

    • Module 7 : Introduction

    • Module 7 Video

    • Module 7 Self-Assessment

    • Module 7 Resources

    • Module 7 Discussion Board

  • 9

    Module 8: Final Thoughts, Key Takeaways, And Other Considerations

    • Module 8 : Introduction

    • Module 8 Video

    • Module 8 Self-Assessment

    • Module 8 Resources

    • Module 8 Discussion Board

  • 10

    Final Project

    • Final Project! - Grad Students

    • Course Feedback


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About the Instructor

Chris Bronke

An energetic teacher, presenter, and leader, Christopher Bronke brings a wealth of research, classroom, and leadership experience to professional learning while empowering participants to reflect deeply upon their own practice to facilitate growth and collaboration. As a practicing English teacher and department chair at Downers Grove North in Illinois, Bronke is incredibly passionate about supporting others in their learning. Bronke has held numerous teacher leadership positions at the national level including a seat on the Teacher Advisory Council for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and as the Associate Chair for the Conference on English Leadership. Bronke holds master’s degrees in Teaching and Learning as well as Educational Leadership and has recently begun working on his EdD from Northern Illinois University in the field of educational leadership. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, Teaching Channel, the Chicago Sun-Times, Language Arts Journal of Michigan, Let's Recap and more. Additionally, his work has been highlighted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on EduTalk Radio, at the Conference on English Leadership, and by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Student Testimonials

"I loved the course! Chris was generous and helpful in the resources he provided. Super helpful and relevant to my work. I am grateful. I flew through the course because it was so helpful to me. Chris kicked my butt into gear and I am in course creation mode!"

Jacquelyn  Butler, English Teacher in Mass.

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