Welcome Deeper Learners!

We are excited to welcome you to Westwood, MA at the end of September. The Deeper Learning Boston conference has a rich history. Although this is our inaugural year of the conference, the Deeper Learning movement began in the Northeast region and spread domestically and globally from there. Please enjoy this short background on the conference itself, where we honor "On Whose Shoulders We Stand: A Brief History"

This digital program is for all things DL Boston! Be sure to select one Deep Dive for Day 1 and two Den Talks for Day 2. You will only be able to sign up for one Deep Dive! These sessions have capacity limits and will fill up. To see an overview of the event and session types, check out the event flow.

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Friday, September 30 • 10:00am - 3:30pm
Capstone Project: Become an artist-scholar and CREATE something remarkable.

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The artivist (artist + activist) uses their artistic talents to fight and struggle against injustice and oppression—by any medium necessary. The artivist merges commitment to freedom and justice with the pen, the lens, the brush, the voice, the body, and the imagination. The artivist knows that to make an observation is to have an obligation. - M.K. Asante In this deep dive, which can connect to elementary, middle and high school contexts, participants will experience the senior capstone experience through a simulation of the process itself.  Participants will interact with artifacts and alumni from actual senior capstone projects.  They will also  come face to face with common challenges encountered when trying to actually manifest an artivist idea into reality.  By the end of the session, participants will understand the potential for students to leave legacies of hope and action in their immediate school and broader communities.   Participants will work to form consensus around an idea they share for how to address a challenge or strengthen an asset in education as well as envision and practice how the arts could be used as a catalyst for the change they wish to see.   As participants reflect on their experience together, they will identify values represented in the Senior Capstone Project Experience and represent those values via found objects in nature or tableau.   Alumni who have gone through this process will help facilitate learning and also share personal reflections on how DL Competencies have impacted their post-secondary experiences thus far.

Deep Dive Facilitators
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Hannah Kehn

Founding and Current Principal, New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV
Hannah founded New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities IV in 2017 with New Visions for Public Schools.  In 2021, "HUM IV" was one of fifty high schools in New York State to pilot awarding students a "Seal of Civics".  Students can earn this seal on their diploma if they... Read More →
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Rachel Todd

Humanities IV Founding Alumni, Binghamton University Student
Howdy y'all! My name is Rachel and I am currently a computer science major at Binghamton University. I am also a proud HUM IV founding alum! Looking back, some of the most memorable times I've had were in high school bonding with faculty and students, or exploring the different interests... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2022 10:00am - 3:30pm EDT
McGrath (Health Center near Cat Rock)