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.

We can’t wait to see you!
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Friday, September 30 • 10:00am - 3:30pm
Acoustic Collage

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Students tell the stories of their lives in a myriad of ways. In this Deep Dive, educators will learn this technique of telling personal stories through sound; and gain the skills to help their own students share about their identities through personal narratives that offer all learners the skills of storytelling beyond the traditional visual and written form.

Specifically, this Deep Dive is for:

a. teachers, regardless of their discipline or age group they interact with. The interdisciplinary focus of making meaning of sounds in our environment transcends discipline or age group boundaries. Listening, interpreting, and making meaning of our sound environment allows for discovery across disciplinary lenses. Teacher participants will explore this practice through their individual lens.

b. administrators / curriculum leaders: building learning communities within school practice starts with the practice of being “present”. Administrators and curriculum leaders will gain insight in how to narrow focus to engage community members on a task that builds communities of learners.

We will ask questions and model what students will learn about human interaction, engagement and empowerment in the environment, so that all students and teachers have more awareness of things that are not visual. Drawing on practices such as deep listening, meditation through sound and sound bathing, participants will practice making brief field recordings, and then go out into the field to collect their own sounds. Once together again, they will share those sounds with the group in a listening session.

Deep Dive Facilitators
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Kathleen Jara

Teaching Artist, Project Step, Boston, and Milton Academy
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Daniel Bisaccio

Director of Science Education - retired, Brown University
Dan Bisaccio was a high school science teacher for 30 years before joining Brown University as Faculty Director of Science Education and Director of Teacher Education. His career included developing inquiry based and project-based art-science curriculum.Dan has been the recipient... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2022 10:00am - 3:30pm EDT
Simches Upstairs