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
Outdoor Experiential Learning as Culturally & Historically Responsive Pedagogy

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In this Deep Dive, you will spend a day in the woods participating in hands-on activities about the intersections between outdoor experiential learning and Gholdy Muhammad’s framework for culturally and historically responsive pedagogy.  Participants will reflect and discuss ways that they can transform their own teaching and learning practices to increase engagement, identity and leadership development, and authentic assessment in their schools. Students and staff from Intrepid Academy at Hale will facilitate a day of team building, outdoor skill building, collaborative discovery, and creativity. Ample time will be provided to synthesize your learning, and to make a plan to bring this framework back to your schools. This session is for all of us: classroom educators, college students, support staff, school leaders, & administrators.

Deep Dive Facilitators
avatar for Erica Pernell

Erica Pernell

Director of Intrepid Academy, Hale Education, Inc
Erica Pernell is the Director of Intrepid Academy at Hale in Westwood, MA--a semester school for Boston Public School students focused on experiential learning and outdoor leadership. Erica is also a consultant, speaker, and strategist in the Greater Boston area. She partners with... Read More →
avatar for Syd Howland

Syd Howland

Facilitator, Hale Education
Sydney expands learning by helping high school students explore the outdoors through Intrepid Academy at Hale—she loves inspiring young people to engage in their communities and connect with the natural world. With more than 20 years of experience working with youth, she previously... Read More →

Tomas Leyton-Nolan

Outdoor Guide, Hale Education

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