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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Saturday, October 1 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Den Talk: Farah Assiraj and Aysha Upchurch

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What are the embodied experiences and memories that bring us joy, belonging and grounding?

How do we construct learning environments and spaces that allow for our students to bring their spirits, bodies and skin to be fully humanized and celebrated?

This den talk features Farah Assiraj, Deputy Chief Academic Officer for Boston Public Schools, and Aysha Upchurch, Harvard GSE & Artist in Residence.

Opportunities for attendees to engage in deep conversations on issues that matter in education. No slide decks, just real talk–-the den is a place for attendees to connect with luminaries, hear transformative stories, and ask questions.

Den Talk Speakers
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Aysha Upchurch

Lecturer on Education; Artist in Residence, Harvard GSE
Aysha Upchurch is an artist, instructor, and an education consultant committed to youth advocacy, social inclusion, artistry development, and transformative education. Whether on stage or in the classroom, hip hop is a thread throughout her work. Upchurch holds an M.A. in international... Read More →
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Farah Assiraj

Deputy Chief Academic Officer, Boston Public Schools
With over 20 years of experience in education, leadership, research, data, writing curriculum, and consulting, Farah Assiraj currently serves as the Deputy Chief Academic Officer for the Boston Public Schools where she oversees Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for the district... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Auxiliary Theatre “Little Theatre”