From April 16-17, 2019, The Learner First will host the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) USA Cluster Deep Learning Lab in Redmond, Washington. The event will gather teachers and other education leaders from California, Michigan, Utah, Washington, Canada, and elsewhere around the sharing of learning and best practices, so that all students can learn what they need to contribute to the common good, address local and global challenges, and experience lifelong success.

NPDL is a global partnership committed to measuring and helping students develop the “6Cs”: character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. The partnership currently engages some 1,500 schools in eight countries (Australia, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States, and Uruguay), and has previously hosted regional and global Deep Learning Labs in cities including London, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver. This event will mark the first time that a regional Deep Learning Lab has been designed by NPDL’s United States cluster of schools.

Exploring the conference themes of equity and assessment, attendees will examine how the assessment of deep learning competencies leads to equitable outcomes for students. Participants will engage in wide-ranging Insight Sessions facilitated by NPDL members based across the US, all designed to support the following conference goals:

  • Build collaborative connections and partnerships
  • Deepen our understanding of learning design and assessment
  • Examine the connections between deep learning, equity, and wellbeing

As the first goal suggests, the event is built around teachers sharing with teachers, leaders learning with leaders, and the formation of partnerships that last well beyond the conference. Learning is deepest when we’re learning together – Deep Learning Labs bring that vision to life.

Keynote presenters include The Learner First’s Founder and CEO Joanne McEachen, who also serves as NPDL’s Global Measurement Director, Max Drummy (NPDL Regional Capacity Building Facilitator), and Mark Sparvell (Senior Manager, Education, Microsoft).

Registration for the event is open to the public, and we invite you to join other education leaders who share a commitment to deep learning for all.

Click here for more information and to register for the USA Deep Learning Lab hosted April 16-17 in Redmond, Washington.