NPDL Regional Deep Learning Lab 2019

Join us on April 16-17, 2019 in Redmond, Washington

Join the United States’ most energized educators at the NPDL Global Partnership’s inaugural USA Cluster Deep Learning Lab, hosted by The Learner First. Education leaders and teachers from across the cluster, including California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Utah and Washington State will be sharing their learning and insights on how they are fostering deep learning so that all learners contribute to the common good, address local and global challenges, and flourish in a complex world.

Conference Goals

  • Build collaborative connections and partnerships
  • Deepen our understanding of Learning Design and Assessment
  • Examine the connections between Deep Learning, equity and well-being

Space is limited so register now. Once space is full, we will have a wait list available.

Check back here for information updates as we get closer to the USA Deep Learning Lab. All information subject to change.


Keynote: Joanne McEachen

Joanne McEachen is the Founder and CEO of The Learner First and the Global New Measures Director of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) global partnership. In partnership with NPDL, Joanne developed measures of each of the “6Cs” (character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking) as part of a comprehensive suite of tools designed to support the implementation, development, and measurement of deep learning. Her authentic mixed-method approach to assessment emphasizes the development of equitable learning outcomes for every student through relevant and engaging deep learning experiences.

Keynote: Max Drummy

Max Drummy has over 25 years’ experience as a teacher, school and system leader across Australia, Southern China and the USA. Max co-led the Australian New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Cluster between 2013 and 2016, establishing and enabling a powerful national network committed to re-imagining education. Max is now based in Seattle in as a Global Capacity Building Facilitator with NPDL and supports schools and systems across Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Uruguay the USA as they strive to create educational environments and practices that foster deep learning, so that all learners contribute to the common good, address global challenges and flourish in a complex world.

Keynote: Mark Sparvell

Mr. Mark Sparvell is a global award winning expert in Education. As Senior Manager, Education Marketing on the Worldwide Education team at Microsoft Corporation, Mark works with education leaders and organizations globally to identify innovative leading and teaching practice. Mark is deeply involved in ensuring work is grounded in evidence, is credible and reflects the lived experiences of educators globally.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions

The conference will combine a series of keynotes and breakout session over the two days of the Deep Learning Lab. Breakout sessions will feature presentations from NPDL school across the United States that showcase and share the amazing work they are doing.

Leading Coherence making for Deep Learning
Joanne Quinn, NPDL Global Director
Explore a coherence framework for intentionally linking coherence-making, leadership and deep learning to develop learners who can innovate, apply thinking to new situations and contribute to the betterment of humanity.

Bustling at the Intersection of Deep Learning and Well-Being
Mag Gardner, NPDL Global Capacity Building Facilitator
In this facilitated session we will explore the connections between well-being and Deep Learning and how we can cultivate opportunities and practical conditions to optimize learning for everyone. Come prepared to contribute your perspectives and learn from the group…and leave ready to bustle boldly in your organization.


Nearby Hotels and Lodging

Guests will be responsible for booking their own accommodation and transportation to and from the venue. There are many hotel options in the area but here are several hotel options within a couple of miles from the venue.

Closer to amenities in Redmond

Cost Effective


Microsoft Building 83
4480 154th Pl NE, Redmond, WA.


Will meals be provided?

Lunch will be provided each day to attendees. If you have any dietary requirements, please send information to Catie Schuster (

Do you have a conference hotel?

There is not a specific hotel being used for this conference. Attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation and transport to and from the venue.

Do I need to be from the United States to attend?

No. This event is open to everyone while space is available. Once space is sold out, we will have a wait list available.

Is there parking available at the venue?

There is parking available on site. Space may be limited so we recommend carpooling if possible. For more information on parking, please contact Catie Schuster

What if I can no longer attend the USA DLL?

If you are unable to attend the conference, please send cancellation notice information to Catie Schuster (

Cancellation Policy
-Before March 22, 2019 – Full refund: notice must be sent prior to March 22, 2019.
-March 23-April 5, 2019 – 50% Refund
-After April 5, No Refund available

For any additional inquiries, please reach out to


  • NPDL Members – $495.00US per person
  • Non NPDL Members – $695.00US per person
  • Want information on scheduling school visits?

    For information or questions regarding optional school visits, please reach out to Catie Schuster Space is limited.

  • Measuring Human Return

    by Joanne McEachen & Matthew Kane

    Getting at the heart of what matters for students is key to deeper learning that connects with their lives, but what good is knowing what matters without also understanding how to bring it to life? What does it really take to know who students are, what they are truly learning, and why?

    For a 20% Discount, use code: N189R3 during checkout.