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Global Competencies for Deep Learning
Global Competencies for Deep Learning
Created by CORE Education
Friday, 22 March 2019
7:00 am to 8:30 am



22 Mar 2019


Breakfast and seminar: 7.00am - 8.30am
Workshop: 9.00am - 12.00pm


Breakfast and seminar: $55 +GST
Breakfast, seminar and workshop: $155 +GST

About the seminar

Participants will explore how a focus on the measurement of deep learning competencies enables powerful shifts in school system conditions, pedagogical practices, and student outcomes. New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) is a global network of schools that are partnering together to develop new knowledge and practices that make deep learning a reality across whole systems of schools. Using an extensive range of global tools and processes, NPDL members collaborate to best enable students’ development of the six deep learning competencies (the “6Cs”) – character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

What’s the key to success with deep learning? It’s meaningful because it’s measurable. Introducing the measures and other tools that make deep learning real and realisable, Joanne McEachen and Margot McKeegan will demonstrate how a comprehensive system of deep learning measurement is the key to unlocking the 6Cs for all.

This CORE breakfast seminar will:

  • define deep learning and identify its importance globally
  • highlight a comprehensive framework for the measurement and development of global deep learning competencies
  • introduce the measures and other tools that are enabling deep learning
  • explore the pedagogical practices that are making the biggest difference for students and teachers
  • discuss the impact that deep learning is already making in New Zealand and globally.

Who is this seminar for?

This session is for teachers at all levels who want to find out how to take a more holistic, student-centered, competency-based and measured approach to their students’ learning. It will also be of interest to senior leaders wanting to learn more about implementing strategies school or system-wide and parents and community members interested in the future direction of education at a global level.

About the workshop

During the workshop Joanne McEachen and Margot McKeegan will focus on one global competency to enable participants to engage deeply with the language of the tool and implications for assessments. We will discuss the pedagogical practices teachers can embed within their learning experiences to make the learning as deep as possible. Following this, participants will engage briefly with NPDL’s school conditions rubric – a measure of the conditions that enable deep learning.

Meet the presenters

Joanne McEachen

Joanne McEachen

Joanne is founder and CEO of The Learner First, an international education consultancy based in Seattle, USA. Joanne also serves as the Global New Measures Director for New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL), in partnership with Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn, and alongside educators and system leaders worldwide. Joanne is co-author of Measuring Human Return: Understand and Assess What Really Matters for Deeper Learning and Deep Learning: Engage the World, Change the World, which shares and celebrates the learning emerging from throughout NPDL.

Joanne’s background spans all levels of the educational system. She has been a teacher, principal, superintendent and national-school-system leader in New Zealand and around the world, and worked with many school districts in the United States to bring deeper learning to life. Drawing from rich experiences tackling issues faced by schools, districts, education departments, and the individuals within them, Joanne shares measures, tools, approaches and insights that deepen learning for every learner.

Twitter: @joannemceachen

Margot McKeegan

Margot McKeegan

Margot works as a change leader supporting principals and lead teachers to develop modern learning pedagogies as schools transition into more innovative learning environments. She plans and delivers in-depth, contextually relevant professional development programmes which build teacher capability and best practice over time.

As Cluster Lead for New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL), she works collaboratively across seven countries, including the Aotearoa New Zealand cluster of schools. Working with leaders, schools and communities, Margot mentors and coaches leaders to build capabilities to lead change. She also evaluates pedagogy and practices to ensure they reflect future-focused and responsive practices, and develops strong networked learning opportunities across schools.

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