Welcome Deeper Learners!

This digital program is for all things DL2023! Sched is open! You may select your sessions starting March 14th at 11am PST.

Be sure to select one Workshop Round 1 or Den Talk series [for Day 1], one Deep Dive session [for Day 2], and one Workshop Round 2 or Den Talk series [for Day 3]. These sessions have capacity limits and will fill up.

To see an overview of the event and session types, for a campus map and frequently asked questions, check out the event info page here.

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Thursday, March 30 • 9:45am - 11:15am
We Need to Talk: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Skill and Confidence

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Effective communication and conflict resolution lie at the heart of our work as educators and leaders for Deeper Learning. Engaging in high stakes dialogue (when opinions vary and emotions run strong) is a skill that can be honed and practiced. Participants will learn critical dialogical skills to strengthen decision-making, commitment to action, and relational trust. We will draw from several frameworks, including "Crucial Conversations," "Courageous Conversations about Race," and "Difficult Conversations," to guide our work together. After learning some key strategies, we will practice and connect with an "accounta-bili-buddy" who will check in with you two weeks after the conference to debrief how your real-life tough conversation actually went!

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Dave Trautman

Practitioner Faculty, High Tech High Graduate School of Education
David is a PhD student in Education Studies at UCSD. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, he served as a teacher, administrator, and consultant in California public district and charter schools. David researches school and district administrator’s beliefs about equity, including... Read More →
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Katie Weisberg

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Learner-Centered Collaborative
Katie started her career as a 6th Grade Humanities teacher at High Tech High and found herself gravitating toward students at the margins - those who learned differently, those who were still learning English, and those who other teachers "warned" her about before they joined her... Read More →

Thursday March 30, 2023 9:45am - 11:15am PDT
HTe 111