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
Seek Nuance: Teaching in Polarizing Times

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How can students and teachers gain nuanced understanding of today’s most pressing issues when these topics are often portrayed in oversimplified and polarized ways? Furthermore, how can educators support deep inquiry into challenging topics when working in spaces where concepts like Critical Race Theory and LGBTQ+ rights are under intense scrutiny? This workshop will support teachers and students in navigating the challenges of a polarized nation so that we may foster a more nuanced understanding of ourselves, one another, and our world’s most important challenges. The framework that guides this workshop is grounded in project based learning and place based pedagogy. Specifically, it emerges from several year-long collaborations between the art and education project, Borderland Collective, and the International School of the Americas, a public high school in South Texas. Each of these learning experienced focused on a different contentious topic including migration and energy policy. From these experiences, the following pedagogical principles emerged: 1) start with a question that opens minds, 2) focus on dialogue as action, 3) leverage art for inquiry, and 4) assess for liberation. In the workshop, participants will grapple with these principles as they collaboratively develop and refine their own project ideas.


Ryan Sprott

National Faculty Senior Manager, PBLWorks

Thursday March 30, 2023 9:45am - 11:15am PDT
HTHI 207