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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Tuesday, March 28 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Digitized Museum Collections For Deeper Learning

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In this interactive session, you will learn how to use free, NGSS-aligned investigations to build students’ critical-thinking, collaboration and communication skills. These investigations were developed by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with teachers. They include authentic museum collections and research and are supported with scientist-led media.  

During this session, we will work in collaborative groups to tackle a phenomenon-based, real-world research question. Like your students, you will be able to gather your own data, analyze and evaluate it, and, ultimately, reason with your data to develop an evidence-based argument that answers your research question. We will, also, explore strategies for student-driven evaluation and differentiating instruction.  You will walk away with resources you can immediately use with your students and will help you build classroom capacity for student-driven learning.

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McKenna Lane

Digital Learning and Curriculum Coodinator, Natural History Museum of Utah
I love talking to teachers and other educators about my work designing learning experiences that promote collaboration and the development of critical thinking skills.
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Madlyn Larson

Associate Director of Education Initiatives, Natural History Museum of Utah
As Associate Director of Education Initiatives at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Madlyn is focused on the development of technology enabled learning experiences that support the development of critical thinking skills. In collaboration with K-12 teachers, museum leaders, learning... Read More →
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Merinda Davis

Digital Learning and Curriculum Specialist, Natural History Museum of Utah
Along with being a Digital Learning and Curriculum Specialist at the Natural History Museum of Utah Merinda is a classroom teacher, a devoted life-long learner, and an innovator. While she has proudly worn the hat of teacher for more than a decade, she has also won numerous fellowships... Read More →

Tuesday March 28, 2023 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
HTe 115