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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Wednesday, March 29 • 10:10am - 4:00pm
Open Design Sprint for Transformative Change

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What if educators could co-design joyful, creative, and actively inclusive learning environments within their classrooms and school communities? In this energetic, interactive deep dive, participants will learn the praxis (and a touch of theory) of Open Design, an equity-centered innovation methodology founded on the open source principles of active inclusivity, transparency, and collaboration. Oriented around some of the complex challenges confronting educators and students, participants will engage Open Design to understand lived experiences through empathy-centered interviewing, create prototype solutions through brainstorming informed by bravery and vulnerability, evaluate prototypes through authentic feedback and iteration, and share ideas for implementing prototypes in local contexts. Join us as we reflect upon and create the conditions for community-centered, equity-focused transformative change!

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Aria Chernik

Associate Professor of the Practice, Duke University
Aria Chernik, JD, PhD, is a learner-centered educator, community-engaged researcher, and long-time activist working to transform education for a more equitable and flourishing world. Aria has been a faculty member at Duke University since 2008, and is an Associate Professor of the... Read More →
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Ben Owens

Chief Innovation Engineer, Open Way Learning
Ben Owens worked as a mechanical engineer for 20 years before becoming a STEM teacher at Tri-County Early College, a wall-to-wall PBL school in Murphy, NC. In his 11 year teaching career, he helped transform the school into one that has gained international recognition for its unique... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2023 10:10am - 4:00pm PDT
HTM 106