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Personalized Deeper Learning

Access simple yet powerful personalized learning plans that any teacher—regardless of grade, existing curriculum, or student load—can adapt, scale, and sustain. Achieve deep learning with teaching strategies that foster students’ cognitive, digital, and social emotional learning (SEL) skills.

Benefits

  • Explore the three critical skill sets needed to thrive in the 21st century: (1) complex cognitive, (2) social-emotional, and (3) digital.
  • Learn how to foster a trusting learning environment that enhances student engagement in a digital curriculum.
  • Understand how digital-management tools, electronic templates, and websites can help transform the classroom into a place where students experience deeper learning and higher-order thinking.
  • Observe numerous classroom examples of personalized deeper learning at the elementary and secondary levels.
  • Study specific teaching strategies to enhance learning transfer.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Personalized Learning Plans
Chapter 2: Engagement and Trust
Chapter 3: Outcomes-Driven Instruction and Assessment
Chapter 4: Student Agency
Chapter 5: Skill Transfer
Chapter 6: The Complex Cognitive Skill Set
Chapter 7: The Social-Emotional Skill Set
Chapter 8: The Digital Skill Set
Conclusion: Personalized Deeper Learning for a Lifetime
Appendix: Templates

STUDY GUIDE

PRINTABLE REPRODUCIBLES

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Appendix

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Books

  • Bailey, K., & Jakicic, C. (2012). Common formative assessment: A toolkit for professional learning communities at work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Bellanca, J. A. (Ed.). (2015). Deeper learning: Beyond 21st century skills. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Bellanca, J. A., & Brandt, R. (Eds.). (2010). 21st century skills: Rethinking how students learn. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Bellanca, J. A., Fogarty, R. J., & Pete, B. M. (2020). How to teach thinking skills: Seven key student proficiencies for college and career readiness (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The handbook for smart school teams: Revitalizing best practices for collaboration (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by doing: A handbook for professional learning communities at work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • McDowell, M. (2021). Teaching for transfer: a guide for designing learning with real-world application. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Standards: International

Standards: United States

Standards: Subject Matter Organizations