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Former superintendent discusses how schools can ‘move the rock’ toward deeper learning

The current focus in schools on high-stakes testing requires training students to learn a set of standards and facts, but the deeper learning approach invites students to play a greater role in their own education and has the goal of developing these students into the curious, analytical, collaborative individuals the modern workplace seeks. Litchtman contends that while this process will take a major shift in education policy, school leaders can still incorporate strategies that will help implement the deeper learning model.

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