Read how a small charter high school in an immigrant section of San Francisco promotes deeper learning in preparation for a portfolio defense needed to graduate. The school offers opportunities for students to practice 21st Century skills, such as critical thinking, working collaboratively and developing a "learning to learn" mindset. Leon, daughter of immigrant parents from Nicaragua, tells her story, one that is leading her to college, a path she never envisioned. She and other graduates feel that deeper learning has prepared them better to meet educational and career paths after high school.
Deeper Learning Inspires Dreams of the Stage. Peter Schurmann. 6.9.14. New America Media - Education