Four Practical Steps to Deepen School & Community Connections
The strategic use of partnerships is a common theme and stand-out strength among the future XQ Super Schools. When educators extend learning into and across the community, students get to learn in diverse settings and through a wide range of activities — bringing both variety and authenticity that allows them to simultaneously develop and apply knowledge and skills. School-community partnerships expand networks for both students and adults, giving each unprecedented access to one another and helping them to appreciate the value that each brings to the partnership. Through our work with the 18 schools on a journey to rethink high school, we’ve picked up some practical strategies for deepening school and community partnerships. read more
Cross & JoftusFour
January 8, 2016
A Bottom-Up Approach to Deeper Learning
Districts and schools across the country are working to promote deeper learning among students, which in many places requires a fundamental rethinking of school design. Making this shift can seem overwhelming, but several resources, including an example set by San Jose Unified School District, offer a solid place to start.
Journal:The State Education Standard by the National Association of State Boards of Education
The State Education Standard, focused on state policymakers’ role in addressing unequal opportunities in education.
Leaping the College Ready Gap
Education experts Monica Martinez and Dennis McGrath argue that incorporating deeper learning in schools may be the answer to finally closing the gaps for Latino and black students in college attainment.
Edutopia: Teaching Strategies Blog
November 13, 2014
6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes
Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences
September 23, 2014
The Source, an AdvancED Online Publication
Deeper Learning: The New Normal
By Monica R. Martinez
Technology Alone Won’t Transform Teacher to Facilitator
September 2014 Read PDF version
by Monica R. Martinez and Dennis McGrath
American Youth Policy Forum
Deeper Learning – The Bridge from the Past to the Future
August 11, 2014
Education Week: Learning Deeply
From Schooling to Learning:
Create a Community of Learners First
July 28, 2014—By Monica R. Martinez
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Work in Progress
Does a High School Diploma Really Matter?
July 10, 2014 — By Monica R. Martinez
6 Powerful Strategies
For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom
July 9, 2014
How Can Schools Develop Self-Directed Learners?
July 9, 2014 READ PDF VERSION
by Dr. Monica R. Martinez
Innovation in Education Column
By Monica R. Martinez, Former Columnist, Kappan Magazine
Martinez, M & McGrath, D. (February, 2015)
Deeper Learning: The Planning Guide www.DLPlanningGuide.com
Martinez, M & McGrath, D. (Spring, 2014)
Deeper Learning; How Eight Innovative Public Schools are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century;
New York, NY: New Press.
Martinez, M. and Schilling S. (2010). Using Technology to Engage and Educate Youth. In Putting All Students on the Graduation Path. Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass.
Jones, Sarah, Martinez M, Cai, C. (2009). Good Things Come in Small Packages: Lessons Learned from the Ohio High School Transformation Initiative. In Saving America’s High Schools. Washington, DC: Urban Institute.
Martinez, M. (December, 2005). The Link between High School Reform and College Access. Washington, DC: American Youth Policy Forum and the Pathways to College Network.
Martinez, M. (September, 2005) State Policies to Support High School Reform. Reston, VA: National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Martinez, M. & Donis-Keller, C. (2004). Theme Schools: One Model for Restructuring High Schools. In Double the Numbers: Postsecondary Attainment and Underrepresented Youth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.