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An exploration of the Roadtrip Nation Experience, using the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Deeper Learning Rubric to assess the fostering of deeper learning.
EPIC staff can lead workshops for your organization on the topics identified in the book chapters. Please visit the EPIC Workshop and Professional Development Page) to learn more about the services offered and to contact an EPIC representative for further information or scheduling.
A study that analyzed the relationship between eleventh and twelfth grade students’ postsecondary aspirations and their preparation for achieving those aspirations.
An EPIC conducted alignment study to determine the extent of correspondence between the exit-level Common Core State Standards and each of five sets of existing standards (California and Massachusetts state standards, the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, the Knowledge and Skills for University Success, and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme).
EPIC conducted a crosswalk study between the Deeper Learning Skills (DLS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The purpose of the crosswalk was to understand the ways in which strategies for deeper learning relate to the CCSS.
This toolkit guides educational leaders in using the Common Core State Standards to create curricula aligned to college and career readiness expectations. The document serves to support secondary–postsecondary partnerships working to incorporate the Standards into current practices.
Review the results of the Reaching the Goal study (https://www.epiconline.org/Issues/common-core/CCR_Common_Core.dot). What do the results suggest about the importance of skills that cut across multiple subject areas? Identify three to five such skills and determine how to focus on developing them across classes.
EPIC conducted this study to examine the degree to which the knowledge and skills contained in the Common Core State Standards are applicable to and important for postsecondary readiness.
Download sample ThinkReady tasks (https://collegeready.epiconline.org/info/thinkready.dot) and have teachers do their own task development using these as a template. Set the goal of having all classrooms do at least one activity that requires deeper learning skills identified in chapter 5.
Use the CourseCreate and CoursePathway tools described in the appendix and available at https://collegeready.epiconline.org/portal/public/to focus courses on big ideas, enduring understandings, and key concepts of the subject in order to create more time to go into greater depth in these areas.
In an effort to improve alignment between high school courses and entry-level college courses, teachers and administrators across South Carolina work together to ensure a seamless transition for students.
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