When planning a Deeper Learning experience, consider the following insights from experts.
When students know their experience will have a public component, they are encouraged to produce professional, high quality work for the world to consume.
A member of the National Faculty at BIE suggests, "As you design a project, think about who might benefit from your students’ learning. Seek strategic partnerships that could support your teaching goals and empower students to learn."
Whether it's called a driving question, an essential question, challenge, prime question, Wild Hog question, focus question or smart question, it is the driving force.
The driving question can solve a problem, teach others, persuade an audience, tackle a big idea, analyze an issue to form and justify an opinion, make predictions, or take on a fictional role with a defined mission. As important as it is to get this question or statement correctly framed for your project, it is often difficult to formulate.
Although Deeper Learning is usually associated with 'authenticity,' there is not universal agreement on what this means.
To explore the spectrum of authenticity, see: