Deeper Learning Foundations Course
The Graded Learning Lab's Deeper Learning Foundations Course is a nine-week, intensive professional learning program designed for every Graded faculty member. Drawing from many fields, including education, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology, the course is led by members of the Graded Learning Lab team. Faculty participants study the latest research on how the brain learns and learn how to apply that knowledge to their curricula and lesson designs. This cohort-based course focuses on the intersection of identity, creativity, mastery; and provides a deep dive into cognitive science principles.
2022 AMISA Educators' Conference
The Annual AMISA Educators' Conference, "Science of Learning: Educating Hearts and Minds" will be hosted by Graded on March 24-26, 2022. This event is open to all educators. For registration and additional information, please visit: https://www.amisa.us/edcon22
Graded Beyond Boundaries
The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has impacted approximately 47.8 million K-12 students in Brazil, 38.7 million of whom study at public schools. In March, the São Paulo state government announced school closures in response to the health crisis, affecting 3.5 million students in state schools and one million students in municipal institutions. Many of these students lack the necessary technological tools or parental support for distance learning.
Immediately after the announcement, members of the Graded Learning Lab discussed ways in which Graded could support public schools. The idea to establish Graded Beyond Boundaries, a Graded faculty-led initiative to offer assistance to public school educators with distance learning, was born.
Following the local government's actions to increase internet accessibility to marginalized students, public educators solicited technical support from the Graded Learning Lab to better understand the available technology tools and software available for distance learning. Thirteen Graded faculty members provided more than 65 public school educators with technical training sessions on online educational tools, including Google Classroom, Flipgrid, Zoom, EdPuzzle, Padlet, Screencastify, as well as the messaging platform WhatsApp. They have also offered classroom observation opportunities and additional office hours for idea exchange and lesson planning assistance.
Born during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graded+ Program, offered online and in-person holiday enrichment courses to students in grades PK-12. Graded faculty members offered three-week courses ranging from screenwriting to scrapbooking.
Science of Learning Institute
Thirty-four educators from schools throughout Brazil convened at Graded in November 2019 for the Science of Learning Institute led by Dr. Kevin Mattingly of Teachers College, Columbia University. Educators discussed the latest research and findings on cognitive learning strategies that ensure deep, enduring, and transferable learning for students.
Design Thinking Workshop
Graded, in collaboration with Ariel Raz, learning experience designer at the K12 Lab at the Stanford d.school, offered an intensive design thinking workshop for educators, educational administrators, and other professionals. Participants learned how to tackle real-world problems by implementing design thinking.