Christian Deeper Learning Presents

Deeper Learning in Action

MARCH 7-8, 2022 • San Diego, CA

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About CDL5

We are excited about the opportunity to once again gather in person at a phenomenal location in March 7-8, 2022! You are invited to come explore and learn how Deeper Learning could impact your school.

CDL5 = Site Visits + Workshops

Day 1: Site Visits

See Deeper Learning in action at local San Diego schools.

Day 2: Workshops

Join us for workshop sessions to explore the six Deeper Learning models.

What We Hope to Accomplish


Visit leading Deeper Learning schools in the San Diego area and learn from tours/interviews with educators at that school.


Hear from Christian educators using different models of Deeper Learning in the Christian School context at the beginning and advanced implementation stages.


Gather to encourage and share with others in the CDL network in a beautiful temperate setting.

School Site Visits

We have limited slots – 20 per school – so please sign up ASAP for these great tours! Please make sure to register and pay for your ticket to lock in your choice. All tour participants must provide proof of vaccination.

Project-Based Learning

High Tech High Mesa - grades K-12

High Tech High – is probably the most well known of all PBL (project based learning) schools in America. It has expanded into a large group of charter schools in the San Diego area. We will be visiting their newest Mesa K-12 campus. Here are some of the stories around the kinds of student projects that they have done at High Tech High.

High School – 20 slots
Middle School – 20 slots
Elementary School – 20 slots

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Big Picture Learning

San Diego Met High School

San Diego Met High School is one the best known of 80+ schools utilizing the Big Picture Learning approach – highly personalized and student interest centered. Three pillars of their approach are: advisory, internships and college classes beginning in grade 10. Students spend three days on campus in academic study and two days a week at an internship with one of more than 475 businesses in San Diego. Students complete academic projects under the guidance of a workplace mentor. They are located on the campus of San Diego Mesa College.

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EL Education

Conway Elementary - K-6

Conway Elementary is a K-6 EL Education school that began implementing EL in 2014. Their mission is to strive “to create classrooms alive with inquiry so our students feel compelled to make the world a better place.” The three dimensions to their instructional approach are mastery of skills and content, high-quality work, and character development. Check out their posted student expeditions!

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IB (International Baccalaureate)

Kavod Charter School - Middle School

Kavod Charter School is an award winning Hebrew public charter school that is implementing the IB model. They feature dual language instruction, academic excellence, and developing socially responsible global citizens through community involvement and service. Students experience an integrated curriculum model and the school operates on a rotating schedule so students can choose when to best engage in one of 9 classes.

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Monday, March 7, 2022

Deeper Learning School Site Visits






Leave for site visit


School site visits


Depart for hotel


Networking dinner

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Deeper Learning Models for Christian Schools






Welcome & Explanation of CDL


Workshop Session 1






Panel Discussion on Leading Change


Workshop Session 2




Converge 2022 Begins

Converge 2022

Attendees of CDL5 are strongly encouraged to register for Converge 2022, to be held following CDL5 on March 8-10 at the same location.

Converge 2022 explores “how schools can lead courageously in their communities—by bridging divides, restoring wholeness, acting justly, embracing change, and empowering students—all from the hope we find in Christ.”

Extend your visit to San Diego and attend Converge 2022.

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