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CDL4: Virtual Gathering

What the World Needs Now

Friday, February 19, 2021
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Friday, Feb 19, 2021

Gathering to Celebrate the Learner.

The CDL4: Virtual Gathering is an online, virtual conference for CDL practitioners to come together and celebrate the learner, learn from experts and each other, and network around Christian teaching and learning.

At our Virtual Gathering on February 19th, 2021, all participants are invited to come together to worship, share our good work from our time with the PD keynotes/packages at our schools, learn from experts and one another, and experience what has been a highlight at our last two CDL conferences: a student presentation of learning.

Free tickets are included

with every PD Purchase

World-Class Keynotes

The experts behind the PD keynotes/packages will join us for the Virtual Gathering to deliver keynotes and a live Q&A with the audience.

Special Presentations

Students will be presenting us with inspiring showcases displaying their Deeper Learning work “for real people that forms the self and shapes the world.”

Networking & Collaboration

Gather with fellow Christian Deeper Learning educators to share work from your school and collaborate with other schools.

World-Class Keynote Speakers

CDL4 Virtual Gathering is a continuation of the Professional Development conversation.

Our vision for CDL4: Virtual Gathering is that it will be a continuation of the professional development experience. We are thrilled to announce that our Professional Development speakers are joining us to lead our discussions on the Virtual Gathering day as well.

We encourage you to consider that the likelihood of truly implementing deeper learning practices is greatly enhanced with the participation of your whole school. If this is not possible, we hope that your key teaching and learning leaders will be able to participate in the Virtual Gathering.

Teacher and Professional Development Designer

Ron Berger

Chief Academic Officer at EL Education and author of We Are Crew: A Teamwork Approach to School Culture

Ron is responsible for leading EL Education‘s vision of teaching and learning, bringing with him 40 years of experience as a teacher and professional development designer, 28 of those years teaching public school.

Part of EL Education since its founding, Ron has authored two books: An Ethic of Excellence and A Culture of Quality, co-authored three more: Leaders of Their Own Learning, Transformational Literacy, and Management in the Active Classroom, and has ensured that quality and craftsmanship are reflected not only in the work that they encourage from students and teachers, but in their work as an organization as well. He is a sought-after keynote speaker nationally and internationally.

A graduate of Hampshire College, Ron holds a master’s of education from Harvard University, where he now teaches a course that uses exemplary student project work to illuminate academic standards.

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Educational Consultant

Dr. Vernita Mayfield

ASCD author of Cultural Competence Now: 56 Exercises to Help Educators Understand and Challenge Bias, Racism, and Privilege

Vernita Mayfield, PhD, hails originally from Los Angeles, California, where she began her career teaching elementary school. As a teacher, Mayfield found her first love serving and supporting students who have been historically marginalized. Since then, she has continued to do so through numerous positions of service, including secondary school principal, researcher and lecturer, and educational consultant at state and national levels.

In 2012, she founded Leadervation Learning to support organizations seeking to build leadership capacity, particularly in marginalized communities. The company evolved into a vehicle supporting leaders at all levels to understand and dismantle inequitable systems and organizations by building the cultural competency of staff.

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Professor of Educational Leadership

Dr. Jon Eckert

Professor of Educational Leadership at Baylor University and author of Leading Together: Teachers and Principals Improving Student Outcomes

Jon Eckert, Ed.D., is the Copple Professor of Educational Leadership at Baylor University. He taught and coached intermediate and middle school students outside of Chicago and Nashville for 12 years. He completed his doctorate at Vanderbilt University and served at U.S. Department of Education during both the Bush and Obama administrations. For ten years, he prepared teachers at Wheaton College.

He is the author of The Novice Advantage: Fearless Practice for Every Teacher (Corwin, 2016) and Leading Together: Teachers and Administrators Improving Student Outcomes (Corwin, 2018), book chapters, and numerous articles. He researches collective leadership, teaching quality, and school improvement and supports school leaders, particularly Christian leaders through Baylor’s Center for Christian Education, in their pursuit of deeper learning for students.

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Friday, Feb 19, 2021 (CST)



Social Lounge Open


Prayer and Worship

9:00am CST

Welcome & Greeting


Invitation to 3 keynote/PD breakout rooms


Keynote Presentations, Sharing & Processing in Breakout Rooms

10:00am CST



Q&A w/Keynote/PD Presenters



12:30pm CST

Student Presentation (Doulos Discovery School)

1:30pm CST






The price of CDL4: Virtual Gathering is included with every PD purchase.

We’re excited to deliver a professional development curriculum that your whole school staff can experience together. We encourage you to SIGN UP AS A SCHOOL. The likelihood of truly implementing deeper learning practices is greatly enhanced with whole school participation.

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Interested in Individual Tickets?

Individual tickets are included with the $99 individual PD keynotes/packages option. You can access the individual tickets by visiting the Pricing page.

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