Deeper Learning

Discover the Why, What, and How to Create Meaningful, Deeper Learning Experiences

Students enrolled in this course will explore the concept of Deeper Learning, why it is needed, what it looks like, and how to do it. The modules are set up to take you through a process of understanding and doing so that, by the end, you are ready to create meaningful Deeper Learning experiences for your students. Course materials will cover both theory and practice, providing the understandings of key concepts and real examples from Deeper Learning classrooms.

At a Glance






1-Year of Access


45 continuing ed hrs


3 (for additional fee)




Chris Bronke

Course Objectives


Understand the need for creating meaningful, Deeper Learning experiences and why it is important in today’s educational system.


Know what Deeper Learning is and what it is not.


Be able to design and implement Deeper Learning experiences for one's classrooms.

Chris Bronke

About Your Instructor

An energetic teacher, presenter, and leader, Christopher Bronke brings a wealth of research, classroom, and leadership experience to professional learning while empowering participants to reflect deeply upon their own practice to facilitate growth and collaboration. As a practicing English teacher and department chair at Downers Grove North in Illinois, Bronke is incredibly passionate about supporting others in their learning. Bronke has held numerous teacher leadership positions at the national level including a seat on the Teacher Advisory Council for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and as the Associate Chair for the Conference on English Leadership. Bronke holds master’s degrees in Teaching and Learning as well as Educational Leadership and has recently begun working on his EdD from Northern Illinois University in the field of educational leadership. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, Teaching Channel, the Chicago Sun-Times, Language Arts Journal of Michigan, Let's Recap and more. Additionally, his work has been highlighted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on EduTalk Radio, at the Conference on English Leadership, and by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).


What to Expect

How the Course Works

  • Start off each module watching a quick (3-6 minute) video introducing each module.
  • Take the self-assessment quiz. These are diagnostic assessments and are ungraded. They are there to help you understand where your current knowledge stands. 
  • Dive deeper into the content. Review readings and resources - the key is to self-differentiate. Choose what that works best for you and helps you better understand the content and engage with the lesson. 
  • Post to the discussion board, interact with your classmates if you choose to, and make connections.
  • A final project, optional for all, a requirement for graduate credit
  • Receive your completion certificate for 45 continuing education hours or 3 graduate-level continuing education credits (as applicable).
  • Runs on the Thinkific platform. 


Pricing Options

Our standard and group pricing covers your course registration with Novak Educational Consulting, Inc. only. You may also choose to purchase graduate credits and/or clock hours (for Washington State teachers) at the time of registration. For questions regarding pricing or to request a purchase order, contact us.

Course Certificates & Transcripts

You will receive a completion certificate from Novak Education at the conclusion of the course. Please check in with your school or district to determine if this alone will be sufficient for salary points or advancement. Some states require additional proof of completion such as clock hours, contact hours, or credits. Graduate credits (3 continuing education credits) may be obtained through our university partners. Please check with your school or district to ensure these will satisfy their requirements prior to enrolling. Learn more about our graduate partners: Gordon College and Teachers College of San Joaquin.