Capacity Building Support

Engage in continuous NPDL-focused professional learning opportunities with Leadables, Feature Stories, deep learning webinars, and more.


Your team time is precious. Make every second count by reading our lively articles that pack a punch. They are great for triggering reflective conversations that relate to deep learning in your own contexts. Browse our Leadables below, and check back in for new entries as they become available!

Feature Stories

Teachers are our heroes. Cozy up with some short stories about teachers making real impact in their classrooms. These quick reads offer a range of examples of what deep learning looks like. After reading them, check out the actual Exemplars for a closer look!

Deep Learning Webinars

Webinars on all things deep learning are offered and available to anyone within the NPDL network. Jump into a webinar and mess around with some new thinking. Registration is a snap – and the learning is priceless. Click the image to the left to learn more, or click the button below to access past and upcoming webinars.

Deep Dive: School Conditions

Schools that are looking to extend their learning and sustain the energy generated by deep learning may wish to participate in a full-day network visit. This is a positive celebration of the school’s accomplishments and a candid collaborative look at next steps using the School Conditions Rubric. There is an additional cost for this support.

Virtual Collaborative Inquiry

Dive into the digital think tank along with some other NPDL members who share a similar role with you. Identify your own learning goal then invite colleagues to coax, cajole, and clarify as you move forward with your plan and assessment. The NPDL rubrics are used as a common framework for shared thinking. Space is limited and there may be additional cost for this support.

Distinction Pathways

Become an NPDL-recognized teacher/school/district by plotting a course for continuous learning and earn the recognition you deserve. Along the way you will grow your network through opportunities to build on great practices and contribute to the global knowledge-building community. There are three types of designation: teacher level, school level, and district level. An incredible journey begins with a few concrete steps.

Exemplar Moderation

This is short-hand for powerful collaborative professional pedagogical learning. Zero in on an exemplar and engage in a rich conversation about deep learning design and assessment. Come to better understand the four elements of deep learning design and the 6Cs, and get a window into teacher practice. Challenge your perspectives with those who share our NPDL language, and then contribute your reflections to make us all a little wiser.