DeeperLearning21 is the official blog of Illinois21 and Mindquest21. As a nonprofit education association, Illinois21 provides the resources that empower educators that support the success of each student.

Our goal is to stimulate the conversation for educating the 21st century learner. Posts cover the hottest topics in education today and offer insight, information, and resources that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Readers will also find updates, news, and events and more.

Check Out Our NEW Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on 9/13/2018. The new site launch is available and the URL is Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors an easier way to …

Deeper Learning: An Outcomes Definition

When I was a boy, I spent several weeks each summer on my relative’s farm. Chores were included. One summer, my uncle declared, “This summer we’re digging a new well. You’re welcome to join in!” We dug and dug through rock, stone and sand. At last, we found mud and water 26 feet below the …