A key focus at LaCreole Middle School has been deeper learning, both what it is and what it looks like. We explore deeper learning by finding ways to immerse our entire school community in innovative experiences so that they can engage as a learner again. One of our best experiences is the make-a-thon, which we use in both professional development sessions and special community engagement events. Make-a-thons are about making things together, with a focus on utilizing practical design thinking to develop prototypes using common craft items with the goal of finding solutions to real or hypothetical problems. This kind of event is intended to immerse participants in co-learning situations where deeper learning competencies are put into action. A co-learning event reflects authentic problem-solving where everyone is the teacher and the student. More about Deeper Learning.