Depth and Complexity Course

Depth and Complexity PD Course

Forget about the latest education buzzwords, random mishmash ideas, and feel-good slogans that don’t accomplish anything.
There’s a path to great teaching, and it’s here for you. Turn Depth and Complexity into your teaching superpower.

Imagine what it could be like...

Course Details

About the Course

Hi, I’m List Van Gemert, an educator and author of the bestselling book on Depth and Complexity.

In just a few hours, I will teach you everything you need to know to create amazing learning opportunities for students full of deep thinking, lively discussion, and content mastery at a level you never dreamed possible.

Credit: 6 hours

Price: $79 

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The depth and complexity framework has the power to turn you into a truly extraordinary teacher

Over the years, I’ve seen so many teachers who desperately want to be great teachers struggle with techniques that don’t really work.

I’ve seen my school district force ideas down our throats that are nothing more than the poster of the year hung on the wall of the classroom.

I’ve been to professional development facilitated by people who’d never actually been in a classroom. Yeah, that’s my personal favorite.

And all the while, I’ve been like an audience member in a movie theater, desperately trying to get the actors to see me signaling to them, “Don’t do it! He’s lying! I know what you should do!”

The answer is Depth & Complexity.
Combined with excellent questioning, Depth & Complexity offers you the skills and strategies you need to accomplish all that will ever be thrown at you as a teacher.

That’s a big promise, but I’m sure it can deliver.

How do I know? Because I’ve been training teachers just like you for years, and I’ve seen what it’s done for their students. I’ve written a best-selling book on it that tens of thousands of teachers of have used to raise their classes to

I’ve taken all I’ve learned and put it in this course that will teach you to be an expert questioner. You are just a few hours away from being one of the best teachers in the country.

Your Instructor

Lisa Van Gemert

Using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun, Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and four books, including the Legacy Award winning book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her websites & In her free time, she reads like they’re going to stop printing books any second. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of a lot of sons and live in Arlington, Texas.

Imagine what it can be like :

Looking at a new standard and instantly knowing exactly how to teach it in a way that practically guarantees student success

your confidence in your teaching is so strong that it can withstand even the worst day

you have a toolbox chock-full of great strategies you can draw on at the drop of a hat

knowing your students leave class with confidence in themselves and a sense of purpose

you have an almost magical ability to explain concepts in multiple ways

How other teachers are transforming their classes with effective, practical differentiation:

Sound good? It’s all here for you.

Would you like to become so confident in the Depth and Complexity framework that it is second nature to you?
Have you heard of Depth & Complexity and want to learn not just what it is, but how to use it?

Here's exactly what you get:

The course offers over 10 hours of video instruction and a fabulous course guide where you’ll gain all of this (and more!).
Modules 1 – 5 contain the fundamentals you need to earn six hours of professional development credit.
Modules 6 – 10 offer you more – more ideas, more knowledge, and more power as you develop your Depth and Complexity prowess.



In addition to lifetime access to the course videos and instruction, you’ll also receive a course guide you’ll turn to again and again.

In the course guide, you’ll find examples, tips, and ideas you can use right away. It will be your Depth & Complexity friend, helping you make the most of your Depth & Complexity journey.

You’ll also receive invitations to participate in monthly live office hours with the instructor where you can ask questions and get feedback.