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The Aurora Institute 2020 Symposium In-Person Event Is Canceled: We’re Going Virtual

July 2, 2020

Susan Patrick

Issues: Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Learn Lessons from the Field

Supporting the Development of Student-Designed Performance Assessments

July 2, 2020

Pat Fitzsimmons

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

Key Terms to Understand the Learning Sciences

June 29, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Student-Designed Performance Assessments for Personalized Learning and Student Agency

June 29, 2020

Pat Fitzsimmons

Issues: State Policy, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Improving Student-Centered Assessment Systems With Formative and Summative Performance Assessments

June 25, 2020

Pat Fitzsimmons

Issues: State Policy, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Aligning the Education Policy with the Science of Learning

June 22, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Essential Components of Local Assessment Systems for Personalized, Proficiency-Based Learning

June 22, 2020

Pat Fitzsimmons

Issues: State Policy, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

New Flexibility to Use Federal Title Funds for Technology Infrastructure and Teacher Training for Distance Learning

June 18, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Increase Access to Broadband

Transitioning and Sustaining Competency-Based Education During School Closures

June 16, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

Task Forces and Pilot Programs: Two Strategies to Enable Future-Focused, Student-Centered K-12 Education

June 12, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Competency Frameworks and Content Selection at South Bronx Community Charter

June 10, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

The Opportunity for a California Profile of a Graduate

June 9, 2020

Roman Stearns

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications

Education Domain Blog

New Innovation Spotlight Podcast Episode - 2020 Federal and State Policy Priorities

June 5, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Modernize HEA, Increase Access to Broadband, Design for Educational Equity, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Black Lives Matter

June 3, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity

Education Domain Blog

A Collective Call to Transform Anguish into Action

June 2, 2020

Susan Patrick

Issues: Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity, State Policy, Issues in Practice

New Hampshire’s Work Study Practices – Equity and Assessing For Growth

June 2, 2020

Jonathan Vander Els, Ellen Hume-Howard, Paul Leather

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Recognizing the Critical Importance of Metacognition

May 29, 2020

Jonathan Vander Els, Ellen Hume-Howard, Paul Leather

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency

New Hampshire’s Work Study Practices – A Five-Year Journey to Understand, Share, Scale, Deepen, and Meaningfully Assess These Critical Competencies

May 26, 2020

Jonathan Vander Els, Ellen Hume-Howard, Paul Leather

Issues: Federal Policy, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Innovation Zones Create Space for Local Educators to Lead Education Transformation

May 20, 2020

Alexis Chambers, Natalie Truong

Issues: State Policy, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones

Earning Diplomas and Degrees Together – A Competency-Based Dual Enrollment School

May 19, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Design for Educational Equity

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Applauds Proposed Education Department Priorities for Teacher-Led Professional Learning

May 18, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

Education Domain Blog

Susan Patrick Appointed to the Online Virginia Network Authority Board

May 14, 2020

Communications Staff

Issues: State Policy, Create Meaningful Qualifications

A Hybrid On-Campus and Homeschool Support Program at Da Vinci ConnectX

May 12, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

What’s New in K-12 Competency-Based Education?

May 5, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Profile of a Graduate to Redefine Student Success for the Future

May 4, 2020

Alexis Chambers, Natalie Truong

Issues: State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Harness Opportunities in ESSA

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@usedgov launches $600,000 competition to advance student-centered technology education in rural communities. mychesco.com/a/news/governm…

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