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Aurora Institute Submits Comments on the E-Rate Expansion

March 5, 2021

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Increase Access to Broadband, Design for Educational Equity

Structuring Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment at Vancouver iTech

March 3, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

New Episode of Innovation Spotlight Episode - Racial Equity in Education Policymaking

February 26, 2021

Issues: Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity, State Policy, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Congratulates Christopher Rush as Next Director of Educational Technology

February 26, 2021

Susan Patrick

Issues: Aurora Institute, Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

Center for Policy and Advocacy February 2021 Updates

February 25, 2021

Fred Jones, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

A Mastery-Based Math Teacher’s Journey, Part 4 – Embracing Problem-Solving and Further Refining Mastery Skills

February 24, 2021

Ashley Ferrara

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

A Mastery-Based Math Teacher’s Journey, Part 3 – Moving Away From “Covering” Everything

February 19, 2021

Ashley Ferrara

Issues: Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

A Mastery-Based Math Teacher’s Journey, Part 2 – Refining Mastery Skills and Assessment Strategies

February 16, 2021

Ashley Ferrara

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

A Mastery-Based Math Teacher’s Journey, Part 1 – Initial (mis)Steps and the “Aha!” Moment

February 11, 2021

Ashley Ferrara

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

New Educational Equity Resources to Transform Schools and Systems

February 8, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

Innovation Is Everywhere

February 3, 2021

Jenny Curtin, Britt Neuhaus, Saskia Levy Thompson

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

Public Comments Submitted on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

February 1, 2021

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Increase Access to Broadband

Education Domain Blog

Center for Policy January 2021 Updates

January 29, 2021

Fred Jones, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy

Education Domain Blog

Ensure Anytime, Anyplace Learning and Enable Competency-Based Learning in Distance Learning

January 28, 2021

Laureen Avery, Marsha Jones, Sara Marr, Derek Wenmoth

Issues: Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

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

January 27, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Activate Student Agency

What Do We Know About the Implementation and Outcomes of Personalized, Competency-Based Learning? A Synthesis of Research from 2000 to 2019

January 20, 2021

Carla M. Evans, Erika Landl, and Jeri Thompson

Issues: Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality

Education Domain Blog

Make the Implicit Explicit in Remote Learning

January 19, 2021

Laureen Avery, Marsha Jones, Sara Marr, Derek Wenmoth

Education Domain Blog

Better than Before

January 14, 2021

Susan Patrick

Issues: Aurora Institute, Federal Policy, State Policy

Grading for Equity: A Teacher’s Reflections

January 14, 2021

Kristen Brown

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

Education Domain Blog

Taking Time to Assess What Students Know, Think, and Feel

January 11, 2021

Charmaine Mercer

Issues: Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

Statement on the Violent Storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021

January 7, 2021

Susan Patrick

Issues: Aurora Institute

Education Domain Blog

Mere Engagement: Reflections about the Connections Between Online Learning, Student Agency, and Student Engagement

January 7, 2021

Laureen Avery, Marsha Jones, Sara Marr, Derek Wenmoth

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Activate Student Agency

Improving Communication of K-12 Personalized Learning Research

January 7, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Evaluate Quality, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Issues Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Miguel A. Cardona as Education Secretary

January 4, 2021

Susan Patrick, Fred Jones

Issues: Federal Policy, Modernize HEA, Design for Educational Equity, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments

Top 10 CompetencyWorks Blog Posts of 2020

January 1, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

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The bad news is that we will continue to set students up for failure if we attach continua to age-based grade levels and then penalize students with different needs, strengths and learning processes when they don’t reach the arbitrarily set age-based bar.

About 21 minutes ago from Aurora Institute's Twitter