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Building 21’s Studio Model: Designing Learning Experiences for Engagement and Impact

January 27, 2022

Sandra Moumoutjis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Activate Student Agency

Synthesizing the Learning of the Idaho Mastery Education Network

January 20, 2022

Aaron McKinnon, Laurie Gagnon

Issue(s): State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Building 21’s Leadership Competencies to Facilitate Competency-Based Learning

January 10, 2022

Sandra Moumoutjis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning

Education Domain Blog

A Year in Review: 2021 State Legislative Snapshot of Student-Centered Learning Policy Advancements

December 22, 2021

Fred Jones, Jon Alfuth, Ben Erwin

Issue(s): State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Top 10 CompetencyWorks Blog Posts of 2021

December 16, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Commit to Equity, Evaluate Quality, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Building 21’s Teacher Competencies to Facilitate Competency-Based Learning

December 9, 2021

Sandra Moumoutjis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction

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

December 2, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, 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

A District-wide Personalized Professional Learning System to Advance Competency-Based Education

November 4, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Agency by Design

November 3, 2021

Derek Wenmoth, Marsha Jones, Joseph DiMartino

Issue(s): How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Preparing for Your Competency-Based Education Journey: A Process for Success

October 26, 2021

Sandra Moumoutjis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Evaluate Quality, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

Reimagine Education: Leading Competency-based Learning Redesign

October 21, 2021

Susan Patrick

Issue(s): Aurora Institute Symposium, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Issues Call to Action for Federal Policymakers in New Report - Federal Policy Priorities: Charting a New Path for America’s Learners

October 19, 2021

Fred Jones, Alexis Chambers, Susan Patrick

Issue(s): Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Modernize HEA, Increase Access to Broadband, Leverage Career and Technical Education, Design for Educational Equity, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments

Why Should Schools Transition to Competency-Based Education?

October 14, 2021

Sandra Moumoutjis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction

CompetencyWorks Releases Report on Helping Students Develop Essential Habits of Success

October 5, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Fred Jones Appointed to the Linked Learning Alliance's Board of Directors

September 29, 2021

Aurora Institute Communications

Issue(s): Aurora Institute, Federal Policy, State Policy

New CompetencyWorks Report: A Mastery-Based Math Teacher's Journey

September 29, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Competency-Based Education Sessions at the 2021 Aurora Institute Symposium

September 15, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, 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, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

Federal and State Policy Updates Published September 2021

September 9, 2021

Fred Jones, Alexis Chambers

Issue(s): Federal Policy, State Policy

Scaling and Spreading Equitable Practices Through the Profile of a South Carolina Graduate Competencies

September 2, 2021

South Carolina Office of Personalized Learning

Issue(s): State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

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

August 19, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): 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

Building Habits of Success with the BEST Self-Direction Toolkit

August 12, 2021

Eliot Levine

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

Federal and State Policy Updates Published August 2021

August 4, 2021

Fred Jones, Alexis Chambers

Issue(s): Federal Policy, State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Fund Innovation

Reimagining the K-12 Content Map Starts with Reimagining the Process

August 4, 2021

Jon Altbergs, Laurie Gagnon, Rohan Menon

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

Register for the Aurora Institute Symposium for Leading and Learning on Transformation of K-12 Education to Personalized, Competency-Based Education

August 4, 2021

Aurora Institute Communications

Issue(s): Aurora Institute Symposium

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How can we create an equitable school environment that doesn't identify struggling students as the problem, but honors individual context and addresses inequitable structures? Learn more from @Turnaround's #Aurora21 Day 3 breakout session recording: aurora-institute.org/symposiu…

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