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Elevating Student Experience to Build Equitable Learning Environments, Engagement, and Agency

September 23, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Summative vs. Formative Assessment: From Binary Choice to Continuum

September 16, 2020

Don Weafer

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Education Domain Blog

Aurora Institute Symposium 2020 Is Going Virtual

September 11, 2020

Susan Patrick

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

Do Less, Do More: Strategies for Equitable Community Engagement

September 9, 2020

Moises Nuñez, Glennys Sánchez

Issues: Issues in Practice, Engage Community

College and Career Acceleration Opportunities and Competency-Based Education

September 2, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Fund Innovation, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Rethink Instruction

Equity-Based Educational Research: Emerging Lessons from City Year’s Work

August 26, 2020

Jade Eckels, Jessica Proett

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity

Education Domain Blog

Education Policy Issues for the COVID-19 Era

August 25, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Increase Access to Broadband, State Policy, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Develop Educator Capacity, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

Competency-Based Education Across America

August 19, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Build Teacher Capacity for Systemic Change by Investing in a Competency-Based Professional Learning System

August 17, 2020

Communications

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce

Education Domain Blog

Announcing a Pre-Symposium Webinar Series - Building the Evidence Base for Personalized Learning

August 14, 2020

Communications

Issues: Lead Change and Innovation, Evaluate Quality, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments, Learn Lessons from the Field

Strategies and Tools for Remote Learning from the Aurora Institute Member Survey

August 12, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency, Engage Community, Redefine Student Success, Develop Educator Capacity, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time

Education Domain Blog

Moving from One-Size-Fits-All: Changes Needed for Innovative Assessment Pilots in the Wake of COVID-19

August 11, 2020

Susan Patrick, Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Leverage Career and Technical Education, Design for Educational Equity, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Develop Educator Capacity, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

The Virtuous Cycle of Student Agency

August 5, 2020

James Neihof

Education Domain Blog

Eliot Levine Joins the Canopy Project Advisory Group to Help Identify Effective School Responses to COVID-19

July 31, 2020

Communications Staff

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

The Learning Sciences: How the Brain Was Built to Learn

July 30, 2020

James Neihof

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

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

July 23, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Education Domain Blog

The Learning Sciences Supports the Shift to Student-Centered Learning

July 22, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

Align K-12, Higher Education, CTE, and the Workforce with Competency-Based Pathways

July 20, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Competency-Based District Leaders on Managing Change During the Pandemic

July 16, 2020

Eliot Levine

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

Education Domain Blog

Trends and Analysis of Learning Sciences Literature

July 15, 2020

Alexis Chambers

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

Education Domain Blog

Demonstration of Mastery Gives K-12 Credentials Their Meaning

July 13, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Derek Wenmoth on the Development of Global Competencies

July 9, 2020

Derek Wenmoth

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Book Review: So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

July 9, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

A Review of the Literature on the Science of Learning and Development 

July 8, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

From Seat Time to Credit Flexibility in Personalized, Competency-Based Education

July 6, 2020

Alexis Chambers

Issues: State Policy, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

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