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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

Education Domain Blog

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

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