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How Standards-Based Grading Led Us to Empower, Part 2: The Power of Evidence

October 23, 2020

Adam Watson

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

How Standards-Based Grading Led Us to Empower, Part 1: The Tyranny of 82%

October 21, 2020

Adam Watson

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

Competency-Based Education Sessions at the 2020 Aurora Institute Symposium

October 14, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: 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

PowerMyLearning: Tools for Culturally Responsive Partnering with Families During Hybrid/Remote Learning and Beyond

October 7, 2020

Elisabeth Stock

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

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

September 30, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Base Learning on Mastery, not Seat Time, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

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

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

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

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

The Virtuous Cycle of Student Agency

August 5, 2020

James Neihof

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Black Lives Matter

June 3, 2020

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity

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