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Aurora Institute

Effective leadership is critical to the success and sustainability of systems transformation to create competency-based learning environments.


School leaders who are successful in shifting to competency-based learning environments build a culture that coalesces the community around supporting the vision, determining barriers to success, and testing solutions. They are committed to securing equity and excellence. An increased emphasis on instruction, collaboration, and communication over management requires school leaders to develop in-depth knowledge of the instructional and assessment approaches of competency-based education. Working courageously to develop more inclusive leadership, they bring educators, students, families, and community partners into central roles in changing school structures, culture, and pedagogy.