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Working collaboratively with experts in the field, we publish reports and related resources on key topics and tough issues that equip and empower educators and leaders to catalyze and scale personalized, next-generation learning models.
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Report, CompetencyWorks

An International Study in Competency Education: Postcards from Abroad

October 2014

Susan Patrick, Sara Frank Bristow

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Report

Access and Equity for All Learners in Blended and Online Education

October 2014

Raymond Rose

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity

Report

Laying the Foundation for Competency Education: A Policy Guide for the Next Generation Educator Workforce

October 2014

Lillian Pace, Maria Worthen

Issues: State Policy, Develop Educator Capacity

Report

iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework

October 2014

Allison Powell, Beth Rabbitt, Kathryn Kennedy

Issues: Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

Report, CompetencyWorks

Aligning K-12 Federal Policy with Competency Education

September 2014

CompetencyWorks, iNACOL

Issues: Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity

CompetencyWorks, Report

Aligning K-12 State Policy with Competency Education

September 2014

CompetencyWorks, iNACOL

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

Report, CompetencyWorks

A K-12 Federal Policy Framework for Competency Education: Building Capacity for Systems Change

February 2014

Maria Worthen, Lillian Pace

Issues: Federal Policy, Design for Educational Equity

Report, CompetencyWorks

Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education

January 2014

Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, Create Balanced Systems of Assessments

Report

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 10th Edition

October 2013

Amy Murin, Butch Gemin, Chris Rapp, John Watson, Lauren Vashaw

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Report

A Roadmap for Implementation of Blended Learning at the School Level: A Case Study of the iLearnNYC Lab Schools

October 2013

Bruce Friend, Allison Powell, Rob Darrow

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Issue Brief

Fast Facts about Online Learning

October 2013

iNACOL

Issues: State Policy, Fund Innovation, Issues in Practice

Report

iNACOL Research Agenda

October 2013

Kathryn Kennedy

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Support Professional Learning, Learn Lessons from the Field

Report

iNACOL’s New Learning Models Vision

October 2013

Allison Powell

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Report

Partnering for Success: A 21st Century Model for Teacher Preparation

October 2013

Bryan Zugelder, Dazhi Yang, Dean Goon, Dina Vyortkina, Janet Zajac, Kathryn Kennedy, Kerry Rice, Leanna Archambault, Michael Barbour, Michael Hynes, Robin Parent

Issues: Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

Report

Mean What You Say: Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended and Competency Education

October 2013

Susan Patrick, Allison Powell, Kathryn Kennedy

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

Report

Transforming K-12 Rural Education through Blended Learning: Barriers and Promising Practices

October 2013

Eric Kellerer, Eric Werth, Lori Werth

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Report

RETHINK: Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning

June 2013

Dave Edwards

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

Report

OER State Policy in K-12 Education: Benefits, Strategies, and Recommendations for Open Access, Open Sharing

June 2013

Susan Patrick, TJ Bliss

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

Report

OER and Collaborative Content Development

June 2013

Susan Patrick, DeLaina Tonks, TJ Bliss

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started

Report

Is K-12 Blended Learning Disruptive?: An Introduction of the Theory of Hybrids

May 2013

Clayton M. Christensen, Heather Staker, Michael B. Horn

Issues: Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation

Report

Blended Learning: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Supporting Tech-Assisted Teaching

April 2013

Laura Vanderkam

Issues: State Policy, Fund Innovation

CompetencyWorks, Report

The Learning Edge: Supporting Student Success in a Competency-Based Learning Environment

March 2013

Chris Sturgis, Laura Shubilla

Issues: Issues in Practice, Activate Student Agency

Report, CompetencyWorks

Necessary for Success: A State Policymaker’s Guide to Competency Education

February 2013

Susan Patrick, Chris Sturgis

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

Report, CompetencyWorks

Re-Engineering Information Technology: Design Considerations for Competency Education

February 2013

Susan Patrick, Liz Glowa

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Report

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 11th Edition

November 2012

Amy Murin, Butch Gemin, John Watson, Larry Pape, Lauren Vashaw

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

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Over the last two decades, the Aurora Institute has driven the transformation toward student-centered, next-generation learning for K-12 education. During that time, the Aurora Institute published more than 200 reports and webinars in support of these efforts.