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September 22, 2022

Last Day for Early-Bird Pricing!

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Last Day for Early-Bird Pricing!

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The Aurora Institute Symposium is the field’s largest gathering of education innovators working to transform K-12 education. You’ll find a big tent of attendees from across the education innovation space who are pushing for learning to happen outside of traditional school walls, and to be more personalized, competency-based, and future-focused.

The 70+ sessions and five keynotes will showcase the field’s brightest ideas and provide an inside look at cutting-edge approaches, strategies, and guidance. The Symposium inspires attendees, equips them with new knowledge and best practices, and sparks action by inspiring leaders to implement new learning designs. Session strands include: Shifting to Competency-Based Education; Modernizing Professional Learning; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Transforming Education Systems; Whole Child Personalized Learning; Elevating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism; Redesigning/Creating New Learning Models; and more.

Attendee registration is now open for the Aurora Institute Symposium, held virtually on October 24-26, 2022.

Aurora Institute members can attend the Symposium free of charge. Become an Aurora Institute member today, then register to attend the Symposium here.

Today is the last day for non-members can take advantage of early-bird registration discounts through September 22, 2022.

Register Now To Get the Early Bird Rate!

Why join the Aurora Institute Symposium? Hear from our past attendees!

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  • The @Aurora_Inst Symposium is the leading event for #EdLeaders in #PersonalizedLearning & #CompetencyEd. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium #Aurora22
  • Join @Aurora_Inst virtually at #Aurora22 on October 24-26. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium
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For questions, please contact the Aurora Institute Symposium team.  We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.

About the Aurora Institute

The mission of the Aurora Institute is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all.

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September 21, 2022

Teachers Making the Shift to Equitable, Learner-Centered Education

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Join Us for a Webinar:

Teachers Making the Shift to Equitable, Learner-Centered Education

The traditional “sit and get” classroom will not help us achieve educational equity or promote the deeper learning skills our students need to succeed. The long game of systems-change work is critical to advancing learner-centered education, but how can the system support the transition to learner-centered education through teachers’ mental models, motivations, and moves? The upcoming CompetencyWorks report, “Teachers Making the Shift to Equitable, Learner-Centered Education: Harnessing Mental Models, Motivations, and Moves,” provides a comprehensive, research-based response to these questions. In this webinar, authors Wendy Surr, Kim Carter, and Andrea Stewart will explore key recommendations outlined in the report, joined by practitioners Patrick Hardy and Chanda Hassett to explore what these supports look like in practice.

 

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Speakers:

  • Wendy Surr, Senior Research Consultant
  • Kim Carter, Executive Director, Q.E.D. Foundation, Inc.
  • Andrea Stewart, Founder and CEO, Learning Couture, LLC

Joined By:

  • Patrick Hardy, Principal, Hinsdale South High School, Darien, IL
  • Chanda Hassett, 6-12 SPED/MTSS Specialist, Norwalk Community School District, Norwalk, IA

When: Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Where: Zoom | Register here

For questions, please contact the Aurora Institute team. We look forward to seeing you at the webinar.

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September 19, 2022

4 Days Left of Early Bird Pricing

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Igniting a Vision for Education Systems Transformation: Future Directions in Policy and Practice

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What would it take to transform education systems such that each child has what they need to develop their full academic, social, and personal capacity? At the Aurora Institute, we believe the time is long past due to fundamentally rethink our nation’s education system. Incremental change is not enough.

To transform education, we must reimagine every aspect of the education system. From time and place to path and space, we must examine the world of possibilities where learning is unbounded, anytime, anywhere, and personalized for each student. What does this look like around the globe and nation post-pandemic? How do we get started in charting a course for rethinking our education systems from the ground up?

Join this Aurora Institute Symposium 2022 keynote for a national and global perspective on how to achieve the change our students need, including a call to action to:

  • Redesign for next generation teaching and learning;
  • Recognize learning that happens anytime, anywhere;
  • Reimagine assessments to be meaningful to students;
  • Redefine the purpose and vision of education toward human flourishing for each and every student, especially the most underserved;
  • Reframe the narrative around what is possible for real change from a systems perspective;
  • Research education innovations from national and global best practices; and
  • Rethink accountability to empower youth and communities to drive meaningful change from the ground up.

The Aurora Institute Symposium is the field’s largest gathering of education innovators working to transform K-12 education. You’ll find a big tent of attendees from across the education innovation space who are pushing for learning to happen outside of traditional school walls, and to be more personalized, competency-based, and future-focused.

The 70+ sessions and five keynotes will showcase the field’s brightest ideas and provide an inside look at cutting-edge approaches, strategies, and guidance. The Symposium inspires attendees, equips them with new knowledge and best practices, and sparks action by inspiring leaders to implement new learning designs. Session strands include: Shifting to Competency-Based Education; Modernizing Professional Learning; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Transforming Education Systems; Whole Child Personalized Learning; Elevating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism; Redesigning/Creating New Learning Models; and more.

Attendee registration is now open for the Aurora Institute Symposium, held virtually on October 24-26, 2022.

Aurora Institute members can attend the Symposium free of charge. Become an Aurora Institute member today, then register to attend the Symposium here.

Non-members can take advantage of early-bird registration discounts through September 22, 2022.

Register Now To Get the Early Bird Rate!
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Share this Announcement on Social Media: 
  • The @Aurora_Inst Symposium is the leading event for #EdLeaders in #PersonalizedLearning & #CompetencyEd. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium #Aurora22
  • Join @Aurora_Inst virtually at #Aurora22 on October 24-26. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium
  • Attend the leading conference for transforming #K12 #edu. Registration for #Aurora22 is now open, held virtually on October 24-26 https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium @Aurora_Inst
Download the full social media toolkit for sharing news about Symposium!

For questions, please contact the Aurora Institute Symposium team.  We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.

About the Aurora Institute

The mission of the Aurora Institute is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all.

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September 10, 2022

2 Weeks Left of Early Bird Pricing

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2 Weeks Left of Early Bird Pricing!

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The Aurora Institute Symposium is the field’s largest gathering of education innovators working to transform K-12 education. You’ll find a big tent of attendees from across the education innovation space who are pushing for learning to happen outside of traditional school walls, and to be more personalized, competency-based, and future-focused.

The 70+ sessions and five keynotes will showcase the field’s brightest ideas and provide an inside look at cutting-edge approaches, strategies, and guidance. The Symposium inspires attendees, equips them with new knowledge and best practices, and sparks action by inspiring leaders to implement new learning designs. Session strands include: Shifting to Competency-Based Education; Modernizing Professional Learning; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Transforming Education Systems; Whole Child Personalized Learning; Elevating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism; Redesigning/Creating New Learning Models; and more.

Attendee registration is now open for the Aurora Institute Symposium, held virtually on October 24-26, 2022.

Aurora Institute members can attend the Symposium free of charge. Become an Aurora Institute member today, then register to attend the Symposium here.

Non-members can take advantage of early-bird registration discounts through September 23, 2022.

Quick Links: 

Share this Announcement on Social Media: 

  • The @Aurora_Inst Symposium is the leading event for #EdLeaders in #PersonalizedLearning & #CompetencyEd. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium #Aurora22
  • Join @Aurora_Inst virtually at #Aurora22 on October 24-26. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium
  • Attend the leading conference for transforming #K12 #edu. Registration for #Aurora22 is now open, held virtually on October 24-26 https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium @Aurora_Inst

Download the full social media toolkit for sharing news about Symposium!

For questions, please contact the Aurora Institute Symposium team. We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.

About the Aurora Institute

The mission of the Aurora Institute is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all.

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September 3, 2022

Participate in Book Clubs at this year’s Aurora Institute Symposium

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Our initial email left out one of our wonderful book club sessions. Please see the updated list below. We apologize for the error.

Register for Symposium and Participate in This Year’s Book Clubs!

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The Aurora Institute Symposium is the field’s largest gathering of education innovators working to transform K-12 education. You’ll find a big tent of attendees from across the education innovation space who are pushing for learning to happen outside of traditional school walls, and to be more personalized, competency-based, and future-focused.

The 70+ sessions and five keynotes will showcase the field’s brightest ideas and provide an inside look at cutting-edge approaches, strategies, and guidance. The Symposium inspires attendees, equips them with new knowledge and best practices, and sparks action by inspiring leaders to implement new learning designs. Session strands include: Shifting to Comptency-Based Education; Modernizing Professional Learning; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Transforming Education Systems; Whole Child Personalized Learning; Elevating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism; Redesigning/Creating New Learning Models; and more.

Attendees are invited to participate in our book club style breakout sessions that will be facilitated by authors who are leaders in the field. To participate, feel free to purchase and read one of the books below that most interest you. We look forward to hearing your reflections and questions. This year’s book clubs include:

Becoming Einstein’s Teacher: Six Steps to Awaken Genius In Your Students by Erika Twani

Define Your WHY: So You Can Live and Learn on Purpose by Barbara Bray

Developing an Evidence Base for Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Instruction by the Highlander Institute 

Meet the Free Agent Learners: Changing School From the Outside In by Julie Evans

Redefining Student Success by Ken Kay and Suzie Boss

Unpacking the Competency-Based Classroom: Equitable, Individualized Learning in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work by Jonathan Vander Els and Brian Stack 

Did You Know?
You can receive graduate credits for attending the Aurora Institute Symposium through Dominican University of California! Learn more here. Information on continuing education credits will be coming soon!

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Share this Announcement on Social Media: 

  • The @Aurora_Inst Symposium is the leading event for #EdLeaders in #PersonalizedLearning & #CompetencyEd. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium #Aurora22
  • Join @Aurora_Inst virtually at #Aurora22 on October 24-26. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium
  • Attend the leading conference for transforming #K12 #edu. Registration for #Aurora22 is now open, held virtually on October 24-26 https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium @Aurora_Inst

Download the full social media toolkit for sharing news about Symposium!

For questions, please contact the Aurora Institute Symposium team. We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.

About the Aurora Institute

The mission of the Aurora Institute is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all.

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