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September 16, 2021

Mark Your Calendar for Oct. 14th — Webinar: An Introduction to K-12 Competency-Based Education

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An up-coming webinar from the neo-liberals.

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Upcoming Webinar: An Introduction to K-12 Competency-Based Education

On October 14, the Aurora Institute will host a webinar to introduce participants to competency-based education in K-12 schools and districts.

This webinar will answer common questions about what competency-based education is, why it’s important, and what policies are needed to support it. Joined by a Mastery Instructional Coach and a Youth Ambassador from the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria, in New York City, we will also examine what it looks like in practice in schools and discuss professional learning resources for transitioning to a competency-based approach.

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Who should attend and why? Whether you are brand new to competency-based education, need a refresher, or are eager to learn more, this webinar will provide valuable insight into the culture, structure, and learning practices of competency-based education.


  • Trianne Ysabelle Hontiveros, 11th-Grade Student and Mastery Ambassador, The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria
  • Fred Jones, Policy Director, the Aurora Institute
  • Eliot Levine, Research Director, the Aurora Institute
  • Gregory Zimdahl, Humanities Instructor and Mastery Instructional Coach, The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria

When: October 14th | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Where: Zoom | Register here

For questions, please contact Eliot Levine, We look forward to seeing you at the webinar.


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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DLAC 2022 Call for Proposals NOW OPEN 🙌

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ATTN presenters—and those of you who might not think of yourselves as speakers!

The DLAC 2022 Call for Proposals is now open. The DLAC Team is ready to start reviewing all your ideas for DLAC sessions, whether you want to present in person in Atlanta or virtually. DLAC is made up of short, fast, and interactive sessions, which means you don’t need to be able to talk for an entire hour about a certain topic. In fact, we encourage those of you who have not had the chance to present at DLAC to really look at the different types of sessions we offer.

  • Maybe you have a question or obstacle you can turn into a table talk?
  • Maybe you have a very quick story to share in 20 minutes during a contributed talk?
  • If you are feeling brave, tackle a Pecha Kucha that lasts 6 minutes and 40 seconds!

The fact of the matter is, you don’t need to be an expert to ask hard questions, share good stories, or start a valuable discussion…If you have questions about your session ideas shoot us an email! We would love to help –

The Digital Learning Annual Conference is hosted by the Digital Learning Collaborative. The DLC recently updated Membership options and are especially focused on meeting the needs of districts starting an online or hybrid school for the first time. On top of districts being able to join the DLC for $1,000/year membership which includes a $500.00 credit towards DLAC registration—onsite or online, we are also offering FREE recurring webinar on Mondays from September 13, 2021 – November 1, 2021 at 1:00PT/4:00ET that will cover topics including recruiting and supporting teachers, student support, digital content, tech platforms.

Need more benefits? We’ve got you covered:

  • 10 member-only webinars each year (August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May) on topics related to planning, teacher hiring and development, acquiring content, student support, and more.
  • Moderated community area for facilitated discussions on these and other topics.
  • Extensive digital resources from the DLC and other sources, posted and discussed.
  • Connection to State Affiliate Group (if available)
  • Occasional “office hours” with experts on given topics.

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September 9, 2021

Important Reminder for FETC Virtual Alumni

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Future of Edcuation Technology Conference | January 25 - 28, 2022 | Orange County Convention Center

The Future of Education Technology® Conference may be a few months away, but it’s never too early to ensure your professional development is planned. Take a moment to secure your spot at FETC so you can rest easy that your training needs are covered — and that you don’t miss out on experiencing this one-of-a-kind event in-person! And when you register now you can claim $150.00 Super Savings.


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Time to put your thinking cap on…

We are less than a week out from our Call for Proposals going live! What does this mean for you?

1.) Start brainstorming proposal ideas!
2.) Mark your calendar: CFP opens September 13th, 2021 and closes October 10th, 2021.

What makes a good DLAC presentation you ask? We’re looking for sessions that explore instructional strategies using online, blended, and digital learning to meet educational goals at a district, school, or student level. We are especially interested in systemic approaches to using online tools, resources, or instruction in traditional schools, and also welcome sessions from online schools, hybrid schools, state virtual schools, and the full range of organizations involved in K-12 digital learning. Some specific ideas include:

  • What does “success” look like—beyond test scores in particular?
  • How can digital learning strategies and programs be sustainable and scalable?
  • What have you failed at, learned from, improved upon?
  • What research or evidence-based concepts are you putting into practice (or researching)?
  • What policies are helping or hindering digital learning efforts?

Remember, everyone attending DLAC is looking to learn from each other. We want to hear your stories, even if it’s what didn’t work. As Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Another email will be sent when the CFP portal is officially open. If you have questions about your session ideas shoot us an email! We would love to help –

Need to register for #DLAC22 still? Both All Access and Online registration is now available.

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TWO DAYS Left to Submit Your Abstracts & Proposals

I guess it is only one day now, as this showed up yesterday.

Submit Your SITE Interactive Online Proposals & Abstracts by September 10

SITE Interactive is distinct from the annual Spring SITE Conference by spotlighting the improvement of practice and mentoring. Sessions are highly interactive to model best practices that can be adopted by participants. SITE Interactive will also provide mentoring opportunities for graduate students and early-career faculty.

Submissions are now offered a choice of new themes that reflect and address the ever-changing issues and challenges in education technology today.
  1. Decolonized, Inclusive, and Empowering: The Role of Educational Technology
  2. The Future of Online Teaching in Teacher Education
  3. Social-emotional Impact of Technology
  4. Developing the Profession: Growing in Leadership, Academia, and Teaching Practice
  5. Frontier Technologies: XR, AI, Makerspace, and More
New Topic Themes
  • Best Practices
  • Mentoring Moments
  • Birds of a Feather
  • Research Papers
  • Workshops
  • Panel Sessions
  • SITE 360 LIVE: Posters
  • Innovator Playground Exhibits
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The LIVE online format allows real-time participation and interaction .We strive for the same sense of community as the face-to-face SITE conference, with the added convenience and flexibility of being online.  All accepted and presented papers receive publication and proof of participation.
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