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April 27, 2022

Reminder: Save the Date for the Aurora Institute Symposium 2022!

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Aurora Institute Symposium October 24-26, 2022

Reminder: Save the Date

October 24 – 26, 2022

Stay Updated on Symposium News
The Aurora Institute Symposium is the leading conference for transforming K-12 education systems, advancing breakthrough practices and policies, and implementing personalized, competency-based learning.

The Aurora Institute Symposium 2022 will be a virtual experience, due to ongoing health and safety considerations around travel and large events. While we miss seeing you in person, we place the health and wellbeing of our friends, colleagues, and network above all. We are looking forward to returning to an in-person Symposium in 2023.

Please stay tuned in the coming weeks for updates about the registration process. You can also feel free to check the Symposium website for regular updates.

Visit the Symposium Website

Learn more: 

  • View Symposium 2021 keynote plenaries and breakout session videos and slides.
  • Continue to watch the Aurora Institute Symposium 2022 website for future updates and announcements about the event’s format, program, speakers, pricing, and more.
  • Questions? Contact Aurora Institute here.
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.

About the Aurora Institute Symposium
The Symposium inspires attendees, equips them with new knowledge and best practices, and sparks action by leaders to implement new learning designs. Session strands include: Shifting to Competency-Based Education; Transforming Education Systems; Implementing Whole-Child Personalized Learning; Elevating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Antiracism; Redesigning/Creating New Learning Models; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Advancing Policy & Advocacy; and more. Attendees include K-12 system and school administrators, teachers, and nonprofits working in next generation learning, actively implementing personalized, competency-based designs, as well as policymakers, researchers, and other experts in K-12 advancing the future of learning. It is the premiere event for learning about cutting-edge promising practices, the latest policy developments and research, and future-focused trends in teaching and learning.

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March 17, 2022

Better Together: Connecting Project-Based Learning & Competency-Based Education

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Webinar- Better Together: Connecting Project-Based Learning & Competency-Based Education

As we seek to shift our education system toward competency-based education (CBE), project-based learning (PBL) offers a powerful, complementary strategy for greater student engagement and more authentic learning inside and outside the classroom, and vice versa. But how do CBE and PBL connect in actual implementation?

Please join us for a webinar on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET); 10:00 – 11:00 AM (PT) to hear from experts at Lucas Education Research and Springpoint Schools , as well as a principal, teacher, and student from a high school that is implementing PBL and CBE together. Gain insights to advance project-based learning practices in your CBE-focused school, district, or other setting—as well as to support your PBL initiatives with competency-based education practices. The presentation will be immediately followed by a 30-minute optional breakout discussion to go deeper into classroom and school implementation of PBL and CBE.

 

Register Now
Who:

  • Telsa Comunale, Assistant School Leader, Building 21, Allentown
  • Kristin De Vivo, Executive Director, Lucas Education Research
  • Heather Harlen, Founding Teacher, Building 21, Allentown
  • Christy Kingham, Director, Leadership and School Design, Springpoint
  • Ayris Sanders, Director of Lab Schools, Building 21 Network
  • Rochelle Urban, Program Manager, Lucas Education Research
  • Student, Building 21, Allentown (to be announced)

When: March 30th | 1:00 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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March 14, 2022

Last chance to submit!

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Aurora Institute Symposium October 24-26, 2022

Last Chance to Submit: Request for Presentation Proposals

Submit a presentation proposal
The Aurora Institute Symposium is the leading conference for transforming K-12 education systems, advancing breakthrough practices and policies, and implementing personalized, competency-based learning.

The Aurora Institute Symposium 2022 will be a virtual experience, due to ongoing health and safety considerations around travel and large events. While we miss seeing you in person, we place the health and wellbeing of our friends, colleagues, and network above all. We are looking forward to hopefully returning to an in-person Symposium in 2023.

The Aurora Institute is seeking proposals to present virtually during the Aurora Institute Symposium on October 24-26, 2022. Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 17, 2022.

Ideal sessions will: 

  • Include students and practitioners as those closest to the issues we aim to solve
  • Provide resources, concrete next steps, and guidance
  • Center equity

New this year, we are seeking: 

  • Youth voice as well as entirely youth-led sessions
  • How-to implementation workshops
  • “Book Club” proposals featuring new books, research, and reports
  • Facilitators to host informal Networking Meet Ups during the Symposium

You can also download all the questions in the RFP form to review in advance.

Submit a presentation proposal

Learn more: 

  • View Symposium 2021 keynote plenaries and breakout session videos and slides.
  • Continue to watch the Aurora Institute Symposium 2022 website for future updates and announcements about the event’s format, program, speakers, pricing, and more.
  • Questions? Contact Aurora Institute here.

Share on Twitter:

You don’t want to miss an opportunity to present at #Aurora22, Oct 24-26. Submit presentation proposals for review until 3/17: bit.ly/AuroraSymposium22 #CompetencyEd #EdChat

Until 3/17, submit proposals to present at @Aurora_Inst’s Symposium 2022 bit.ly/AuroraSymposium22 #RFP #Aurora22 #EdChat #EDUTwitter #EDUColor #EdLeaders

Present at the leading conference advancing #personalizedlearning & #CompetencyEd, the @Aurora_Inst Symposium. Submit your presentation ideas for review by 3/17: bit.ly/AuroraSymposium22 #Aurora22

Submit a presentation proposal
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.

About the Aurora Institute Symposium
The Symposium inspires attendees, equips them with new knowledge and best practices, and sparks action by leaders to implement new learning designs. Session strands include: Shifting to Competency-Based Education; Transforming Education Systems; Implementing Whole-Child Personalized Learning; Elevating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Antiracism; Redesigning/Creating New Learning Models; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Advancing Policy & Advocacy; and more. Attendees include K-12 system and school administrators, teachers, and nonprofits working in next generation learning, actively implementing personalized, competency-based designs, as well as policymakers, researchers, and other experts in K-12 advancing the future of learning. It is the premiere event for learning about cutting-edge promising practices, the latest policy developments and research, and future-focused trends in teaching and learning.

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March 9, 2022

Better Together: Connecting Project-Based Learning & Competency-Based Education

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Web Version

Webinar- Better Together: Connecting Project-Based Learning & Competency-Based Education

As we seek to shift our education system toward competency-based education (CBE), project-based learning (PBL) offers a powerful, complementary strategy for greater student engagement and more authentic learning inside and outside the classroom, and vice versa. But how do CBE and PBL connect in actual implementation?

Please join us for a webinar on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM (ET); 10:00 – 11:00 AM (PT) to hear from experts at Lucas Education Research and Springpoint Schools , as well as a principal, teacher, and student from a high school that is implementing PBL and CBE together. Gain insights to advance project-based learning practices in your CBE-focused school, district, or other setting—as well as to support your PBL initiatives with competency-based education practices. The presentation will be immediately followed by a 30-minute optional breakout discussion to go deeper into classroom and school implementation of PBL and CBE.

 

Register Now
Who:

  • Telsa Comunale, Assistant School Leader, Building 21, Allentown
  • Kristin De Vivo, Executive Director, Lucas Education Research
  • Heather Harlen, Founding Teacher, Building 21, Allentown
  • Christy Kingham, Director, Leadership and School Design, Springpoint
  • Ayris Sanders, Director of Lab Schools, Building 21 Network
  • Rochelle Urban, Program Manager, Lucas Education Research
  • Student, Building 21, Allentown (to be announced)

When: March 30th | 1:00 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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March 8, 2022

There’s still time to submit!

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Web Version
Aurora Institute Symposium October 24-26, 2022

Now Open: Request for Presentation Proposals

Submit a presentation proposal
The Aurora Institute Symposium is the leading conference for transforming K-12 education systems, advancing breakthrough practices and policies, and implementing personalized, competency-based learning.

The Aurora Institute Symposium 2022 will be a virtual experience, due to ongoing health and safety considerations around travel and large events. While we miss seeing you in person, we place the health and wellbeing of our friends, colleagues, and network above all. We are looking forward to hopefully returning to an in-person Symposium in 2023.

The Aurora Institute is seeking proposals to present virtually during the Aurora Institute Symposium on October 24-26, 2022. Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 17, 2022.

Ideal sessions will: 

  • Include students and practitioners as those closest to the issues we aim to solve
  • Provide resources, concrete next steps, and guidance
  • Center equity

New this year, we are seeking: 

  • Youth voice as well as entirely youth-led sessions
  • How-to implementation workshops
  • “Book Club” proposals featuring new books, research, and reports
  • Facilitators to host informal Networking Meet Ups during the Symposium

You can also download all the questions in the RFP form to review in advance.

Submit a presentation proposal

Learn more: 

  • View Symposium 2021 keynote plenaries and breakout session videos and slides.
  • Continue to watch the Aurora Institute Symposium 2022 website for future updates and announcements about the event’s format, program, speakers, pricing, and more.
  • Questions? Contact Aurora Institute here.

Share on Twitter:

You don’t want to miss an opportunity to present at #Aurora22, Oct 24-26. Submit presentation proposals for review until 3/17: bit.ly/AuroraSymposium22 #CompetencyEd #EdChat

Until 3/17, submit proposals to present at @Aurora_Inst’s Symposium 2022 bit.ly/AuroraSymposium22 #RFP #Aurora22 #EdChat #EDUTwitter #EDUColor #EdLeaders

Present at the leading conference advancing #personalizedlearning & #CompetencyEd, the @Aurora_Inst Symposium. Submit your presentation ideas for review by 3/17: bit.ly/AuroraSymposium22 #Aurora22

Submit a presentation proposal
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.About the Aurora Institute Symposium
The Symposium inspires attendees, equips them with new knowledge and best practices, and sparks action by leaders to implement new learning designs. Session strands include: Shifting to Competency-Based Education; Transforming Education Systems; Implementing Whole-Child Personalized Learning; Elevating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Antiracism; Redesigning/Creating New Learning Models; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Advancing Policy & Advocacy; and more. Attendees include K-12 system and school administrators, teachers, and nonprofits working in next generation learning, actively implementing personalized, competency-based designs, as well as policymakers, researchers, and other experts in K-12 advancing the future of learning. It is the premiere event for learning about cutting-edge promising practices, the latest policy developments and research, and future-focused trends in teaching and learning.

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