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September 30, 2022

NEW RESOURCE NOW AVAILABLE: Teachers Making the Shift to Equitable, Learner-Centered Education

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Teachers Making the Shift to Equitable, Learner-Centered Education

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We know that the traditional “sit and get” classroom will not help us advance towards educational equity or promote 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?

In the latest CompetencyWorks report, released today: Teachers Making the Shift to Equitable, Learner-Centered Education, written by Wendy Surr, Kim Carter, and Andrea Stewart, explores just this – how educators can tap mental models, motivations, and moves to do so.

In addition to the report, in the coming weeks, CompetencyWorks will continue to share out a set of accompanying blogs, resources, and exercises that practitioners can explore to put this work into practice in their classrooms and districts today. You can find more about that here. And, on October 11th, we invite you to attend a webinar featuring the report authors, along with two educators, who will discuss findings and implications from the report!

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September 26, 2022

Day 2 Keynote Announcement

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Aurora Institute Symposium 2022

Spotlighting Efforts to Transform Education Systems Toward Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

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Image with text that reads: Day 2 Keynote: Spotlighting Efforts to Transform Education Systems Toward Personalized, Competency-Based Learning. Image has photos of 4 panelists: Eliot Levine, Research Director, Aurora Institute; Dr. David Miyahsiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District; Cecily Schmidt, Teacher, Avanti High School, Olympia, WA; Dr. Randy Spaulding, Executive Director, Washington State Board of Education

Join this Aurora Institute Symposium keynote to explore bold, new ideas from four innovators who are leading systems-change efforts to create competency-based pathways and powerful, personalized learning experiences for every student. Gain insights into ways to accelerate these changes in your own school, district, state, or other learning community.

Learn how leaders in Washington State have created a Mastery-Based Learning Collaborative state-wide to support the transformation to mastery-based learning (MBL) and culturally responsive-sustaining education. The Superintendent from Cajon Valley Unified School District will share their vision, a roadmap, best practices, lessons learned, and implementation strategies toward high-quality education innovations through personalized, competency-based education.


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.

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

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  • Attend #Aurora22 to explore transforming systems toward personalized, competency-based edu with @Eliot_Levine, @davidmiyashiro, @olympiaschools, and @WA_SBE
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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 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!

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 21, 2022

Teachers Making the Shift to Equitable, Learner-Centered Education

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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!
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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