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July 3, 2020

Plugged In | 07.03.20 Aurora Institute Symposium Announcement, Learning Sciences And Education Policy, And More

A newsletter from the neo-liberals to finish off the work week.

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The Aurora Institute 2020 Symposium In-Person Event Is Canceled: We’re Going Virtual

After much discussion and careful deliberation, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person 2020 Aurora Institute Symposium, scheduled for October 25-28, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. We are working now on holding the Aurora Institute Symposium events virtually in the fall, including on October 26-28, 2020 (so keep your calendar’s save-the-date), to ensure we create a space for important conversations with our community.

Our top priority has always been the health, safety, and wellbeing of our attendees—the K-12 education innovators working for systemic change in K-12 education the world over. We have concluded in our reasonable judgment that COVID-19, and the resulting public health emergency, have made it inadvisable to hold our Symposium in physical proximity. With so much uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, especially what it means for school communities, we believe canceling is the only way to protect attendees, speakers, staff, sponsors, and crew.

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Aligning the Education Policy with the Science of Learning 

We have launched a new blog series to highlight the recently released report, Aligning Education Policy with the Science of Learning and Development. The paper builds upon the research from the learning sciences and offers recommendations on how education policy can support and align with the science of learning and development.

A robust public education system is essential for democracy and civil society to thrive. It is time to build a system on the core principle that all students can succeed and be ready for the next steps in their learning, the workforce, citizenship, as well as for lifelong health and prosperity. Follow the series for an introduction to the learning sciences, a review of current literature, and federal and state policy recommendations.

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New Flexibility to Use Federal Title Funds for Technology Infrastructure and Teacher Training for Distance Learning 
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has created new flexibility for the use of federal title funding due to COVID-19. States can repurpose existing K-12 federal funding to pay for technology and teacher training needs associated with shifting to online learning. States and districts are recognizing the growing need to provide teachers with professional development focused on distance education and remote learning, as the COVID-19 outbreak closes schools.
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Task Forces and Pilot Programs: Two Strategies to Enable Future-Focused, Student-Centered K-12 Education

Our special series on Future-Focused State Policy Actions to Transform K-12 Education  continues. The series highlights policy issues to modernize our education system and align current educational practice with knowledge of how students learn best. We focus on leveraging state policy opportunities to increase access and open pathways toward future-focused learning experiences that build knowledge and skills for lifelong learning.

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The Opportunity for a California Profile of a Graduate 
What does it mean for young people to be prepared for future success? Are the competencies, skills, and mindsets universal, or do they vary from community to community, state to state, and country to country? How can we anticipate the needs in a world that is so unpredictable, as we have learned over the past few months? Even if we are not confident in our ability to predict the future, can we still rely on the most current research to identify the skills most likely to catapult our young people confidently into their futures?
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Always Ready for Learning - Free Coaching for School System Leaders

Free, Customized Coaching for School System Leaders Shifting to Remote Learning

The Always Ready For Learning Network is a coalition of leading education organizations providing timely, targeted, and sustained coaching to help leaders tackle the challenges most relevant to their communities and goals. Schools and system leaders can
receive free hands-on support, including:

  • Individualized coaching based on where they are and what they need to support anytime, anywhere learning
  • Rapid, one-on-one planning focused on providing remote instruction, preparing for back to school, and identifying high-quality resources to support implementation
  • Guidance for improvement over time through sustained access to coaches and help thinking through long-term models to support every student

To get started, school leaders must complete a brief form. A team member from The Learning Accelerator will connect to identify needs and create an action plan. Learn more and reach out for help here.

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Plugged In Headlines: News About Education Transformation


Coronavirus has changed school forever, let’s make it an improvement
Arne Duncan and Rey Saldaña, AZCentral 

State asks schools to plan for various fall scenarios
Theresa Bourke, Brainerd Dispatch 

COVID-19 exposes imprudence of age-based school structure
Siri Fiske, Williamsport Sun-Gazette

What does good classroom design look like in the age of social distancing?
Robert Dillon, EdSurge 

Is It Time to Reconsider the Year-Round School Schedule?
Denisa R. Superville, Education Week 

Why schools are not holding students back to address COVID-19 learning loss
Sarah Schwartz, Education Week

Critical Condition: The Students the Pandemic Hit Hardest
The Hechinger Report

Secretary DeVos Challenges Educators to Rethink Education Options for Rural High School Students Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
U.S. Department of Education

6 ways district leaders can build racial equity
Christina A. Samuels, Education Week 

Aurora Institute in the News

How the coronavirus could change the way Kansas students are taught for decades – via The Wichita Eagle 
“Competency based education is more than just an initiative. It really is a full systems change,” said Susan Patrick, president and CEO of the Virginia-based Aurora Institute, which promotes competency-based education. Patrick estimated that about 8 percent of districts nationally are shifting toward competency-based models.

Fast Forward: Hybrid models could prove effective. Are they here to stay? via Education Dive
Bruce Friend, chief operating officer of the education organization Aurora Institute, believes this moment could trigger a significant shift in the education system — one where hybrid learning transitions from optional to expected.

The pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children, experts say  – via CNN
Experts say there are two important things parents can do to protect their children from the dangers of online: Pay attention to their internet habits, and teach them how to surf the web carefully. “As parents, we have to constantly be vigilant,” said Bruce Friend, the chief operating officer of Aurora Institute, formerly known as the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

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CompetencyWorks is an initiative of the Aurora Institute. It has maintained a separate website since its founding but has been integrated under our new brand. All CompetencyWorks blog posts and materials are available at https://aurora-institute.org/our-work/competencyworks/. Contact Aurora Institute Research Director Eliot Levine if you’d like to contribute.
Catch Webinar Replays
We just finished a series of webinars supporting school system leaders and educators with the shifts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These include Learning in the Time of CoronavirusLessons from Advanced Online Teachers, and  Protecting Equity & Access . You can watch the recordings of those and more than 100 past webinars on our Past Events page.
Our Center for Policy  leads the multi-stage evolution of policy necessary for the growth of effective student-centered learning models toward the goals of high-quality learning and equity. Our policy priorities are designed to ensure the nation’s education system is fit for purpose and help move states forward from their current state of education to future systems.
CompetencyWorks is an online resource dedicated to K-12 competency-based education. Competency Works shares original research, knowledge, and a variety of perspectives through an informative blog with practitioner knowledge, policy advancements, papers on emerging issues, and a wiki with resources curated from across the field.
The Aurora Institute hosts a resource library containing more than 200 materials. Working collaboratively with diverse experts in the field, the Aurora Institute produces reports, books, policy briefs, blog posts, webinars, 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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June 23, 2020

Reminder: Special Edition Webinar | 6/24: Learning In The Time Of Coronavirus: School Leaders On Managing Change, Maintaining High-Quality Learning For All, And Innovating For Future Success

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Learning in the Time of Coronavirus: School Leaders on Managing Change, Maintaining High-Quality Learning for All, and Innovating for Future Success

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School closures due to COVID-19 have impacted at least 124,000 U.S. schools and affected at least 55.1 million students, according to Education Week. For weeks now, school leaders have been grappling with delivering high-quality remote learning experiences that are tailored to the individual needs of their communities, ensuring safety, increasing access, and confronting the calculus of reopening school buildings once shutdown orders are lifted.

Some districts, who have been on the journey to innovating for anytime, anywhere learning, were well-positioned to trigger long-held and well-practiced continuity of learning plans. This preparedness enabled them to switch from in-person to remote learning in as little as 24 hours in some cases.

You are invited to a conversation with district leaders who will share their response strategies, policies, and lessons learned. In addition, we will discuss the underlying changes needed to ensure an education system that is equitable and resilient to this ongoing crisis and an unpredictable future.

You will learn about:

  • High-quality learning models that pivot from inside the traditional classroom to outside
  • Best practices from districts that have successfully implemented remote learning and transition planning
  • The elements of a school system ready for anytime, anywhere learning that is based on the science of how students learn best
  • Modernized professional learning to equip educators for time- and place-independent learning models
  • Shifting to competency-based learning models that allow students to progress by demonstrating mastery of standards
  • Effective communication with educators, parents, students, and community members
  • Creating demand in communities to transform K-12 teaching and learning to a system that is not vulnerable to unpredictable emergencies

Join us on June 24, 2020, at 3 pm Eastern Time for a much-needed dialogue with:

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June 19, 2020

Plugged In | 06.19.20 Webinar Alert – Learning In The Time Of Coronavirus & New Flexibility To Use Federal Title Funds

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WEBINAR – JUNE 24, 2020 | 3 PM EASTERN

Learning in the Time of Coronavirus: School Leaders on Managing Change, Maintaining High-Quality Learning

for All, and Innovating for Future Success

School closures due to COVID-19 have impacted at least 124,000 U.S. schools and affected at least 55.1 million students, according to Education Week. For months now, school leaders have been grappling with delivering high-quality remote learning experiences that are tailored to the individual needs of their communities. Join us on June 24, 2020, at 3 pm Eastern Time for a much-needed dialogue with:

  • Tom Rooney, Superintendent,  Lindsay Unified School District (CA)
  • Pat Deklotz, Superintendent, Kettle Moraine Schools (WI)
  • Susan Patrick, President & CEO, Aurora Institute
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New Flexibility to Use Federal Title Funds for Technology Infrastructure and Teacher Training for Distance Learning

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has created new flexibility for the use of federal title funding due to COVID-19. States can repurpose existing K-12 federal funding to pay for technology and teacher training needs associated with shifting to online learning.

States and districts are recognizing the growing need to provide teachers with professional development focused on distance education and remote learning, as the COVID-19 outbreak closes schools. The new flexibility from ED allows districts to use existing federal funding to expand professional learning to include remote and distance learning, as teachers navigate providing instruction to students in their homes.

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Education Domain Blog
Task Forces and Pilot Programs: Two Strategies to Enable Future-Focused, Student-Centered K-12 Education
Our special series on Future-Focused State Policy Actions to Transform K-12 Education continues. The series highlights policy issues to modernize our education system and align current educational practice with knowledge of how students learn best. We focus on leveraging state policy opportunities to increase access and open pathways toward future-focused learning experiences that build knowledge and skills for lifelong learning.
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The Opportunity for a California Profile of a Graduate

What does it mean for young people to be prepared for future success? Are the competencies, skills, and mindsets universal, or do they vary from community to community, state to state, and country to country? How can we anticipate the needs in a world that is so unpredictable, as we have learned over the past few months? Guest author Roman Stearns, founder and executive director of Scaling Student Success, shares the opportunity for California.

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New Innovation Spotlight Podcast Episode – 2020 Federal and State Policy Priorities
Aurora Institute President and CEO Susan Patrick and Policy Associate Alexis Chambers recently sat down for an in-depth exploration of our 2020 Federal and State Policy Priorities. With hosts Matt Shea and Courtney Belolan, they discussed ideas and policy actions around issues, such as profiles of a graduate, balanced assessment systems, competency-based education pilots, and the 12 other areas we identified as policy priorities needed to transform K-12 education.
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Lessons from Advanced Online Teachers

A National Snapshot of K-12 Competency-Based Education State Policy Across the United States

Since 2012, we’ve monitored and analyzed state policy in all 50 states, categorizing them into levels at which their policy environments and state activities support competency-based education. We created an interactive map detailing these categories, along with the policies, legislation, and programs that inform each state’s designation. Visit our Center for Policy page to see and engage with the map.

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Plugged In Headlines: News About Education Transformation


Take education off the chopping block
Justin van Fleet, The Hill

Readout of the U.S. Department of Education’s K-12 Educator Forum on Remote Learning Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic
U.S. Department of Education

Alexander: ‘Schools should plan for COVID to last at least a year’
Naaz Modan, Education Dive

Research shows students falling months behind during virus disruptions
Dana Goldstein, The New York Times 

Remote assessment alternatives can go beyond measuring progress
Lauren Barack, Education Dive

5 tips for measuring and responding to COVID-19 learning loss
Stephen Sawchuk, Education Week 

Optimizing assessment for all: Developing 21st century skills-embedded curriculum tasks
Esther Care, Helyn Kim, and Aynur Gul Sahin, Brookings

Analysis: Plans to Catch Students Up After School Shutdowns Risk Creating New Forms of Academic Tracking. This Will Do Them Even More Harm
Halley Potter and Joshua P. Starr, The 74

KSDE looks to open schools
The Hutchinson News 

Are America’s schools ready for tough talk on racism?
Corey Mitchell, Education Week

Teachers can equip students with tools to ‘demolish’ racism
Annie Sheehan, Education Dive 

A Call to Action — Black Educators Need White Co-Conspirators to Combat Racism in Schools and Empower Our Students to Succeed
Kimberly A. Smith, The 74

Redesign required: 4 ideas for reimagining federal rural policy in the COVID-19 era
Katharine Ferguson and Anthony F. Pipa, Brookings

School closures always hurt. They hurt even more now
Sally Nuamah, Ryan Good, Ariel Bierbaum, and Elaine Simon, Education Week

The opportunity to rethink Arizona’s education system is now
Rachel Yanof, AZcentral

Aurora Institute in the News

Fast Forward: Hybrid models could prove effective. Are they here to stay? – via Education Dive
Bruce Friend, chief operating officer of the education organization Aurora Institute, believes this moment could trigger a significant shift in the education system — one where hybrid learning transitions from optional to expected.  “COVID has been an eye-opener. Districts now will understand that creating online and blended environments can no longer be just a luxury. They’re going to have to be prepared for it.”

The pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children, experts say  – via CNN
The pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children, Bruce Friend COO of Aurora Institute says “As parents, we have to constantly be vigilant…If you notice any warning signs, where they are spending more time online or on their phone, especially at night, there are calls coming in that seem to be out of the ordinary, go look at the history, see what’s going on.”

Pandemic boosts interest in ‘mastery-based’ learning – via Chalkbeat
“We’re hearing both from state policy leaders and district leaders: We know that we’re dealing with the immediate crisis, but there is a call to action that we can’t just snap back to the traditional model,” said Susan Patrick of the Aurora Institute, a group that promotes mastery-based and “personalized” learning.

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New YouTube Channel Address
Our YouTube channel address has changed. Please set your browsers and bookmarks to https://www.youtube.com/c/Aurora_Institute to enjoy all of our video content. Don’t forget to subscribe to see notifications of new videos.
Webinar Playlist
Did you know that more than 100 of our webinar recordings are conveniently loaded on to a YouTube playlist? Catch up on all the learning here. You can find slide decks and more information about past webinars here.
Our Center for Policy  leads the multi-stage evolution of policy necessary for the growth of effective student-centered learning models toward the goals of high-quality learning and equity. Our policy priorities are designed to ensure the nation’s education system is fit for purpose and help move states forward from their current state of education to future systems.
CompetencyWorks is an online resource dedicated to K-12 competency-based education. Competency Works shares original research, knowledge, and a variety of perspectives through an informative blog with practitioner knowledge, policy advancements, papers on emerging issues, and a wiki with resources curated from across the field.
The Aurora Institute hosts a resource library containing more than 200 materials. Working collaboratively with diverse experts in the field, the Aurora Institute produces reports, books, policy briefs, blog posts, webinars, 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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The mission of 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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June 16, 2020

Special Edition Webinar | 6/24: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus: School Leaders on Managing Change, Maintaining High-Quality Learning For All, And Innovating For Future Success

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Special Edition Webinar

Learning in the Time of Coronavirus: School Leaders on Managing Change, Maintaining High-Quality Learning for All, and Innovating for Future Success

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School closures due to COVID-19 have impacted at least 124,000 U.S. schools and affected at least 55.1 million students, according to Education Week. For weeks now, school leaders have been grappling with delivering high-quality remote learning experiences that are tailored to the individual needs of their communities, ensuring safety, increasing access, and confronting the calculus of reopening school buildings once shutdown orders are lifted.

Some districts, who have been on the journey to innovating for anytime, anywhere learning, were well-positioned to trigger long-held and well-practiced continuity of learning plans. This preparedness enabled them to switch from in-person to remote learning in as little as 24 hours in some cases.

You are invited to a conversation with district leaders who will share their response strategies, policies, and lessons learned. In addition, we will discuss the underlying changes needed to ensure an education system that is equitable and resilient to this ongoing crisis and an unpredictable future.

You will learn about:

  • High-quality learning models that pivot from inside the traditional classroom to outside
  • Best practices from districts that have successfully implemented remote learning and transition planning
  • The elements of a school system ready for anytime, anywhere learning that is based on the science of how students learn best
  • Modernized professional learning to equip educators for time- and place-independent learning models
  • Shifting to competency-based learning models that allow students to progress by demonstrating mastery of standards
  • Effective communication with educators, parents, students, and community members
  • Creating demand in communities to transform K-12 teaching and learning to a system that is not vulnerable to unpredictable emergencies

Join us on June 24, 2020, at 3 pm Eastern Time for a much-needed dialogue with:

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June 5, 2020

Plugged In | 06.5.20 A Collective Call to Transform Anguish into Action

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A Collective Call to Transform Anguish into Action
The Aurora Institute stands with communities of color, especially Black communities, as we all grapple with the systemic racism and the unthinkable traumas playing out on the national stage today. While the heartbreaking death of George Floyd and the protests have arrested our attention, and perhaps only momentarily, we know that Black and Brown communities contend with these injustices on a daily basis.

As a national nonprofit dedicated to systemic change in education – as a means to ensure future success for all learners – we believe silence is as much a betrayal of American democracy as the immoral killings we’ve witnessed. Racial terror cannot be accepted as normal.

For nearly 20 years, we’ve worked to shed light on the deep inequities embedded in K-12 education, which give way to the inequities knitted into the fabric of our society. Our work has been to unearth solutions and challenge school systems to move from a system that ranks, sorts, and preserves marginalization to a future-focused system of teaching and learning that leaves no one out.

This is a collective call for action, and a deeply personal one.

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New Innovation Spotlight Podcast Episode – 2020 Federal and State Policy Priorities

Aurora Institute President and CEO Susan Patrick and Policy Associate Alexis Chambers recently sat down for an in-depth exploration of our 2020 Federal and State Policy Priorities. With hosts Matt Shea and Courtney Belolan, they discussed ideas and policy actions around issues, such as Profiles of a Graduate, balanced assessment systems, competency-based education pilots, and modernization of the educator workforce. Click the button below to listen.

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Education Domain Blog
Innovation Zones Create Space for Local Educators to Lead Education Transformation
By encouraging innovation — rather than having a strict focus on compliance — innovation zones support districts in identifying outdated state policies and regulations that impede educators from modernizing learning.
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Aurora Institute Applauds Proposed Education Department Priorities for Teacher-Led Professional Learning
The new Teacher-Led Professional Learning program would enable teachers to receive stipends that they could use for teacher-directed professional learning opportunities.
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Lessons from Advanced Online Teachers
Online teaching requires strategies, tools, and new methods for engagement and participation. Teachers must build culture and community in online classrooms. They need strategies for learner engagement, and they need new methods to support high-quality instruction and assessment for anytime, anywhere learning. We were privileged to host three advanced online teachers on a recent webinar to offer guidance for teachers who have suddenly made the shift to remote teaching and learning with little notice due to COVID-19. You’re invited to watch and share the webinar.
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Bonus: View our continuity of learning resources.

Plugged In Headlines: News About Education Transformation


Rebuilding America: Personalized learning helps empower students during COVID-19
Alice Mannette, The Hutchinson News

COVID-19 and competency-based education: Where does North Carolina go from here?
Allison Redden, EdNC

Reflecting on a decade of investments: How competency-based education can help North Carolina achieve educational equity
Allison Redden and Kayla M. Siler, EdNC

Watch: The CDC guidance on reopening schools, explained
Evie Blad, Education Week

Future Ready: The new version of school
Tom Vander Ark, Forbes

Actions > Words
Jim Canales, Barr Foundation

Silence is complicity
Nick Donohue, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Medium

Black Lives Matter
New Profit

A Message to Our Community in Support of Equality, Dignity, and Justice
Vartan Gregorian, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Working Together to Find Solutions
Walton Family Foundation

Note from Jen: Building from tragedy — commitment to making our community better for all
Bush Foundation

Educators call for schools to be ‘safe havens’ against racism
Linda Jacobson, Education Dive

Opinion: Could coronavirus change our obsession with school testing and accountability?
Erin Anderson, The Colorado Sun 

Special education parents struggle but feel supported during pandemic
Kristine Goodrich, The Free Press

Column: Now is the time to think about the future of education
Wayne Gersen, Valley News 

Education officials see opportunity in Massachusetts’ remote learning moment
Yawu Miller, The Bay State Banner

Teaching in the time of coronavirus: Finding creative ways to engage students
Deborah Sullivan Brennan, The San Diego Union-Tribune 

Survey: Lower-income students struggling with remote learning
Shawna De La Rosa, Education Dive

Teacher survey highlights how the pandemic disrupted the lives of students and educators — and the challenges districts face in reopening campuses
Mark Keierleber, The 74

Aurora Institute in the News

The pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children, experts say  – via CNN
The pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children, Bruce Friend COO of Aurora Institute says “As parents, we have to constantly be vigilant…If you notice any warning signs, where they are spending more time online or on their phone, especially at night, there are calls coming in that seem to be out of the ordinary, go look at the history, see what’s going on.”

Pandemic boosts interest in ‘mastery-based’ learning – via Chalkbeat
“We’re hearing both from state policy leaders and district leaders: We know that we’re dealing with the immediate crisis, but there is a call to action that we can’t just snap back to the traditional model,” said Susan Patrick of the Aurora Institute, a group that promotes mastery-based and “personalized” learning.

SBE Approves Alternative School Calendars and More – via The Cheyenne Post 
Susan Patrick, President and CEO of Aurora Institute, discussed a paper the Institute developed that was shared with board members regarding alternate pathways for acquiring high school diplomas, followed by examples from other states and nations.

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New YouTube Channel Address
Our YouTube channel address has changed. Please set your browsers and bookmarks to https://www.youtube.com/c/Aurora_Institute to enjoy all of our video content. Don’t forget to subscribe to see notifications of new videos.
Webinar Playlist
Did you know that more than 100 of our webinar recordings are conveniently loaded on to a YouTube playlist? Catch up on all the learning here. You can find slide decks and more information about past webinars here.
Our Center for Policy  leads the multi-stage evolution of policy necessary for the growth of effective student-centered learning models toward the goals of high-quality learning and equity. Our policy priorities are designed to ensure the nation’s education system is fit for purpose and help move states forward from their current state of education to future systems.
CompetencyWorks is an online resource dedicated to K-12 competency-based education. Competency Works shares original research, knowledge, and a variety of perspectives through an informative blog with practitioner knowledge, policy advancements, papers on emerging issues, and a wiki with resources curated from across the field.
The Aurora Institute hosts a resource library containing more than 200 materials. Working collaboratively with diverse experts in the field, the Aurora Institute produces reports, books, policy briefs, blog posts, webinars, 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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