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December 9, 2022

Now Available – Aurora Institute Symposium 2022 Digital Content

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Symposium 2022 Digital Content Library Is Live

At the Aurora Institute, we’re committed to making sure that our resources are accessible by school and district leaders, teachers, policymakers, nonprofits, and others engaged in designing and implementing new, innovative learning models to change the future of education. In that spirit of collaboration, we are excited to share with you digital content from the Aurora Institute Symposium 2022 – the field’s largest gathering of education innovators working to transform K-12 education.
Symposium 2022 Digital Content Library
This year’s Symposium was designed to build the capacity of the field to implement equitable, whole-child, personalized, competency-based systems. Attendees had access to keynotes and more than 70 sessions highlighting breakthrough practices and policies, equipping them with new knowledge and best practices from the field. And now, the Symposium  video recordings and slide decks from these keynotes and sessions are available to you.

Digital Content Library Preview

with Susan Patrick, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Institute 
Spotlighting Efforts to Transform Education Systems Toward Personalized, Competency-Based Learning
with Dr. David Miyashiro, Cecily Schmidt, Dr. Randy Spaulding and moderated by Dr. Eliot Levine

Unlocking the Student Perspective: Meeting the Needs of All Students Through Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Designs
with Kalei Delovio, Riley Devine, Louisianny Martinez, Masho Primmer and moderated by Dr. Loretta Goodwin

Future-Focused Promising Practices to Implement Personalized, Competency-Based Education
with Ashley Ferrara, Jose Guzman Jr., Damarr Smith and moderated by Laurie Gagnon

Advancing Policy & Advocacy

Aligning K-12, Higher Education, & Employment Pathways

Designing New Learning Models/Redesign

Elevating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Social Justice

Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning 

Examining Research & Evaluation

Modernizing Professional Learning 

Shifting to Competency-Based Education

Transforming Education Systems

Save the Date: We hope to see you at next year’s Aurora Institute Symposium on October 15-17, 2023 in Palm Springs, California!

For questions about next year’s Symposium, please contact the Aurora Institute Symposium team.

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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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October 22, 2022

Program at a Glance – Aurora Institute Symposium 2022

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Program at a Glance: Symposium 2022

The Aurora Institute Symposium 2022 is right around the corner, but it’s not too late to register! Take a sneak peek at our upcoming agenda below, and if you haven’t yet, reserve your spot today, or encourage a colleague to attend!
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 Symposium is the premiere event for learning about next generation learning models, anytime, anywhere learning, the latest policy developments to enable the future, research and best practices around innovations, and trends around future-focused education transformation.
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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
  • 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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October 12, 2022

Aurora Institute Symposium Closing Keynote Announcement

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Aurora Institute Symposium 2022

Future-Focused Promising Practices to Implement Personalized, Competency-Based Education

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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

Education leaders across the country are implementing personalized, competency-based learning models to enable each child to flourish. Join this Aurora Institute Symposium keynote to hear reflections and insights on strategies to transform traditional education toward competency-based systems. Gain insights into the journey toward learner-centered education for building capacity for competency-based education, and be inspired by the story of how multi-year transitions turned educators from skeptics to devoted practitioners of competency-based learning.

This keynote highlights groundbreaking community-led designs guided by local wisdom. These leaders will shine a light on levers for systems change and promising emerging innovations. See how equity is intentionally centered in the creation and design of new learning models. Walk away with resources, strategies, and insights to change systems and give students new equity-driven, competency-based, and student-centered learning experiences.


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.

Register

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

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  • Learn about future-focused promising practices to implement personalized, competency-based #education at #Aurora22 with @LaurieGagnon98, Ashely Ferrera, and @DamarrSalahudin:  https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium
  • 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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October 7, 2022

Aurora Institute Symposium Day 3 Student Keynote Announcement

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Aurora Institute Symposium 2022

Unlocking the Student Perspective: Meeting the Needs of All Students Through Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Designs

Register
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

At the Aurora Institute, we believe that learning environments should begin and end with the learners in mind, empowering them to participate in shaping their learning experiences. When creating personalized, competency-based learning designs, we must center students’ perspectives and co-create learning experiences to ensure that each child has what they need to develop their full academic, social, and personal capacity. Join this Aurora Institute Symposium keynote where students will take the virtual stage to share their unfiltered ideas, first-hand accounts, and reflections on what the future of education could and should look like.


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.

Register

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

Quick Links: 
Share this Announcement on Social Media: 
  • At #Aurora22, students will take the virtual stage to share their unfiltered ideas and reflections on what the future of education can look like:  https://bit.ly/AttendSymposium
  • 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 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

Register
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.

Register

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

Quick Links: 
Share this Announcement on Social Media: 
  • Attend #Aurora22 to explore transforming systems toward personalized, competency-based edu with @Eliot_Levine, @davidmiyashiro, @olympiaschools, and @WA_SBE
  • 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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This email was sent to: mkbarbour@gmail.com
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