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October 19, 2021

One Week Left Until the Aurora Institute Symposium 2021 — Register now

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One Week Until This Year’s Symposium!

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It’s not too late to register for the education field’s largest gathering of education innovators.

The Aurora Institute Symposium 2021 will bring together policy experts, thought leaders, educators, and students from across the country, who are dedicated to transforming the future of teaching and learning in K-12 education.

We will explore this year’s theme, “Leading Competency-Based Education Redesign,”  through keynotes and more than 64 sessions highlighting breakthrough practices and policies.

The event offers an opportunity to draw on the collective wisdom and expertise of K-12 educators, practitioners, and school and district leaders around the globe who are building knowledge about next-generation learning models and honing practices that will usher in the future of learning — and the students at the center of it all.

Join us virtually October 25-27, 2021.

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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  • The @Aurora_Inst Symposium is the leading event for #EdLeaders in #PersonalizedLearning & #CompetencyEd, and it’s just one week away! Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21 #Aurora21
  • One week until #Aurora21! Join @Aurora_Inst virtually at the Aurora Institute Symposium 2021 on October 25-27. This year’s theme – Leading Competency-Based Education Redesign. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21
  • Attend the leading conference for transforming #K12 #edu. #Aurora21 is just one week away, held virtually on October 25-27. Register now: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21 @Aurora_Inst

For questions, please contact the Aurora Institute Symposium team. We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.

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October 15, 2021

Just Announced: Aurora Institute Symposium Keynote – Former Students: Where Are They Now?

The second of two items from the neo-liberals.

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Former Students: Where Are They Now?

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Each year at the Aurora Institute Symposium, youth take the stage for an unfiltered conversation about what’s working in personalized, competency-based design efforts and offer guidance to set a path for the future of teaching and learning. This year, we are inviting some of those former student panelists back to the stage for a glimpse into their lives and to understand how their student-centered educational experiences shaped who they are today.

Join this keynote plenary to learn what has prepared them to be successful change makers in today’s world and how we might recreate those experiences for today’s youth.

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.

Through keynotes and more than 64 sessions highlighting breakthrough practices and policies, 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; Whole Child Personalized Learning; Designing New Learning Models/Redesign; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Modernizing Professional Learning; and more.

View Symposium Agenda
Join us virtually October 25-27, 2021.

Aurora Institute members can attend the Symposium free of charge. Become an Aurora Institute member today, then register to attend the Symposium here.

Who should attend and why? 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. This year’s virtual event is designed to build the capacity of the field to implement equitable, whole child, personalized, competency-based systems. More than 40% of Symposium breakout sessions feature students as speakers.

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  • Excited to hear from former @Aurora_Inst Symposium student speakers at this year’s event! Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21 #Aurora21
  • Join @Aurora_Inst and me virtually at #Aurora21 on October 25-27. I’m excited to hear from former Symposium student speakers about where they are now on day 3! Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21
  • Attend the leading conference for transforming #K12 #edu. Registration for #Aurora21 closes soon. Register now: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21 @Aurora_Inst

For questions, please contact the Aurora Institute Symposium team. We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.

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Aurora Institute Symposium 2021 – Keynote Plenary Announcement: Meeting the Moment to Build a Better Future

And the first of two items from the neo-liberals.

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Meeting the Moment to Build a Better Future

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We have to think bigger and bolder to ensure that we can help every student move further, faster. There is increasing demand from parents and momentum for change. Ninety-one percent of parents believe we should be reimagining K-12 education.

On day one of the Aurora Institute Symposium 2021Susan Patrick and Fred Jones will come together for their keynoteMeeting the Moment to Build a Better Future. Join us for this keynote address for a discussion around:

  • Recognition of how long standing weaknesses of our education systems are reaching a tipping point.
  • Renewed calls for racial and social justice are revealing flaws the current system can’t address.
  • Advancements in the learning sciences research and new technologies are strengthening the impetus for change.
  • A historic influx of federal funding provides an unprecedented opportunity for investing in the future of learning and modernization.
  • Demand for change is coming from all directions.
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.

Through keynotes and more than 64 sessions highlighting breakthrough practices and policies, 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; Whole Child Personalized Learning; Designing New Learning Models/Redesign; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Modernizing Professional Learning; and more.

Join us virtually October 25-27, 2021.

View Symposium Agenda
Aurora Institute members can attend the Symposium free of charge. Become an Aurora Institute member today , then register to attend the Symposium here.

Who should attend and why? 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. This year’s virtual event is designed to build the capacity of the field to implement equitable, whole child, personalized, competency-based systems. More than 40% of Symposium breakout sessions feature students as speakers.

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  • The @Aurora_Inst Symposium opening keynote speaker is @SecCardona. Register to attend the leading event for #EdLeaders in #PersonalizedLearning & #CompetencyEd: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21 #Aurora21
  • Join @Aurora_Inst virtually at #Aurora21 on October 25-27. This year’s opening speaker is @SecCardona! And the theme: Leading Competency-Based Education Redesign. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21
  • Attend the leading conference for transforming #K12 #edu. Registration for #Aurora21 is now open, held virtually on October 25-27 https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21 @Aurora_Inst

For questions, please contact the Aurora Institute Symposium team. We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.

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October 6, 2021

Register now — Students Take the Driver’s Seat on Day 3 of of the Aurora Institute Symposium 2021

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The Time Is Now: Students Take the Driver’s Seat

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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.

Who should attend and why? 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. This year’s virtual event is designed to build the capacity of the field to implement equitable, whole child, personalized, competency-based systems. More than 40% of Symposium breakout sessions feature students as speakers.

When the Symposium comes to a close on October 27th, students will be driving the conversation. Join Jemar Lee — a young, nationally respected advocate for learner-centered education and an educational entrepreneur — in conversation with four high school students for the closing keynote. Learn from the students’ experiences in student-centered environments and with innovations in the field, and aspirations for the future of school that adequately meets their needs.

Through keynotes and more than 55 sessions highlighting breakthrough practices and policies, 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; Whole Child Personalized Learning; Designing New Learning Models/Redesign; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Modernizing Professional Learning; and more.

Join us virtually October 25-27, 2021.

Aurora Institute members can attend the Symposium free of charge. Become an Aurora Institute member today, then register to attend the Symposium here.

Quick Links:

Share this Announcement on Social Media:

  • The @Aurora_Inst Symposium will close with a panel of students discussing their experiences with #PersonalizedLearning and #CompetencyEd. Join me in registering to attend: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21 #Aurora21
  • Join me and @Aurora_Inst virtually at #Aurora21 on October 25-27. Looking forward to hearing from students during the closing keynote! Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21
  • Attend the leading conference for transforming #K12 #edu. #Aurora21 will close with a panel of students discussing their experiences with #PersonalizedLearning and #CompetencyEd. Registration to attend virtually on October 25-27: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21 @Aurora_Inst

For questions, please contact the Aurora Institute Symposium team. We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.

Register Now
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October 1, 2021

Register now — U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona to Open the Aurora Institute Symposium 2021

And from the neo-liberals.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to Open the Aurora Institute Symposium

Building a Brighter Tomorrow: Redesigning Education and Innovating Systems to Enable Each Child to Thrive

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Aurora Institute Symposium opening keynote speaker is Dr. Miguel CardonaU.S. Secretary of Education.
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Join us virtually October 25-27, 2021 to hear Secretary Cardona’s experiences as a lifelong educator and insights for future-focused district and school leaders, teachers, and other educators who are reimagining education and redesigning local systems to drive educational equity and excellence for all students.
Who should attend and why? 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. This year’s virtual event is designed to build the capacity of the field to implement equitable, whole child, personalized, competency-based systems. More than 40% of Symposium breakout sessions feature students as speakers.
Through keynotes and more than 55 sessions highlighting breakthrough practices and policies, 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; Whole Child Personalized Learning; Designing New Learning Models/Redesign; Enabling Anytime/Anywhere Learning; Modernizing Professional Learning; and more.

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 23, 2021.

Quick Links:

Share this Announcement on Social Media:

  • The @Aurora_Inst Symposium opening keynote speaker is @SecCardona. Register to attend the leading event for #EdLeaders in #PersonalizedLearning & #CompetencyEd: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21 #Aurora21
  • Join @Aurora_Inst virtually at #Aurora21 on October 25-27. This year’s opening speaker is @SecCardona! And the theme: Leading Competency-Based Education Redesign. Register to attend: https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21
  • Attend the leading conference for transforming #K12 #edu. Registration for #Aurora21 is now open, held virtually on October 25-27 https://bit.ly/AuroraSymp21 @Aurora_Inst

For questions, please contact the Aurora Institute Symposium team. We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium.

Register Now
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