2020 Aurora Institute Symposium

Positioning Competency-Based Education as an Equity Strategy: Theory, Practice, and Evidence to Push the Field Session Learning Outcomes: Be able to describe how CBE can be a de-tracking/equity strategy, based on research, theory, and implementation stories from KnowledgeWorks partnerships. Leave with a greater understanding of the indicators that may be used to capture whether and… Read More ›

Exploring the Impact of Student-Centered Learning on Mathematics

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What happens when a networked improvement community focuses on student-centered math instruction and the struggle for equity as they try to become students of their students’ thinking? The High Tech High Graduate School of Education research team presented their findings from a field-leading 2-year study in which teachers engaged in to test, refine and spread… Read More ›

Lesson Study: Exploring the Impact of Student-Centered Learning on Mathematics

Lesson Study Webinar: Exploring the Impact of Student-Centered Learning on Mathematics. Register Now. October 13, 2020. 4 PM EST / 1 PM EST

As remote learning becomes part of our new reality due to COVID-19, it is critical that schools set up structures to address the challenges and inequities that occur with online education. Now, more than ever, we need systems that support collaborative inquiry so teachers can test and refine practices that center student thinking, support deeper learning and build students’… Read More ›

State Guidance for Building Resilient and Equitable Education Systems

This guidebook provides education stakeholders with important considerations for this calendar year and beyond.

This guidebook was created in response to COVID-19’s disruption to help guide education policymakers and stakeholders in taking action to create resilient and equitable education systems. This guidance provides education stakeholders with important considerations for this calendar year and beyond on how to advance personalized, competency-based systems that empower students to master rigorous learning pathways… Read More ›

10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Whether learning occurs in brick-and-mortar schools or in virtual environments, student engagement drives an impressive array of student outcomes. Eric Toshalis, Senior Director of Impact at KnowledgeWorks, uses research to present and explain ways educators can drive student engagement in their classrooms regardless of whether they are teaching virtually or in-person. In this paper, he… Read More ›

Tools for Scaling Best Practices: Windows, Bridges and Roadmaps

Our last two articles (here and here) explored the scaling of Work-Study Practices (WSPs, a.k.a., deeper learning competencies) in New Hampshire, the growth of this education innovation in the state and the role of a statewide, nonprofit intermediary, the New Hampshire Learning Initiative (NHLI) as a scaling agent. In this article, we describe another driver… Read More ›

The Sciences of Teaching

In this Educational Leadership article, the authors discuss how the fields of neuroscience and psychology come together to shed light on what is known about teaching and learning. They look at ways knowledge from both fields provides insight into four commonly discussed scientific findings about learning. They explore the importance of growth mindset, linking new… Read More ›

Exploring How Educators and Staff Center Students’ Identities and Cultures

Join the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools for an exciting and important conversation about identity, culture, and centering students in culturally responsive and mastery-based schools on June 17th, 3 PM EST. Researchers will introduce the Culturally Responsive Mastery-based Education (CR-MBE) project and share early insights on the ways administrators,… Read More ›

Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large. The resources… Read More ›

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Hosted by Jobs for the Future, this 4-day virtual learning experience will focus on how to lay the foundation for an equitable economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The interactive online experience will feature networking sessions, virtual chats and a design challenge. Industry leaders will also give presentations exploring the ways in which education and… Read More ›