Aurora Institute Innovation Spotlight
Aurora Institute 2020 Federal And State Priorities

Aurora Institute 2020 Federal And State Priorities

June 5, 2020

Aurora Institute President and CEO Susan Patrick and Policy Associate Alexis Chambers sat down with Matt Shea and Courtney Belolan to discuss the 15 policy priorities that the Aurora Institute is advancing at the federal and state levels. Learn more: //aurora-institute.org/blog/aurora-institute-announces-federal-and-state-policy-agenda/

The Skill, Will, and Resources that Create the Conditions for Young People to Thrive

The Skill, Will, and Resources that Create the Conditions for Young People to Thrive

February 25, 2020

Gisele C. Shorter, of Raikes Foundation, and Camille Farrington, of University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, spoke with Matt Shea and Courtney Belolan at the Aurora Institute Symposium Voices Hub about initiatives that are supporting equitable learning environments and the conditions that foster them.

Adopting and Applying a Futures-Thinking Mindset in Education

Adopting and Applying a Futures-Thinking Mindset in Education

February 8, 2020

Jason Swanson, Director of Strategic Foresight at KnowledgeWorks, recorded a fascinating interview at the 2019 Aurora Institute Symposium. He described futures-thinking and how it applies to the work of transforming education.

Shawn Rubin on Innovative Educator Prep and Stakeholder Voice

Shawn Rubin on Innovative Educator Prep and Stakeholder Voice

January 29, 2020

Here's Shawn Rubin, our 2017 Innovator Award recipient and Chief Education Officer at the Highlander Institute.  In this interview, he shares an innovative educator prep model and talk about what’s missing from the conversation in the shift toward student-centered learning.

An Updated Definition of Competency-Based Education

An Updated Definition of Competency-Based Education

November 12, 2019

Our Research Director, Eliot Levine, who also manages the CompetencyWorks initiative, sat down to talk about the updated definition of competency-based education with Matthew Shea and Courtney Belolan. 

What Can Education Policy Learn from the Science of Learning and Development?

What Can Education Policy Learn from the Science of Learning and Development?

October 23, 2019

iNACOL Policy Director Natalie Truong speaks with Courtney Belolan and Matthew Shea about how the learning sciences could inform federal and state education policy. The interview covers topics explored in an upcoming iNACOL report, Aligning Education Policy with the Science of Learning and Development. 

Assessments in Student-Centered Learning

Assessments in Student-Centered Learning

September 30, 2019

iNACOL's Vice President for Federal and State Policy Maria Worthen and Policy Associate Alexis Chambers recently sat down for a new episode of Innovation Spotlight to discuss assessments. They shared how federal policy offers new opportunities to rethink states' approach to assessment, what innovative assessment could look like inside the classroom, and how assessment is often conflated with accountability.

Bruce Friend - What to Expect at iNACOL19

Bruce Friend - What to Expect at iNACOL19

September 8, 2019

Chief Operating Officer Bruce Friends kicks off iNACOL's new podcast series with an introduction to the annual iNACOL Symposium, its features and how to get the most from the experience.

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