Our Mission

The mission of the Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all.

Our Vision

We envision a world where all people are empowered to attain the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to achieve success, contribute to their communities and advance society.

Our Values

1. Student-Centered

We do everything to focus on what is best for all students. We believe that learning environments should begin and end with the learners in mind, empowering them to participate in shaping their learning experience.

2. Equity-Driven

Our moral purpose is to transform education such that each child has what they need to develop their full academic, social and personal capacity. We strive to disrupt the structural inequities driving the systems we’ve inherited. Access to high-quality, appropriately designed learning models and technologies can and should drive equitable opportunities and outcomes.

3. Future-Focused

We are a forward-leaning, dynamic organization committed to pushing and leading the field beyond incremental improvement toward transformation, inspired by domestic and global innovations and advancements in learning sciences and technologies.

4. Credible

We are non-partisan. We serve with objectivity and integrity. We activate change by being proximate and responsive to the field.

5. Knowledge-Driven

We are a learning organization that is grounded in research in learning sciences and technologies. We contribute to and amplify the knowledge base to inform and influence both policy and practice.

6. Collaborative

We are part of a larger community. We work together with stakeholders and allies to transform conditions and advance the field.