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Education Innovation Is Flourishing Across the Commonwealth of Virginia

Small steps are leading to big changes across Virginia communities. In a dawn of new business opportunities across Virginia, all students need to acquire the essential knowledge and skills that lead to lifelong learning, workforce success, and active citizenship. To meet the demands of our changing economy and the needs of today’s learners, Virginia educators […]

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A Call to Action for Higher Education to Modernize Teaching

Today, the Aurora Institute released an issue brief that calls on institutions of higher education (IHEs) to leverage three opportunities to transform the K-12 educator profession. They can support efforts to diversify the workforce; innovate preparation programs for modern, student-centered learning; and promote continuous professional learning and development. Transforming Teaching: What University Presidents and Deans […]

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Transforming Teaching: What University Presidents and Deans of Colleges of Education Need to Know about Modernizing the K-12 Educator Workforce

Higher education has immense power to support the transformation of K-12 teaching and learning because it incubates future educators and supplies opportunities for professional development. University presidents and deans of colleges of education can also use their influence to support systemic change to modernize the profession through a variety of tools and strategies that are […]

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The State of the Field, 2019

The following is an excerpted transcript of the State of the Field address, delivered on October 28th at the 2019 Symposium by Aurora Institute President and CEO Susan Patrick. In the address, Susan shares global trends in education, key features of new innovative school models, updates to the definition of competency-based education (CBE), and the […]