The Gift of Curiosity

By Joey Lee When visiting with family for Thanksgiving, I found myself rummaging through old pictures and childhood artifacts. I came across a book that I had written at the age of 8. While unimpressed with the story, I found myself rather pleased with the ‘about the author.’ The brief and detailed biography closed with…

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Education Reimagined, an initiative of Convergence, arose out of an 18-month dialogue to re-imagine education among 28 ideologically diverse practitioners and leaders. This group of innovators emerged with “A Transformational Vision for Education in the US” which sets out the fundamental transformation of the current school-centered education system to one that is learner-centered. With the vision…

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Aurora Institute is a nonprofit organization with the mission to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, student-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. Aurora Institute engages in policy advocacy, publishes quality standards and catalyzes new opportunities for anytime, anywhere personalized learning. There are some great resources for…

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Creating Connection in a Digital Space

While we may be physically distanced, we don’t have to feel socially distant. By Joey Lee I remember my first online course.  It was the fall of 2014 and I was a bit late to the game as online courses were already quite common. I remember sitting in my home in coastal NH reading the…

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10 Step Primer for Competency-based Learning Design

10 Step Primer for Competency-based Learning Design

By Josie Jordan As an educator on the design team of the Pathways program at Mt. Abraham Union High School, I got pretty good at designing and scaffolding personalized, competency-based projects for individual students. Back in the regular classroom, it was a challenge to transfer those same, powerful practices to larger groups of learners without…

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