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10 ways to help students become “future ready”

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Teaching communication future ready global connections job skills workforceEducators have a daunting task. It’s our job to help students prepare for a workforce that we can’t describe. Today, people have jobs that we couldn’t dream of several years ago. For example … managing social media for companies arranging work-from-home or telecommuting optimizing websites for search engines People all over the world are doing [.].

Are You Future Ready? via @OfficeofEdTech - A Question Kids Deserve!

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Scroll down to see The Future Ready District Pledge - *You''re Invited to Sign it Today!* The District Perspective : As I travel the country, I''m often asked to talk about technology integration in the classroom. I was recently invited to speak in Australia for the Future Schools Expo regarding reimagining physical and virtual learning environments. The U.S.

Future Ready Schools

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Future Ready Schools is a free, bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Techlearning Resources T&L Live PD Library Future Ready Schools

Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders

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New project highlights critical role school librarians play in supporting Future Ready goals. Future Ready Schools (FRS), led by the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) in partnership with the U.S. Future Ready schools require new kinds of leadership. The Future Ready Librarians initiative will help define what that leadership can be.”.

Look Into the Future Ready

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Future Ready SchoolsⓇ (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts, whether public, private, or charter, move quickly toward preparing students for success. Future Ready Schools Ⓡ helps districts build capacity to: Lead with a vision for learning, not technology; Plan before the purchase of technology; Maximize a “return on instruction;”.

9 Steps to a Future-Ready Education

EdTech Magazine

By Jon Phillips Initiatives are about more than just adopting technology. Investment Management Professional Development

3 Strategies to Make Students Future Ready

Digital Promise

Melissa is the League community manager at Digital Promise. You can reach her on Twitter at @melissaged. Highline Public Schools in Highline, WA is a member of the League of Innovative Schools. The League team visited Highline in February, 2015. Here is what they learned

Parent Engagement in a Future Ready School

Tom Murray

Note: This blog post represents my personal views and not that of my employer, the Alliance for Education, or that of the US Department of Education; the two organizations that are running Future Ready. Parent Engagement in a Future Ready School It’s no secret. This post was originally published by the National PTA, here. Parents are instrumental in the academic success of children, yet walk into schools across our nation, and the range of parent involvement is all over the map. Some schools

4 Ways to Get Your School Future-Ready

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Make sure your district is geared up for what’s next in education by collaborating to build a strong infrastructure. Leadership Management Networking Training

What is the Future Ready Effort?

Tom Murray

Future Ready Schools is a bold new initiative, led by the Alliance for Excellent Education, supported by the US Department of Education, and in partnership with the LEAD Commission and a vast coalition of organizations, working to support school district superintendents and their leadership teams on district-wide transformation. The vision of this new initiative is for district leaders to develop and implement a sustainable, forward thinking roadmap for effective digital learning transformation

Future Ready Flexible Classrooms

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One that not every teacher is necessarily ready to take on. classroom furniture flexible learning environment future ready I’ve been meaning to write a post about our path down the flexible learning spaces journey and today coincidentally found myself having to write something on the topic for my LEC PLL course. We know this from observation and conversation.

What is the Future Ready Initiative?

Tom Murray

The Future Ready Schools Initiative is a bold new initiative, led by theAlliance for Excellent Education, supported by theUS Department of Education, and in partnership with the LEAD Commission and a vast coalition of organizations, working to support school district superintendents and their leadership teams on district-wide transformation. The vision of this new initiative is for district leaders to develop and implement a sustainable, forward thinking roadmap for effective digital learning

Four Lessons from Future Ready Districts

Digital Promise

The Future Ready movement – an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education – is taking its show on the road, with regional summits happening now through June. Part of that preparation is learning from the successes, and missteps, of districts that have already started down the digital learning path. Set priorities.

Launching Future Ready Librarians

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The  Future Ready Librarians  initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. The Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative itself launched at the White House in October 2014. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard. To The printable  Future Ready Librarians Fact Sheet  can be a critical advocacy tool. million learners.

8 ways schools can become truly Future Ready

eSchool News

Being Future Ready is about more than just signing a pledge or attending an event. It’s about taking measurable, sometimes scary, steps toward a digital future that is still very much uncertain, according to speakers at a recent ISTE panel discussion on the topic, “ Is Your District Future Ready? The pledge alone is toothless.

Future Ready: A Systemic Plan for Transformation

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Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. View the webinar to learn about: the premise behind Future Ready; the Future Ready District Pledge; and the free, digital learning implementation framework.

What Do "Future Ready" Students Look Like?

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Photo credit: MarineCorps NewYork via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Suzie Boss Education Trends Read about the winners of the $1 million Hult Prize, which leverages student innovation to address global issues

Are you future ready?

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The  Future Ready Librarians  initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. The Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative itself launched at the White House in October 2014. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard. To The printable  Future Ready Librarians Fact Sheet  can be a critical advocacy tool. million learners.

How Can Your School Become Future Ready? | #FutureReady #DLDay @All4Ed

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Jeff sits down with Terri fro the Alliance for Excellent Education to talk about Future Ready Schools. Video Future Ready Schools video

Future Readiness Depends on Equity. Here’s How My Product Factors That In.

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We want students to be ready for the future. According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, to be a future-ready school is to be a school that maximizes digital learning experiences. Words like “personalized learning” and “instructional goals to support teaching and learning” are speckled throughout the future-ready website and one-pager.

What are #FutureReady Schools and Classrooms via @OfficeofEdTech

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doe Future Ready Office of Ed Tech The Future Ready District Pledge us department of education You''re Invited: Free Webinar Hosted by The Office of Ed Tech Join myself along with a panel of fantastic practicing educators as we discuss #FutureReady schools with The Office of Ed Tech. When : Today (October 22, 2014) from 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST How to Join ?

5-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Leadership

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Photo credit: "24/7 Connectivity: Wi-Fi Powered Buses" Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) 5-Minute Film Festival Is your school or district "Future Ready"? Whether you're new to the Future Ready Schools initiative, or your district or school is in the process of Future Ready changes, this video playlist offers ideas, tips and strategies for facilitating district- or school-level change

Events + News - Future Ready Online Summit Today - ISTE Unplugged - Unawards - Homeschooling the Teenage Years

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Wednesday, June 24th from 11am - 7:15pm EDT Future Ready Virtual Summit: 2015 School Leadership Summit , Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air. Wednesday, June 24th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Are You Ready for BYOD? Are you ready to learn more? Registration information here.

Future Ready Schools 2015 - Online Event on June 24th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge. The Pledge is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, families, and community members to make all schools in their districts Future Ready : setting a vision and creating the environment where educators and students access the tools, content, and expertise necessary to thrive in a connected world.

Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation #FutureReady #DLDay

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During this webinar Tom Murray , is joined by Rich Kiker , Kyle Pace , Tony Sinanis , and Amber Teamann as they discuss how the Future Ready Schools effort can provide a great framework for digital decision making at all levels and how Digital Learning Day can help districts celebrate their success. Digital Learning Day edsurge Erin Klein Future Ready FutureReady Thomas Murray

Q&A with Thomas Murray on How K–12 Is Becoming Future-Ready

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By Jena Passut Learn more about Murray’s vision for educational technology. Funding Leadership Management

K-8 tech use increases, and libraries get Future Ready

eSchool News

Is your library going Future Ready too? During the past year, more than 1900 superintendents have signed the Future Ready Pledge, part of a broadly-defined initiative to promote digital transformation in American schools. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. In this week’s news: The 21 best apps for autism. News Top News

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

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Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology and The Alliance for Excellent Education on Future Ready Schools. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology regarding "What Are Future Ready Classrooms?"

Events + News - Canva Webinar - NMC Summer Conference - Future Ready Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning Revolution Events Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit , June 24th Each year TICAL holds an annual School Leadership Summit. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge. The Pledge is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, families, and community members to make all schools in their districts Future Ready.

An unknown future? Prepare students with these timeless skills

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Teaching collaboration critical thinking future future ready workforceThe U.S. Department of Labor predicts that 65 percent of today’s schoolchildren will be employed in jobs that don’t exist today.

Future Ready summit tackles how to plan for tomorrow’s ed tech

eSchool News

A recent regional summit brought superintendents together to discuss the future of education. Earlier this week, 43 school district leadership teams from states up and down the West coast and Hawaii gathered together on May 4 and 5 at the Computer History Museum in northern California for this year’s seventh Future Ready Schools Regional Summit.

Confessions of a Digital Leader: The Myths and Truths of Future Readiness

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When I interviewed for my current role, I had to create a presentation and present on what being Future Ready meant to Lufkin. It was a topic that I comfortably understood but yet and still…the most difficult task that I’ve ever encountered because even back then, I understood that being Future Ready wasn’t necessarily a finite state of being.

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - Future Ready Schools Online Summit - Student Coding

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning Revolution Events Future Ready Schools - the 2015 School Leadership Summit , June 24th Each year TICAL holds an annual School Leadership Summit. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge. The Pledge is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, families, and community members to make all schools in their districts Future Ready.

Leading Schools of the Future

A Principal's Reflections

Portions of this post are adapted from the Future Ready Schools website with permission. Digital leadership can thus be defined as establishing direction, influencing others, and initiating sustainable change through the access to information, and establishing relationships in order to anticipate changes pivotal to school success in the future.

Save the Date: June 24th - Future Ready Schools | 2015 School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge. The Pledge is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, families, and community members to make all schools in their districts Future Ready. Future Ready Schools: the School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air.

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - ISTE Unplugged - Future Ready Virtual Event - Global Ed Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, June 24th from 11am - 7:15pm EDT Future Ready Virtual Summit: 2015 School Leadership Summit , Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air. Wednesday, June 24th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Are You Ready for BYOD? Are you ready to learn more? Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

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Is Your School District Future Ready? w @thomascmurray #FETC

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Thomas Murray  has been a big inspiration to me and he is doing incredible, innovative work. You know those people that take time to talk with you and make you feel like you need to constantly keep dreaming forward — Tom is one of those guys! Now, I have a sad story. I was really excited to see his session here at FETC. And then I missed it. have a good story, but I’ll spare you the details. So I watched the tweets from outside of the room… And here are some of my favorites. Blah, sob story of my day… Is your district bringing at team to a #FutureReady regional summit?