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. Department of Education, announced Future Ready Librarians , an expansion of the FRS initiative aimed at positioning librarians as leaders in the digital transformation of learning. Future Ready schools require new kinds of leadership.

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The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington based advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students are ready for success in college. Jeff sits down with Terri Schwartzbeck and Sam Patterson to discuss the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day and how you can have a Future Ready School. Show Topics * The Alliance for Excellent Education * 4th Annual Digital Learning Day * What is Future Ready?

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3 things schools must know about the rising “phigital” student

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The clash is coming from so-called Gen Z, the first generation to be considered fully “phigital”—unwilling or unable to draw a distinction between the physical world and its digital equivalent. And though Gen Z is starting to graduate this year, there’s still a massive amount of them within various levels of education—nearly 73 million (born between 1995 and 2012), according to Time magazine. Digital is King.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight. The district is also a Digital Citizenship Certified District.

A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’

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There’s a budding field called the science of teaching and learning, where scholars are figuring out what works when it comes to educating students. A new book, “ Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education ,” looks at how to create systems that apply the science of learning into actual teaching. Learn More at www.destinationsacademy.com/school-districts. There’s actually more going on than in 2012 when the bubble happened.

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A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

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It is rare that things go as planned after selecting or purchasing new digital content, services, and tools. Building a culture of shared understanding and cross-departmental responsibility for how digital integration is approached is crucial to the success of any digital strategy. DAT is where the shared culture of digital integration begins; it aims to build a shared understanding and ownership of digital content across all teams.