Are you a Future Ready Librarian?

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In 2012, I was selected as Washington State Teacher of the Year. That pioneering work led to Future Ready Librarians , an extension of the national Future Ready Schools initiative at the Alliance for Excellent Education.

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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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers


Jessica Caviness (@mrsjcaviness) April 12, 2012. — ⚡ K-T Fink ⚡ (@We_Shout) October 19, 2012. Every year thousands of educators gather for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference eager to learn about the newest features in favorite apps and to glean ideas from one another about how to effectively teach in new ways.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…


This is their science project… Cell Project – 2012. Our students have changed, our world has changed, our future is changed. So why not work together to create a better future for our students? Our students-their futures and ours, are counting on it. . Happy New Year!! This day is often a time for retrospection and planning forward. People create lists of things they want to accomplish in the coming year.

Learn how the Alliance for Excellent Education can help you and your students! | @All4ed


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?

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech


Previous presentation engagements include the CUE 2015 Fall Conference, USF Research and Pedagogy Symposium (RaPS) 2014, the DML Conference in 2012 and ISTE 2016. Education Technology Future Ready Technology in Education Uncategorized Chromebook edtech screen start the year tabletHey, how’s your year starting? You have probably been delving into your own professional development, reading and research in preparation to be an even MORE awesome educator this school year.

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Personalization and Teacher Engagement Play Vital Roles in College and Career Readiness

College and career readiness has grown to be a hot topic that is on the mind of every educational leader in the nation. Innovators in education shared their expertise on preparing students to be ready for the working world in a recent edWebinar.

Grand challenges of the principalship?

Dangerously Irrelevant

A ‘grand challenge’ for building-level leaders might be a leadership issue such as: turning around a low-achieving school; repairing a dysfunctional school staff culture; preparing future-ready graduates; meeting the needs of students with unique needs (including ELL/ESL, special education, gifted, transitory; etc.); – Leadership Day 2012.

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

He currently co-leads a Future Ready Administrators principal team to foster professional learning and he is working with the director of curriculum to define a blended and personalized learning framework to help implement digital content and services.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

Ray heads up Future Ready Librarians, part of Future Ready Schools — a network for sharing education technology solutions, which is sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, D.C.-based In 2012, budget shortfalls led Beaverton to axe more than 40 school librarian positions. Other paths to tech know-how include a district’s office of information technology and workshops such as those hosted by Future Ready.

What Makes Professional Development Work?

And before that, an advisor for Future Ready Schools and has moderated and presented numerous Future Ready’s Summits and Institutes. He has been recognized by EdScoop (EdTech Hero, 2017), SETDA (Leader of the Year, 2013), and Common Sense Media (Educator of the Year, 2012). “Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.” ” Jill Abbott Sr.

A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’


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. So the book is really to mark this turn to learning, and then to understand why this happened, and will this continue into the future?

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Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

She was selected to participate in the Future Ready Superintendent Briefing with the U.S. McGavock Elementary, where Dr. Marczak served as principal, earned Reward status by being one of the top 10% elementary schools in the state of Tennessee in 2012. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural schools.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

This broadcast was hosted by , SETDA , and Future Ready Schools , and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

Recent edWebinars include: 30 Apps in 60 Minutes ; A Year in the Life of a New Makerspace ; Future Ready Librarians presented with Mark Ray, Chief Digital Officer for Vancouver Public Schools and Sara Trettin, Open Education and Digital Engagement Lead Office of Educational Technology US Department of Education; Building a Digital Collection with Andy Marcinek, Former Chief Open Education Advisor for the U.S.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways


If you examine the Future Ready Librarians Fact Sheet , it is clear that these gears that address the librarian’s role in the Future Ready Schools Framework and in connecting their practices, programs and spaces to educational innovation in schools. 2012). What’s curation? Curation is a funny word. When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! Join the 4,000 others who have already registered to participate or watch the recordings now and we'll also send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, 10 websites, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

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