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.

Are you a Future Ready Librarian?

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In 2012, I was selected as Washington State Teacher of the Year. And for the last five years, I’ve been a district administrator, including almost two years as chief digital officer overseeing IT and educational technology operations for a district of nearly 24,000 students.

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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers


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. Now, we know that technology is not the magic bullet, but it can be a great catalyst for a change. Our students have changed, our world has changed, our future is changed. Happy New 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. 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


Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom. Have you ever used another teacher’s classroom and were completely thrown off by the technology setup? Hey, how’s your year starting?

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

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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.

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Come for the computers, stay for the books

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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

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?


What Makes Professional Development Work?


Technology and Professional Development. Whether face to face, virtual, or both, technology has the potential to personalize professional learning for teachers. Jeff Mao is an education technology leader with over 25 years of experience.

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration


The technology needs to work, of course, but is it being used and delivered powerfully and in the best way possible? Zach Desjarlais is currently the director of instructional technology for Vancouver Public Schools in Washington.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways


When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. 2012). ” Library Technology Reports 50.7 app smashing collection curation OER open ebooks open source technology collection development

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award


She uses technology to further the goal of the assignment or project, not just for the sake of using it. She was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2015, and won the New York Times I Love My School Librarian award in 2012.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities


Idaho is working on solutions like updating their six-year rotation schedule in order to stay more up to date with digital materials, and working with their technology services team to ensure access in rural buildings and make upgrades to hardware.

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! network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events.