How Librarians Hold the Key to Future Ready Schools

Digital Promise

Do you see librarians as part of the future? I posed that question in my recent TEDx talk during the 2016 Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools meeting in San Diego. In June, I began working formally with the Alliance for Excellent Education as Lead for Future Ready Librarians.

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. The History of Future Ready Schools ®.

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.

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.

Future Ready Librarians launch

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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.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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Librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.” The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning.

9 Steps to a Future-Ready Education

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

2016 FUTURE READY SCHOOLS: DASHBOARD SUMMER SPRINT

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Since working through the Future Ready Schools (FRS) dashboard is a huge commitment, the FRS team is hosting a contest to help districts sprint across the finish line.

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.

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 librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

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Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become future ready. In June 2016, the Alliance, in partnership with the U.S. Future Ready Goals=Librarian Goals. According to the U.S.

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

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Mrs. Cassidy’s Class (@mscassidysclass) April 25, 2016. Mrs. Cassidy’s Class (@mscassidysclass) January 8, 2016. “I John Massie (@UplandEdTech) September 21, 2016.

Future-Ready Strategies to Deliver High-Impact Learning Experiences Now

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In addition, the skills that students will need for future success have changed. We decided to break down the silo approach in the fall of 2016 when we chose to pilot the Inspired Classroom project.

Are you a Future Ready Librarian?

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That pioneering work led to Future Ready Librarians , an extension of the national Future Ready Schools initiative at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Despite seeing glasses as half-full, I will acknowledge that not all school librarians are Future Ready.

Future-Ready District Delivers 21st Century Teacher PD using Video

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Vrain was recently recognized as one of only nine “Future-Ready” school districts in the United States by the U.S. “When we talk about being a future-ready district, yes, we have incredible learning spaces for our students,” said Diane.

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"?

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

The New National Education Technology Plan: What’s in it for Me?

Tom Murray

Department of Education released the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology , was the quarterback of the 2016 NETP and joined me in a recent webinar to discuss the plan. Future Ready Schools.

Change Needed Today to Prepare for Tomorrow

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On the other side is the need to innovate in order to successfully cultivate the next generation of thinkers, doers, inventors, and creators who will be able to solve some pretty serious global problems in the not so distant future. There will even be a special Future Ready Schools strand.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

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Future Ready overhaul coincides with the new national ed-tech plan. Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. The videos highlight ideal, peer-based stories and practices from a wide range of Future Ready districts across the nation.

5 Issues Every ‘Future Ready’ School Leader Must Address

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On December 10, 2015, phase two of the Future Ready Initiative, led by the Alliance for Excellent Education and the US Department of Education, was kicked off at the White House. To date, over 2,000 superintendents have signed the Future Ready District Pledge. Supported by a coalition of over 45 … Read More at Edsurge

An unknown future? Prepare students with these timeless skills

Ditch That Textbook

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.

Open Education – Where do I begin?

Tom Murray

This blog was originally posted on the Future Ready website at [link]. Open Education Resources were the highlight of this Future Ready webinar as they align to the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment gear of the Future Ready Framework.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

Future Ready overhaul coincides with the new national ed-tech plan. Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. The videos highlight ideal, peer-based stories and practices from a wide range of Future Ready districts across the nation.

In the News…2016

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Creating Cultures of Innovation in Future Ready Schools, EduTalkRadio , Link. Future of Education Technology Conference ( FETC ) Reveals 2017 Advisory Board, FETC , Link. Q&A with Thomas Murray on How K-12 Is Becoming Future Ready, EdTech Magazine , Link. What’s Hot, What’s Not in 2016?, Future Rooms: The Intelligent Use of Space, Tech & Learning Magazine , Link. March.

Future Ready Update Adds New Resources and PD for EdLeaders

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Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. There, along with several partner groups, they announced several new commitments and initiatives to help schools become more digitally capable. Read More at eSchool News

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

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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 tablet

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6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Future Ready Schools.

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

Blog Accountability Anytime Anywhere Culture Feedback future ready Leadership Model Network professional learning Samsung Teacher Choice Teacher Voice VisionThis post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Communicating Student Data Privacy

Tom Murray

According to Future Ready partner Data Quality Campaign , there are currently over 100 privacy-related bills in 32 state legislatures. Future Ready Schools. This post originally appeared on futureready.org. .

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. Founded with a single mission of closing the gender gap in technology, the organization is working to create a dynamic pipeline of future female engineers. Organization: Future of Privacy Forum (FPF).

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

From Providence, Rhode Island to Phoenix, Arizona, I’ve had the privilege to travel and work with over 2,300 district leaders from almost 500 school districts over the past year through the Future Ready Initiative. With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. Resources: Data Quality Campaign (stat source) & Future of Privacy Forum ). This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Awarded the Best of CES in 2016 , this 2 in 1 tablet has set a new standard in functionality and use in the tablet market. Blog Chromebook Device Selection edtech future ready Procurement Samsung Samsung Galaxy This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Having worked with almost 500 school districts and 3,000 school leaders over the past year, I’ve often been asked, “What type of devices should we buy?”

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

In March of 2016, the FCC modernized the Lifeline Program , in an effort to support unconnected families. All for the kids we serve, Blog Access Albemarle EveryoneOn Facebook FCC Future Ready Schools Lifeline Lindsay Unified Middletown New Jersey

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

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Recognizing that public education can be an important site of social and political change, ISTE 2016 presenters and attendees spent much of the week discussing how to use technology to help students that are often underserved by traditional methods of instruction catch up with their peers.

Thinking Out Loud About Instructional Leadership

There is no box

Every 8th grader will be part of a team that problem solves world challenges for a better future. Commentary future ready learning rebootEDWhat does Good Instructional Leadership look like? It’s a question that has come up often in the past year. As a leadership team in our district we’re reading through Hacking Leadership by Joe Sanfelippo ( #gocrickets ) and Tony Sinanis , which has great practical ideas for education leaders.

Riveting Ways to Engage Girls in STEM, Achieve High Test Scores

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engineerteacher , A STEM Success Story: North Carolina Future Ready Schools. How to reach every learner every day from a teacher who is doing it From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Thinking Out Loud About Instructional Leadership

There is no box

Every 8th grader will be part of a team that problem solves world challenges for a better future. Commentary future ready learning rebootEDWhat does Good Instructional Leadership look like? It’s a question that has come up often in the past year. As a leadership team in our district we’re reading through Hacking Leadership by Joe Sanfelippo ( #gocrickets ) and Tony Sinanis , which has great practical ideas for education leaders.

Algorithms, learning curves, data and change.

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It was the biggest "future ready" slap in the face of reality that I have had in a very long time. algorithms change data Fortune 500 future ready learning curves technology

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