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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. Schools that are Future Ready are those with empowered teachers, courageous leaders, students who take charge of their learning, and the tools available to support personalized approaches that ensure college or career readiness for all students.

3 easy ways to get students future ready

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Change is inevitable, and while it’s important to design lessons with an end result in mind, it’s difficult to prepare students for a future that doesn’t exist yet. In the recent edWebinar, “ The Future Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks ,” hosted by edWeb.net , Dr. L. Robert Furman, Elementary Principal and author of The Future Ready Challenge , discussed some painless ways to help educators prepare students for an unknown future. “We

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Framework: Future Ready’s Transformation Framework

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How can school and district leaders leverage research-based practices and models of success to create an effective personalized learning ecosystem for all learners? Launched in 2015, Future Ready Schools ®, a collaboration of over 60 national and regional organizations, led by the Alliance for Excellent Education , lays out a framework for change and provides a myriad of free tools and resources, as well as support for district and school-based leaders.

?Framework: Future Ready Schools’ Commitment and Dashboard

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“For personalized learning to thrive, principals must create a culture of innovation that brings together students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community to share a vision for an improved learning experience.”. This is one of the principles championed by Future Ready Schools (FRS), a project of the policy and advocacy organization, Alliance for Excellent Education. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom

Tom Murray

schools are buying tremendous amounts of technology, placing these tools in classrooms, and often are left wondering what to do with it. On Tuesday, September 12th, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST, join author and long time educator, Kristin Ziemke and me as we discuss: Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom ! Future Ready Schools ® Invites You to a Participate in a Webinar. Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

As shared in my previous posts 7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning and 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , 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. The Alliance also has run Digital Learning Day for the past five years.

Textbooks optional: What unbundling and BYOD mean for learning technology

eSchool News

Other tools going the way of the overhead projector? As digital natives, today’s students have grown up with technology integrated into every aspect of their lives, and education is no exception. In response, students are also choosing the devices they want to use for learning, and why shouldn’t they? Similar to the age-old Apple vs. Android debate, students tend to have personal preferences about the devices they use for learning.

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Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to the successful digital transformation and implementation of innovative practices at my former school when I was a principal the key driver for us was the ability to show, not just talk about, evidence of improvement. The “secret sauce” in all of this was the strategic use of digital tools to proactively share the details of our efforts and resulting impact. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA).

Scaling Innovation: A System’s Approach to Transforming Teaching & Learning

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To help overcome this, we have adopted the Future Ready Schools Framework , a systematic approach to scaling innovative digital learning practices while promoting long-term sustainability. Putting a thoughtful transition to digital learning in place affords us the opportunity to provide greater clarity and coherence regarding our district’s vision of teaching and learning to educators, students, and our community. Digital Learning Teams.

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How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

And when you look at larger, more densely populated school districts–in urban markets like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, or Chicago–district leaders often face added pressures and challenges to do digital right, and often with little support. There are a few notable challenges that most urban districts have to manage when considering a digital transformation: When I was superintendent of Clark County School District in Nevada, we had approximately 18,000 teachers across 367 schools.

Not “Just” a Teacher: Finding Your Voice as a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Thursday, September 21, 2017. She’s the 2017 Texas Instructional Technologist of the Year. One day, Bri, you woke up and you were getting ready to testify in front of, I believe, the Texas State Legislature, right?

?Tool: A How-to Video Library From the U.S. Office of Educational Technology

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How about a video plan to help incorporate digital learning into your schools? This series of 50 short videos help schools and districts see how it looks to implement various parts of a personalized learning strategy into their systems. In support of the Future Ready Schools Initiative, where superintendents across the country pledge to actively work toward widespread, equitable digital learning, the U.S. Personalized student learning.

Tool: A District’s ‘Look For’ Guide to Personalized Learning

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Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD) is featured in the Future Ready Leaders project’s professional learning resources as one of the nation’s leaders in personalized learning. KMSD became recognized as a Future Ready school after an evaluation based on the 27 points of policies and practice within the focus areas. Personalized student learning. Personalized professional learning.

US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. Murray Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools® , a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education , located in Washington, D.C.

?Expanding Access to Edtech Isn’t Enough. We Need to Make Sure It Works, Too

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Edtech is a vital precursor to “work tech”—the tools that today’s students will need to leverage in college, career training and eventually the workplace. Students need access to tools that work. But today, the decisions educators make regarding the tools they use with students are based on hypothesis rather than solid evidence. School, district, and state leaders make technology decisions every day that will affect student tech fluency, not to mention learning outcomes.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. But, are the students ready for what awaits them? According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Personalized Learning Aids All Students.

Schools Must Support Educators While Keeping Tabs on Tech Trends

EdTech Magazine

Modern learning environments seamlessly integrate technology into spaces that are designed around teaching and learning , giving instructors and students the tools they need to succeed in a physical setting that promotes collaboration and supports multiple learning styles. A modern learning environment requires more than just investments in physical assets. Schools Must Support Educators While Keeping Tabs on Tech Trends. meghan.bogardu….

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.” It is essential that edtech leaders engage in candid discussions with crucial district stakeholders to identify critical digital equity barriers such as access, connectivity, and opportunities.

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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She believes that every classroom can be a place for these educational adventures — or student-centered, passion-based learning experiences — despite the many challenges facing schools today. As the Executive Director of ICWE , Rebecca Stromeyer has been a champion of e-learning for decades, organizing some of the world’s most popular education events: OEB Global and eLearning Africa. He knows pedagogy isn’t something to be forgotten in any digital endeavor. E-learning

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Augustine School Classroom Tactics and Strategies and Children's Museum of Art , James Kioko, Neema Educational Centre - Nairobi, Kenya, Enabling Support Foundation Co-creating Open Educational Resources to foster deeper learning and global reach , Dr. William Ju, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Comics Uniting Nations: Using sequential art to further GTE + CTE with SDG instruction , Jeff Barbanell, M.Ed.,