5 ways to teach students to be future-ready

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Just Announced: FREE Future Ready Schools Institutes

Tom Murray

As many readers of my blog know, I serve as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools® , a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education , located in Washington, D.C. So, today, I’m excited to share that we have officially released our 2017 Regional Institute dates and locations ! Same as in past years, the 2017 FRS institutes are FREE with limited space available. All for the kids we serve, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools.

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 ®.

Aligning the 10 building blocks for future ready schools

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One of the themes of my InnEdCO Leadership Academy keynote this year is the idea that there are multiple paths to future ready schools.

Aligning the 10 Building Blocks for Future Ready Schools

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A growing number of schools are recognizing that they must start transitioning their learning environments toward deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and robust technology infusion.

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.

5 Ways to Teach Students to Be Future-Ready

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By Matt Miller Helping prepare kids for the workforce can be done with a few simple classroom changes. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum STEM

Microsoft Eases Personalized Learning and Encourages Future-Ready Skills

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By Anthony Newbold A new collaboration tool creates a more on-demand classroom for teachers and students. Classroom Collaboration Digital Content Management Team Collaboration

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

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Sarah Strong (@sstrong57) June 9, 2017. 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.

Trending: This style of learning has teachers and students re-imagining Future-Ready

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3 Ways Schools in Arizona Use Technology to Empower Future-Ready Students

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By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A combination of innovative technology and powerful partnerships helps prepare K–12 students for what’s next. 3D printing Classroom Hardware Projectors STEM

One-to-One Devices and Microsoft’s Imagine Academy Teach Future-Ready Skills

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By Andrea Tolley Technology helps middle schoolers develop a lifelong passion for learning. Classroom Digital Content Hardware Notebooks STEM

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.

Informing your PD efforts: New ISTE Standards for Educators and Future Ready Frameworks

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There are some new Future Ready Frameworks in town as well. You likely already know about Future Ready Schools and the Future Ready Pledge. And, you are likely already very familiar with the Future Ready Librarians framework released last year.

Framework: Future Ready’s Transformation Framework

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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. At the heart of the Future Ready Framework is the learner.

?Reports: On Leadership from Future Ready

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The resulting Characteristics of Future Ready Leadership describes the policies and practices used by successful Future Ready district leaders. The rubric was also instrumental in the Future Ready Leaders project and in creating a set of video segments that any school leader can assembly into a personalized playlist. Strong leaders are essential for the developing and sustaining transitions to digital learning.

?Framework: Future Ready Schools’ Commitment and Dashboard

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This is one of the principles championed by Future Ready Schools (FRS), a project of the policy and advocacy organization, Alliance for Excellent Education. “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.”.

To Develop Future-Ready Students, Project-Based Lessons Teach Real World Skills

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In the course of adapting many of our curricular resources to fit teachers’ changing needs, we have distilled a robust collection of skills into lessons we believe will help teachers foster social-emotional learning, and in doing so develop future-ready students. Yet at the individual classroom level, the simple ways to describe, organize and teach the skills students need to be future ready are still a little nebulous. Are your students future ready?

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. After the furniture was installed in October 2016, we held two more meetings, between November 2016 and February 2017, to share ideas, needs, and experiences.

Five questions to ask before assigning homework

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Homework Teaching college ready ditch that homework ditchhw future ready homework homework research parent communication parent engagement responsibilityAfter co-authoring Ditch That Homework, I’ve participated in LOTS of meaningful discussions about the subject.

In the News…2017

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News Alliance for Excellent Education EdTech K-12 Future Ready Schools PR with Panche January. Tom Murray to be Honored as Thought Leader of the Year, EdTech Round Up , Link. PR with Panache! Honors Tom Murray as Thought Leader of the Year, PR with Panche! K-12 Districts Find That Education and Awareness Are Key to Privacy Protection, Edtech K-12 Magazine , Link.

How to add Hour of Code to YOUR classroom

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DitchBook Twitter chat code.org coding computer science ditchbook future ready hour of code twitter chatCoding is a skill that opens doors for students of all backgrounds.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

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The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) & Future Ready Schools (FRS). Connect: www.all4ed.org , @all4ed | www.futureready.org , @FutureReady.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

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Fortunately, non-profits such as EveryOneOn and Future Ready Schools continue the fight so that all children, particularly those that are traditionally underserved can connect to a brighter future.

Hacking Project Based Learning: A free webinar!

Tom Murray

I’m excited to have Ross and Erin join me in just a few weeks for this FREE Future Ready webinar on #HackingPBL. Thursday, June 15, 2017. Murray , Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools ® , Alliance for Excellent Education. Please join Future Ready Schools ® (FRS) for a webinar that is part of its Leadership Hub , a one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders.

Gearing Up for Hour of Code (GTT030)

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Think of the most important languages students could learn to prepare them for the future. Google Teacher Tribe coding cs first edtech educational technology future ready g suite g suite for education google teacher tribe hour of code scratch

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

Tom Murray

Future Ready Schools ® Invites You to a Participate in a Webinar. Tom Murray , Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools ® , Alliance for Excellent Education. Please join Future Ready Schools ® (FRS) for a webinar that is part of its Leadership Hub , a one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders. Blog Amplify Digital Learning Future Ready Schools Kristin ZiemkeFrom coast to coast, U.S.

Beyond Band Aids: How Do We Heal Education?

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Our students, our world, and our future are changing, therefore our students’ education must change as well. We have to also be in tune and truly listen to what students want and need from their education – it is their future we are creating.

Hacking Leadership: A Free Webinar!

Tom Murray

Tuesday, August 24, 2017, 1:30 p.m. (ET). Murray , Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , Alliance for Excellent Education. Please join Future Ready Schools ® (FRS) for a webinar that is part of its Leadership Hub , a one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders. All for the kids we serve, Blog Future Ready Schools Hacking Leadership Joe Sanfelippo Leadership Superintendent

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

CUE’d Up with Sarah — Spotlight on Tara Linney

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Blended Learning Education Technology Future Ready Robotics STEAMpunkTara Linney is an award-winning Learning Innovation Coach, recognized for her work in gender equity in the teaching of computer programming, global collaborations in education, and educational coaching.

The Jobs of Today May not Exist Tomorrow – How do we Prepare Students?

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The more I read about future-readiness, 21st century skills, job market reports, and advances in technology (especially AI), the more I understand this to be true. Recently, PEW Research published a report on the Future of Jobs & Job Training.

What’s your district’s vision? Ask these 4 questions and find out

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Featured on eSchool News Future Ready Schools School AdministrationA vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more. Rosabeth Moss Kanter.

What’s Your Resolution? Plus the CUE Shortlist

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2017 sounds like the future to me so it’s time to get Future Ready. What will you change, add, or replace in your classroom in 2017? Creativity and Imagination Future Ready Uncategorized 5 to lose 5 to love new year resolutions Shortlist

K–12 Districts Find That Education and Awareness Are Key to Privacy Protection

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By Tommy Peterson Future Ready dashboard helps schools protect sensitive data. Authentication Data protection Firewalls Security