Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

The Future Ready Frame work , a dynamic, research-based support for school leaders, created by Future Ready Schools? Many are also taking advantage of the hundreds of free tools found in the Future Ready Dashboard.

Future Ready Teaching and Learning

Rob will be speaking at FETC 2018 on Thursday, January 25th at 2pm on the topic Are You Future Ready? For the classroom of the future, we need to get away from the industrial revolution style of education that we deal with today.

Are you a Future Ready Librarian?

FETC Converge

Future Ready Librarians have a variety of top-notch skills and abilities. Mark Ray, speaking both as a librarian and a district leader, shares lessons on empowering Future Ready Librarians. Uncategorized Future Ready Librarian Future Ready Schools Media servicesSee if you possess those skills. Read more at eSchool News.

Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit Scheduled for June 23 in Chicago


The “Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit” is hosted by Follett, which more than two years ago announced its support of Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative developed by the U.S. Ed Tech Ticker News Conference Future Ready Schools

Future Ready Teaching and Learning

For the classroom of the future, we need to get away from the industrial revolution style of education that we deal with today. Listen to the Education Talk Radio interview below: The post Future Ready Teaching and Learning appeared first on edWeb.

Future Ready Schools® Announces New Program for School and District Technology Leaders


During five upcoming FRS institutes in Fall 2018, FRS Tech Leaders will tap an active network of like-minded educators beyond their own school, district, and state to share ideas and examples to overcome barriers to implementation, and for help and advice when challenges arise.

Future Ready Teaching and Learning Copy

For the classroom of the future, we need to get away from the industrial revolution style of education that we deal with today. Listen to the Education Talk Radio interview below: The post Future Ready Teaching and Learning Copy appeared first on edWeb.

Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts


In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction.

Are you a Future Ready Librarian?

eSchool News

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.

Our Kids Need You

Tom Murray

In 2018, huge equity issues remain prevalent. All for the kids we serve, Blog Change the World Education SuperHighway future ready Homework Gap Kids Today Learning Transformed

Future Ready Schools® Announces Five Regional Institutes for District and School Leaders


Future Ready Schools (FRS) today announced a series of free regional events to support school and district leaders in creating policies, procedures, and practices that transform teaching and learning. The 2018 FRS institutes are FREE, but space is limited.

How can the recruiters be future ready to face the challenges of Industry 4.0?

Think Exam

The post How can the recruiters be future ready to face the challenges of Industry 4.0? As we are going head-on through a phase of technological revolution- Industry 4.0, it is definite that we will be experiencing a major change.

10 Steps to Developing a Powerful Learning Culture

Tom Murray

All for the kids we serve, Blog future ready Learning Transformed LT8keys professional learning“Be the leader you wish you had.” Simon Sinek. Professional learning in many districts must undergo radical reform, from a model that’s outdated and ineffective to one that’s personal, empowering, and owned by the learner. How can we create such a culture of ownership and empowerment? Clearly define and articulate the vision. Do all stakeholders understand the district’s direction?

It’s 2018, not 1918. Basic skills are not enough.

Dangerously Irrelevant

If we don’t frame future readiness and life success as more than basic skills, we’re doing our students and graduates a grave disservice. Here is a quote from Kentucky Education Commissioner, Dr. Wayne Lewis (who is a friend of mine).

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]


Top 10 edtech people to watch in 2018. He is the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools , which provides implementation strategies for student-centered, personalized learning for K-12 schools. You know the saying “The only constant is change”.

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Learning to Teach for the Future


The post Learning to Teach for the Future appeared first on OnCUE. Learn connected educator Creativity and Imagination Education Technology Future Ready Technology in Education“If you can dream it, you can code it.”

In the News…2018

Tom Murray

Webinar] Raising Readers to Leaders, One Page at a Time, Future Ready Schools , Link. Murray named the 2018 National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year by EdTech Digest, EdTech Digest , Link. Webinar] Renegade Leadership, Future Ready Schools , Link. Meet Tom Murray at #TCEA 2018, Nibletz , Link. What’s on the horizon for ed tech in 2018? 10 EdTech Influencers to Watch in 2018, NEO , Link.

Aligning our Standards: Two new crosswalks


You can now download printable 11 X 17 PDFs of these two crosswalks: Future Ready Framework. as well as the Future Ready Librarians Framework , which in turn aligns with and supports the district-level Future Ready Schools Framework.

A letter from a teacher


Inspire Future Ready reflection testingDear CAASPP, I get it. I really do.

Future Shifts


“We are getting kids ready for jobs that do not exist” has been a mantra of frustration that has been bandied about the educational ecosystem for far more than the last several years. What has driven education in the past, is no longer sufficient or necessarily relevant for the future.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…


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!!

March 2018


FEATURES FUTURE-READY STRATEGIES TO DELIVER HIGH-IMPACT LEARNING EXPERIENCES NOW By Keith McBurnett Burnet (TX) Consolidated Independent School District’s Inspired Classroom project utilizes an infusion of technology, furniture, creativity, and community input.

The Present Moment is Our Friend

The Principal of Change

I have a tough time appreciating the present moment because my mind seems to be always thinking and worrying about the future. The quote doesn’t suggest you forget about the future but understand the present is not “your enemy.”



Inspire Creativity and Imagination Future ReadyAs an educator, I believe that every lesson should come alive and connect with students on a personal level. I also believe that all teachers should have a drive in connecting with their students.

Simple and Significant Changes


In 2018, we are no longer bound to brick and mortar schools, desks in rows, textbooks, or traditions of yesteryear. Inspire Creativity and Imagination cue bold Future Ready

The news from ISTE


At the first Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit , ISTE’s Chief Learning Officer Joseph South shared the news of ISTE’s Librarians are Transforming Learning website. An updated version of the Future Ready Librarians Framework also launched at the Future Ready Summit.

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.

Mississippi’s Columbia School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Innovative Before- and After-School Programs for All Students


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10 steps to developing a powerful professional-learning culture

eSchool News

Anytime, Anywhere Professional Development Featured on eSchool News Future Ready Schools professional learning“Be the leader you wish you had.” Simon Sinek.

The Story Behind “C.A.S.A.: An Education Revolution”


Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School (“CASA“) was founded in 2009 by principal Jamaal Bowman and a group of passionate, socially conscious teachers ready to do whatever it took to transform the community […]. Inspire connected educator Equity in Education Future ReadyC.A.S.A.: An Education Revolution is a feature-length documentary about an internationally recognized middle school celebrated for its innovation and education of the whole child.

Life After 1:1 #Lead3

There is no box

In the slide deck below, I walk through the possibilities we’ve explored and the change we’ve experienced over the past four years at Union School District, where technology is now ubiquitous and we’ve moved past the initial tech as a tool phase into the exciting world of future ready learning. 1:1 Commentary edtech future readyEvery student has access to an Internet connected mobile device. Now what?

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

We believe this starts with aggregating free and open education resources from a variety of sources—particularly ones that are mobile optimized—and aligning them to core academic competencies adult learners need for college and career readiness. The Future is Now.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about


FRS (Future Ready Schools). This is a resource rich program supported by the non-profit Alliance for Excellent Education , and is specifically designed to offer districts an actionable, stepped program that they can follow to become a “future-ready school”.

Now is the time to redefine readiness

eSchool News

Depending on what kinds of societal supports we put in place, people could increasingly bear responsibility not just for managing participation in the employment landscape, but also for getting ready for it. What will future work look like?

Skyward Honors 2018 Leader in Excellence Winners at iCon


20, 2018) ­– Over 350 administrators, educators, and industry experts from around the world gathered in St. This conference serves as a great reminder that Skyward is focusing on the present but keeping their eyes on the future.” STEVENS POINT, Wis.