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.

Guest Post: From Consumption to Creation: Future Ready Librarians Embrace Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The Future Ready Librarians ® initiative has already changed the conversation about ways in which teacher librarians lead, teach, and support innovative learning in schools. A key part of the Future Ready Librarians Framework is empowering students as creators.

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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. The History of Future Ready Schools ®.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

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Hybrid Pedagogy is an open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Technology impacts every aspect of our students’ lives and will continue to play an important role in their lives.

Aligning the 10 building blocks for future ready schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

One of the themes of my InnEdCO Leadership Academy keynote this year is the idea that there are multiple paths to future ready schools. Digital and online (and often open access) information resources.

Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders

eSchool News

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?

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.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap to support students, particularly those most in need. So can companies such as Facebook further support home access for students?

?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. Then, district leaders are linked to the FRS dashboard , a five-step interactive and collaborative planning tool with a hub where they can access self-assessments and receive customized reports to guide their development and implementation of action plans.

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

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More information on Future Ready Technology Leaders is available at [link].

What Does It Mean to Be “Future Ready?” (Adaptable, for Starters)

Educator Innovator

At the end of March, the most recent Future Ready Summit kicked off in Atlanta. More than 150 school and district leaders heard from education and technology experts, discussed what a “future ready” school looks like, and networked with other educators from around the region.

Free Resources to Support Your Work

Tom Murray

You can listen to the podcast episode here: If you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear Greg and I discuss a variety of resources such as Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day, issues that we are all facing, ways to advocate for some of our children most in need, and the work of my home organization, The Alliance for Excellent Education, each of which I share below. Future Ready Schools?

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.

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

Tom Murray

The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education , articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. . Future Ready Schools.

Future Ready summit tackles how to plan for tomorrow’s ed tech

eSchool News

A recent regional summit brought superintendents together to discuss the future of education. Despite a focus on using technology to prepare for education’s future, discussions about specific devices or applications were completely absent.

Our Kids Need You

Tom Murray

For those with access, it makes opportunities plentiful, as connectivity is a lifeline for progress. With access, opportunities abound. Although equity in access issues remain, incredible progress has been made inside school walls over the past five years.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today.

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.

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

The GCars also are WiFi access points, creating massive nationwide mesh networks. Leadership and Vision Our Changing World Audrey Watters future future-ready Karl Fisch vision

Leading Schools of the Future

A Principal's Reflections

Portions of this post are adapted from the Future Ready Schools website with permission. The evolution of the Internet allows anyone with access the ability to communicate, collaborate, acquire information, and learn with anyone, at anytime, and from anywhere.

Confessions of a Digital Leader: The Myths and Truths of Future Readiness

RafranzDavis.com

When I interviewed for my current role, I had to create a presentation and present on what being Future Ready meant to Lufkin.

Future Ready Schools 2015 - Online Event on June 24th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge. TICAL and the Learning Revolution Project invite you to join us for our annual School Leadership Summit, held online, and this year focused on the pillars of the U.S.

Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation #FutureReady #DLDay

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It emphasizes high-quality instructional pedagogy and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessments, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and personalized instruction to ensure all students reach their full potential to succeed in college and a career.

Events + News - Future Ready Online Summit Today - ISTE Unplugged - Unawards - Homeschooling the Teenage Years

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Wednesday, June 24th from 11am - 7:15pm EDT Future Ready Virtual Summit: 2015 School Leadership Summit , Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air. Are you ready to learn more?

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. Commit to Ensuring Equity in Access and Opportunity. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ Resources: Data Quality Campaign (stat source) & Future of Privacy Forum ).

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Save the Date: June 24th - Future Ready Schools | 2015 School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge. The Pledge is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, families, and community members to make all schools in their districts Future Ready. Each year TICAL ( [link] ) holds an annual School Leadership Summit.

Communicating Student Data Privacy

Tom Murray

Recent news coverage and social media conversations about student data access, especially as it relates to outside service providers, have heightened the public’s overall interest in the use and security of student data. Future Ready Schools.

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

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Access Point (Router), ethernet cable, SSID (network name), settings. Education Technology Future Ready Technology in Education Uncategorized Chromebook edtech screen start the year tabletHey, how’s your year starting?

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

NeverEndingSearch

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

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. Created in 2013, Code.org ® is an educational non-profit with a mission to expand access to computer science, and increase participation by women and underrepresented students of color.

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

Indiana Jen

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.

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

At a minimum, school district leaders should consider productivity, assessment, accessibility, ubiquitous connectivity, security, needed peripherals, and storage. 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.

Creative Communicator: Unpacking ISTE Standard for Students #6

Tech Helpful

That being said, to say we should strive to equip our students to be creative communicators is a vital skill for their future. Your students may not have access to social media but you do.

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

eSchool News

Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Future Ready Schools IT Newsletter Thought LeadershipA major generational clash is underway, says a foremost expert, and it’s affecting all industries, including education.

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

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