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. She kicked off Season 6 of the Emerging Tech series of webinars on October 19th with a live broadcast from New Canaan High School on the topic of “ Future Ready Librarians.”

Hacking Project Based Learning: A free webinar!

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I’m excited to have Ross and Erin join me in just a few weeks for this FREE Future Ready webinar on #HackingPBL. 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. This webinar will focus on demystifying project-based learning.

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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. 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. Future Ready Goals=Librarian Goals. Next page: Why librarians can help become future ready).

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.

?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.

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. . 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. ** This blog was originally posted at futureready.org/netp.

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

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The State Education Technology Director’s Association recently hosted their “What’s New and Noteworthy” webinar, and Edthena was one of the featured technologies. Diane Lauer, executive director of professional development and assessment at St. Vrain was recently recognized as one of only nine “Future-Ready” school districts in the United States by the U.S.

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

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. These assessments might be used to engage learners in discussion before an inquiry. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Learning Transformed: A Free Webinar!

Tom Murray

This Thursday, September 21st, from 3:00-3:45 pm EST, my co-author, Eric Sheninger and I will join former Governor and Alliance for Excellent Education President, Bob Wise, for a free webinar on our new book: Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Murray , Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools ® , Alliance for Excellent Education, Author, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Good Afternoon, Friends!

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. Digital Learning Day edsurge Erin Klein Future Ready FutureReady Thomas Murray

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. The webinar with Stacey and Lynn is available here: The webinar, which covered a lot of ground in a short time period, caused me to reflect on the impact of school culture on a digital learning conversion. Future Ready Schools.

Open Education – Where do I begin?

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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 Schools. Blog Amazon Andy Marcinek Edmodo future ready GoOpen OER OER Commons Office of Edtech Open Education US Department of Education

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Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

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I invite you to simply click above to register for this free, jam-packed one hour webinar about effective class design and personalized learning for students. Webinar Description: Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra set of hands in the classroom to work with students while you worked with a small group? blended learning brain friendly brain-friendly class design differentiated instruction education free webinar kurzweil personalized learning teaching

Is Your School "Future Ready"?

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We are also hosting monthly webinars to dig deeper. The first two webinars are archived and available here. In November of 2014, President Obama challenged district superintendents to sign the Future Ready Pledge. Department of Education , and the LEAD Commission is hosting Future Ready Regional Summits across the nation to provide support for those districts and to build a network of leaders. What does it mean to be a Future Ready School?

edWeb Survey on Teacher Professional Development

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All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more. Assess how edWeb compares with other teacher professional learning options. I’ve presented at a conference, workshop, or webinar.

edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

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All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more. Assess how edWeb compares with other teacher professional learning options. I’ve presented at a conference, workshop, or webinar.

Connected Learning: Time and Space

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Additional themes for collectively building activities and learning will include: Future Ready. Innovations in Assessment. Interested participants can sign up to receive updates about: Highly interactive webinars and other real-time events—many headlined by education, technology, and community leaders—that you can register to attend.

How Will Districts’ Ed-Tech Strategies Change Under ESSA?

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Each of the speakers on the panel conveyed reservations about to what extent educators will feel confident about making change, and be ready to do so. “I like ESSA because it’s a great excuse to go in front of your board, if you’re a superintendent, and say, ‘The compliance rules are off,'” said Wise, whose organization runs the Future Ready Schools initiative, featuring leadership summits co-hosted by the U.S. Dallas.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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Noakes: She recommended a needs assessment, as Diamond outlined, but said schools often look at the curricular content or internal infrastructure only. Noakes emphasized that the process must include an equity assessment—can all of the students and teachers access the tech outside of school? And when assessing student performance and whether or not a tool is helping them reach their goals, they cautioned that educators need to look beyond test scores. “We

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

network to be kept updated on this and future events. Future Ready Librarians Can Do That! by Mark Ray - Director of Innovation and Library Services | Future Ready Librarians Lead Full Description HERE Media Binds or Blinds: Deconstructing the Myths and Misconceptions in Teacher Education by Melda N. network to be kept informed of future events.

"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference

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network to be kept updated on this and future events. network to be kept informed of future events. WEBINAR PLATFORM : The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate , and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. (To Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa is also the lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project.