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? Today, four years after the launch of FRS, over 3,300 district superintendents have signed the Future Ready Pledge , and thousands of school and district leaders have attended the nearly 50 free events that have been held throughout the country. It is our obligation to prepare our students for their future and not our past.

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. Check out some of the information from FRS and how YOU can get involved, here: Future Ready Schools® (FRS) has announced a series of eight free regional events to support educators who are planning to implement personalizing learning strategies for their students.

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How Librarians Hold the Key to Future Ready Schools

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Do you see librarians as part of the future? In June, I began working formally with the Alliance for Excellent Education as Lead for Future Ready Librarians. At Future Ready Librarians , we pose two essential questions: How can librarians support Future Ready Schools? How can librarians and libraries become more Future Ready? Blog Educators League of Innovative 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. 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.

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. That said, as I work with educators around the world, I see future-oriented schools playing around with some, or all, of these building blocks: Project- and inquiry-based learning environments. cross-posted at InnEdCO’s new Innovation in Colorado blog !].

Parent Engagement in a Future Ready School

Tom Murray

Note: This blog post represents my personal views and not that of my employer, the Alliance for Education, or that of the US Department of Education; the two organizations that are running Future Ready. Parent Engagement in a Future Ready School It’s no secret. This post was originally published by the National PTA, here.

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.”

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 tips to help educators prepare students for an unknown future. “We

Future Ready: A Systemic Plan for Transformation

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Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Department of Education are leading the Future Ready effort with the support of the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission and a vast coalition of organizations, to implement systemic change throughout our nation by creating schools that are future ready.

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

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Vicki Davis, full-time teacher and IT Director in Camilla, GA, and founder of the Cool Cat Teacher blog and podcast : In many ways, inquiry-based learning has been around since before Sir Isaac Newton wondered why an apple fell from the tree and hit him on the head. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Future Ready Schools Opinion classroom classrooms Education future implementation learning students teachers teaching technologies Time tools

Future Ready Teaching and Learning

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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. He is the author of a number of books including The Future Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks and Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy: Strategies to Engage the Reluctant Reader. edWeb Blog New Ideas for PD

Future Ready Teaching and Learning

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For the classroom of the future, we need to get away from the industrial revolution style of education that we deal with today. He is the author of a number of books including The Future Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks and Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy: Strategies to Engage the Reluctant Reader. Listen to the Education Talk Radio interview below: The post Future Ready Teaching and Learning appeared first on edWeb.

Future Ready Teaching and Learning Copy

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For the classroom of the future, we need to get away from the industrial revolution style of education that we deal with today. He is the author of a number of books including The Future Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks and Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy: Strategies to Engage the Reluctant Reader. Listen to the Education Talk Radio interview below: The post Future Ready Teaching and Learning Copy appeared first on edWeb.

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

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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. The summit was part of the Future Ready initiative, which builds on the White House’s much larger ConnectED. But what does being future ready mean, exactly?

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. TL Advisor BlogJust three months after MeTEOR completed the new furniture installation, 88 percent of the students felt that the furniture was facilitating their learning. Today’s educators dream of an interconnected educational structure that merges important resources, purposes, and properties into a single productive ecosystem. Unfortunately, this vision is still a far-off dream for many.

How to make your coaching institute future ready for digital education?

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The post How to make your coaching institute future ready for digital education? appeared first on Thinkexam Blog. Adopting digital methods of teaching is not just an option but a priority for coaching businesses as not doing so will bring a sharp imbalance in the academic system. COVID-19 has already altered the conventional classroom system; hence coaching centers have got no choice to lag.

Ensure Equity to Break Patterns of the Past

Tom Murray

Blog Equity future ready Pedro NogueraPedro Noguera (@PedroANoguera) joins Thomas C. Murray for this #FutureReady minute.

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

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Vrain was recently recognized as one of only nine “Future-Ready” school districts in the United States by the U.S. “When we talk about being a future-ready district, yes, we have incredible learning spaces for our students,” said Diane. The post Future-Ready District Delivers 21st Century Teacher PD using Video appeared first on the Edthena blog.

Technology Is An Accelerant

Tom Murray

Blog edtech future ready TechnologyTom shares some thoughts from a recent keynote in Kansas on the effective use of edtech for this #LeadershipMinute.

Start with One Thing

Tom Murray

Shannon is an incredible leader, a dynamic librarian, an advisor for Future Ready Librarians, and most importantly, an amazing person. All for the kids we serve, Future Ready Schools® is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, my home organization, and is located in Washington, D.C. Blog #LeadershipMinute Future Ready LibrarianWe all know the feeling… Being overwhelmed.

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

Tom Murray

** This blog was originally posted at futureready.org/netp. 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. . C ollaborative leadership is third key theme of the NETP; a research-based foundation in developing Future Ready Schools. Future Ready Schools.

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

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The post How can the recruiters be future ready to face the challenges of Industry 4.0? appeared first on Thinkexam Blog. 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. The way we carry off with our everyday chores or how we even communicate with others will have an automate bend to it.

Our Kids Need You

Tom Murray

All for the kids we serve, Blog Change the World Education SuperHighway future ready Homework Gap Kids Today Learning TransformedYou’ve heard it said countless times… “Kids today…” and it’s often not said in a positive manner. Just before or after the phrase, which is typically said in some condescending tone, is a reference as to why this generation of kids does not rise to the value of the last.

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?

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. 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.

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.

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.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

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. All for the kids we serve, Blog Access Albemarle EveryoneOn Facebook FCC Future Ready Schools Lifeline Lindsay Unified Middletown New JerseyThis past weekend I was searching for a particular feature inside the Facebook app while on my cell phone.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

June 1st - June 15th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Learning Revolution Events Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit , June 24th Each year TICAL holds an annual School Leadership Summit. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

Change Needed Today to Prepare for Tomorrow

A Principal's Reflections

On the other side is the need to innovate in order to successfully cultivate the next generation of thinkers, doers, inventors, and creators who will be able to solve some pretty serious global problems in the not so distant future. As many readers of this blog know, I am a huge proponent of innovative change that leads to actual results in teaching, learning, and leadership. There will even be a special Future Ready Schools strand.

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

AHS eventually buys a ceiling-mounted ‘GCam’ for every classroom, which captures video, sound (through an area microphone), and screen capture into unified ‘GCasts’ that can be uploaded to the AHS Learning Management System, which also contains RSS feeds, blogs, and Google Docs-like environments for every course. Leadership and Vision Our Changing World Audrey Watters future future-ready Karl Fisch vision

Beyond Band Aids: How Do We Heal Education?

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Ed note: This blog was co-authored by David Culberhouse, Jon Corippo, and Cori Orlando. Our students, our world, and our future are changing, therefore our students’ education must change as well. Let’s focus our change efforts on mindsets, mind shifts, future and around the corner thinking, internal and external awareness, greater emotional intelligence and empathy, greater understanding of improvement and transformational processes. appeared first on CUE Blog.

Future Shifts

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“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. When the future becomes a guessing game, when we focus on the unpredictability that we currently face, we have a tendency to recoil back to the known, back to the familiar, both as individuals and as organizations. The post Future Shifts appeared first on CUE Blog.

Open Education – Where do I begin?

Tom Murray

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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Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

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Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology and The Alliance for Excellent Education on Future Ready Schools. Learn more about Future Ready Schools - click here to visit the Office of Educational Technology website for additional resources.