Look Into the Future Ready

CUE

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 ®.

Four Lessons from Future Ready Districts

Digital Promise

The Future Ready movement – an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. These regional summits are designed to help school district leaders design and implement digital learning and teaching strategies to set students up to succeed in today’s increasingly tech-enabled world.

?Reports: On Leadership from Future Ready

Edsurge

Strong leaders are essential for the developing and sustaining transitions to digital learning. Leaders know this and want research-back direction to be those strong leaders who make good choices. The resulting Characteristics of Future Ready Leadership describes the policies and practices used by successful Future Ready district leaders. Together they represent a virtual tour of a highly advanced digital learning environment.

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.

What are #FutureReady Schools and Classrooms via @OfficeofEdTech

Kleinspiration

To read more about #FutureReady schools, please click here to read my recent post and click here to sign the pledge! When : Today (October 22, 2014) from 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST How to Join ? Simply click here to view at 8pm EST this evening!

Future Ready Schools regional summits announced

Education Superhighway

As a coalition partner in the Future Ready Schools initiative, we’re excited to share that the regional summit dates and locations have been announced! The Future Ready Schools initiative is a national effort to support digital learning opportunities by equipping district leaders with knowledge, action plans, and metrics to measure progress in preparing students for success.

Leading Schools of the Future

A Principal's Reflections

Portions of this post are adapted from the Future Ready Schools website with permission. Advances in technology continue to impact society in amazing ways. Learners today have embraced this digital world and have begun to explore their passions in ways never imagined.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

June 24th - July 6th, 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. Are you ready to learn more?

How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

And when you look at larger, more densely populated school districts–in urban markets like Los Angeles, Philadelphia, or Chicago–district leaders often face added pressures and challenges to do digital right, and often with little support.

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - ISTE Unplugged - Future Ready Virtual Event - Global Ed Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

June 15th - June 29th, 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. 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. Regardless of which region of the country the conversations take place, a number of concerns arise regarding a district’s digital transformation. These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning.

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How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Jargon can add up to something that everyone agrees to but no one really understands or finds inspiring. It doesn’t have to be this way. Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. There are a couple of risks to playing it safe and familiar.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Jargon can add up to something that everyone agrees to but no one really understands or finds inspiring. It doesn’t have to be this way. Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. There are a couple of risks to playing it safe and familiar.

Textbooks optional: What unbundling and BYOD mean for learning technology

eSchool News

Today’s educators are looking to Chromebooks , smartphones and maker spaces to enhance their teaching. As digital natives, today’s students have grown up with technology integrated into every aspect of their lives, and education is no exception.

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?Tool: A How-to Video Library From the U.S. Office of Educational Technology

Edsurge

How about a video plan to help incorporate digital learning into your schools? This series of 50 short videos help schools and districts see how it looks to implement various parts of a personalized learning strategy into their systems. In support of the Future Ready Schools Initiative, where superintendents across the country pledge to actively work toward widespread, equitable digital learning, the U.S.

Connected Superintendents Help Drive Innovation

Digital Promise

They determine district priorities, choose where to invest oft-limited funding, and develop policies that reflect the perspectives of schools, administrators, teachers, and, ultimately, students. In short, superintendents prepare their school districts for the future. Today, that means supporting students with high-quality learning technologies that provide new opportunities otherwise not possible with textbooks alone.

In the News…2018

Tom Murray

Flexible Classroom Design: How to Create a Student-Centered Learning Environment, PlanBook , Link. Exclusive Podcast and Mindshare Learning Moment with Thomas C. Murray, MindShare Learning Technology , Link. 10 Fantastic Teaching and Education Blogs to Follow, Tutorfair , Link. Webinar] Raising Readers to Leaders, One Page at a Time, Future Ready Schools , Link. Webinar] Renegade Leadership, Future Ready Schools , Link.

New tool gauges your technology readiness

eSchool News

Interactive dashboard and planning tool helps districts use data to inform technology implementations. Nationwide, more than 1,700 school district superintendents have taken the Future Ready pledge–a promise to personalize learning for students using digital tools.

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

Thanks to — or because of — technology change happens at a faster rate than ever before, and education makes no exception. How to know which is which? There is no right answer to that, but keeping an eye on the right people can’t hurt. Who else would you add to it?

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What Will You Create this Year?

EdTechTeam

As we’re gearing up to welcome a new year, I’m asking myself and all educators to imagine all the possibilities for tomorrow. Looking inward, I have challenged myself and my team to create a summit experience that will help you reignite your passion, potential, and purpose.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz to find out why Bloomz is the best parent-teacher communication system out there.

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Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Today, we are chatting about one of my favorite topics: Digital Differentiation with G Suite! Digital Differentiation with #GSuiteEdu Tools is within reach!

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Buncee is headed to FETC19

Buncee

The Buncee Bus is on the way to the 39th Annual Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida. We’re psyched to be attending FETC, getting to see all our old friends and make new ones as well who all share the same passion for student success.

5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture

The Cornerstone Blog

How can administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders help build a culture of innovation in our schools? What can we do to support teachers in getting connected and pursuing meaningful professional development opportunities? in a Future Ready Schools workshop.

NCDLCN Voices from the Field: The Secret to Coaching

The PL2C Blog

For the past 4 years, I have had the pleasure to be part of an amazing network of educators from across North Carolina – the Digital Leaders Coaching Network. Started in 2014 by the Friday Institute, this cadre of teacher leaders has been given tools to practice the art of coaching.

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Four Takeaways from League Candidates for Superintendent of the Year

Digital Promise

When it comes to education, there is no one right solution. Learning can happen anywhere, anytime. In Kettle Moraine School District , all students have the opportunity to find the route that helps them learn best.