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.

Launching Future Ready Librarians

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The Future Ready Librarians initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. The Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative itself launched at the White House in October 2014. When a superintendent signs the Future Ready Pledge , he or she commits to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district’s vision for student learning.

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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.

Are you future ready?

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The Future Ready Librarians initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. The Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative itself launched at the White House in October 2014. When a superintendent signs the Future Ready Pledge , he or she commits to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district’s vision for student learning.

Future Ready Librarians launch

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The Future Ready Librarians initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. The Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative itself launched at the White House in October 2014. When a superintendent signs the Future Ready Pledge , he or she commits to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district’s vision for student learning.

?Reports: On Leadership from Future Ready

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Strong leaders are essential for the developing and sustaining transitions to digital learning. The Office of Educational Technology (OET), in partnership with the American Institutes for Research, developed a research-based synthesis that defines a set of 27 policies and practices within four focus areas: collaborative leadership, personalized student learning, personalized professional learning and robust infrastructure.

?Framework: Future Ready Schools’ Commitment and Dashboard

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“For personalized learning to thrive, principals must create a culture of innovation that brings together students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community to share a vision for an improved learning experience.”. This is one of the principles championed by Future Ready Schools (FRS), a project of the policy and advocacy organization, Alliance for Excellent Education. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Future Readiness Depends on Equity. Here’s How My Product Factors That In.

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We want students to be ready for the future. According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, to be a future-ready school is to be a school that maximizes digital learning experiences. Words like “personalized learning” and “instructional goals to support teaching and learning” are speckled throughout the future-ready website and one-pager.

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. There, along with several partner groups, they announced several new commitments and initiatives to help schools become more digitally capable.

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. There, along with several partner groups, they announced several new commitments and initiatives to help schools become more digitally capable.

Framing the Personalized Learning Discussion from Tom Driscoll

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Learn more about what Tom is doing with teachers by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll. Although Personalized Learning has gained considerable traction in education, there is still much confusion and, at times, heated debate regarding what this set of ideas actually means and looks like in practice. As Larry Cuban referenced in a recent post , the core idea of personalized learning is far from new. Learning is social.

Tool: A District’s ‘Look For’ Guide to Personalized Learning

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Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD) is featured in the Future Ready Leaders project’s professional learning resources as one of the nation’s leaders in personalized learning. KMSD became recognized as a Future Ready school after an evaluation based on the 27 points of policies and practice within the focus areas. Personalized student learning. Personalized professional learning.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

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Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. But, are the students ready for what awaits them? According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Personalized Learning Aids All Students.

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. Learners today have embraced this digital world and have begun to explore their passions in ways never imagined. Schools and districts need digital leadership.

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.

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

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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. Thursday, June 18th in Greenfield, MA Forum for Alternative Earth-based Higher Education and Sustainable Living & Learning , The Forum is at the Greenfield Community College Downtown Center on Thursday, June 18th from 4pm - 6pm EDT.

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

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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. Personalized student learning.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to the successful digital transformation and implementation of innovative practices at my former school when I was a principal the key driver for us was the ability to show, not just talk about, evidence of improvement. The “secret sauce” in all of this was the strategic use of digital tools to proactively share the details of our efforts and resulting impact. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA).

Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose

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That vision is to create the best conditions that can lead to equitable learning outcomes and to provide all students with the right resources they need to learn, regardless of race, gender, income and other factors. With ongoing collaboration and learning, I have gained a refreshed understanding of what’s needed to achieve our goals, and I remain committed to educational equity. But despite progress, work remains: according to Future Ready Schools , 21 million U.S.

Tips for Designing a Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

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While educators and support staff are trying to ensure a continuity of learning for their students during school closures, school and district leaders have an opportunity to design a positive future. Aglio recommends that districts align every action and decision regarding remote and virtual learning to their mission, vision, and core values. He prescribes five tips for designing a student-centered, future-focused edtech mindset. Learn more at www.net-ref.com.

Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

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The district is in the middle of a digital equity revolution, being led by a particularly sharp Director of Education Technology and Library Programs, Dewayne McClary. Public Schools, digital equity and access to technology at home is a very real problem. ELI is a comprehensive three-year plan to close the digital divide and empower every learner through investment in technology?, They were actually utilizing the digital curriculum as a babysitter. By Charles Sosnik.

How to Create a Vision

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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. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

How to Create a Vision

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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. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Scaling Innovation: A System’s Approach to Transforming Teaching & Learning

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To help overcome this, we have adopted the Future Ready Schools Framework , a systematic approach to scaling innovative digital learning practices while promoting long-term sustainability. Putting a thoughtful transition to digital learning in place affords us the opportunity to provide greater clarity and coherence regarding our district’s vision of teaching and learning to educators, students, and our community. Digital Learning Teams.

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itslearning, Gooru enhance LMS platform with open content

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LMS provider itslearning and Gooru , a nonprofit organization which provides a free online learning navigator for educators of the same name, announced a strategic partnership to enhance itslearning’s platform with open educator-curated content and successful practices for personalized learning. The alliance will initially give teachers an avenue to find, remix and share collections and courses of open content designed for future-ready learning.

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New tool gauges your technology readiness

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Nationwide, more than 1,700 school district superintendents have taken the Future Ready pledge–a promise to personalize learning for students using digital tools. Before school districts make a technology purchase, they must develop a plan for how they will use technology effectively to address their specific challenges and learning goals,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2020 SXSW EDU PanelPicker

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We’re excited for the opportunity to share our work and highlight possibilities for the future of education, covering topics such as educational equity, the power of digital learning, workforce development, Challenge Based Learning, and inclusive innovation. Connected: The Power of Digital Learning Every Day. Join EducationSuperHighway, Future Ready, and Digital Promise to discuss how the classroom is transforming for students and teachers.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

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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. He’s the co-author of Learning Transformed. So many times, we’re seeing schools and teachers thinking that technology is going to solve the learning issues that we’re seeing, and that technology can just transform old practice. Research Finding #1: (What Works) Learning must be Interactive.

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What Will You Create this Year?

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We want to invest in YOU so that your students benefit from the enthusiasm and energy you have to inspire their learning. As a new mom, I’m dreaming of the world and learning opportunities I want to CREATE for my daughter. I know that teachers are inspiring the future of all our young people and at the EdTechTeam , we want to support you in this great adventure. Simply put, I don’t want to wait for the future to happen, I want to help you create it. Digital equity.

?Expanding Access to Edtech Isn’t Enough. We Need to Make Sure It Works, Too

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School, district, and state leaders make technology decisions every day that will affect student tech fluency, not to mention learning outcomes. The New Schools Venture Fund estimates that K-12 schools collectively spend about $9 billion per year on instructional software, digital assessments, laptops and tablets for students and teachers. But how do these leaders know whether their investments will lead to the student learning outcomes they desire?

Leading Educators Take the Stage to Ignite Change in Education

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Every speaker who took the stage talked about how students in this country deserve the highest quality education, rich with learning experiences that challenge them and opportunities to develop skills that prepare them for a future we can’t foresee. Mark Ray , Chief Digital Officer of Vancouver Public Schools , spoke of transforming the role of librarians in his district to support students in becoming “future ready.” Representing 73 districts, 33 states, and 3.2

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

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It is rare that things go as planned after selecting or purchasing new digital content, services, and tools. Building a culture of shared understanding and cross-departmental responsibility for how digital integration is approached is crucial to the success of any digital strategy. DAT is where the shared culture of digital integration begins; it aims to build a shared understanding and ownership of digital content across all teams.

Four Takeaways from League Candidates for Superintendent of the Year

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Every year, The School Superintendents’ Association (AASA) awards the title "Superintendent of the Year" to exceptional leaders who work to identify and implement these solutions so students can succeed through leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and community involvement. Learning can happen anywhere, anytime. In Kettle Moraine School District , all students have the opportunity to find the route that helps them learn best.

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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She believes that every classroom can be a place for these educational adventures — or student-centered, passion-based learning experiences — despite the many challenges facing schools today. As the Executive Director of ICWE , Rebecca Stromeyer has been a champion of e-learning for decades, organizing some of the world’s most popular education events: OEB Global and eLearning Africa. He knows pedagogy isn’t something to be forgotten in any digital endeavor. E-learning

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