Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? The Future Ready Frame work , a dynamic, research-based support for school leaders, created by Future Ready Schools?

Are You Future Ready? via @OfficeofEdTech - A Question Kids Deserve!

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Scroll down to see The Future Ready District Pledge - *You''re Invited to Sign it Today!* A book that is currently in publication that I have coming out, with a few other colleagues, focuses on taking a closer look at digital writing. and "How would you like to learn?"

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? on Digital Learning Day 2019.

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].

?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’s Transformation Framework

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How can school and district leaders leverage research-based practices and models of success to create an effective personalized learning ecosystem for all learners? Launched in 2015, Future Ready Schools ®, a collaboration of over 60 national and regional organizations, led by the Alliance for Excellent Education , lays out a framework for change and provides a myriad of free tools and resources, as well as support for district and school-based leaders.

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.

Learn how the Alliance for Excellent Education can help you and your students! | @All4ed

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The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington based advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students are ready for success in college. Show Topics * The Alliance for Excellent Education * 4th Annual Digital Learning Day * What is Future Ready?

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

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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.

Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom

Tom Murray

On Tuesday, September 12th, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST, join author and long time educator, Kristin Ziemke and me as we discuss: Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom ! Future Ready Schools ® Invites You to a Participate in a Webinar. Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K–6 Classroom. Tom Murray , Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools ® , Alliance for Excellent Education. From coast to coast, U.S.

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

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

This is the third post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. The Alliance also has run Digital Learning Day for the past five years.

Strategies to Plan a District Digital Learning Day

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Recently, Milford and East Bridgewater School Districts collaborated on district-wide digital learning days that provided successful and impactful learning experiences for staff. Once these stakeholders invest in active learning, you’ve cleared your first hurdle!

School Boards: 7 Steps to Supporting Digital Learning

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They prioritize student achievement, drive continuous improvement and implement policies that will ensure success for all. Digital learning opportunities now extend far beyond online testing and digitized versions of textbooks. 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. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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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. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Organization: Digital Promise.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

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. Research Finding #1: (What Works) Learning must be Interactive.

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8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

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The organisation’s primary activities include hosting key learning events, chief among them the annual ISTE conference and expo , producing professional development resources and a number of annual publications. FRS (Future Ready Schools). Digital Promise.

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. Digital Learning Teams.

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Connected Superintendents Help Drive Innovation

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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.

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.

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. He knows pedagogy isn’t something to be forgotten in any digital endeavor. E-learning

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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. As Larry Cuban referenced in a recent post , the core idea of personalized learning is far from new. Learning is social. Blog Featured Personalized Learning Tom Driscoll

Is Your School "Future Ready"?

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This is the first in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts. In November of 2014, President Obama challenged district superintendents to sign the Future Ready Pledge. By signing, school leaders committed to working with teachers, families, and community members to transition their districts to "personalized, digital learning.". What does it mean to be a Future Ready School?

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.

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. Advocating for changes that would uproot the foundation of long-standing institutions, policies and practices can quickly begin to feel like an uphill battle, no matter how many educators are working for the cause. Want to learn more?

?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?

Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016

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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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It’s Not About The Tech, Unless It Is

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Over the past week I have been looking a bit more deeply into the Future Ready Summit coalition partners in order to learn more about how each one contributes to the #FutureReady initiative. One of those is Digital Promise , an independent, bipartisan nonprofit, authorized by Congress in 2008 as the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies.

A National Push for More ‘Active Use’ of Technology in Learning

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In its 2016 National Education Technology Plan, the Department of Education emphasizes model approaches to digital learning. The most obvious addition to the plan is its focus on the “digital-use divide.”

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events.