Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Technology impacts every aspect of our students’ lives and will continue to play an important role in their lives. Teachers who integrate technology effectively help their students realize the potential we have to transform the world with our use of technology. They inspire their students to innovate, create, collaborate, and problem-solve with technology. Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks.

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? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids. Personalized Professional Learning.

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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.

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

Kleinspiration

Scroll down to see The Future Ready District Pledge - *You''re Invited to Sign it Today!* When redesigning my classroom this summer, I wanted the focus to remain on the foundational skills my grade two students would need yet provide an environment that would encourage collaboration and creativity, while remaining brain-friendly ( click here to view my webinar on brain-friendly learning environments). I find it most important to make learning fun for the children.

Four Lessons from Future Ready Districts

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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. Part of that preparation is learning from the successes, and missteps, of districts that have already started down the digital learning path.

Launching Future Ready Librarians

NeverEndingSearch

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.

3 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 some painless ways to help educators prepare students for an unknown future. “We

Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders

eSchool News

New project highlights critical role school librarians play in supporting Future Ready goals. Future Ready Schools (FRS), led by the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, announced Future Ready Librarians , an expansion of the FRS initiative aimed at positioning librarians as leaders in the digital transformation of learning. Future Ready schools require new kinds of leadership.

Are you future ready?

NeverEndingSearch

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

What Is Digital Learning Day 2016

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The post What Is Digital Learning Day 2016 appeared first on OnCUE. News connected educator Digital Citizenship digital learning day Education Technology equity Future Ready innovation technology Technology in EducationIn 1999, I sat eagerly in front of a computer, for the first time, waiting to get on the internet with the glorious sound of AOL dialup ringing in my ear.

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.

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.

8 ways schools can become truly Future Ready

eSchool News

Advice for districts seeking to become better at digital teaching and learning. Being Future Ready is about more than just signing a pledge or attending an event. It’s about taking measurable, sometimes scary, steps toward a digital future that is still very much uncertain, according to speakers at a recent ISTE panel discussion on the topic, “ Is Your District Future Ready?

Future Ready Schools® Announces New Program for School and District Technology Leaders

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Today, Future Ready Schools (FRS)—led by the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed)—announced Future Ready Technology Leaders™ (FRS Tech Leaders)—the latest expansion of the FRS initiative—aimed at empowering school and district technology leaders to better connect their practices, policies, and procedures to educational innovation in schools. 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.

?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

Efficacy in Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

However, when we began moving forward with our digital transformation one particular superintendent asked me point blank what evidence I had that actually supported our claims that new equated to better. As a supporter of the purposeful use of technology and innovative practices, I had to illustrate how effective these strategies were at improving learning. Adding technology or new ideas without this in place will more than likely not result in achieving efficacy.

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.

Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

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In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction. Blended learning is a variety of practices and strategies that combine online learning with in-person instruction from classroom teachers.

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. Earlier this week, 43 school district leadership teams from states up and down the West coast and Hawaii gathered together on May 4 and 5 at the Computer History Museum in northern California for this year’s seventh Future Ready Schools Regional Summit. The Future Ready Summit in Northern California was the seventh out of thirteen Regional Summits scheduled for 2015.

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

Educator Innovator

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?

Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation #FutureReady #DLDay

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Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation Digital learning is an instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. The Alliance for Excellent Education , one of the top bipartisan, non-profit education-focused organizations in the nation, has been a leader on the digital front. Digital Learning Day edsurge Erin Klein Future Ready FutureReady Thomas Murray

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

Tom Murray

schools are buying tremendous amounts of technology, placing these tools in classrooms, and often are left wondering what to do with it. 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.

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

TeacherCast

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington based advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students are ready for success in college. Jeff sits down with Terri Schwartzbeck and Sam Patterson to discuss the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day and how you can have a Future Ready School. Show Topics * The Alliance for Excellent Education * 4th Annual Digital Learning Day * What is Future Ready?

Informing your PD efforts: New ISTE Standards for Educators and Future Ready Frameworks

NeverEndingSearch

As the 2017/2018 school year approaches, it would be good to know about a couple of documents/frameworks that will be influencing the ways we teach with, learn with and support our classroom educator and coach partners. The ISTE Seal of Alignment catalog showcases the products and services that support best practices for technology-driven learning and teaching aligned to the ISTE Standards. There are some new Future Ready Frameworks in town as well.

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.

Textbooks optional: What unbundling and BYOD mean for learning technology

eSchool News

As digital natives, today’s students have grown up with technology integrated into every aspect of their lives, and education is no exception. In response, students are also choosing the devices they want to use for learning, and why shouldn’t they? Similar to the age-old Apple vs. Android debate, students tend to have personal preferences about the devices they use for learning. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a huge part of the way schools are integrating technology.

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3 things schools must know about the rising “phigital” student

eSchool News

The clash is coming from so-called Gen Z, the first generation to be considered fully “phigital”—unwilling or unable to draw a distinction between the physical world and its digital equivalent. Since education has been focusing more on adapting itself to its students, rather than students learning to adapt to its educators, there’s never been a better time to re-examine strategies ranging from classroom pedagogy to campus-wide technology initiatives. Digital is King.

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. 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.

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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. Two Week Calendar Wednesday, June 24th from 11am - 7:15pm EDT Future Ready Virtual Summit: 2015 School Leadership Summit , Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air.

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. Technology Leadership.

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How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

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While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. Regardless of state, neighborhood, socio-economic status or ethnicity, students should have the necessary access to information technology for lifelong learning, civic engagement, career readiness and essential services.

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.