Guest Post: From Consumption to Creation: Future Ready Librarians Embrace Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As a former librarian and district leader, I found that success was the best form of advocacy—when the great work of librarians is shared and documented, good things follow for students and library programs.

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers


The adults would practice documenting the steps of their learning process so they can show students later.

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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. The videos highlight ideal, peer-based stories and practices from a wide range of Future Ready districts across the nation.

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


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. There are some new Future Ready Frameworks in town as well.

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

Tom Murray

First released in 1996 and updated every five years since, the NETP is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. C ollaborative leadership is third key theme of the NETP; a research-based foundation in developing Future Ready Schools.

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. The videos highlight ideal, peer-based stories and practices from a wide range of Future Ready districts across the nation.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


Like the DBQs, lessons revolve around a central historical question and sets of prima ry documents to engage learners with varied reading skills.

The news from ISTE


At the first Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit , ISTE’s Chief Learning Officer Joseph South shared the news of ISTE’s Librarians are Transforming Learning website. An updated version of the Future Ready Librarians Framework also launched at the Future Ready Summit.

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech


Will you need to show a slideshow of a student’s service learning trip (yes), play an audio clip of Michelle Obama’s speech (most likely), have students collaborate using Google Documents on their iPads (yup)? Hey, how’s your year starting?

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Mississippi’s Columbia School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Innovative Before- and After-School Programs for All Students


Explore the future of education at. STEM The Wire Future Ready Schools Technology Skills k12 education

300+ Digital Tools Crowdsourced by Educators #LT8Keys

Tom Murray

Attending a large number of conferences each year, and running a number of Future Ready events, I have the opportunity to work alongside so many educators from coast to coast. Upon completion of the session, a participant asked, “Can we share this document with those we work with?”

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Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

During this reflective process, it is expected that school leadership teams collect and document aligned evidence for each item. As a Future Ready Schools coalition partner , ICLE can scale services to support a district's digital transformation.

The case for strategic planning


Mimi and Lisa were excited to begin their planning process with AASL’s 2017 National School Library Standards , particularly with the structure provided by the School Library Evaluation Checklist in Chapter 14, also available as a printable PDF document on the Standards Portal.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Did you do anything to document that? As part of a Future Ready school district and a member of the Future Ready Librarians leadership team, she enjoys supporting others in her field by presenting at conferences, facilitating professional development sessions, and blogging.

Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

EdNews Daily

Innovative Learning Environments: Rethinking the different components, relationships, partnerships, and principles integral to learning environments to support more flexible and future-ready learning.?. ? By Charles Sosnik. It’s not often that we get good news from Washington D.C.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative


May 16, 2018) – Texas’ Richardson Independent School District (RISD) today announced it has selected Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support the district’s new, three year “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative.


ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech


Tools like Future Ready’s Interactive Planning Dashboard can allow administrators to identify an implementation plan that will allow their district to meet the needs of every type of learner.

A new framework to guide OER curation


It is also identified as a leadership area on the Future Ready Librarians Framework. The document lists a critical rationale for OER Curation: School librarians play a vital role in curating instructional resources to match the needs of their targeted school audiences.

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5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

On day one of math class, about one-third of school students are ready to master grade-level standards while others aren’t yet able to complete basic skills. It allows us to document, track, and deliver various resources to both students and teachers.

Network Essentials: Securing Buy-In For Your Network Upgrade

Education Superhighway

With personalized student learning at the center, the Future Ready Framework provides a roadmap to support school leaders in building a digital plan that prepares students for success in college, career, and citizenship. 3 – Planning for your future bandwidth needs.

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools


In addition, HSC’s new partnership with Discovery Education also supports the district’s Future Ready Preps initiative. This vision also extends to high schools through the Future Ready Institutes. Explore the future of education at


The National Education Technology Plan 2016

Kathy Schrock

Having worked on the 2000 version of the plan, I was anxious to read the document entitled "Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education". The new National Education Technology Plan was launched today.

What Is a Modern Learning Environment?

EdTech Magazine

Education has shifted dramatically in recent decades — from an emphasis on fact memorization through “drill and kill” and “sage on the stage” teaching styles to a focus on higher-order thinking and future-ready skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. What Is a Modern Learning Environment? meghan.bogardu…. Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:47.

Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

Get ready to stop asking how to put a worksheet in Google Classroom, because “worksheet” is about to be removed from your vocabulary. I have a PDF document that my students need to read and answer questions in Google Classroom.

Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016

Shake Up Learning

Develop Future-Ready Skills. Ready to take differentiation digital? Number the assignment and detail the choices in the directions and/or in an attached (view only) document.

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Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? Future workplaces are all about using modern tools of communication and collaboration to work in virtual teams spread across locations. The post Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways


If you examine the Future Ready Librarians Fact Sheet , it is clear that these gears that address the librarian’s role in the Future Ready Schools Framework and in connecting their practices, programs and spaces to educational innovation in schools.

It’s Not About The Tech, Unless It Is

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. A few years ago, I led a technology implementation initiative at a school where teachers were using the equivalent of “overheads” by way of document cameras that were only connected to projectors and not computers.

How to Move From Digital Substitution to ‘Deeper Learning’


We do a lot of digital substitutions, so a lot of schools think they are doing more future-ready work simply because they insert technology into their process, but it’s basically just the digital counterparts to the analog work. You used to hand out a paper worksheet; now you’re downloading a document in Google docs and typing into it and submitting it back to your teacher in Google Classroom. I think we always have a few teachers who are ready to jump in immediately and go.

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

Howard and Noakes: Howard encouraged educators to ask for documented and validated positive learning outcomes with actual kids. Dr. Rob is the author of several books including Reading, Technology, and Digital Literacy and the ISTE bestselling title Are You Future Ready. Rob also hosts a well-known YouTube educational video blog called The Seditionists and educational podcast called the Council on the Future of Education.

How peer video coaching is completely changing how our teachers teach

eSchool News

Department of Education to be “Future Ready,” the integration of video coaching is an extension of our pledge to empower educators through personalized learning. Peer-to-peer video comments are changing how one district’s teachers think about their practice.

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