Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

The Future Ready Frame work , a dynamic, research-based support for school leaders, created by Future Ready Schools? Today, four years after the launch of FRS, over 3,300 district superintendents have signed the Future Ready Pledge , and thousands of school and district leaders have attended the nearly 50 free events that have been held throughout the country. It is our obligation to prepare our students for their future and not our past.

Beyond Band Aids: How Do We Heal Education?


Our students, our world, and our future are changing, therefore our students’ education must change as well. Let’s focus our change efforts on mindsets, mind shifts, future and around the corner thinking, internal and external awareness, greater emotional intelligence and empathy, greater understanding of improvement and transformational processes. Co-Founder Minarets HS, EdCamp Yosemite. # cuerockstar @ jcorippo.


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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

Supervision conversations must move from “I attended …” to “I learned and then implemented …” Non-traditional forms of professional learning such as EdCamps, Twitter Chats, and the utilization of tools such as Voxer to connect and communicate are valuable experiences for educators. Blog Accountability Anytime Anywhere Culture Feedback future ready Leadership Model Network professional learning Samsung Teacher Choice Teacher Voice VisionThis post is sponsored by Samsung.

New Micro-credentials for Back-to-School Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Edcamp Community at Digital Promise. Educators who organize the rigorous and personalized learning experiences at Edcamps know how comprehensive the experience is. Global Competence – Future Ready Skills.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 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. EdCamp Foundation.

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

The Cornerstone for Teachers

in a Future Ready Schools workshop. I’m super excited to help support the Future Ready Schools initiative, which provides districts with resources and support for aligning technology with instructional best practices, particularly in underserved schools and communities. How can administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders help build a culture of innovation in our schools?

School Librarian as your Information Overload Superhero!


For more information on the leadership, role librarians must take in the area of curating digital resources and tools, empowering students as creators, and building instructional partnerships visit Future Ready Librarians and follow #futurereadylibs on Twitter. Ugghh, help, I can’t keep up! With easy access to websites, blogs, online PD, webinars, YouTube, workshops, and social media, finding digital resources is not hard to do.

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

Educator Innovator

Katie and Jason’s work, part of a collected free ebook called Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom , was one of several highlighted in the Department of Education’s 2016 National Education Technology Plan , “ Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education (PDF).” In its 2016 National Education Technology Plan, the Department of Education emphasizes model approaches to digital learning.

5 Ways to Prep for the Next School Year


If you’re looking for somewhere to start, here are a few of my favorite books that I read this school year: Kids Deserve It by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome Dive Into Inquiry: Amplifying Learning and Empowering Student Voice by Trevor MacKenzie The 20Time Project: How Educators Can Launch Google’s Formula for Future-Ready Innovation by Kevin Brookhouser The HyperDoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis So, get your read on! #2:

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

The traditional application of ELA isn’t enough for future-ready learners. Natalie is involved in EDCampNJ , EDCamp Jersey Shore , EDCamp Leadership , NJ/PA ECET2 , and NJASCD. Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators.