Leading eLearning: A Future Ready Library opportunity

eSchool News

The COVID-19 crisis has forced districts to redefine the manner in which they are delivering education. One of my colleagues is known for regularly reminding us that a crisis is a terrible opportunity to waste.

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. Additionally, submissions are evaluated by practicing library leaders.

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How Librarians Hold the Key to Future Ready Schools

Digital Promise

Do you see librarians as part of the future? In June, I began working formally with the Alliance for Excellent Education as Lead for Future Ready Librarians. Thanks to a partnership with Follett, I am now collaborating with national educational leaders to connect librarians and libraries to the strategic work of districts. At Future Ready Librarians , we pose two essential questions: How can librarians support Future Ready Schools?

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. How can librarians become more Future Ready?

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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Librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.” The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, expanded FRS to position school librarians as leaders in this effort. Department of Education.

Are you a Future Ready Librarian?

eSchool News

For 20 years, I was a teacher librarian and worked in elementary, middle, and high school libraries. And for the last five years, I’ve been a district administrator, including almost two years as chief digital officer overseeing IT and educational technology operations for a district of nearly 24,000 students. In 2013, I was asked to be part of Project Connect , a Follett School Solutions initiative exploring the role of school libraries and librarians in 21st-century schools.

Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

eSchool News

Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become future ready. The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. Department of Education. Future Ready Goals=Librarian Goals. According to the U.S.

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. How can librarians become more Future Ready?

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. How can librarians become more Future Ready?

Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit Scheduled for June 23 in Chicago

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A full-day workshop just prior to the ISTE 2018 Conference in Chicago will explore how K-12 librarian leaders can lead, teach, and support the Future Ready goals of their schools and districts, develop an action plan for their library programs, and delve into the challenges and best practices surrounding empowering Future Ready Librarians. Department of Education. Ed Tech Ticker News Conference Future Ready Schools

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?

K-12 Library & Media Technology Guide

eSchool News

eSchool News Library & Media Technology Guide. Leveraging a Future Ready Library opportunity. Renovating libraries to meet students’ next-generation needs. • How librarians can build critical relationships with fellow educators.

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Many states and school systems are implementing competency-based education (CBE) frameworks and project- / inquiry-based learning initiatives, and 1:1 computing is increasingly prevalent in our elementary and secondary schools.

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - Future Ready Schools Online Summit - Student Coding

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

May 18th - June 1st, 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. This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

June 1st - June 15th, 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. This is your opportunity to connect with thought leaders within the education industry who are pushing the envelope to infuse innovation and creativity into learning experiences worldwide. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Are you ready to learn more?

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

While across the country, librarians are supporting those in need by promoting the great work and connectivity often available at local libraries. Fortunately, non-profits such as EveryOneOn and Future Ready Schools continue the fight so that all children, particularly those that are traditionally underserved can connect to a brighter future. This past weekend I was searching for a particular feature inside the Facebook app while on my cell phone.

Aligning our Standards: Two new crosswalks

NeverEndingSearch

Yesterday, the AASL Standards Crosswalk Task Force launched two eagerly anticipated crosswalk documents on the new Crosswalks page of AASL’s National School Library Standards Web Portal. AASL Standards Crosswalk Task Force chair Jay Bansbach, and AASL Standards editorial board member Kathy Mansfield explain the importance of the crosswalk efforts: Aligning school library standards to standards for other disciplines is critical to success in the school library profession.

Events + News - Future Ready June 24 - Global Ed Day at ISTE - Library 2.015 Proposals - NMC This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

June 8th - June 22nd, 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. This is your opportunity to connect with thought leaders within the education industry who are pushing the envelope to infuse innovation and creativity into learning experiences worldwide. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

Events + News - Future Ready Online Summit Today - ISTE Unplugged - Unawards - Homeschooling the Teenage Years

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.

How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise maker learning team spent some time in Greer, South Carolina this winter observing and filming the Riverside Middle School Library Club students as they worked to design solutions to problems they identified in their community. Mark: This is perfectly aligned with micro-credentials we are exploring to support our Future Ready Librarians framework. As a teacher librarian, what sparked your interest and willingness to bring making into your library?

Save the Date: June 24th - Future Ready Schools | 2015 School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge. The Pledge is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, families, and community members to make all schools in their districts Future Ready. Future Ready Schools: the School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air. In 2002, the Arkansas Department of Education contracted the TICAL project to serve educational leaders in their state.

The news from ISTE

NeverEndingSearch

Following input and feedback from more than 1300 educators from the US and around the world, ISTE released its new Standards for Education Leaders , formerly known as the ISTE Standards for Administrators. The standards are focused on some of the most timely, yet enduring, topics in education today — equity, digital citizenship, team and systems building, continuous improvement and professional growth. Future Ready Future Ready Librarians ISTE

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. She is a high school library media center director in Illinois and author of the book Digital Citizenship in Action published through ISTE.

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

Edsurge

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. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology created the Future Ready Leader project. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning StrategiesHow about a video plan to help incorporate digital learning into your schools?

9 New Teacher Survival Tips

The Daring Librarian

or hoped, it could be helpful to some new Educators, Admins, Teachers and Teacher Librarians! Fierce & Future Ready 7. I remember being so nervous about being a new educator, I didn't always use that pass. but then ask them to either email you or drop by the library and put their name on the list. “I 7 Speaking Habits That Make Women Look W eak More about Vocal Fry Ready to Learn: Creating a Positive Classroom Culture (warning, the teacher has vocal fry!)

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

Digital Promise

Clark County Education Association. The Clark County Education Association (CCEA) has launched 10 new micro-credentials housed within four stacks that center in global education, family partnerships, motivating learners, and understanding learners and their diverse needs.

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! Join the 4,000 others who have already registered to participate or watch the recordings now and we'll also send you our curated resource conference reading packet: 11 downloadable reports and tool-kits, 18 articles, 10 websites, and a YouTube video playlist --all focused on key ideas and trends for libraries of the future.

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5 key components of successful online courses

eSchool News

Two months ago, nobody would have predicted that education at every level, from kindergarten through graduate programs, would either shut down or move online. Related post: Leading eLearning and a Future Ready library opportunity.

What happens when there is no ‘e’ in eLearning?

eSchool News

Related content: Leading eLearning with a Future Ready Library opportunity. Yet as we face a new world in K-12 education, the power of print has nothing to do with nostalgia. I love the smell of the ink on the page. I cherish the way paper feels to the touch.

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

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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. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.

Events + News - K12 Online Call for Proposals - Library 2.0 Spring Summit Recordings - Starting to Homeschool Webinar Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

May 29th - June 8th, 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. Library 2.015 Spring Summit Recap On April 30th we held the first ever Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a half-day conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services.

Using Buncee to Promote eBooks

Buncee

Since winning the AASL award for one of the best digital storytelling tools in 2017 , the Buncee team has always loved being a part of school libraries across the country. These ideas also address elements of the Future Ready Library Framework.

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Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

eSchool News

Libraries, connectivity, and more are big issues for IT professionals. Since it was established 18 years ago, the E-rate program has focused on connecting schools and libraries to the internet. In December, The Office of Educational Technology released its new National Education Technology Plan titled, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education. Next page: Privacy and libraries take the spotlight.