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. The History of Future Ready Schools ®.

Just Announced: FREE Future Ready Schools Institutes

Tom Murray

As many readers of my blog know, I serve as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools® , a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education , located in Washington, D.C. The 2017 events build upon the first two phases of FRS, which saw almost 4,000 school leaders, from over 800 school district teams come to network, connect, learn, problem solve, and grow together. . All for the kids we serve, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools.

Launching Future Ready Librarians

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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. district-wide outline seven tenets relating to digital learning. .

Are you future ready?

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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. district-wide outline seven tenets relating to digital learning. .

Future Ready Librarians launch

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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. district-wide outline seven tenets relating to digital learning. .

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.

Future Readiness Depends on Equity. Here’s How My Product Factors That In.

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We want students to be ready for the future. According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, to be a future-ready school is to be a school that maximizes digital learning experiences.

Trending: This style of learning has teachers and students re-imagining Future-Ready

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The 21 st -century classroom has undergone many changes, from the growing implementation of new tools and technologies, to new ways of thinking about teaching and learning. One of these new mindsets has to do with the how much control students have over their own learning.

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.

?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 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

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

MindShift

Every year thousands of educators gather for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference eager to learn about the newest features in favorite apps and to glean ideas from one another about how to effectively teach in new ways.

Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

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Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become future ready. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, expanded FRS to position school librarians as leaders in this effort.

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. The main feature of this resource is a personalized playlist of bite-sized videos that will focus on the specific needs of a district. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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

Tom Murray

Department of Education released the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). First released in 1996 and updated every five years since, the NETP is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. Future Ready Schools.

Making Personalized Learning Real

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Hope is deeply intertwined with education. Goals anchor learning, providing direction for teachers and students. And the most thoughtful educators show students how to use the barriers they encounter to redirect their work—not simply give up. These days, many educators are fueling their hope with visions of personalizing learning—of finding ways to help students articulate their goals, find pathways, take action and keep at it, no matter the obstacles.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

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If we want to be innovators in education, we must be risk takers at the core. This is how things are done, it’s worked in the past, this is how they learned. But… When asked what they learned, both students replied: “We learned to look up a picture, copy it and label.”

Future Ready Schools® Announces Five Regional Institutes for District and School Leaders

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Future Ready Schools (FRS) today announced a series of free regional events to support school and district leaders in creating policies, procedures, and practices that transform teaching and learning. To learn more about the FRS institutes, visit www.futureready.org/institutes.

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

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 main feature of this resource is a personalized playlist of bite-sized videos that will focus on the specific needs of a district. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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. In our first year, we implemented personalized learning in our six middle schools.

Leading Schools of the Future

A Principal's Reflections

Portions of this post are adapted from the Future Ready Schools website with permission. 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.

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. The project is showcased on the Department of Education’s website.) 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 Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

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Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. have an overabundance of responsibilities, not the least of which is educating hundreds of eager minds each year and then sending them out into the world. But, are the students ready for what awaits them? As reported in April 2016 (the most recent year for which data is available from the National Assessment of Educational Progress ) only 37 percent of high school seniors in the U.S.

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7 ways rural schools can sustain personalized learning

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Rural schools could get a boost from personalized learning programs as they strive to meet unique challenges and help students succeed, according to new research. ” (Next page: A 5-step planner and 7 “gears” for personalized learning).

Personalization and Teacher Engagement Play Vital Roles in College and Career Readiness

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College and career readiness has grown to be a hot topic that is on the mind of every educational leader in the nation. Innovators in education shared their expertise on preparing students to be ready for the working world in a recent edWebinar.

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

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But what else was she learning in this maker space? But assessing these skills has been a weak link in these efforts, according to the education researchers at the MIT Playful Journey Lab , which hopes to remedy that with “playful assessment” tools.

Changing the narrative using educational success

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“Every day in every one of our schools, amazing things are happening,” says FETC thought leader and Future Ready School’s Tom Murray. It’s about telling stories and creating authentic, personal learning experiences for kids, so they’re prepared for the future ahead — a future that involves automation and robotics in vastly and rapidly changing industries. Uncategorized edtech FETC Future Ready Schools

Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

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Click Above to Register Now I am honored to share some of my most useful tips for setting up a brain-friendly learning space that encourages student collaboration and hands-on learning.

Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose

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In my time as a classroom teacher, principal and superintendent, I became professionally and emotionally vested in leading and supporting a vision for educational equity, which is shared by many of my colleagues. 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. Want to learn more?

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

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How about a video plan to help incorporate digital learning into your schools? This series of 50 short videos help schools and districts see how it looks to implement various parts of a personalized learning strategy into their systems. 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. Personalized student learning.

How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools?

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The education policy platform of President-elect Donald J. Department of Education, so it’s not a stretch to say that department might be shuttered. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Related: States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

?Resources: Jefferson Education Accelerator, Mathematica, OET, RAND, WestEd

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Jefferson Education Accelerator. Jefferson Education Accelerator at the University of Virginia, in conjunction with Digital Promise, convened a significant symposium on Edtech Efficacy Research. Department of Education. (It Education is a key focus area. of Education’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory (REL), which serves Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. of Education across the U.S.).

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Omit College Ready, Focus On Career Ready

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Education may not be consistently good at many things. But, it does seem to be great at both acronyms (CTE, PBL, EDI, ELL, SPED, PLC and so on) and catch phrases (21st century learning, personalized learning, future ready). One of the more popular catchphrases is College & Career Ready.

Leading Educators Take the Stage to Ignite Change in Education

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million students, the League of Innovative Schools is a coalition of education leaders use their collective voice to advance positive change in public education, as exhibited by a powerful series of TED talks delivered this April. Representing 73 districts, 33 states, and 3.2

How We Empowered and Engaged Latino Parents—by Building a Tech Community

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I have always maintained that involving parents in the educational process is essential to building a strong classroom culture. We planned to educate parents about internet safety, digital citizenship and Chromebook management. Empowering Parents I am always amazed at how grateful our parents are for the opportunity to learn and to become a greater part of their child’s school. But not all learning and community building is comfortable for every participant.

How Will the Presidential Election Results Influence Education Technology in Schools?

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How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools? ” Will schools continue to accelerate the pace of blended learning – which incorporates technology into classes along with in-person instruction? Will states enable schools to pursue personalized learning strategies, which make use of technology to create custom-fit lessons for students? Blog News OER Policy Donald Trump Office of Educational Technology U.S.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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From ancient gurukuls to blackboards to Virtual Reality headsets, the way education has been imparted has transformed drastically over the last few decades. Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector.

8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

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Those experiences have sharpened our desire to prepare this generation of students to become successful citizens in a global society by putting to rest the weary industrial model of education and shifting to a more personal approach. Learning Transformed. Our new book, Learning Transformed , published by ASCD, outlines eight keys to intentionally designing tomorrow’s schools to prepare today’s learners for success far beyond earning a high school diploma.