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.

5 ways to teach students to be future-ready

Ditch That Textbook

Today’s students face a technology-infused, innovation-filled world in their future. Teaching 4 c's collaboration creativity edtech educational technology future ready job preparation life skillsWe’re already looking at the possibility of widespread smart houses, autonomous cars and artificial intelligence that can talk to us and work on our behalf. Our parents’ and grandparents’ curriculum won’t be sufficient.

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Methods and tools to develop future-ready skills

Neo LMS

In preparing students for the essential skills they need for the future, we have different methods and digital tools that we can bring into our classroom space. How to foster the development of future-ready skills. Using technology to build future-ready skills.

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. Check out some of the information from FRS and how YOU can get involved, here: Future Ready Schools® (FRS) has announced a series of eight free regional events to support educators who are planning to implement personalizing learning strategies for their students.

10 ways to help students become “future ready”

Ditch That Textbook

Our students' future is an uncertain one. Here are ways we can help them to be "future ready".Educators The post 10 ways to help students become “future ready” appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. DitchBook Twitter chat Teaching communication future ready global connections job skills workforceTheir workforce will look much different than ours. Educators have a daunting task.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

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.

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. At Future Ready Librarians , we pose two essential questions: How can librarians support Future Ready Schools? How can librarians and libraries become more Future Ready? Courtesy Mark Ray Mark Ray is the Chief Digital Officer for Vancouver Public Schools.

Look Into the Future Ready

CUE

Future Ready Schools? 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. Future Ready Schools ? The History of Future Ready Schools ®. What’s Next for Future Ready Schools ® ?

Parent Engagement in a Future Ready School

Tom Murray

Note: This blog post represents my personal views and not that of my employer, the Alliance for Education, or that of the US Department of Education; the two organizations that are running Future Ready. Parent Engagement in a Future Ready School It’s no secret. This post was originally published by the National PTA, here.

Facing the future through Future Ready

eSchool News

In Part I of this series, I reflected on the journey that led Follett Learning to Future Ready Librarians® and why the time has never been better for librarians to transform their programs using Future Ready tools. . Where are you on your Future Ready journey?

What is the Future Ready Effort?

Tom Murray

Future Ready Schools is a bold new initiative, led by the Alliance for Excellent Education, supported by the US Department of Education, and in partnership with the LEAD Commission and a vast coalition of organizations, working to support school district superintendents and their leadership teams on district-wide transformation.

What is the Future Ready Initiative?

Tom Murray

The Future Ready Schools Initiative is a bold new initiative, led by theAlliance for Excellent Education, supported by theUS Department of Education, and in partnership with the LEAD Commission and a vast coalition of organizations, working to support school district superintendents and their leadership teams on district-wide transformation.

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!* I was recently invited to speak in Australia for the Future Schools Expo regarding reimagining physical and virtual learning environments. I couldn''t be more excited as we work together to collaborate with friends such as James Sanders in developing ideas to propel this district into being a Future Ready District. Sign the Pledge - Is Your District Future Ready?

Curriculum is the Key to Flexible, Future-Ready Schools

EdNews Daily

from “completely ready for remote learning” to “this building closure is basically a school closure.” The post Curriculum is the Key to Flexible, Future-Ready Schools first appeared on EdNews Daily. By William Zhou This past spring, schools all across the U.S.

Essential EdTech Tools for Future-Ready Teachers of ELLs

CUE

The post Essential EdTech Tools for Future-Ready Teachers of ELLs appeared first on CUE, Inc. Did you know there are nearly 5 million English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. public schools today?

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?

How Can Your School Become Future Ready? | #FutureReady #DLDay @All4Ed

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Terri fro the Alliance for Excellent Education to talk about Future Ready Schools. Video Future Ready Schools video

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

Digital Promise

The Future Ready Librarians ® initiative has already changed the conversation about ways in which teacher librarians lead, teach, and support innovative learning in schools. A key part of the Future Ready Librarians Framework is empowering students as creators.

Future Ready Flexible Classrooms

There is no box

One that not every teacher is necessarily ready to take on. classroom furniture flexible learning environment future ready I’ve been meaning to write a post about our path down the flexible learning spaces journey and today coincidentally found myself having to write something on the topic for my LEC PLL course. We are 7 months into piloting “flexible” furniture in seven classrooms from VS, Smith, Paragon and Balt.

Leading eLearning: A Future Ready Library opportunity

eSchool News

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

3 Strategies to Make Students Future Ready

Digital Promise

Melissa is the League community manager at Digital Promise. You can reach her on Twitter at @melissaged. Highline Public Schools in Highline, WA is a member of the League of Innovative Schools. The League team visited Highline in February, 2015. Here is what they learned

Four Lessons from Future Ready Districts

Digital Promise

The Future Ready movement – an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Earlier this month, Lynn Moody, superintendent at Rowan-Salisbury Schools , joined Scott Smith, chief technology officer at Mooresville Graded School District , and Anthony Jackson, superintendent at Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, on a panel at the Raleigh summit to share four lessons they’ve learned on their path to become future ready.

FOUR FREE Future Ready Events this Summer!

CUE

CUE is a coalition partner for the Future Ready Initiative and wanted to make sure all were aware of several outstanding (and FREE!) The post FOUR FREE Future Ready Events this Summer! Learn Administrator Education Technology Future Ready Uncategorizedopportunities for the top-level leaders of districts. JUNE 24: ONLINE We invite you to join us for the annual School Leadership Summit, held online, and this year focused on the pillars of the […].

Student-centered learning lessons from the Future Ready Library Summit

eSchool News

As students across the country began heading back to classrooms, a couple hundred library leaders participated in one of this summer’s Future Ready Library Summits.

ISTELive 2022: 3 Superintendents Discuss How Technology Drives Future-Ready Learning

EdTech Magazine

If you ask Alena Zachery-Ross, superintendent of Ypsilanti (Mich.) Community Schools, to share one of the most positive ways that the pandemic impacted education, she will talk about technology.

Aligning the 10 building blocks for future ready schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

One of the themes of my InnEdCO Leadership Academy keynote this year is the idea that there are multiple paths to future ready schools. That said, as I work with educators around the world, I see future-oriented schools playing around with some, or all, of these building blocks: Project- and inquiry-based learning environments.

Future Ready Schools Launches New Program for School Board Members

techlearning

Future Ready Schools® today announced a new program for school board members that will be developed by FRS practitioners in conjunction with the National School Boards Association

Defining Future Ready by reflecting on the past

eSchool News

As I reflected on the structure of this article, my archived files got some exercise as I reflected on the origins of Future Ready Librarians ® and why the journey we took to create the program has never been more important than today. Confession: I’m a bit of a hoarder.

CUE Provides Input on the Future of Future Ready

CUE

by Mike Lawrence, CUE CEO The Future Ready effort, representing more than 2,000 Superintendents and almost 14 million students nationwide, recently welcomed CUE’s CEO Mike Lawrence, Director of Academic Innovation Jon Corippo, CUE Board Secretary-elect Jason Borgen, and Lead 3 Convener Rowland Baker to Washington DC for a one day meeting at the White House. […]. The post CUE Provides Input on the Future of Future Ready appeared first on OnCUE.

New Education Policy Roadmap Aims to Ensure High School Graduates in Every State are ‘Future-Ready’

eSchool News

CHICAGO – Parents and educators agree that a key goal of K-12 education is to ensure that students are “future-ready”—with the knowledge, skills, and drive to navigate their careers and lives. Today, various pathways exist for future success that value all learning.

Future Ready Schools

techlearning

Future Ready Schools is a free, bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Techlearning Resources T&L Live PD Library Future Ready Schools

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?

Empower students to be future ready with these top 5 tools

eSchool News

Empowerment means you are providing your students with the future-ready skills and experiences they can take with them into the future. Related: 10 things teachers can do today to prepare students for the future. Here are five tools that you can use tomorrow that will not only empower your students, but will also spark their curiosity and interests to be future ready. My favorite 5 tools to develop future-ready skills. Get 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?

Aligning the 10 Building Blocks for Future Ready Schools

Battelle for Kids

A growing number of schools are recognizing that they must start transitioning their learning environments toward deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and robust technology infusion. Making those transitions is complex work, however, and many school administrators and teachers aren’t exactly sure how to proceed beyond some vague ideas about doing things differently. P21 Blog

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

edWeb.net

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. She kicked off Season 6 of the Emerging Tech series of webinars on October 19th with a live broadcast from New Canaan High School on the topic of “ Future Ready Librarians.”

Are you a Future Ready Librarian?

eSchool News

That pioneering work led to Future Ready Librarians , an extension of the national Future Ready Schools initiative at the Alliance for Excellent Education. In my 2016 TEDx talk , I explore both the past and future of school librarianship, challenging educators to see librarians as innovative leaders in 21st-century schools. Despite seeing glasses as half-full, I will acknowledge that not all school librarians are Future Ready.

Future Ready: A Systemic Plan for Transformation

edWeb.net

Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Department of Education are leading the Future Ready effort with the support of the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission and a vast coalition of organizations, to implement systemic change throughout our nation by creating schools that are future ready.

Easy Ways to Get Students Future Ready

edWeb.net

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 tips 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.