5 ways to teach students to be future-ready

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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 skills

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.

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10 ways to help students become “future ready”

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Teaching communication future ready global connections job skills workforceEducators have a daunting task. It’s our job to help students prepare for a workforce that we can’t describe. Today, people have jobs that we couldn’t dream of several years ago. For example … managing social media for companies arranging work-from-home or telecommuting optimizing websites for search engines People all over the world are doing [.].

Are You Future Ready? via @OfficeofEdTech - A Question Kids Deserve!


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. Sign the Pledge - Is Your District Future Ready?

Future Ready Schools


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

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.

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?

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

Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders

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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. Future Ready schools require new kinds of leadership.

Future Ready Flexible Classrooms

There is no box

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Four Lessons from Future Ready Districts

Digital Promise

The Future Ready movement – an initiative spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education – is taking its show on the road, with regional summits happening now through June.

Launching Future Ready Librarians


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. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard.

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers


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.

Is your library going Future Ready too?

eSchool News

Modern librarians can take charge in making their schools Future Ready. Ed note : This is the first in a series of columns from digital library expert Mark Ray discussing the changing role of librarians and the Future Ready Schools initiative.

3 easy ways to get students future ready

eSchool News

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.

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. Future Ready Goals=Librarian Goals. However, Future Ready is focused on collaborative leadership, not just the superintendent.

9 Steps to a Future-Ready Education

EdTech Magazine

By Jon Phillips Initiatives are about more than just adopting technology. Investment Management Professional Development

What Do "Future Ready" Students Look Like?


Photo credit: MarineCorps NewYork via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Suzie Boss Education Trends Read about the winners of the $1 million Hult Prize, which leverages student innovation to address global issues

4 Ways to Get Your School Future-Ready

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Make sure your district is geared up for what’s next in education by collaborating to build a strong infrastructure. Leadership Management Networking Training

Updates to Learning Spaces Make Schools Future-Ready

EdTech Magazine

By Jacquelyn Bengfort More flexible learning environments are important for improving student outcomes. Classroom Personalized Learning

8 ways schools can become truly Future Ready

eSchool News

Being Future Ready is about more than just signing a pledge or attending an event. There are also related regional summits that delve into how schools and districts can achieve Future Ready aims, such as empowering teachers, closing the digital divide, or supporting community efforts.

Are you future ready?


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. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard.

5 Ways to Teach Students to Be Future-Ready

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Miller Helping prepare kids for the workforce can be done with a few simple classroom changes. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum STEM

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


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

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

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Future Ready: A Systemic Plan for Transformation


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. The post Future Ready: A Systemic Plan for Transformation appeared first on edWeb.

To Develop Future-Ready Students, Project-Based Lessons Teach Real World Skills


In the course of adapting many of our curricular resources to fit teachers’ changing needs, we have distilled a robust collection of skills into lessons we believe will help teachers foster social-emotional learning, and in doing so develop future-ready students. Yet at the individual classroom level, the simple ways to describe, organize and teach the skills students need to be future ready are still a little nebulous. Are your students future ready?

Microsoft Eases Personalized Learning and Encourages Future-Ready Skills

EdTech Magazine

By Anthony Newbold A new collaboration tool creates a more on-demand classroom for teachers and students. Classroom Collaboration Digital Content Management Team Collaboration

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


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.

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.

What are #FutureReady Schools and Classrooms via @OfficeofEdTech


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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. Are you ready to learn more?

Future Ready Schools 2015 - Online Event on June 24th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge. TICAL and the Learning Revolution Project invite you to join us for our annual School Leadership Summit, held online, and this year focused on the pillars of the U.S.

Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation #FutureReady #DLDay


During this webinar Tom Murray , is joined by Rich Kiker , Kyle Pace , Tony Sinanis , and Amber Teamann as they discuss how the Future Ready Schools effort can provide a great framework for digital decision making at all levels and how Digital Learning Day can help districts celebrate their success.

5-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Leadership


Photo credit: "24/7 Connectivity: Wi-Fi Powered Buses" Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) 5-Minute Film Festival Is your school or district "Future Ready"?

One-to-One Devices and Microsoft’s Imagine Academy Teach Future-Ready Skills

EdTech Magazine

By Andrea Tolley Technology helps middle schoolers develop a lifelong passion for learning. Classroom Digital Content Hardware Notebooks STEM

3 Ways Schools in Arizona Use Technology to Empower Future-Ready Students

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A combination of innovative technology and powerful partnerships helps prepare K–12 students for what’s next. 3D printing Classroom Hardware Projectors STEM

Five questions to ask before assigning homework

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


There are some new Future Ready Frameworks in town as well. You likely already know about Future Ready Schools and the Future Ready Pledge. And, you are likely already very familiar with the Future Ready Librarians framework released last year.

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay


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