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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!

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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

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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

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. Future Ready schools require new kinds of leadership.

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.

9 Steps to a Future-Ready Education

EdTech Magazine

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard.

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.

Future Ready: A Systemic Plan for Transformation

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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.

What Do "Future Ready" Students Look Like?

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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

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. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard.

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

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.

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.

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.

5-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Leadership

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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"?

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

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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.

Q&A with Thomas Murray on How K–12 Is Becoming Future-Ready

EdTech Magazine

By Jena Passut Learn more about Murray’s vision for educational technology. Funding Leadership Management

K-8 tech use increases, and libraries get Future Ready

eSchool News

Is your library going Future Ready too? During the past year, more than 1900 superintendents have signed the Future Ready Pledge, part of a broadly-defined initiative to promote digital transformation in American schools.

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

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Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology and The Alliance for Excellent Education on Future Ready Schools.

Events + News - Canva Webinar - NMC Summer Conference - Future Ready Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning Revolution Events Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit , June 24th Each year TICAL holds an annual School Leadership Summit. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

This is what Gen Z-designed curriculum looks like for the future

eSchool News

Cross-curricular lessons are one way educators can prepare students for an uncertain future. Curriculum Featured on eSchool News Future Ready Schools[ Editor’s Note : This story is Part 3 of our month-long series on “What it means to teach Gen Z.”

An unknown future? Prepare students with these timeless skills

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Teaching collaboration critical thinking future future ready workforceThe U.S. Department of Labor predicts that 65 percent of today’s schoolchildren will be employed in jobs that don’t exist today.

Confessions of a Digital Leader: The Myths and Truths of Future Readiness

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When I interviewed for my current role, I had to create a presentation and present on what being Future Ready meant to Lufkin.

Future Ready summit tackles how to plan for tomorrow’s ed tech

eSchool News

A recent regional summit brought superintendents together to discuss the future of education. Despite a focus on using technology to prepare for education’s future, discussions about specific devices or applications were completely absent.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning Revolution Events Future Ready Schools - the 2015 School Leadership Summit , June 24th Each year TICAL holds an annual School Leadership Summit. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

Leading Schools of the Future

A Principal's Reflections

Portions of this post are adapted from the Future Ready Schools website with permission. Future ready schools are those focused on learning in a digital age and prepare students for the world of today and of the future.

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. Each year TICAL ( [link] ) holds an annual School Leadership Summit.