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. In the best-case scenario, district leaders had a week to develop and roll out an eLearning strategy to students. Most teachers had a weekend to prep, and sent their students home without a defined plan or resources to help parents who became teachers overnight.

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?

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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. 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 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

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?

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. 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.

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. 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. That pioneering work led to Future Ready Librarians , an extension of the national Future Ready Schools initiative at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Lead beyond the library.

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.

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. Future Ready Goals=Librarian Goals. Next page: Why librarians can help become future ready).

Future Ready Schools Content Creation Guide

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?

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

techlearning

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. Ed Tech Ticker News Conference Future Ready Schools

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. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. Each Friday, I’ll be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

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. • Everything You Need to Know. Everyone You Need to Reach. • Why school librarians are tech integration pioneers. Librarians are more important than ever—here’s why. Helping students build information literacy skills. Librarians are facilitating learning despite school closures.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. 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.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. 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.

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - ISTE Unplugged - Future Ready Virtual Event - Global Ed Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. 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?

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

NeverEndingSearch

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 ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

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.

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

‘Google U’ launches, incorporating elements of Google Premium, GCasts, university/library materials, Internet resources, and classroom tools, allowing ACS to dump its own courses and create true individualized pathways for students that allow them to both master essential learnings (competency-based education) and engage in passion-based learning projects. Leadership and Vision Our Changing World Audrey Watters future future-ready Karl Fisch vision

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

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. 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.

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. Wednesday, June 24th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Are You Ready for BYOD? Are you ready to learn more? to help teachers be Ready for BYOD. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

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

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?

The news from ISTE

NeverEndingSearch

At the first Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit , ISTE’s Chief Learning Officer Joseph South shared the news of ISTE’s Librarians are Transforming Learning website. The site recognizes the role of the librarian and gathers such resources as the new Future Ready Librarians Framework/ ISTE Standards for Educators Crosswalk (see more on this below), the ISTE Standards for Educators, the ISTE Blog , links to librarian-relevant ISTE publications.

Curation and the School Librarian

NeverEndingSearch

It’s identified as a leadership area on the Future Ready Librarians Framework. Curation (School Library Monthly). AASLstandards curation social media video #aaslstandards #futurereadylibs Future Ready Librarians social media curationIt’s one of AASL’s Shared Foundations in the new National Standards. But what does it look like when the school librarian really dives into digital curation?

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9 New Teacher Survival Tips

The Daring Librarian

Fierce & Future Ready 7. but then ask them to either email you or drop by the library and put their name on the list. “I Google terms like "your subject area, your level, lesson plan, unit, & rubric" you can also later add in search terms like "future ready," "framework," "technology integration," or "printables." Pace Your Decorate Don't feel pressured you have to decorate your whole School Library or Classroom right away.

?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. How about a video plan to help incorporate digital learning into your schools?

5 Fun Reasons to Have a School Library Photo Booth

The Daring Librarian

So, here's my list of 5 ways your school library (or classroom) can benefit from a photo booth. This fun, easy, & cheap DIY Photo Booth has added a lot of fun to our school library and our end of the year celebration, our June Jamboree. Destination The cool thing about a photo booth it creates yet ANOTHER reason for kids to flock to the Library Media Center. This is a good thing for a school library! Future Ready Teacher Librarian & Tech Leader.

How school librarians are getting creative in a pandemic

eSchool News

How can I ensure teachers know about the content available in my library? My principal wants to convert my library into a classroom. The very nature of a library implies physical books stored on rows of shelves. I am worried about the library books.

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

Digital Promise

UTeach Computer Science provides classroom-ready high school computer science curricula and teacher professional development to foster computational thinking and engage all students through hands-on project-based learning. Global Competence – Future Ready Skills.

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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