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?

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

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. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard.

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.

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. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard.

Is your library going Future Ready too?

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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.

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 Schools Content Creation Guide

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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 Librarian Leadership Summit Scheduled for June 23 in Chicago

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The “Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit” is hosted by Follett, which more than two years ago announced its support of Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative developed by the U.S. Ed Tech Ticker News Conference Future Ready Schools

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ?

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. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

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. You can now download printable 11 X 17 PDFs of these two crosswalks: Future Ready Framework.

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. 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 at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Are You Ready for BYOD?

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. All for the kids we serve, Blog Access Albemarle EveryoneOn Facebook FCC Future Ready Schools Lifeline Lindsay Unified Middletown New Jersey

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. 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. Are you ready to learn more?

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. Why the library?

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.

The news from ISTE

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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. An updated version of the Future Ready Librarians Framework also launched at the Future Ready Summit.

Curation and the School Librarian

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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 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 Pace Your Decorate Don't feel pressured you have to decorate your whole School Library or Classroom right away. That's a lot of ready's!)

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

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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. This is a good thing for a school library!

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! Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events.

Let’s get it started in here!

NeverEndingSearch

There’s been a lot of very expectable buzz on the TL Blogosphere as well as on Future Ready Librarians Facebook Group relating to new ways folks are getting things started. We used this brief moment to go over some reminders before exploring the whole library to checkout books.

Events + News - K12 Online Call for Proposals - Library 2.0 Spring Summit Recordings - Starting to Homeschool Webinar Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.015 Spring Summit Recap On April 30th we held the first ever Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a half-day conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services.

Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

eSchool News

Libraries, connectivity, and more are big issues for IT professionals. Since it was established 18 years ago, the E-rate program has focused on connecting schools and libraries to the internet. Next page: Privacy and libraries take the spotlight.

Josh Stumpenhorst’s Learning Commons: Drones, Literature, and Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Josh Stumpenhorst @stumpteacher is directing a library revolution and evolution to Learning Commons at his school. And yes, they’ll be flying drones in the library! ” He also discusses the importance of literature and creativity in the library.

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

Libraries as Maker Magnets. What happens in a Future Ready Library? Explore why and how libraries are becoming ground zero for the maker revolution, where student are creators,empowered learners, innovative designers, and global collaborators.

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7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Across the country, librarians are supporting those in need by promoting the great work and connectivity often available at local libraries. Collaborate and Promote Your Local Library! Note: Check out Future Ready Librarians for librarians that think like this!).