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. 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.”

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Today we see a number of dual enrollment programs, for example, and secondary students in P-Tech programs , the Bard Early Colleges , and other initiatives are graduating with college credits. Leadership and Vision Our Changing World Audrey Watters future future-ready Karl Fisch vision

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9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

As shared in my previous posts 7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning and 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director.

Learn how the Alliance for Excellent Education can help you and your students! | @All4ed

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The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington based advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students are ready for success in college. Jeff sits down with Terri Schwartzbeck and Sam Patterson to discuss the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day and how you can have a Future Ready School. Show Topics * The Alliance for Excellent Education * 4th Annual Digital Learning Day * What is Future Ready?

Free Resources to Support Your Work

Tom Murray

You can listen to the podcast episode here: If you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear Greg and I discuss a variety of resources such as Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day, issues that we are all facing, ways to advocate for some of our children most in need, and the work of my home organization, The Alliance for Excellent Education, each of which I share below. Future Ready Schools?

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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

Education technology and the future of Higher Ed leadership

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To quote a study on Evolllution , “60 percent of respondents said technology has fundamentally changed post-secondary teaching and learning. Now, more than ever, higher education needs leadership that reflects its new avatar: leadership that’s not just future-ready, but future-forward.

This Tech Encourages Career Planning When It Matters Most—Before Graduation

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Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. With that in mind, Lee implemented Xello , a career and college-readiness platform designed to boost students’ future readiness and make career planning more student-centered. EdSurge: Why did you decide to bolster your career and college readiness support for students with this software? It’s sad to me when students don't know what their future holds; I worry about those kids.

It’s 2018, not 1918. Basic skills are not enough.

Dangerously Irrelevant

“When we give them a diploma without ensuring that they have basic skills and they go to post-secondary education and they hit a brick wall – when they get into those English and math gateway courses, when they don’t have the necessary basic skills or preparation to get a job and take care of themselves,” he said. If we don’t frame future readiness and life success as more than basic skills, we’re doing our students and graduates a grave disservice.

An Interactive Tool Empowers High Schoolers To Take Control of Career Planning

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Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. With that in mind, Lee implemented Xello , a career and college-readiness platform designed to boost students’ future readiness and make career planning more student-centered. EdSurge: Why did you decide to bolster your career and college readiness support for students with this software? It’s sad to me when students don't know what their future holds; I worry about those kids.

21 Must Have Communication Skills

The Daring Librarian

I've been a fangirl of Lisa Johnson aka the @ TechChef4u for years, this an infographic from her latest book: Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students and it's AWESOME so and I just have to share it with you! As a middle school teacher and a future ready librarian, I want to make sure our kiddos have what they need going on to High School.

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

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He currently co-leads a Future Ready Administrators principal team to foster professional learning and he is working with the director of curriculum to define a blended and personalized learning framework to help implement digital content and services. Zach was recently appointed to the advisory board for Future Ready Principals with the Alliance for Excellent Education.

6 Questions to Consider as You Start the School Year

Tom Murray

After facilitating a large number of admin retreats, leading conference sessions, emceeing multiple Future Ready Institutes, and keynoting many conferences this summer, my heart keeps coming back to one thing to start this coming school year. Everything else is secondary. It was August of 2000. I was about to enter my very first year teaching fourth grade in Pennsylvania.

Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

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Autodesk provided more than 335,000 students and educators from secondary schools with professional software and services for use in classrooms, labs, and at home. The future of ConnectED: Exactly how much play should and does the government have in bringing edtech to K-12? As far as the “evangelization” of edtech, since the launch of the Future Ready initiative back in 2014, the DOE reports that more than 3,100 district superintendents have signed the Future Ready District Pledge.

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Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

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Her previous experiences include being a classroom business teacher at the high school and post-secondary levels, assistant director of a vocational cooperative, principal at East Noble High School, and assistant superintendent at East Noble School Corporation. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Nurturing the Neglected C (Communication) - #TCEA17

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Nurturing the Neglected C (Communication) Lisa Johnson Eanes ISD Check out Lisa's book Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students. Pinterest boards for Lisa's research on her book will be posted at www.pinterest.com/techchef4u. Email Etiquette: How has email changed since you were in school? Why is email important? What can we do to teach email etiquette to our students? Email Tips: Draft it, then revise it.

Tennessee?s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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With Discovery Education’s unique blend of dynamic digital content and professional learning, district educators will be empowered to build digital, inquiry-based learning environments that create new pathways and opportunities for middle and high school students, helping them prepare for their post-secondary educations and careers. In addition, HSC’s new partnership with Discovery Education also supports the district’s Future Ready Preps initiative.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Her previous experiences include being a classroom business teacher at the high school and post-secondary levels, assistant director of a vocational cooperative, principal at East Noble High School, and assistant superintendent at East Noble School Corporation. She was selected to participate in the Future Ready Superintendent Briefing with the U.S. Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software.

12 of my favorite podcasts for teachers

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Here are some notable episodes on being future-ready and the integration of technology in Special Ed. A full-time secondary teacher herself, Kelly hosts a variety of guests and shares her own experiences as she talks with them, creating a set of really fascinating conversations.

How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

A few weeks ago, I was given an advanced copy of Lisa Johnson’s new book, Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students. This book not only delineates how communication can be taught through the lens of college and career readiness and put in the context of the secondary classroom but also models the art of communication through storytelling and form. Ready to start planning your summer professional learning?

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sparking Empathy and future literacies with Empatico , Jonathan Nalder, FutureWe and St Peters Lutheran College Special events and field trips to make global learning come alive , Kristin Montgomery, teacher, Growing Global Citizens Speed Reading and Subitizing , ECDE teacher at KingPin Children Center, the Executive Director at BigPen Program-Kenya and the Coordinator of international Expansion in Enabling Support Foundation. |

Starting! Global Collaboration Day and the Global Education Fair (Detailed Listings)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participate At Any Time This Week) Wednesday, September 20 12:30pm GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip 11:00pm GCD: Global Lyncs Videoconference Vermont Secondary College Hamchung Middle School 11:00pm GCD: SDGs made Simple - Rooting for Change v2.0 It’s now well into Thursday in the South Pacific--and that means Global Collaboration Day has arrived! One day, September 21st. all around the world = 48 actual hours to share.

Magic of the Everyday: Southern CA Educators Share 10 Best Teaching, Technology Practices

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Many districts have signed the Future Ready Pledge , but what comes next? First Comes Plans, Then Comes (Effective) PD Stephanie Avera, secondary TOSA, and John Morgan, Director of EdTech, of Capistrano Unified School District decided it was time to rethink technology PD. Ready to be inspired? When driving into Riverside, Calif. for the Southern California Tech for Schools Summit, we were first struck by snow-capped mountains bordered by palm trees.