More than half of public school districts in the U.S. are rural, and now the Future Ready Schools (FRS) program wants to help them personalize learning. The organization has released a guidebook of free resources aimed specifically at rural districts, containing FRS’ framework for a personalized instructional model, as well as a five-step planning process for district leaders.
From setting up blended classrooms to crafting curriculum playlists, more districts and states are turning to "personalized learning" in attempts to engage students and improve academic outcomes. A new guidebook from Future Ready Schools explores how this trend could benefit rural students specifically, and offers implementation strategies tailored for rural districts.
“Personalized Learning” Can Help Rural Schools Address Their Unique Needs and Challenges, Says New Report Press ReleaseApril 12, 2017
To prepare all students for college and a career, many schools and districts nationwide have turned to “personalized learning,” a student-centered approach that tailors instruction to students’ unique strengths and needs while engaging them in challenging, standards-based academic content. Largely an urban phenomenon, personalized learning can also address the unique challenges facing rural schools, and a new publication released today by Future Ready Schools® (FRS) offers them a step-by-step guide for how to do so.
To prepare for life and careers, it is essential for our students to be global digital citizens, connected virtually to others around the world. These connections can be made through digital tools and apps found both in and beyond libraries. To empower educators and district leaders to leverage digital technology, the Alliance for Excellent Education created the Future Ready Librarian framework.
Future Ready Schools (FRS), a national project that supports school leaders in implementing personalized learning, is branching out. This upcoming summer and fall, FRS will be offering eight free, regional institutes for educators interested in bringing personalized strategies to their schools. The free, two-day professional development events are open to district leaders, administrators, teachers and instructional coaches.
Beginning this summer, Future Ready Schools (FRS) will host eight learning institutes that offer personal professional development opportunities for district leaders, IT directors, principals, teachers, instructional coaches, librarians and media specialists planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students.
Future Ready Schools will lead a series of eight professional development events for districts looking to implement or grow digital personalized learning strategies, according to an announcement yesterday. The FRS Institutes, a series of free two-day sessions in eight cities, is the latest initiative from Future Ready Schools, a partnership among the Alliance for Excellent Education, the U.S. Department of Education, and a coalition of national and regional organizations.
Future Ready Schools® Announces Eight Regional Institutes for District and School Leaders Press ReleaseMarch 21, 2017
Over the past decade as many school budgets have remained stagnant, spending in educational technology has climbed to record levels, with no signs of slowing. As schools around the country consider investing in technology as a way to improve student outcomes, particularly for those students deemed “at-risk,” it’s imperative that district leaders understand the methods research has shown actually work.
Making in the Spotlight In the NewsJuly 14, 2016
I was encouraged to learn that the Department of Education (ED) and Alliance for Excellent Education are launching Future Ready Librarians, an expansion of the Future Ready initiative. This effort is designed to raise awareness among district and school leaders about the valuable role librarians can play in supporting the Future Ready goals of their school and district.