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Communications Planning for Innovation in Education: New Guide and District Profiles

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Future Ready Schools® Invites You to a Participate in a Webinar

Communications Planning for Innovation in Education: New Guide and District Profiles

Katie Malovec
, Instructional Educator Effectiveness Coach, Racine Unified School District (WI)
Janice Vargo, Associate Partner, Education Elements
Dr. Karen Gaborik, Superintendent, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (AK)
Sharice Walker, Community and Public Relations Director, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (AK)

Tom Murray
, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools®, Alliance for Excellent Education

Please join Future Ready Schools® (FRS) for a webinar that is part of its Leadership Hub, a one-stop-shop of professional learning opportunities for school leaders.

Effective communication is a cornerstone of successful innovation in education. School districts that develop thoughtful communications plans build a culture of engagement, transparency, and trust that is critical for innovation both to take hold in the classroom and to be scalable across many schools.

The Learning Accelerator and Education Elements recently released a new guide with a streamlined communications planning process for schools that are implementing blended and personalized learning. Communications Planning for Innovation in Education: How to Communicate About Your Blended and Personalized Learning Initiatives includes real-world examples from school districts across the country, as well as links to videos, templates, and other helpful tools.

Panelists will discuss the following:

  • Four key phases of communications planning
  • Sample big picture and targeted messages
  • What has and has not worked in schools
  • Where to find worksheets and tools to build communications success

Panelists will also address questions from the online audience.

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Please direct questions concerning the webinar to If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available in “Resources” of the FRS Dashboard after the event airs.

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