Creativity Unlocked: 1:1 Initiative and New Makerspaces Make Learning Personal in Deer Lakes School District Blog PostNovember 04, 2019
In this webinar, panelists shared some amazing tips and tricks that will help Future Ready Librarians®, district leaders, and other educators prepare for the best school year yet. Panelists examined how librarians can engage their communities, expand their collections, and take advantage of marketing, partnerships, and collaboration opportunities. They also shared advice on how to sustain these programs and practices throughout the school year.
Equity and Student-Centered Learning: Emphasizing Inclusion of Our Most Vulnerable Students Webinar/EventAugust 14, 2019
Panelists described the characteristics of student-centered learning, and the importance of applying an equity lens when planning and implementing digital learning. The National Center for Learning Disabilities' Ace Parsi explained the importance of including the needs of students with disabilities in plans for personalized student-centered learning environments. he also shared common barriers that impede their full engagement. Winsome Waite related research from the Alliance for Excellent Education's work on the Science of Adolescent Learning (SAL) describing environmental factors like community values, poverty, prejudice, and inequity that can influence classrooms, schools, and student learning, especially among historically underserved and marginalized students. The session concluded with recommendations for school and district leaders about important considerations when designing their student-centered learning efforts.
Future Ready Schools Launches New Network for Pennsylvania and West Virginia Educators Press ReleaseJuly 18, 2019
In this webinar, Vince Scheivert, Rachel Johnson, and Linnette Attai discussed how school districts have used data and the cloud to innovate and optimize learning, while also providing data privacy for all. They also addressed: How districts are using data visualization and predictive analytics to support learning; How to implement next-generation safety and security tools to ensure a sustainable and robust system; and Best practices for protecting student data privacy in the cloud.
Equity IS Education Webinar/EventJune 12, 2019
This webinar will highlight the need to change our mindset and practices on these two issues. Dr. Perez-Isiah will highlight effective approaches that will help merge the topics of equity and gaps in teaching and learning. Let’s move from achievement “gap-gazing” to achievement gap-closing in our school communities.
This Future Ready Schools® (FRS) webinar will highlight effective approaches to addressing digital inequities in both teacher preparation programs and in schools today; offer recommendations for moving beyond identifying an inequity into recommendations for closing the digital equity gap; and provide practical solutions to support students both in and outside of school.
Teaching & Reaching the Future Ready Student: Nurturing Connections with Social and Emotional Learning Webinar/EventMay 23, 2019
In this webinar, panelists discussed how the effects of developmental changes and shifting social environments are impacting academic learning. They shared their expertise on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and explained how educators can help students navigate these changes by supporting the development of social and emotional skills.
Collaboration + Calibration = Transformation Webinar/EventMay 21, 2019
On May 21, 2019, Future Ready Schools® held a webinar in which Future Ready Advisors Jimmy Casas and Brianna Hodges shared the importance of collaboration between principals and instructional coaches. With collaborative leadership as the driving force of the Future Ready Framework, Jimmy and Brianna offered tales from the trenches from the purview of shared instructional leadership.