On April 30, 2019, All4Ed and Future Ready Schools® held a webinar for Future Ready Librarians. Panelists discussed the value of maintaining a book collection that not only reflects the school community, but also is reflective of the global community of which we all are a part. Recognizing that centering diversity means centering the stories, experiences, and voices of historically marginalized people, including people of color, indigenous voices, LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies, differently-abled individuals, and neurodiverse voices.
On the Road with Future Ready Schools: Becoming a Future Ready Librarian in Columbus, Ohio Blog PostApril 19, 2019
In this webinar veteran Principal and Future Ready Advisor, Jimmy Casas, discussed how school leaders create cultures of innovation in their schools. It’s no secret that school and district leadership set the tone for such transformation, but building trust, modeling the way, and creating a culture of excellence remain vital for the change process to happen and be sustainable over time. Future Ready Schools’ Director of Innovation, Thomas C. Murray, moderated the event and drew upon his experience as a former principal and district level leader. Additionally, he shared what’s been happening around the nation through the work of Future Ready Schools.
During this webinar, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD) and Vancouver Public Schools (WA) will showcase their innovative partnerships. Sarah Thomas will discuss how instructional coaches can facilitate learning experiences, where students and teachers “learn by doing” through creating and collaborating. Also, Lisa Spencer will share several school- and district-wide digital learning initiatives. Mark Ray will explore ways in which librarians can lead, teach, and support schools both on their own and in collaboration with instructional coaches. Traci Chun and Kelsey Aske will discuss their work at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington.
In this webinar, panelists discussed the powerful impact that results from a partnership between instructional coaches and librarians when focus is placed not on tool or device, but instead on the learning community. They shared the examples of this partnership from the field highlighting stories, swapping tips and inspiring all of us to go back and do the same within our schools and districts.
Making Equity a Priority: Lessons Learned in Planning and Implementing Personalized Learning for All Students Webinar/EventJanuary 23, 2019
In this webinar, Jerry Almendarez and Kim Buryanek, discussed their participation in the Future Ready Schools Digital Equity Program and their efforts to use technology to address inequities among their district’s underperforming students.
Selecting Materials in the Age of Curriculum Renaissance Webinar/EventJanuary 07, 2019
In this webinar, the panelists explained how the curriculum landscape has dramatically changed in recent years, and the important implications for school and district leaders.
Strengthen Personalized Professional Learning Strategies and Reflection for Future Ready Instructional Coaches Webinar/EventDecember 13, 2018
In this webinar, Dr. Randall Sampson shared how his innovative personalized professional learning opportunities support teachers in promoting equity and access for all students. Dr. Sampson’s wealth of experience comes from years of working as a secondary level administrator, teacher, and a national transformation specialist.
In this webinar, panelists discussed how we, as Future Ready Librarians, should leverage an understanding of school and community needs to identify and invest strategically in digital resources such as eBooks, eResources, digital tools and apps, and other digital tools for our libraries and Makerspaces.
Future Ready Schools® Announces Two California Workshops for District and School Leaders Press ReleaseNovember 27, 2018
Future Ready Schools® (FRS)—led by the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed)—announced two free workshops in December that will bring together educators from across California to learn how to create more engaging learning environments for students. Supported by Discovery Education, a leading provider of digital content and professional development for K–12 classrooms worldwide, the workshops will provide California’s school and district leaders with the opportunity to learn from each other and nationally recognized education experts on how to leverage technology to personalize learning for students, engage teachers, and improve student learning outcomes.