Future Ready Summit brings leaders together In the NewsJune 02, 2015
The Future Ready Regional Summit, a two-day event, brought several school district leaders together on Monday, May 18. Participating in the summit were several school district superintendents and leadership teams from nearly twenty school districts, including Klein, Tomball and Houston. Leaders learned how they can improve teaching and student learning through effective use of technology
Some educators are called to the classroom, but others are called to take on leadership roles on the national stage. Through his work as the state and district digital learning director for the policy and advocacy organization Alliance for Excellent Education, Tom Murray has testified before national legislators on educational technology issues. He also helps lead educational online awareness programs, such as Digital Learning Day and Future Ready.
Last week, superintendents from 43 west coast school districts gathered for the seventh annual Future Ready Schools regional summit in Mountain View, CA. •While the theme of the conference was technology, discussions about specific applications or products were avoided.
The Framingham Public Schools has pledged to participate as a “Future Ready” school system. Future Ready is an effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. The Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education are leading this effort with the support of the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission and a vast coalition of organizations.
Earlier this week, 43 school district leadership teams from states up and down the West coast and Hawaii gathered together on May 4 and 5 at the Computer History Museum in northern California for this year’s seventh Future Ready Schools Regional Summit. Despite a focus on using technology to prepare for education’s future, discussions about specific devices or applications were completely absent.
To teach and to learn, a team from the Neosho R-5 School District has traveled to St. Louis to participate in the sixth of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits, being held around the nation to help school district leaders improve teaching and learning through the effective use of technology.
Whether it's maintaining privacy online, or knowing how connected students are at home, even well-funded school districts can have a hard time keeping up with the speed of digital change. With that in mind, superintendents and administrators from more than 35 districts across the Midwest will gather for The Future Ready Regional Summit in St. Louis Tuesday to share ideas on how to weave technology into classroom instruction.
An Inside Look at the Future Ready Movement In the NewsApril 27, 2015
It was an honor to receive an invitation to attend the Future Ready Summit in Rhode Island and represent Burlington Public Schools as a local area expert. I had the opportunity to share the success of Burlington’s student run Help Desk and talk with school leaders about how they can develop a similar program to support their own 1:1 initiative.
The district is sending a team of school leaders to Providence for a regional summit meeting designed to help them improve teaching and learning through the effective use of technology. The Future Ready Regional Summit — the third of 12 regional summits — begins today and runs through Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education with West Warwick Public Schools are hosting the event.
Southern Lehigh School District leaders will head to Providence, R.I., to participate in a Future Ready Regional Summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education..