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FRS Leadership Forum in Killington, VT

Creating A Culture Of Excellence and Innovation

The Future Ready Schools® and Vita-Learn’s Vermont Fest Conference are joining together to offer the (FRS) Leadership Forum as a pre-conference workshop on November 1, 2023. This one-day personalized professional learning event is designed to help innovative educators (district leaders, principals, instructional leaders/coaches, librarians) learn how to lead and support a culture of excellence and innovation in their school/district.

Join like-minded education leaders to learn and grow through an interactive professional learning agenda that will spark ideas and actions for weaving digital innovation into practice.


Killington Grand Hotel


  • Create conditions that promote/support innovation and deeper levels of learning through use of technology
  • Showcase strategies and tools to support the integration of innovative digital tools across curriculum areas
  • Highlight the importance of personalized professional learning for educators
  • Identify solutions that ensure budget sustainability for long term integration of innovative digital tools
  • Problem solve roadblocks and share successes around digital innovation

During the forum, participants will:

  • Build a network with like-minded educators who support empowerment and leadership
  • Begin to shift professional practices to support innovation across the curriculum
  • Leverage new and compelling practices to shift instructional practices
  • Understand the latest research and emerging practices that support digital learning innovation
  • Engage in honest and authentic conversations around successes, roadblocks, and hurdles
  • Create a personalized action plan to make change happen

Who should attend?

  1. Technology leaders
  2. Principals
  3. Curriculum directors
  4. Instructional coaches
  5. Districts leaders
  6. Teacher librarians
  7. Library directors

Agenda for November 1, 2023

Registration (Coffee and Continental Breakfast)

Welcome and Overview of the Day

Defining Innovation & Five Conditions of Innovation

Panel: Digital Leadership & Innovation 

Research in Action: Digital Literacy and Equity of Access 

Understanding What Works

Lunch (Network and Connect)

Digital Leadership Resources

Student Panel -Digital Learning in Action 

Designing a “Portrait of an Innovator”  

Making it Happen



Shannon McClintock Miller

Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson and District Teacher Librarian, Van Meter Community School (IA)

Bill Bass

Innovation Coordinator, Instructional Technology, Information, and Library Media, Parkway Schools (MO)

Adam Phyall, III, EdD

Future Ready Advisor and Director of Technology and Media Services, Newton County School System (GA)

This Forum is a Pre-Conference session at Vita-Learn’s Vermont Fest. There is a fee of $59 to attend (Including lunch).


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