District: Navasota ISD, Texas
School Leader: Todd Nesloney
Position: Elementary Principal
Attending the Future Ready Summit
Back towards the end of May I had the pleasure of attending my very first Future Ready Summit. What an experience that was! As a campus leader, I myself, am very passionate about making sure the kids we are working with are being prepared for an every changing and collaborative world. To me that is about so much more than “just tech”. After attending the Future Ready Summit in Houston, Texas, I’m even more convinced of the mission. But what I enjoyed most about the summit was the ability to be in the same room as so many other local leaders and to be able to talk and share what each of us are doing. So often we get caught in our own silos and lose track of the greatness happening in other districts.
I was able to talk face to face with tech directors, principals, superintendents, teachers, and more. When I attend any kind of conference or training I always find that I learn the most from the other genius brains in the room fighting the same battles every day that I fight.
There were also some really great sessions provided. Sessions that I got to CHOOSE to go to. I love having choice! From everything to Data and Privacy to Parent/Community Involvement.
What I appreciated most about the Future Ready Summit is the fact that it’s getting that conversation started between leaders and districts and providing a sort of framework to guide us all in creating something amazing together. We all know that the more of us that work together, the better the result will be in the end.
With summer here, I now look forward to spending the summer planning with my own team and coming up with great ideas for us to implement this next school year. Many of which I’ve borrowed from other districts changing the game in my own backyard.