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Future Ready Coaches: Student-Centered Initiatives

Event Details

May 22, 2018

Future Ready Coaches: Student-Centered Initiatives

Chris Aviles
, Coordinator of Innovation, Technology, and Twenty-First-Century Skills; Fair Haven Public Schools (NJ) (@techedupteacher)
Brianna Hodges, FRS Advisor; Director of Digital Learning, Stephenville Independent School District (TX) (@eduTECHtastic)
Sarah Thomas, FRS Advisor; Regional Technology Coordinator, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD) (@sarahdateechur)

On May 22, 2018, Future Ready Schools® (FRS) held the first Future Ready Coaches webinar.  Instructional coaches are essential to the continued growth and development of customized professional learning for their schools and districts. The FRS Instructional Coaches framework helps educators play a vital role in their schools as change agents, helping teachers fulfill the vision for modernizing student learning.

Chris Aviles is coordinator of innovation, technology, and twenty-first-century skills for Fair Haven Public Schools in New Jersey where he runs the renowned Fair Haven Innovates program he created in 2015. Fair Haven Innovates is the district’s twenty-first-century life, innovation, and technology program for students in grades four through eight. Ms. Aviles uses social entrepreneurship to help students learn skills needed to be successful in life. Students sell products and solve problems as they run businesses that turn a real profit. Students use a percentage of these profits to give back to their community through their student-run charity FH Gives.

This webinar explored ways that Mr. Aviles is challenging the status quo as it relates to what a technology class should be and what technology integration looks like in the classroom. Topics covered included entrepreneurship, makerspaces, and using video games in the classroom.

Whether you are an instructional coach, principal, librarian, innovative teacher, or district leader, please watch to learn more about student-centered initiatives.

Support for this webinar is provided by FRS and Bulb.

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to Lia Dossin at If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at the link above and in the FRS leadership hub one to two business days after the event airs.

Support for the FRS Instructional Coaches program is generously provided by Blub.

Future Ready Schools® (FRS) is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those historically underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. and

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