Real-time collaboration and continuous action
create ideal conditions for future success.
boilerplate image

Making Equity a Priority: Lessons Learned in Planning and Implementing Personalized Learning for All Students

Future Ready Schools Logo


Future Ready Schools® Invites You to Participate in a Webinar

Making Equity a Priority: Lessons Learned in Planning and Implementing Personalized Learning for All Students

Jerry Almendarez, Superintendent, Colton Joint Unified School District ( CA) @JerryAlmendarez
Kim Buryanek, Associate Superintendent, Sioux City Community School District (IA) @KBuryanek

Dr. Avril Smart Goggans, Research and Engagement Manager, Future Ready Schools®, Alliance for Excellent Education (@DrAvrilSmart)

Please join Future Ready Schools® (FRS) for a webinar that is part the ongoing professional learning opportunities for school and district leaders.

In this webinar, Jerry Almendarez and Kim Buryanek, will discuss 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.

Colton Joint Unified leveraged in-person video conferencing to increase opportunities for high school students to access advanced placement courses. Sioux City Schools created a personalized professional learning program for teachers in the district that increased their knowledge and skills in implementing technology-enhanced curriculum in the classroom.

Both panelists’ unique approach to planning and implementing Future Ready initiatives provide two important examples of making equity a priority.

During the webinar, panelists will discuss:

  • motivating factors behind each district’s decision to focus on equity;
  • how inequities among vulnerable students in the district were exposed in performance data;
  • specific steps the district leadership teams took to unpack their challenges and later devise a plan;
  • lessons learned from their digital equity efforts and plans for the future.

Register for the webinar and submit questions for the panelists below.

FRS Gear Focus:


Collaborative Leadership, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and Personalized Professional Learning

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to If you are unable to watch the webinar live, please register to receive the video archive directly in your inbox.

Future Ready Schools® 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 traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

Follow FRS on Twitter (; Facebook (; and the FRS Leadership Hub (

If you are interested in renting the Alliance’s facilities for your next meeting or webinar, please visit our facilities page to learn more.

Categories: Future Ready

Already registered? Enter your token:

After registering you were sent an email. You may visit the URL within that email instead of manually typing the token below.

To register, please provide
the following information:

Once submitted you will receive an email for future reference.


Action Academy

Welcome to the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Action Academy, an online learning community of education advocates. We invite you to create an account, expand your knowledge on the most pressing issues in education, and communicate with others who share your interests in education reform.

Register Now

or register for Action Academy below:

Every Child a Graduate. Every Child Prepared for Life.