Future-Ready Schools: Leaders Preparing Students For Success
Presenters: Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, D.C. Brad Gustafson, 2016 MN Elementary Principal of the Year, Greenwood Elementary School, Minnesota Jared Vance, Principal, Kickemuit Middle School, Rhode Island
Moderator: Deborah Tyler, Associate Executive Director, Professional Learning, NAESP
Future Ready Schools (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.
Through a systemic planning process, FRS will help any district develop the human and technological capacity needed to personalize learning. With more than 2,000 districts already signing the Future Ready District Pledge, the Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education are leading this effort alongside a vast coalition of organizations such as NAESP and NASSP. This effort comes at a critical time as districts embrace college and career readiness as the goal for all students and recognize the potential of digital tools to help teachers personalize learning for each student.
FRS provides districts with resources and support to ensure that local technology and digital learning plans align with instructional best practices, are implemented by highly trained teachers, and lead to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally underserved communities. FRS believes that every student deserves a rigorous, personalized learning environment filled with caring adults and student agency.