Alliance for Excellent Education Announces 2016 Future Ready Schools Summits and Workshops

Alliance for Excellent Education Announces 2016 Future Ready Schools Summits and Workshops

Registration is now open for the 2016 Future Ready Schools (FRS) national summits and workshops to help school district leaders improve teaching and student learning outcomes through the effective use of technology. A project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, FRS is partnering with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to offer free, two-day summits for school district teams to work with Future Ready facilitators to jump start their planning efforts and refine their vision for personalized student learning. FRS is also offering free, one-day training workshops to utilize the comprehensive FRS dashboard and learn how to systemically plan using the five-step planning process.

Future Ready Schools Summits

The national summits are open to leadership teams from school districts where the superintendent has signed the Future Ready District Pledge—a commitment to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers and addresses the district’s vision for student learning.

The schedule for the 2016 FRS national summits is as follows:

April 25–26: Austin, Texas
May 19–20: Seattle, Washington
June 2–3: Orlando, Florida
June 14–15: Madison, Wisconsin
November 14–15: Boston, Massachusetts

Future Ready Schools Workshops

These new one-day workshops offer school district FRS project managers hands-on training focused on the FRS dashboard—a comprehensive online planning tool to help school districts assess readiness, gather input, and create an action plan for digital learning through a five-step planning process.

The schedule for the 2016 national workshops is as follows:

April 13: Redondo Beach, California
September 8: Salt Lake City, Utah
September 29: Fort Thomas, Kentucky
October 20: Albuquerque, New Mexico
November 1: Washington, DC

Registration for the summits and workshops is now open online at