Future Ready Librarians (FRL), formed by Future Ready Schools (FRS) a year ago, announced today a micro-credential for librarians—“Empowering Students as Creators”— has been developed and will be piloted by five U.S. school districts in the fall.
“This innovative credential is designed to help librarians reflect on and validate what they do to promote students as creators,” said Mark Ray, FRL Lead. “As a teacher, a Future Ready Librarian helps students become creators and fosters a culture that promotes design thinking, innovation, and collaborative problem solving. They build and sustain learning environments that ensure students have space, tools, and resources to support these goals.”
Working closely with Digital Promise, Ray collaboratively developed the micro-credential with fellow librarian leaders Shannon Miller and Joyce Valenza. The five pilot districts are:
· California: Vista Unified School District
· Illinois: Indian Prairie School District 204
· Maryland: Baltimore County Public Schools
· Tennessee: Metro Nashville Public Schools
· Washington: Vancouver Public Schools
For more information about Future Ready Librarians, visit www.futureready.org.