Future Ready Schools® (FRS) has announced a series of free regional events to support educators planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students.
The eight “institutes” – beginning July 13 in Denver and ending Nov. 30 in Detroit – include personal professional development opportunities for district leaders, IT directors, principals, librarians and media specialists, as well as teacher leaders and instructional coaches.
The institutes are supported by four education partners, including Follett, which is supporting FRS on behalf of Project Connect’s work to bring librarians into the Future Ready Schools program. Project Connect is a national initiative to advocate for school libraries and elevate the role of the librarian in K-12 schools.
Librarian attendance will be sponsored by Follett as well. Each FRS institute will launch ongoing regional networks of implementation experts who will act as mentors to support and host follow-up activities to ensure districts have the resources needed to create customized learning plans.
Registration is open to one leadership team per district at www.futureready.org/institutes.
While the 2017 FRS institutes are free, space is limited. Dates and locations are:
• July 13-14: Denver
• July 20-21: Albany, N.Y.
• Aug. 3-4: Palm Springs, Calif.
• Sept. 25-26: Indianapolis
• Oct. 11-12: Philadelphia
• Oct. 26-27: New Orleans
• Nov. 14-15: Sacramento, Calif.
• Nov. 29-30: Detroit