FRS Institute: Denver, CO

October 3-4 in Denver, Colorado

Happening across the country in 2017, Future Ready Schools® (FRS) Institutes are FREE, two-day convenings bringing together district leaders, principals, librarians, and teacher leaders to build a regional network and share peer support for each district’s FRS journey.

The Denver FRS Institute will be a great personalized learning experience with the chance to network, grow professionally, and collaborate with like-minded educators in your area. Participants will work on the next steps toward becoming future ready regardless of where you are in the process.

District teams will find attending the Institute an excellent way to jump-start their planning efforts and visions for student learning. Register district teams up to four people, including the required superintendent and technology director. 

If you have attended a past summit or workshop and you would like to join us and/or help mentor other districts, please reach out to Lia Dossin at for more details.

Space is limited. Please see details about program strands and pre-requisites on the individual registration pages.


Get registered

To make the most of your time at the Institute, please select the strand that is most appropriate to your position in your district.

Space is limited to one district leadership team (up to four people including the required superintendent and technology director) and up to two individual strand participants per district. Please note that all FRS Institute participants must be from districts that have signed the Future Ready District Pledge and have not attended a previous FRS Summit or Workshop.

Not sure if your district has signed the pledge? Check the listing on this page.


FRS is working with an advisory board of leading educational experts to create a research-based, two-day agenda that is action packed with personalized professional learning that models high-quality professional development practices lead by expert facilitators. Check back soon for more details.

At the Institute, participants will:

  • Network and connect with innovative leaders throughout the region
  • Experience and learn to leverage high-quality digital learning instructional practices
  • Create actionable next steps to reach their district’s FRS goals
  • Learn and be inspired by districts leaders who are involved in innovative digital transformations

Leadership Team

The FRS Institute Leadership Team is comprised of educational thought leaders who have expertise implementing digital learning practice, along with extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for use of Future Ready Schools materials


Keynote Speaker


An Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver, Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on P-12 school technology leadership issues. He is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only university center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and is the co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He also is the co-creator of the trudacot technology integration discussion protocol and the founder of both the annual Iowa 1:1 Institute and EdCampIowa, the nation’s largest EdCamp event. Dr. McLeod has worked with several hundred schools, districts, universities, and other organizations and has received numerous awards for his technology leadership work, including the 2016 Award for Outstanding Leadership from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).



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We are still securing a venue for the upcoming event. Please check back later for more details.

Cancellation Policy

Since space is limited and there is a waiting list, FRS kindly ask that you let us know if you registered but can no longer attend. Please email Lia Dossin,


Development of the FRS Institute content and resources is supported by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

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