FRS Institute: Palm Springs, CA

August 3-4 in Palm Springs, California

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 Palm Springs 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


Often touted as the best hour of FRS events, the keynote address provides inspiration, motivation, and an enthusiastic reminder about why we have dedicated our careers to serving students. The FRS leadership team searches high and low to find just the right person for this role.

In the past, participants have been empowered by stories shared by regional and national education leaders from all over the country. In 2017, FRS enjoyed the privilege of hearing from Eric Sheninger, a nationally recognized speaker, best-selling author, and school administrator, and Tiffany Anderson, the current superintendent of Topeka Public Schools in Kansas and former superintendent in Jenkins, Missouri, and many other inspirational educators who are helping the way we think about supporting students.

Lodging & Venue

Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210

Book your hotel room . Average price per room is $105 +taxes.

Site Logistics

More information about the Institute will be posted here two to three weeks out from the event.


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,


Institute Sponsors