FRS Institute: Chicago, Illinois

 September 17-18, 2018

Future Ready Schools® (FRS) institutes are FREE two-day professional learning events designed to support school and district leaders to create policies, procedures, and practices that empower them to transform teaching and learning in their school and/or district.

District teams will:

  • Discuss FRS characteristics, including ties to the Future Ready District Pledge.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to create a collective vision on how to support each other.
  • Discuss relevant FRS gears that lead to a successful digital conversion within the FRS framework.
  • Gain strategies to personalize teachers’ professional development.
  • Build capacity to change culture, expand leadership, and develop a schoolwide program.
  • Actively participate in learning activities that model good instructional practices.
  • Build an FRS action plan that supports digital transformation.
  • Learn how to progress from one step to the next in the FRS five-step planning process for creating an FRS action plan.
  • Grow a community that will continue to impact change and expand conversations beyond the FRS institute.


The action-packed FRS institute agenda leverages research-based professional learning that models best practices. It is interactive, personalized, and designed by the FRS advisory team that is comprised of nationally recognized school- and district-level practitioners who have demonstrated success in innovation in education.

Who Should Attend?

FRS institutes are open to teams of educators from schools and districts that are interested in maximizing student-centered learning opportunities and leveraging technology to prepare students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Here are the types of educators and leaders encouraged to attend:

  • District-level leaders
  • Superintendents
  • Assistant Superintendents
  • Chief Academic Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Curriculum and Instruction Professionals
  • Assessment Directors
  • Internet Technology Managers
  • Professional Development Coordinators
  • School-based leaders
  • Instructional Coaches/Teacher Leaders
  • Principals/Assistant Principals
  • Librarians/Media Specialists

FRS Advisors

The FRS Advisors are educational thought leaders who have expertise implementing digital learning practice, along with extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for use of Future Ready Schools materials


Register Today (Space Is Limited)

Register your district team today comprised of administrators, technology leaders, principals, librarians, and instructional leaders (or teacher leaders). Attendees have more impact leading change back in the district when they participate with colleagues from various roles.



Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Naperville 
Future Ready Schools: $99 per night | Reserve by August 26th.. as availability is limited.
College Rate: 20% Off Best Available | Code: ZC0
Click here to book online. If you are in need of further assistance when booking your North Central College Friends and Family Rate, please call the hotel (630-505-0550) and ask to speak with the Front Desk.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
College Rate: 20% off retail | Code: RNC
Click here to book online. If you are in need of further assistance when booking your North Central College Friends and Family Rate, please call the number above and ask to speak with a sales manager.

Here are a few additional hotel options.


North Central College
Wentz Science Center (2nd Floor)
30 North Brianard Street
Naperville, Illinois 60540

Use the campus map to find the Wentz Science Center.

Parking Notes

Plan ahead as you will need to leave time to park and walk to the general session. There is ample parking within the town of Naperville as well as on the North Central College campus. We recommend a parking lot on the corner of Van Buren Ave and Brainard St. Another option is a lot on the corner of Van Buren Ave. and Loomis St.

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, [email protected].