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 Future Ready Schools Institutes 2019

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Future Ready Schools® (FRS) institutes are FREE two-day professional learning events designed to support district teams of up to 8 people in creating policies, procedures, and practices that empower them to transform teaching and learning in their school and/or district.

Your district team of up to 8 people should consist of district leadership along with school-based leaders (Librarians, Teacher Leaders, Principals, and/or IT Directors).

Please note, the operational team back in the district may be much larger (10-20) depending on the project’s goals and scope.

New in 2019

FRS is doubling down on the district team focus for institutes so you must come and registration as team. However, we are also offering ten one day “Creating Future Ready Schools” workshops for individuals who want to join the Future Ready network.

The 2019 FRS Institute will support school and district leaders gel as a team, set attainable goals, and create actionable next steps.  Each team members will gain understanding of the framework and their role in the process as they create policies, procedures, and practices to navigate the shift to robust and innovative teaching and learning. The institute will set out to inspire, invigorate, and integrate teams in their Future Ready efforts.

To encourage commitment and long term success, each team will be expected to complete steps one and two of the FRS five step planning process as the entry ticket to the event.

During FRS institutes, district teams comprised of administrators, technology leaders, principals, librarians, and instructional leaders (or teacher leaders) collaborate to build regional networks of like-minded colleagues, generate feedback on practice, and identify resources to take their personalized learning strategies to the next level.

Attendees 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.

Bring a Team of Educators from Your District

Taking steps toward true systematic change?  Gather your colleagues from your district to attend with you! We are Below are a few suggestions.

  • Superintendents
  • Assistant Superintendents
  • Chief Academic Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Technology Leaders
  • Curriculum and Instruction Coordinators
  • Assessment Directors
  • Directors of Professional Development
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Principals/Assistant Principals
  • Librarians/Media Specialists

The 2019 FRS Agenda

The all-new 2019 FRS institute agenda is interactive, personalized, and team-based!  The focus will be on helping districts creating policies, procedures, and practices that empower the transform of teaching and learning in a school and/or district.

The agenda is being 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.

If you can’t gather a team (but we hope you can) or just want to learn more, then we invite you to register for one of our one-day Creating Future Ready Schools Workshops.

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Advisory Team

The FRS Advisory 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.



We will be announcing the location our event in February. Complete the form below to be the first know and have the opportunity to register early.



During the two-day Institute, there will be many opportunities to network with attendees as well as like-minded colleagues. A mix of small- and large-group learning experiences will leave you feeling inspired and ready to roll up your sleeves back home to implement changes that matter to your students.

Frequently Asked Questions

FRS institutes were created with the busy innovative educator in mind. They are efficient and purposeful. Challenging topics are addressed like designing a culture of change and modernizing education practices while building connections with other like-minded educators. Every institute offers something useful for everyone.

The agenda was developed with the district team in mind and we are requiring that all attendees come as a team If you would like to attend a FRS event as an individual we recommend registering for a one day Creating Future Ready Schools workshop.

Yes. Before attending, FRS encourages your team to look at the FRS District Pledge and ask your superintendent to consider making the commitment. Signing the pledge is a great step for creating the network of like-minded innovative educators in your district. The pledge reflects FRS core beliefs that students are at the center of all planning efforts, and it takes many people working together to make positive change. Here are the eight research-based concepts that make up the pledge:

  1. Foster a culture of collaborative leadership.
  2. Provide rigorous academic content for all students to build life skills.
  3. Empower personalized professional learning opportunities.
  4. Help schools and families transition to anytime, anywhere learning.
  5. Rethink the use of space and time.
  6. Implement thoughtful data and privacy policies and protocols.
  7. Focus on long-term sustainability.
  8. Share and mentor ideas for continuous improvement.

Each of the more than 16,000 districts in the U.S. education system is unique and takes its own personalized approach to modernizing learning for both students and teachers. However, despite these varied approaches, the core values of being a future ready school and/or district hold true regardless of where the school or district is on the journey in creating schools that today’s modern learners both need and deserve.

All school districts are encouraged to stand up for student-centered learning; take the FRS District Pledge and join the more than 3,200 districts who are on the road to being future ready.

The agenda for FRS 2019 institute is totally new so there will be new content and activities but still grounded in the Future Ready framework.

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

You will be missed! Help FRS serve as many educators as possible by giving 7–10 days’ notice so a person on the waiting list can attend. Although the FRS institutes are free to attend, FRS pays for each registrant (food, etc.), so helping to be fiscally responsible is appreciated.


For more information, contact Lia Dossin, ldossin@all4ed.org.