2019 Film Festival Gallery

The Empower Future Ready Students Film Festival showcased, and celebrated the values, opportunities, and great things happening in schools and districts that embody the Future Ready Schools® (FRS) Framework, growth mindset, and spirit of collaborative leadership.

The films submitted from schools and districts across the country

  • highlighted ways students are leveraging technology for authentic personalized learning experiences;
  • demonstrated how teaching and learning has been improved around the tenets of the FRS Framework; and
  • celebrated innovative student learning.

District Highlight

Innovate 54—Schaumburg School District 54 (PA)

Welcome to School District 54, a Future Ready district where teachers are committed to ensuring student success.

Meet our Innovate 54 teams of teachers and administrators from each school who foster a culture of innovation across the district. Witness the collaborative professional development sessions, including STEM Leader Corps training with Discovery Education, where teachers were given the tools to prepare students for success today and in the future. The Innovate 54 teams have developed project-based learning lessons emphasizing student development of communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

Hear from students who have been a part of this new world of innovative learning where technology accelerates learning and teachers often act as facilitators and guides to student learning. Listen to students talk about the 1:1 digital connectivity, virtual and augmented reality labs, and redesigned learning spaces.

See firsthand what it means to become a Future Ready student in Future Ready district.

School Feature

Here/Now—Charlottesville City Schools (VA)

A teacher finds himself inexplicably in the future. Or does he?

A film by Teresa Amasia and Burnley-Moran Elementary School of Charlottesville, Virginia, for the 2019 FRS Film Festival.

Innovative Educator

We Are Future Ready—Talladega County School District (AL)

As you can see, the Library Media Center at Lincoln Elementary School (LES) prepares students to have future success in a changing world. With access to a wide variety of technology tools, students are provided an open environment for expression of creativity and innovation, along with regular opportunities to succeed in a risk-free environment using twenty-first–century skills. By equipping students with the skills and tools they need to become critical thinkers and problem-solvers, students at LES are indeed becoming “future ready.” THIS IS US!

District Highlight Notable Films

Florida Union Free School District Empowers Students to be Future Ready

Florida Union Free School District (NY)

Lindsay Community WiFi Program

Lindsay Unified School District (CA)

MERS is Future Ready

Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools (NJ)

We create innovative thinkers for a dynamic world

Colchester Public Schools (CT)

Notable School Features


Unity Charter School (NJ)

Future Ready at Mineola High School

Mineola School District (NY)

Future Ready Means Student Voice!

Colton Joint Unified School District (CA)

Future Ready School: Eastern Regional High School

Eastern Camden County Regional School District (NJ)

Hillcrest School: Empowering Future Ready Students

Franklin Township Board of Education (NJ)

Purposeful Tinkering with Technology

East Penn School District (PA)

STEM Academy: Past, Present, and Future Ready!

East Orange School District (NJ)

Talley Elementary: How Does Technology Help Us Learn?

Frisco Independent School District (TX)

Transformation at the HIVE!

Tullahoma City Schools (TN)

Water: A Drop of Life

East Orange School District (NJ)

We Aim High. We Soar High. We Are Future Ready Tyson!

East Orange School District (NJ)

WE are Lakota and WE are Future Ready

Lakota Local Schools (OH)