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7 Tips for Rural Schools Jumpstarting Personalized Learning

With more schools embracing technology to tailor learning to the needs of each student, the Future Ready Schools initiative is ensuring that the 9 million kids in rural public school districts aren’t left behind on the trend.

7 Tips for Rural Schools Jumpstarting Personalized Learning

7 ways rural schools can sustain personalized learning

Rural schools could get a boost from personalized learning programs as they strive to meet unique challenges and help students succeed, according to new research. Attracting and retaining highly-effective educators, transporting students to and from school, and keeping pace with technology’s ever-changing nature are persistent challenges for rural schools, as outlined in A Guidebook for…

7 ways rural schools can sustain personalized learning

3 tips for identifying what's useful in ed tech

“It’s imperative that school leaders, as they’re making purchases, understand what’s truly worth the money,” said Murray, who addresses this and other issues in a recent book co-authored with the International Center for Leadership in Education​ Senior Fellow Eric Sheninger, “Learning Transformed.”

3 tips for identifying what's useful in ed tech

Research-Based Tech Implementation: Q&A With Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray

Implementing technology, large-scale, can be a herculean task for a district. Making sure tools are actually being used to support learning and determining the effect on student outcomes requires thoughtful planning, committed leadership, and engaging professional development. In Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, advocates and former educators Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray attempt…

Research-Based Tech Implementation: Q&A With Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray

"Personalized Learning" Guidebook Geared to Rural Districts' Needs

From setting up blended classrooms to crafting curriculum playlists, more districts and states are turning to “personalized learning” in attempts to engage students and improve academic outcomes. A new guidebook from Future Ready Schools explores how this trend could benefit rural students specifically, and offers implementation strategies tailored for rural districts. The framework addresses technical…

"Personalized Learning" Guidebook Geared to Rural Districts' Needs

New Guide Offers Rural Schools Strategies for Going Personalized

More than half of public school districts in the U.S. are rural, and now the Future Ready Schools (FRS) program wants to help them personalize learning. The organization has released a guidebook of free resources aimed specifically at rural districts, containing FRS’ framework for a personalized instructional model, as well as a five-step planning process…

New Guide Offers Rural Schools Strategies for Going Personalized
a guidebook for success

“Personalized Learning” Can Help Rural Schools Address Their Unique Needs and Challenges

To prepare all students for college and a career, many schools and districts nationwide have turned to “personalized learning,” a student-centered approach that tailors instruction to students’ unique strengths and needs while engaging them in challenging, standards-based academic content. Largely an urban phenomenon, personalized learning can also address the unique challenges facing rural schools, and…

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5 Ways Librarians Can Connect Students to the World Through Technology

By guest blogger Shannon McClintock Miller. To prepare for life and careers, it is essential for our students to be global digital citizens, connected virtually to others around the world. These connections can be made through digital tools and apps found both in and beyond libraries. To empower educators and district leaders to leverage digital technology,…

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Future Ready Schools Announces Free, Personalized Learning Institutes for Educators

THE FUTURE IS NOW: Future Ready Schools (FRS), a national project that supports school leaders in implementing personalized learning, is branching out. This upcoming summer and fall, FRS will be offering eight free, regional institutes for educators interested in bringing personalized strategies to their schools. The free, two-day professional development events are open to district…

Future Ready Schools Announces Free, Personalized Learning Institutes for Educators

Future Ready Schools to Host 8 Learning Institutes

Beginning this summer, Future Ready Schools (FRS) will host eight learning institutes that offer personal professional development opportunities for district leaders, IT directors, principals, teachers, instructional coaches, librarians and media specialists planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students.

Future Ready Schools to Host 8 Learning Institutes

Future Ready Schools to Lead Digital Personalized Learning Institutes

Future Ready Schools will lead a series of eight professional development events for districts looking to implement or grow digital personalized learning strategies, according to an announcement yesterday. The FRS Institutes, a series of free two-day sessions in eight cities, is the latest initiative from Future Ready Schools, a partnership among the Alliance for Excellent…

Future Ready Schools to Lead Digital Personalized Learning Institutes

Look Into the Future Ready

Future Ready SchoolsⓇ (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts, whether public, private, or charter, move quickly toward preparing students for success. Schools that are Future Ready are those with empowered teachers, courageous leaders, students who take charge of their learning, and the tools available to support personalized…

Look Into the Future Ready