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K-12 Technology Leaders Virtual Summit: Preparing for Next School Year

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

During my interactions with local, national, and international K-12 educational leaders, I regularly see that almost all school leaders are working on being technology ready for the 2020 - 2021 school year.

Accordingly, today I would like to share a great opportunity with my fellow educational leaders to attend and learn to be technology ready for the next school year. This event is called K-12 Technology Leaders Virtual Summit: Preparing for Next School Year. The event will take place on June 30 between 10 am and 3 pm EDT.

According to Future Ready Schools, Future Ready Technology Leaders Virtual Summit is a FREE, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experience for CIOs, superintendents,  technology directors, tech leaders, and district leaders serving K-12 schools and districts. The summit is designed to provide effective leadership strategies and evidence-based practices to support technology directors in preparing for remote learning this fall.

This summit will not be your typical virtual conference experience. Before the event, registered attendees will be asked to weigh in on their areas of priorities in preparing for the next school year. During the event, attendees will then work collaboratively with tech leaders from across the country to discuss and problem-solve these common issues…

Participants leave with a better understanding of how to:

  • Be adaptable in an ever-changing future and ensure anytime, anywhere, anyhow learning is a reality

  • Plan for equitable access for students and teachers

  • Do more with less: Building and sustaining innovation

  • Ensure student data privacy, while providing in and out of school learning opportunities

  • Plan for future innovation and technology that supports learning and

  • Support an open, flexible, robust digital learning environment

Due to the interactive agenda, this summit is limited to the first 300 participants!

Who Should Attend?

Those who oversee technology decisions in their district, especially Superintendents, CIOs, Technology Directors, Tech Leaders.

I would like to finish this post with the pledge of Future Ready Schools:

  1. Foster a culture of collaborative leadership. FRS district leadership teams are composed of leaders at all levels who work collaboratively to transform teaching and learning to a more learner-centered approach.

  2. Provide rigorous academic content for all students to build life skills. In an FRS district, curriculum, instruction, and assessments are aligned tightly with and designed to engage students in personalized, technology-empowered, and deeper learning experiences that build life-long learning skills.

  3. Empower personalized professional learning opportunities. FRS districts strive to provide all educators with access to professional learning experiences that are personal and authentic.

  4. Help schools and families transition to anytime, anywhere learning. High-quality, high-speed technology and infrastructure within an FRS school district are essential to advancing authentic, learner-centric experiences.

  5. Rethink the use of space and time. Learner-centric experiences in an FRS district require changes in the way instructional time is allotted and how the learning space is designed.

  6. Focus on long-term sustainability. In FRS districts, the transition to learner-centered, technology-empowered experiences requires strategic short- and long-term budgeting as well as creative leveraging of resources.

  7. Share and mentor for continuous improvement. FRS districts understand that transformation is a process, not an event. Regardless of where FRS districts fall on the implementation continuum, they work diligently toward a system of continuous improvement districtwide, with emphasis on its lowest-performing schools and student subgroups.

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