Schedule at a Glance

Creating Schools and Classrooms that are Future Ready
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM:
Room: Chicago Ballroom
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Secondary Essential Skill: Strategic Planning
Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Side-by-side images of classrooms from 1917 and one from 2017, yields eerie similarities in many schools today, even with the 100-year difference. What can be done? How can schools and classrooms transform from those from the industrial era where desks are in rows, students are facing forward, and have teachers always front and center to ones that are learner-centered, personalized, and leverage the power of technology? Districts and schools across the nation are transforming into ones that are Future Ready, revamping such aspects as personalized learning, innovative learning spaces, personalized professional learning, robust infrastructure, community partnerships, among others. This spotlight will inspire school leaders and provide free tools and resources to empower them to transform their districts, schools, and classrooms into ones that better prepare students for the world they face tomorrow.
Skill Level: Beginner