Furthering the 'Future Ready Schools' Conversation at ISTE 2015
Published June 19, 2015
Live Twitter Chat: Is Your School 'Future Ready'?
On June 28th from 9-10pm ET, our School Group president Chris Willig will join Tom Murray of the Alliance for Excellent Education for a live #FutureReady Twitter chat following the opening keynote of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2015 Conference and Expo. During the chat, Chris will 'takeover' the McGraw-Hill company Twitter handle @MHEducation and respond live to questions delivered by @thomascmurray using the hashtag #FutureReady.
The discussion between Chris, Tom, and participating teachers and administrators will offer a unique perspective and practical advice on topics including planning for digital implementation, supporting professional learning, and celebrating school-wide progress towards Future Ready goals. All educators are encouraged to follow the live conversation or join-in with tweets from their own Twitter accounts.
In late 2014, McGraw-Hill became an official corporate sponsor of the Future Ready Schools Leadership Network -- a free, online resource supporting all districts that take the Future Ready District Pledge. Earlier this year at SXSWedu, McGraw-Hill's Chief Digital Officer, Stephen Laster, held a live Twitter chat with Tom and the Future Ready team on new challenges and opportunities in educational technology.
This spring our School leadership team has been actively involved in the Future Ready Schools Regional Summits -- a series of collaborative meetings and workshops to help school leaders create structured action plans to achieve their goals in becoming prepared for the widespread use of learning technology.The Future Ready Schools Leadership Network currently offers a Future Ready assessment and report with specific pathways toward progress, as well as an interactive planning dashboard to help districts analyze and report their own team's progress -- regardless of whether they attend a Regional Summit.
Connect with the McGraw-Hill, School team at ISTE this year to learn how we're applying the science of learning to transform K-12 education.