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On edSurge: 5 Issues Every ‘Future Ready’ School Leader Must Address

Posted on 01/11/2016

Rusul Alrubail is a writer on education, teaching and learning, and a community facilitator and blogger at Edutopia. Thomas Murray is the State and District Digital Learning Director for the Alliance for Excellent Education External link opens in new window or tab in Washington, DC. EdSurge is a partner of the Future Ready Initiative External link opens in new window or tab , “a comprehensive effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Future Ready activities and resources offer districts the information they need to plan, implement, and connect with like-minded district leaders. Future Ready materials help ensure that local technology and digital learning plans align with instructional best practices, and lead to personalized learning experiences for all students.”

In their December 10, 2015 post, Alruail and Murray offered a number of resources that can help district leaders and teachers kickstart conversations around the themes outlined in the new National Education Technology Plan External link opens in new window or tab and Future Ready District Pledge External link opens in new window or tab. The resources are organized in the following categories:

  • Equity and Inclusivity
  • Connectivity and Access
  • Personalized Professional Learning
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • School Culture


edSurge blog.2015.(accessed January 8th, 2016) https://www.edsurge.com/news/2015-12-14-5-issues-every-future-ready-school-leader-must-address External link opens in new window or tab