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A Team Approach to Future Ready Learning

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Monday, June 24, 4:00–5:00 pm
Location: 109AB

Kelsey Aske   Traci Chun   Tori Sharpe   Jeremy Tortora  
Moving forward on the Future Ready train can be intimidating. That’s when teamwork and shared leadership can keep you on the right track. A team consisting of an administrator, a teacher-librarian and a tech coach will offer practical strategies for using a team approach to inspire innovation and tech integration in your building.

Audience: Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Flipgrid (web based or app) may be utilized. Google Slides with Pear Deck and Padlet will be used to engage participants and provide feedback to the presenters. These may all be accessed through the web and no app is required to participate.
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Professional learning models
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Visionary Leadership
  • Inspire and facilitate among all stakeholders a shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.
For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Build the confidence and competency of educators to put the ISTE Standards for Students and Educators into practice.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

To encourage and provide guidance to administrators, EdTech coaches, educator leaders, and teacher librarians in developing a team approach to tech integration and innovation that can transform a building's culture to support Future Ready learners.
Provide administrators with strategies to empower teachers with the skills to transform student learning opportunities.
Encourage EdTech coaches to implement new professional development ideas to inspire and support educators.
Empower teacher librarians to become a building leader to support student learning and educators.
Inspire building leaders to join forces to change the culture and learning experiences for all students.
Tools used:
Google Slides, Padlet, Pear Deck, and Flipgrid


By using Pear Deck and Google Slides, participants will be able to follow along with the presentation and participate by providing feedback every few slides (approximately three times during the session). If time allows, participants will also use Flipgrid to share responses and listen to others from the session at the beginning and the end of the session. Finally, a padlet and the slide deck will be shared with participants so they can access the information at a later time.
The team will share their professional development model and collaborative methods to encourage a culture shift in buildings where teachers may not have the tools/skills to incorporate a Future Ready mindset.

After an opening video and interactive segment, the session will begin with admin sharing how they share a Future Ready vision for an entire staff. He will share techniques used to encourage and support staff (approximately 20 minutes).
The EdTech coach will share how teams are formed and how professional development is planned so that teachers are excited and engaged. She will share some of the tools/techniques we have introduced to staff (approximately 10 minutes).
The teacher librarian will share how the Future Ready Librarians framework has guided our work and examples of collaboration (approximately 10 minutes).
The team will discuss the challenges faced and how to overcome obstacles. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges and obstacles they may encounter and suggestions on how to overcome them (approximately 10 minutes).
The final 10 minutes will be closing, time for reflection as well as q&a for participants.

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Kelsey Aske, Vancouver school district
Traci Chun, Skyview High School
Tori Sharpe, Skyview
Jeremy Tortora, Vancouver Public Schools

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