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Are Your Students Future Ready? Action Steps to Transform Your Learning Environment

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Are Your Students Future Ready? Action Steps to Transform Your Learning Environment

Presented by Dr. L. Robert Furman, Principal, South Park Elementary Center (PA)
Moderated by Rachel Langenhorst, Instructional Coach and Tech Integrationist, Rock Valley School District (IA); Senior Education Specialist, Mayo Clinic; and Adjunct Professor in the Master of Education Program, Northwestern College and the University of Sioux Falls

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It’s no secret that today’s students need to have skills that extend far beyond what is taught in a textbook. Digital-age skills include creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and so much more. But how do we teach these? And when?

In this recorded edWebinar, Dr. L. Robert Furman takes us on a journey to uncover what the modern learner needs and supplies us with an 18-week “Future-Ready Challenge” to help systematically transform our classrooms into the digital-age environments they so desperately need. For educators and school leaders interested in improving student outcomes, accept the challenge.

This recorded edWebinar is part of our Emerging Tech series on The Portrait of a Modern Learner. During the course of this year, we’ll be presenting a series of edWebinars that address the traits and skills required for today’s students to be successful both now and in life beyond school. We will examine various facets of school life at all levels, leaving participants with myriad resources and immediately applicable action steps to make a student-centered modern classroom a reality.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to all educators from the elementary through secondary levels.


Robert FurmanAbout the Presenter

Dr. L. Robert Furman is an educator, leader, principal, student, speaker, and published author. As a former teacher and now administrator, Dr. Furman serves in the foreground of everyday education. Currently, he serves as Principal at South Park Elementary Center outside of Pittsburgh, PA, and has become a sought-after leader in topics surrounding the field of education today. Dr. Furman is the author of several books including Reading, Technology, and Digital Literacy and the ISTE best-selling title, Are You Future Ready? Beyond speaking at venues across the country, he is also a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post as well as the EdTechReview. Dr. Furman also hosts a well-known YouTube educational video blog called The Seditionists and an educational podcast called the Council on the Future of Education. Further, he has received several prestigious awards, such as being named in the National School Board Association’s “20 To Watch” in technology education and a Pittsburgh Tribune Review News Maker of the Year.


Rachael Langenhorst

About the Moderator

Rachel Langenhorst is a technology integrationist and instructional coach in Rock Valley, Iowa; a senior educational specialist for Mayo Clinic; and an adjunct professor in the Master of Education program at Northwestern College and the University of Sioux Falls where she teaches courses in education technology and leadership. A 25+ year veteran in education, Rachel prides herself on being a change agent and life-long learner. Her biggest fulfillment comes in educating and empowering others through collaboration, creation, and connection. She speaks and instructs throughout the country, focusing her efforts on technology-integration strategies, individualized professional learning, and effective teaching practices. Rachel serves as an advisory board member and contributor for, has enjoyed participating in productions for The House of EdTech podcast and Education Talk Radio, and has been published in a variety of edtech magazines.


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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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