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Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today
Monday June 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Eric Sheninger, ICLE Senior Fellow, Principal, Author, Consultant, and Learner; and Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Speaker, Author, Consultant, and Learner
Sponsored by NAESP
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In this edWebinar, innovative educators, learners, and authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outline eight keys in their book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys To Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Each is a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning to intentionally design tomorrow’s schools so today’s learners are prepared for success and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems. Built upon the foundation of leadership and school culture, a transformed learning experience fundamentally shifts the teaching and learning paradigm to one that is personal, while altering the use of authentic assessments, how technology is leveraged, the spaces in which the learning occurs, the way educators grow professionally, how schools collaborate with the community, and ultimately, the sustainability of the system as a whole.
With all that we know about how students learn, the nature of the world they will face after graduation, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries, maintaining a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is ineffective. The traditional model of schooling ultimately prepares students for the industrial model of the past. If we want our students to become successful citizens in a global society, we must dramatically shift to a more personal approach. This recorded edWebinar will be especially beneficial for early career and new school principals, but all school principals and district school leaders are welcomed to attend to learn how to be a part of the solution.
About the Presenters
Tom Murray serves as the director of innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, DC. A former school principal and teacher, Murray is passionate about proper digital learning implementation and personalized professional learning. In 2015, Murray co-authored and released Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers (Corwin, 2015). In addition to his role at Future Ready, he serves as a thought leader and school district consultant for digital learning implementation and transformation. Murray’s experiences in K–12 digital leadership, which include implementing a 1:1 program, BYOD, blended learning, and a K–12 cyber school where he served as the director of technology and cyber education for the Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, have been recognized nationally.
Murray was the recipient of the Blended Schools Network Leadership Award, named one of the top 16 forward thinking EdTech leaders in the country, one of the top 100 influential voices in education, has been featured in Tech & Learning Magazine’s Leadership Profile and THE Journal, and has appeared on various television shows. Murray’s cyber- and blended-learning programs have been highlighted by Forbes.com, THE Journal, District Administration Magazine, Project RED, Tech & Learning Magazine, the Innosight Institute, and iNACOL, among others, and on Digital Learning Day in both 2013 and 2014. He works alongside the United States Congress, the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day. Murray was named the 2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year, one of 20 to Watch by NSBA in 2016, one of the top 20 thought leaders in education, and was named the Education Policy Person of the Year by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.
Eric Sheninger is a senior fellow and thought leader on digital leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this he was the award-winning principal at New Milford High School, NJ. Under his leadership his school became a globally-recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures. As a result, Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, best selling author, and sought-after speaker. His main focus is purposeful integration of technology to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally. Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work. He is a CDE Top 30 award recipient, Bammy Award winner, NASSP Digital Principal Award winner, PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient, winner of Learning Forward’s Excellence in Professional Practice Award, Google Certified Innovator, Adobe Education Leader, and ASCD 2011 Conference Scholar.
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