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The Future-Ready Challenge

Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks
Product code: FUTURE
ISBN: 9781564843852
Published: 2017
Topics: Digital citizenship, Standards, Professional learning, Tools, Project-based learning
Length: 142 pages

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By L. Robert Furman

Incorporating digital age skills into curriculum can be daunting for educators, and getting started can be the hardest part. In this book, author and education leader L. Rob Furman breaks down the process into 18 easy-to-follow challenges so that teachers can improve student outcomes based on digital age skills and future-minded progress in a single semester. With this accessible guide, teachers will learn how to promote teamwork and collaboration, helping students stay motivated and inspired to develop the skills they’ll need for the future.

This book includes:

Weekly step-by-step challenges designed to fill one semester.
Case studies by leaders in the field and examples of how to implement the challenges for each grade level.
Coverage of key topics such as digital citizenship, communication, problem-solving and integration of technology into learning

About the Author

L. Robert Furman, Ed.D., is an educator, leader, speaker and the author of Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy. He has received numerous awards, including being named one of the National School Board Association’s 2015 “20 to Watch” in technology education. He is the principal at South Park Elementary Center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Media Reviews

Furman’s writing is engaging, entertaining and insightful, and rooted deeply in a love of children and learning. Educators who feel the call to 'futurize' their practices will benefit from this one-step-at-a-time approach. —Keith Reeves, Author of Insurrection: A Teacher Revolution in Defense of Children

The Future-Ready Challenge by Rob Furman has given us a sure plan to begin addressing future-ready skills in daily lessons. The strategies provided are easy to integrate into content areas and the scaffolding that’s suggested will begin to embed these skills in the planning and delivery of instruction. —Len Ference, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education

Furman has written a very practical book that has the potential to change how teachers teach. He provides websites, links and specific examples from practitioners that will support teachers on the path to teaching digital age skills. —Bruce Vosburgh, President, The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform

This book hits the right balance between doing what one knows how to do and learning new things. It’s step-by-step and full of great ideas for introducing a new way of teaching and learning into our schools today. —Peter Bishop, Founder and Executive Director, Teach the Future (www.teachthefuture.org)