FYI.. this is a great group and Mary Ann Wolf and Nancy Mangum have been involved in some quality work on this. 


I recommend this webinar if you can attend.




Peter Drescher

State Director of Educational Technology

VT Agency of Education

219 N. Main St. Suite 402

Barre, VT   05641







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Subject: Register for two great Future Ready Schools webinars this week!


Register for the two upcoming Future Ready Schools webinars on Dec. 12th and Dec. 14th.


Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change


Thursday, December 14, 2017
1:30 p.m. ET

This webinar will focus on the Implementing School Change framework at the center of the newly released book, Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change by Mary Ann Wolf, Elizabeth Bobst, and Nancy Mangum. In the same way that learning cannot be one-size fits-all, a leader and a school’s approach to personalized and digital learning will look and rollout differently from school to school. These differences are part of the challenge and also the opportunity of talking about and implementing personalized education.

Authors Nancy Mangum and Mary Ann Wolf will highlight some specific and unique examples of schools and principals that are leaders in personalized learning to demonstrate the scope of what is possible. The webinar will dive more deeply into several components in the framework, including empowering students, building a culture of trust, personalizing professional learning, and employing change management and distributed leadership.


  • Nancy Mangum, Assistant Director of Digital Learning Programs, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education
  • Mary Ann WolfPhD, Director of Digital Learning Programs, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education


  • Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education




Future Ready Librarians Webinar: Building Community Partnerships

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
4:00 p.m. (EDT)


This webinar will look at how teacher librarians can cultivate partnerships within the school and local community (families and caregivers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses, etc.) to promote engagement and a lifelong learning process.

Sue Kowalski, librarian at Pine Grove Middle School in the East Syracuse Minoa School District (NY), will share her approach on maximizing awareness and impact of the school library program through empowering student leadership, aligning library outreach with school and district goals, and focusing consistently on everyday advocacy both through and in the library.

Gina Seymour, library media specialist at Islip High School on Long Island (NY) and member of the Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers 2017 list as a “change agent,” will share how she espouses a platform of empowering students to become compassionate leaders at school, within their community, and beyond through the implementation of makerspace activities and instructional collaborations. She will share information about the annual multidistrict Compassion Without Borders Student Leadership Conference and how carefully cultivated partnerships promote youth service, empathy, and compassion.


  • Sue Kowalski, Librarian, Pine Grove Middle School(East Syracuse Minoa School District, NY)
  • Gina Seymour, Library Media Specialist, Islip High School (Islip Union Free School District, NY)


  • Shannon McClintock Miller, Spokesperson, Future Ready Librarians; Spokesperson, Project Connect




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