Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dr. Harris Visits The White House for #FutureReady Summit

Dr. Brian Harris attended a Superintendent Summit at The White House in Washington, DC, on November 19, 2014, that was attended by school leaders who were invited from districts engaged in exemplary technology-based learning initiatives. Dr. Harris was among around 100 superintendents nationwide who attended the summit.

In a speech during the event, President Obama said:
"In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, the least we can do is expect that our schools are properly wired...We’ve got to bring the world to every child’s fingertips."
Watch the full speech:


Superintendents in attendance were asked to sign a #FutureReady Pledge to commit to work with “students, educators, families, and members of our community to become Future Ready by engaging in a wide range of activities,” including the following:
  • Fostering and Leading a Culture of Digital Learning Within Our Schools.
  • Helping Schools and Families Transition to High-speed Connectivity.
  • Empowering Educators through Professional Learning Opportunities.
  • Accelerating Progress Toward Universal Access for All Students to Quality Devices.
  • Providing Access to Quality Digital Content.
  • Offering Digital Tools to Help Students And Families #ReachHigher.
  • Mentoring Other Districts and Helping Them Transition to Digital Learning.
Adapted from futurereadyschools.org/domain/13

Read more about the #FutureReady pledge at tech.ed.gov/futurereadypledge.

Dr. Brian Harris at The White House.

Check out the ConnectEd resources for teachers at tech.ed.gov/teachers.

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