U.S. Dept. of Education hosts FutureReady Summit in STL
St. Louis will be among 12 cities hosting regional summits for the United States Department of Education.
The summit series, which will be held April 28-29 in St. Louis, is tied to the FutureReady Schools initiative, looks at helping students succeed through new digital learning opportunities. This past November, President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and 100 school district superintendents launched the initiative.
During the two-day summit, area education leaders will look at how to take steps and measure progress toward making schools technology ready for students.
"These summits will highlight the critical role of district leaders in creating future-ready schools by setting a vision and creating the environment where educators and students access the tools, content and expertise necessary to thrive in a connected world," said Richard Culatta, director of the Department's Office of Educational Technology. "Being 'future-ready' means developing the human and technological capacity needed to transform teaching and personalize learning using digital tools."
District superintendents are required to be a part of the summits along with four other colleagues in the areas of technology, curriculum and professional learning.
The Midwestern Regional Summit in St. Louis will be held at Saint Louis University.