Future Ready Schools

Dr. Gabe Soumakian sitting at desk in his office.
Dr. Gabe Soumakian

In this episode of Radio TICAL, cadre member Gabe Soumakian, Superintendent of Oxnard Union High School District, gives a quick introduction to Future Ready Schools, shares some of the ways his district is working to become future ready, and offers a few words of advice to other educators who may want to take the Future Ready Pledge.

The TICAL Connection:  To follow up on Gabe’s interview, check out these “future ready” resources in the TICAL database.

Innovation Day

Clock showing “20% time,” the approach to innovation of letting employees spend twenty percent of their work time on projects of their choice, is often associated with Google, but the idea goes back to at least 1948 when 3M began encouraging its employees to spend 15% of their working time on their own projects.  In this episode,
Geoff Belleau talks about Innovation Day, a project at Crystal Middle School that was inspired by the 20% concept.  Geoff is Program Manager for Instructional Technology at Solano County Office of Education in Fairfield, California and recently became a member of the TICAL Cadre.

To follow up, click here for related resources mentioned in the TICAL Connection.

Empowering Instruction: Leadership for Mobile Learning (Part 2)

Lucy GrayIn this second part of an interview with Lucy Gray, the project director for the Leadership for Mobile Learning Initiative sponsored by the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), you will be introduced to the next generation of mobile learning and best practices for implementation including communication to the larger community.

Missed Part 1?  Listen to it now.

Resources to Follow-Up: