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.

Opportunities for New Learning Experiences at Stanford

Wallenberg HallWallenberg Hall at Stanford University provides a collaborative, student-centered learning space for students and teachers in all disciplines. This learning center was developed from a vision and partnership between Stanford and philanthropic efforts from Sweden. Bob Emery Smith, Director of Technology Services was one of the founders of the spaces. Mr. Smith shares the genesis of this innovative learning space that has been used as a model across the globe for K-12 learning that focuses on creativity and collaboration.

Resources to follow-up:

Universal Design for Learning

Stephen Vaughn
Stephen Vaughn

Stephen Vaughn is Area Director at San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and a long time TICAL cadre member.  In this episode Steve shares his passion for Universal Design for Learning concepts and his “cautious optimism” for the future of public education in California.

 

The TICAL Connection To follow up , Steve recommends these resources in the TICAL database.