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.

Embedding Digital Citizenship into a Comprehensive School System

Dr. Mike RibbleDr. Mike Ribble  has been researching, advocating, and supporting digital citizenship in schools for many years. He Co-authored a book titled Digital Citizenship in Schools with Jason Ohler. In this two-part episode, Dr. Ribble shares the work he has been immersed in all over the country. You will hear about research-based strategies to promote digital citizenship and how some schools are approaching this relevant topic in relation to curriculum, Common Core, and implementation of devices as schools move towards a 1:1 environment.  Part 1 focuses on the elements of digital citizenship and their integration into curricula. Part 2 highlights some promising practices that support all stakeholders of a school environment.

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Baby Boomer Superintendents Meet Millennial Principals

Dr. Jay Greenlinger
Dr. Jay Greenlinger
Director of Instructional Technology
Pleasant Valley School District

For the first time in American history, we have three, and in some places even four different generations working side-by-side in the workplace. In California school districts, the average age of superintendents is increasing while the average age of new principals is falling.

For his doctoral dissertation, Jay Greenlinger chose to study how baby boomer superintendents can best lead and support millennial principals.  In this episode of Radio TICAL, Jay shares some of the key things he learned.

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