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.

Vicarious Learning: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Global Collaboration

Vicki DavisVicki Davis is the IT Director and technology teacher at Westwood Schools in Camilla, GA.  Also know as the CoolCatTeacher, Vicki is a national spotlight speaker at several education technology conferences.   Vicki was the 2010 TICAL Conference keynote speaker.  TICAL’s Director Rowland Baker got a chance to speak with Vicki in Little Rock, AR.  Vicki shares how several global collaborative projects she helped create (Flat Classroom Project, NetGen Project, Digiteen Project, and Eracism Project) have assisted students in developing cultural literacy and 21st century skills.

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Creating Conversation Using a Principal’s Blog

Jim Scoolis, principal in San Luis Coastal Unified School District and TICAL cadre member has recently started a blog at his school to help create conversation regarding homework, school policies, and other school related topics.  Steve Kay, professor of educational leadership at San Jose State University speaks with Jim about his new medium of pushing his school through the 21st century. Jim shares the simple way he started and how he is trying to stimulate conversation amongst all stakeholders in his school.

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