Future Ready Schools - NJ Events

Future Ready Schools - New Jersey holds a number of events each year to spread awareness of the certification program, connect educators and leaders to potential resources, and foster networking and collaboration throughout the state. We also highlight community events that are submitted to us via email and social media. Want to see what we've done so far? Check out our "Past Events!"

Upcoming Program Events

2019 FRS-NJ Awards Ceremony at NJSBA’s Workshop 2019

October 22nd, 2019

Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ

Join us at NJSBA’s Workshop 2019 in Atlantic City for this year’s FRS-NJ Awards Ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the #FutureReadyNJ community! The exact timing is still to be determined, but the ceremony takes place each year on the first full day of the convention at the main state after the conference opening. Then, join us in the FRS-NJ Center to learn from fellow New Jersey educators who have been certified!

Stay tuned for more information and learn more about Workshop 2019 here: https://workshop.njsba.org/ 

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Community Events

Past FRS-NJ Events

CLEAR: Cradle to Career Summit (#C32018)

The CLEAR: Cradle to Career (C3) Summit is the Collaborative for Leadership, Education, and Assessment Research at NJIT’s (CLEAR) first major event featuring CLEAR’s various activities in K-20 education. C3 is designed to bring three distinct communities together under one roof; the Future Ready Schools – New Jersey community, the educators and leaders involved or interested in iSTEAM activities including the STEAM Tank competition and the Maker movement, and NJIT faculty researchers interested in collaborating with K-12 educators (and likewise).

The goal of the C3 Summit is to foster greater collaboration within New Jersey’s K-20 community, enable educators and leaders to learn about a diverse array of opportunities for their schools, students, and educators and foster a larger networked community of innovative and dedicated educators, leaders, and researchers who share the same goal of best preparing our students for success, from the cradle to career.

On Friday, March 9, at the Conference Center at Mercer, NJSBA will host its annual Technology Conference. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with continental breakfast and registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The program will offer 4 Board Member Academy credits for school board members.

This interactive program will offer a variety of sessions on how to advance technology in schools and districts. Also featured will be sessions on the popular Future Ready Schools – NJ (FRS-NJ) certification program, which helps schools plan and implement effective digital learning strategies.

2018 FRS-NJ Regional Certification Summits

The FRS-NJ Certification Summits are the official launch of the year's Indicators of Future Readiness, the opening of the Certification Submission phase of the program, and an opportunity for school and district Future Ready Teams to learn about the full process of certification while beginning to plan and execute their submissions.


2018's Certification Summit were split into 3 regional events in North, Central, and South Jersey.

Apple Leadership Event at NJIT

Future Ready Schools of New Jersey and Apple held the second one-day event designed exclusively for New Jersey K–12 district and school leaders who are embarking on a one-to-one learning initiative in 
their schools. 

Using Challenge Based Learning, attendees developed a vision, and set goals to advance their one-to-one program.

Workshop 2017

Future Ready Schools - New Jersey announced the first round of certification awards at New Jersey School Boards Association's Workshop 2017!

Learn more about the Awards Ceremony, Participant Sessions, and other festivities held in the FRS-NJ Center on the Exhibit floor!

On October 2nd, 2017, Future Ready Schools of New Jersey and Apple held a one-day event designed exclusively for New Jersey K–12 district and school leaders embarking on a one-to-one learning initiative in their schools.

This event was sponsored by Apple Education.

In this interactive workshop, NJ school leaders convened to learn about one of the most promising advances in ed-tech: K-12 Data Visualization! Every school generates huge amounts of data; however, few successfully leverage it into gains in student outcomes, school operations, or teacher effectiveness.

This event was sponsored by OnCourse Systems for Education.

The EverFi #FutureReadyResource event at NJIT.

This event was sponsored by EverFi.

NJIT’s College of Science and Liberal Arts hosted a College and Career Day Event for High School juniors interested in STEM disciplines, and their teachers. The event, co-hosted by Future Ready Schools - NJ, focused on such topics as how to prepare for college, what students learn in college in various disciplines and the associated career opportunities, how to succeed in college, leadership skills experiences useful for successful careers, and more!

On May 8th, Future Ready Schools - NJ held its first ever certification summit at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The goal of this event was to celebrate the opening of the 2017 Certification Cycle of the program, provide interested educators and educational leaders with the information, guidance, and support to begin the process of becoming #FutureReady, and connect them with potential resources that can help them achieve success and certification.

LEGO® Education and the New Jersey Institute of Technology invited educators and community leaders to join us for an exciting day of FREE credited professional development. Join us for a series of engaging sessions focused on bringing robotics to life in elementary and middle school classrooms. Every participant had a LEGO building experience and discovered how hands-on learning can be integrated into multiple subject areas. 

This event was sponsored by LEGO Education.

In this event, held at NJIT's Campus Center, attendees learned about how their school can bring Summit's proven personalized learning model and the Summit Learning Platform to your classrooms for free. This event was designed to inform school and district leaders of the free opportunities to implement Summit Learning next school year (2017-2018).

This event was sponsored by Facebook.

The Alliance for Excellent Education and Google brought a Future Ready Summit to the New Jersey Institute of Technology on January 11 and 12th for New Jersey educators to learn about the Future Ready Framework and how they can ensure their schools are preparing students for college and career in the digital age.

The Future Ready Schools - New Jersey Team attended the New Jersey School Boards Association's Workshop 2016 to announce the FRS-NJ Certification Program and speak directly with educators and educational leaders about how we can prepare New Jersey's students' for success in the digital age.

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