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On Thursday, February 28, NJIT welcomed New Jersey’s teachers, school district leaders and stakeholders for an annual nationwide “celebration of technology paired with great teaching,” known as “Digital Learning Day 2019.”

"Results of the 2018 FRS-NJ Program  The 2018 cohort of FRS-NJ certified schools was celebrated in October at an awards ceremony at Workshop 2018."

“It’s not about the banner or the title…it’s about the reflection, the plans for growth, and the community that will support you.”

East Orange schools embark on a transformational year toward digital education in the Future Ready Schools-New Jersey program.

"In February, more than 300 educators, superintendents, technology advisors and engaged citizens from districts throughout New Jersey convened at NJIT to promote digital education at the 2018 Future Ready Schools New Jersey (FRS-NJ) North Regional Certification Summit...."

Among schools earning the Future Ready School designation are, in Demarest, Demarest Middle School, Luther Lee Emerson School and Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest; Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan and Charles DeWolf Middle School, Old Tappan; Pascack Hills High School, Montvale; and Pascack Valley High School, Hillsdale.

The Future Ready Schools - New Jersey (FRS-NJ) initiative advancing with the assistance of New Jersey Institute of Technology has honored 63 schools by awarding them certification for implementing effective digital learning policies and practices. The schools, the first to receive FRS certification, were formally recognized on October 24 at Workshop 2017, the state’s largest convention for educational leaders, held in Atlantic City.

"Today, Future Ready Schools - New Jersey (FRS-NJ) honored 63 schools by awarding them certification for implementing effective digital learning policies and practices."

Report Overview

In this report, we will examine New Jersey’s STEM education landscape, with a focus on evidenced-based innovations. Districts and schools around the state have championed STEM education, as well as personalized and blended learning, with some leaders reimagining education in even bigger, more holistic ways. We shine a light on the pioneers and early adopters that are showing results with outcomes supported by improvements in excellence and equity. Although research on this topic is limited due to the recent nature of these innovations, we were able to find evidence in specific programs and strategies.

EdTech Hero: Kimberley Harrington promotes Future Ready Schools in New Jersey

Harrington pioneered a certification process for schools in her state to incorporate digital learning strategies.

LEGOs were recently in the spotlight on campus when Future Ready Schools - New Jersey and LEGO Education held the LEGO Education Symposium at NJIT. Approximately 60 educators and other educational stakeholders from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania gathered for a day filled with hands-on professional development. In addition to experiencing the instructive potential of those internationally famous building bricks...

The Future Ready Schools – New Jersey Certification Summit will take place on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Campus Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Parking will be available in the NJIT parking deck located at 154 Summit Street, Newark.

While the technical and fiscal challenges of achieving this positive digital future are significant, teachers, administrators and concerned representatives from the private and public sectors are convening at events such as the New Jersey Future Ready Schools Summit held on the NJIT campus in mid-January. Sponsored by Google, the two-day program brought together several hundred New Jersey educators, as well as attendees from school districts in other states. They explored the complexities of digital readiness and the need for assessing where their districts stand with respect to providing technology and implementing educational practices that will equip their students with the digital competence that the workplace and higher education demand in the 21st century.

Future Ready Summit Set at NJIT Future Ready Summit Set at NJIT

NJSBA - Future Ready Schools – New Jersey will host a Future Ready Summit at the New Jersey Institute of Technology January 11-12, 2017 at The Gallery in Weston Hall. This Future Ready Summit, facilitated by the Alliance for Excellent Education and sponsored by Google, is free of charge and open to all New Jersey district technology teams.

Workshop 2016: Acting Commissioner Calls for “Future Readiness”

NJSBA - "Harrington, who made her first Workshop appearance as commissioner, impressed the audience at the Atlantic City Convention Center with a stirring address that called for “future-ready” schools and educators with the willingness to change."

NJSBA - The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), and the New Jersey School Boards Association have joined forces to prepare New Jersey’s students for the digital age by creating resources to support teachers in changing their instructional and educational practices, and promoting their success as models for other schools, through the recognition of effective digital learning policies and practices...

Digital learning is on the rise in NJ schools

NJ 101.5 - “The trend is definitely toward electronic content, which is why the Future Ready Schools New Jersey program was launched four months ago in partnership with the state Schools Boards Association and New Jersey Institute of Technology,” Cocco said. “It is geared toward helping schools migrate to digital learning environments and digital content and digital resources.”

NJSBA - New Jersey Commissioner of Education David Hespe has announced that the New Jersey Department of Education will commit $200,000 in seed money to Future Ready Schools – New Jersey, a program designed to promote digital learning in the state’s public schools...

NJIT - The New Jersey Black Mayors Alliance for Social Justice (NJ-BMASJ), along with top-ranking school officials and administrators, met on April 7 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to establish a statewide partnership and dialogue between their municipalities and schools to prepare students for education and work in the digital environment of the 21st century...

Program will prepare NJ students for a digital world

NJ 101.5 - State education officials are teaming up with New Jersey Institute of Technology and the New Jersey School Boards Association to help Garden State schools identify and meet their needs for digital learning.

NJDOE - A new program designed to help New Jersey school districts identify and meet their needs for digital learning was announced by Education Commissioner David C. Hespe at today's meeting of the State Board of Education. The state Department of Education will partner with the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) to develop the "Future Ready Schools–New Jersey" recognition program...

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