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When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Side-by-side images of classrooms from 1916 and 2016 yield eerie similarities in many schools today, even with the 100-year difference. How can schools and classrooms transform from those of the industrial era where desks are in rows, students are facing forward, and have teachers always front and center to ones that are student-centered, personalized, and harness the power of technology? Districts and schools across the nation are transforming into ones that are Future Ready, revamping such aspects as teacher empowerment, personalized professional learning, innovative learning spaces, community partnerships, in school and home connectivity, among others. This hands-on, engaging pre-conference workshop will challenge the thinking of school district leaders, while giving them the opportunity to dive deeply into the Future Ready Framework, network with other school leaders, and gain access to a myriad of free tools and resources that can support your district’s transformation. Thomas C. Murray, the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, and one of ICE’s keynote speakers in 2016, will lead this full day workshop. Murray will also share a variety of districts and leaders who have gained national attention for creating unique learning experiences for all students, who are working to overcome obstacles against all odds, and how all districts can create cultures of innovation inside their schools. This workshop will inspire school leaders and provide free tools and resources to empower them to transform their districts, schools, and classrooms into ones that better prepare students for the world they face tomorrow.