Rise Above: ReThink, ReDesign, ReImagine
June 14 – June 15, 2021 | 9:00 am – 12:50pm CDT Daily
The Future Ready Conference is a statewide partnership between the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), Educational Service Units (ESU’s), and the Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC). The Future Ready Framework is Nebraska’s PK-12 Digital Learning Plan, and the annual Future Ready Conference is held in conjunction with the framework to equip educators to help prepare students for future success.
- Keynote Speakers – Douglas Fisher and Matt Miller
- Feature Speakers – Jen Casa-Todd and Michelle Luhtala
- Over 70 Breakout Sessions
- Breakout Session Strands: Administrators, Librarians, Educators, Equity & Wellness, and Canvas
- FREE Registration
Doug Fisher is professor of language and literacy education in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University and a classroom teacher at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, the Farmer award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design, and he has coauthored several books, such as Creating Literacy-Rich Schools for Adolescents (with Gay Ivey), Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessments for Your Classroom (with Nancy Frey), Better Learning Through Structured Teaching (with Nancy Frey) and Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Learners (with Carol Rothenberg). Doug has four recently coauthored books in 2021: The Quick Guide to Simultaneous, Hybrid and Blended Learning (with Nancy Frey, John Almarode, Aleigha Henderson-Rosser; 03/21), Leading the Rebound (with Nancy Frey, Dominique Smith, John Hattie; 04/21), Rebound, Grades K – 12: A Playbook for Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery and Rethinking Schools (with Nancy Frey, Dominique Smith, John Hattie; 04/21), Collective Student Efficacy (with Nancy Frey, Shirley Clark; 05/21)
Matt Miller is an author, blogger and education speaker, he encourages teachers to free their teaching and revolutionize their classrooms with mindset, techniques and curriculum to serve today’s learners. With thousands of subscribers and visitors from more than 100 countries, Matt’s blog, DitchThatTextbook.com, is a well-respected source of ideas and insights about educational technology and creative teaching. With more than a decade of experience in the classroom, Matt created unique learning experiences for students using technology and creative teaching. Matt authored Ditch That Textbook and Tech like a Pirate, sharing innovative teaching ideas and rethinking education. Matt also co-authored Ditch that Homework with Alice Keeler, and Don’t Ditch that Tech with Nate & Angelia Ridgway . Matt is a Google-Certified Innovator and was named one of the top 10 influencers in educational technology and eLearning worldwide. Matt provides practical, “use it in class tomorrow” solutions to teachers’ classroom needs.