June 12- June 13, 2023 | 8:00 am – 3:30m CDT Daily
In-Person: Lincoln Southwest High School 7001 S 14th Street
A Hybrid option is available
Cost: FREE In-person | Virtual
Over 70 Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session Strands: Administrators, Librarians, Educators, Equity & Wellness, and Canvas
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.
Andrew Easton is an educator, thought leader, and high-energy presenter who loves learning and collaborating with others. Andrew advocates for innovation in education as a speaker, a podcaster, and the author of “Empowered to Choose: A Practical Guide to Personalized Learning” published by Dave Burgess Consulting Inc.
For over fifteen years, Andrew has designed, developed, and implemented innovative practices for the classroom. His personal experiences make him an authentic voice on topics such as personalized learning, games in education, instructional video production, learning space design, SEL, and educator wellness. Andrew has passionately supported thousands of educators as a speaker and consultant, and he is excited for the opportunity to share his message in his home state of Nebraska!
Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. She is a former K-12 special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, co-teacher, and inclusion facilitator. Paula has also been a university professor and has taught courses on both inclusion and disability studies. Most recently, Paula’s work has centered on helping teachers and administrators educate all students in their schools and classrooms. She also frequently works with families and advocacy groups to support goals related to inclusion. In addition to inclusive education, her professional interests include Universal Design for Learning, co-teaching, and educating students with complex support needs.
All In: 18 Ways to Include All Students in Virtual Classrooms is Paula’s newest book. She is also the author or co-author of 15 other titles including Universal Design Daily, 30 Days to the Co-Taught Classroom, Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?, and “You’re Going to Love This Kid!”: Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Classrooms. She is also the author of a few books for children including Coaster, a story of a puppy with wonderful wheels.
Paula has won several awards in her field. She is the recipient of the PEAK Parent Center’s Ally for Inclusion Award; The PEAL [Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership] Center’s Inclusive Education Champion Award; The National Down Syndrome Congress’s Educator of the Year; The Belle Center of Chicago’s Inclusion Advocate of the Year; and the University of Wisconsin’s “Forward Under 40” Award.
Tom Bober is a school librarian, 2018 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress, and author of Elementary Educator’s Guide to Primary Sources: Strategies for Teaching. He writes the Picture Book and Primary Sources blog posts for AASL’s KQ blog and hosts The Primary Source Podcast. Tom works with students and educators to promote the use of primary sources in student learning.