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Thursday, March 2 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
What Does an Innovator in a School or District Look Like?

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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 1917 and 2017 yield eerie similarities in many schools today, even with the 100-year difference. Some schools are creating dynamic cultures of innovation, while others still resemble those from the industrial area. Why this dichotomy? How are today’s innovators different and what qualities make their schools stand out? Future Ready’s Thomas C. Murray will share key factors in how district leaders are creating cultures of innovation that empower both teachers and students. 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.

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Tom Murray

Thomas C. Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education located in Washington, DC. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the US Department of Education... Read More →

Thursday March 2, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
New Orleans Ballroom

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