Future Ready at Central Rivers AEA is how we transform an education experience where teachers and students co-create learning through a variety of personalized, authentic experiences in order to ensure that all learners are adaptable and contribute to a global community.
There are a number of entry points for beginning the work and some critical questions to start the conversation in your school district or building. Each of the entry points below comes with a host of supports and resources that can be found in our document, Top 10+ Starting Points for Future Ready. You can also start the conversation by accessing any of our Future Ready team members or the leads listed below.
Future Ready work is system-wide. It is for all students and all grade levels. Our team at Central Rivers AEA is made up of staff with various backgrounds and expertise to help schools implement future-ready practices. Regardless of your region, content area or start point in future-ready work, we have team members ready to assist. To start your journey, reach out to your region’s School Improvement Consultant.
|Region 1||Amy Moine||Email Amy Moine|
|Region 2||Dustin Reese||Email Dustin Reese|
|Region 3||Tina Halverson||Email Tina Halverson|
|Region 4||Kirstey Ewald||Email Kirstey Ewald|
|Region 5||Bill Soesbe||Email Bill Soesbe|
|Region 6||Bradi Johnson||Email Bradi Johnson|
|Region 7||Mikayla Montgomery||Email Mikayla Montgomery|
|Region 8||Joe Kremer||Email Joe Kremer|
|Region 9||Kim Hurley||Email Kim Hurley|
|Region 10||Kara Shannon||Email Kara Shannon|
|Region 11||Janelle Pirkl||Email Janelle Pirkl|
How to Infuse 21st Century Skills
This video talks about all the different ways the term, “21st Century Skills” is often used nationally and in Iowa. Then, it offers a few suggestions for how to embed these types of skills into the school, through things like the Portrait of a Graduate process, as well as the classroom level ideas so learners can regularly experience them as part of their education.View full course
Universal Constructs: Getting Started
This on-demand learning will help educators build foundational knowledge of the Universal Constructs and how they align with the Iowa Core Employability Skills. Helpful resources for further learning and implementation in the classroom are shared.View full course