Future Ready

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 entry point below comes with a host of supports and resources that can be found in our resource folder, Future Ready Resources. You can also start the conversation by accessing any of our Future Ready team members or the leads listed below. 

Choosing your starting point on your journey to being Future Ready.


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 1Amy MoineEmail Amy Moine
Region 2Dustin ReeseEmail Dustin Reese
Region 3Tina HalversonEmail Tina Halverson
Region 4Kirstey EwaldEmail Kirstey Ewald
Region 5Bill SoesbeEmail Bill Soesbe
Region 6Bradi JohnsonEmail Bradi Johnson
Region 7Mikayla MontgomeryEmail Mikayla Montgomery
Region 8Joe KremerEmail Joe Kremer
Region 9Kim HurleyEmail Kim Hurley
Region 10Kara ShannonEmail Kara Shannon
Region 11Janelle PirklEmail Janelle Pirkl

On-Demand Learning

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.

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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.

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Important Contacts

Staff Directory