Incorporating digital age skills into curriculum can be
daunting for educators, and getting started can be the hardest part. In this
book, author and education leader L. Rob Furman breaks down the process into 18
easy-to-follow challenges so that teachers can improve student outcomes based on
digital age skills and future-minded progress in a single semester. With this
accessible guide, teachers will learn how to promote teamwork and collaboration, helping students stay motivated and inspired
to develop the skills they’ll need for the future.
This book includes:
Weekly step-by-step challenges designed to fill one semester.
studies by leaders in the field and examples of how to implement the
challenges for each grade level.
Coverage of key topics such as digital
citizenship, communication, problem-solving and integration of technology into
About the Author
L. Robert Furman, Ed.D., is an educator, leader, speaker and
the author of Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy. He has received numerous awards, including being named one of the
National School Board Association’s 2015 “20 to Watch” in technology education.
He is the principal at South Park Elementary Center near Pittsburgh,
Furman’s writing is engaging, entertaining and insightful, and rooted
deeply in a love of children and learning. Educators who feel the call to
'futurize' their practices will benefit from this one-step-at-a-time
approach. —Keith Reeves, Author of Insurrection: A Teacher Revolution
in Defense of Children
The Future-Ready Challenge by Rob Furman has given us a sure plan to
begin addressing future-ready skills in daily lessons. The strategies provided
are easy to integrate into content areas and the scaffolding that’s suggested
will begin to embed these skills in the planning and delivery of
instruction. —Len Ference, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association
for Middle Level Education
Furman has written a very practical book that has the potential to
change how teachers teach. He provides websites, links and specific examples
from practitioners that will support teachers on the path to teaching digital
age skills. —Bruce Vosburgh, President, The National Forum to Accelerate
This book hits the right balance between doing what one knows how to do
and learning new things. It’s step-by-step and full of great ideas for
introducing a new way of teaching and learning into our schools today.
—Peter Bishop, Founder and Executive Director, Teach the Future (www.teachthefuture.org)