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October 8: Real Texas leaders.  Real Texas success stories.

Discovery Education, Texas ASCD, and TASA sponsored a Texas leadership summit focused on advancing digital learning and preparing students for the STEM opportunities and challenges of tomorrow’s world.  
Future@Now Texas brought together Texas Education leaders, political leaders, and business leaders who shared real stories about their work to fuel student achievement and promote college and career readiness.

Full Archive of the Event

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View Individual Texas Future@Now Sessions

Opening Keynotes

Transformation Talk from Dr Greg Firn, Deputy Superintendent of Academics - View the Archive
Grand Prairie ISD 
Digital Learners, Whitt's Fine Arts Academy - View the Archive

Digital Visionaries Speak - View the Archive

Hear from Districts that are on the cutting edge of launching digital textbook initiatives.

Live from a Digital Classroom - View the Archive

Get a unique sneak peek tour of a McKinney, TX elementary school digital classroom in action.

Creating Digital Learners by Supporting Digital Teachers - View the Archive

Texas K-12 teachers and Rep. Angie Chen Button provide best practice models and answer "How do we get there from here?"

Engaged Parents, Successful Transitions - View the Archive

Leon Pridgen, parent from Mooresville Graded School District, shares his experiences in engaging the community to drive transformation success.

Transformation Talk:  Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr. - View the Archive

Astronaut, Physician, and President of the Harris Foundation talks about the STEM challenges facing our world and how we can prepare students for these emerging opportunities.

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Jobs - View the Archive

Hear why STEM, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking skills are important for the success of Texas' economic future.

Transformation Talk and Closing Keynote: The Call to Action - View the Archive

Dr. Susan Simpson Hull, Grand Prairie ISD



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Inspiring Words from the Day

Featured Speakers Include

Dr. Terry Grier

Dr. Terry B. Grier, Ed.D.
Houston Independent School District
2013 Broad Prize Winner 

State Representative Angie Chen Button

Texas State Representative
Angie Chen Button


Dr. Susan Simpson Hull

Dr. Susan Simpson Hull, Ph.D.
Grand Prairie Independent School District

Dr. Janis Jordan

Dr. Janis Jordan, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
Corpus Christi Independent School District

Jeff Turner

Dr. Jeff Turner
Superintendent of Schools
Coppell Independent School District

Leon Pridgen

Leon Pridgen
Parent and Community Outreach Advisor