Future@Now Texas: Transition to Digital Classrooms

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

Use the video player’s navigation tools to fast-forward to sections of the event that interest you most.

View Individual Texas Future@Now Sessions

Opening Keynotes

Transformation Talk from Dr Greg Firn, Deputy Superintendent of AcademicsView the Archive
Grand Prairie ISD
Digital Learners, Whitt’s Fine Arts Academy – View the Archive

Digital Visionaries SpeakView the Archive
Hear from Districts that are on the cutting edge of launching digital textbook initiatives.

Live from a Digital ClassroomView the Archive
Get a unique sneak peek tour of a McKinney, TX elementary school digital classroom in action.

Creating Digital Learners by Supporting Digital TeachersView 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 TransitionsView 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 JobsView 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 ActionView the Archive
Dr. Susan Simpson Hull, Grand Prairie ISD

Featured Speakers

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


Angie Chen ButtonTexas State Representative
Angie Chen Button


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


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


Jeff TurnerDr. Jeff Turner
Superintendent of Schools
Coppell Independent School District


Leon PridgenLeon Pridgen
Parent and Community Outreach Advisor


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  1. Sheryl said:

    Thank you for the video. It’s really encouraging and motivating. In nowadays world there are so many opportunities for students to get education and make it an easy and painless process: so many resources available online, just one click away, and so many services ready to help with numerous challenges that arise on the way, like top essay writer service. And it is great that such influential people are actually engaged in education and career growth of the youth. Great initiative – keep it up!

  2. sensoduo said:

    It was just a metter of time. I know a lot of schools witch digital classrooms in the scheddule. The education is changing all the time now,

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