The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with support from Follett and in collaboration with Future Ready Librarians, is offering up to 150 partial-tuition scholarships for K–12 librarians who are ready to take the next step in becoming a Future Ready Librarian and are affiliated with schools that identify as high need. With the financial support from Follett, the scholarships will cover 70 percent of the session cost for librarians who enroll in the ISTE U course titled “Exploring Future Ready Librarianship: Practices for the Emerging Leader.” This 15-hour, instructor-led, self-paced course helps school librarians and media specialists at every level maximize student-centered learning opportunities and leverage technology as part of the Future Ready Schools initiative. Participants in the course will identify areas for professional inquiry and growth; explore in depth the Future Ready Librarians framework, addressing several indicators in the ISTE Standards for Educators; and create and implement a personal action plan to lead from the library. Scholarship recipients will be selected prior to the fall session, to be held from October 14 through December 8, 2019; enrollment for the spring 2020 session (February 10–April 5) will open on October 12.
Deadlines: Enrollment period for fall session ends October 21, 2019; scholarship grant applications are due by August 18, 2019