As the first decade of the 21st century was drawing to a close, a new—and soon-to-be ubiquitous—device peppered the landscape: the iPhone. This transformational invention, a synthesis of the iPod and the Blackberry, heralded more than just new technology; it signaled a new way we would access knowledge and information. Rapid technological change coupled with a burgeoning of new research on learning and glimpses of what life might be like in the future gave rise to LifeReady: McDonogh’s bold promise to graduate self-reliant critical thinkers prepared to do good in a diverse and rapidly-changing world. Since its inception in 2014, LifeReady has provided a “North Star” orienting McDonogh’s approach to teaching and learning. In this session, a panel of teachers will share how LifeReady has influenced their practice and share their thoughts about what’s in store for McDonogh’s academic program in the future.