“Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.The initiative provides districts with resources and support to ensure that local technology and digital learning plans align with instructional best practices, are implemented by highly trained teachers, and lead to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally underserved communities.” [Alliance for Excellent Education]
Future Ready Schools was launched by President Obama in 2014 as a partnership between the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education. Resources like Future Ready Schools “helps K-12 public, private, and charter school leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential.”
According to the U.S. Department of Education, “educators should be collaborators in learning, seeking new knowledge and constantly acquiring new skills alongside their students. Education leaders should set a vision for creating learning experiences that provide the right tools and supports for all learners to thrive.”
For example, future ready skills include students’ work reflecting the use of project-based learning, students using research and determine the validity of sources to add meaning to solutions to problems, and teachers consistently embedding creativity and innovation, critically thinking and problem solving, and communication and collaboration in learning experiences. [NCMCS]
Future Ready Schools is dedicated to supporting districts with digital learning transition tools that empowers teachers and address districts’ vision for student learning personalized learning. All we ask of you is to stay tuned, get involved, and let us know how we can help!
Check out Shannon Miller’s post: “Future Ready Librarians Hold the Key to #GoOpen & OER” and make sure to add the following Symbaloo webmixes packed with Future Ready resources!