Future Ready: A Systemic Plan for Transformation
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. In this webinar for the edWeb.net Leadership 3.0 community, presenter Thomas C. Murray, State and District Digital Learning Director for the Alliance for Excellent Education, shared how this effort will provide 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 under-served communities. Murray’s team at the Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education are leading the Future Ready effort with the support of the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission and a vast coalition of organizations, to implement systemic change throughout our nation by creating schools that are future ready. At the center of the effort is a series of regional summits where district teams will develop action plans and metrics to measure their progress in using digital tools to improve teaching and student learning outcomes. The summits focus on a comprehensive set of issues that drive student learning, highlight the experiences of districts in each region, and offer district leaders tangible ways to build capacity among their teams and throughout their districts. View the webinar to learn about: the premise behind Future Ready; the Future Ready District Pledge; and the free, digital learning implementation framework.
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