Future Ready Schools is a free initiative led by The Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education. It’s purpose is to “maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship.” Interested districts will be provided with resources and support to ensure that your “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.”
Superintendents are asked to take a “pledge” of commitment to make all schools in their district Future Ready. There are regional summits for district leadership teams to attend with the key goalbeing helping them to become more informed when making technology decisions. Two of the closest summits to Green Hills AEA are in Chicago in June and St. Louis in April. Even if you can’t send a team to a summit, if you take the “pledge“, the Future Ready Leadership Network will provide free, ongoing support to your district.
Here is a 2-page fact sheet if you want to learn more.