Future Ready

Across the Gears: Collaborative Leadership

The Future Ready framework provides a roadmap toward digital learning, success within a district is dependent on innovative leadership at all levels. First and foremost, leaders within a district must be empowered to create cultures of innovation, must believe in the district’s shared, forward-thinking vision for deeper learning through effective uses of digital, 21st Century technologies.

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   The elements that comprise this Gear are as follows:

  • A Shared, Forward-Thinking Vision for Digital Learning
  • A Culture of Collaboration, Innovation, Capacity Building, and Empowerment
  • High Expectations for Evidence-Based Transformations to Digital Learning
  • Transformative, Coherent Thinking, Planning, Policies, and Implementation


Critical to their success will be a culture of innovation that builds the capacity of students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community to work collaboratively toward that preferred future. The policy foundation that results must be coherent with that vision. Unleashed in a culture of vision and empowerment, leaders will have the flexibility and adaptability they require to prepare their students to thrive in the 21st Century.

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(Note: This is not the district leadership self-assessment.)

Elements and Levels of Readiness

The Future Ready framework is a systemic planning framework around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of "career and college readiness" for all students. While the seven interdependent Gears provide a roadmap toward digital learning, success within a district is dependent on innovative leadership at all levels. First and foremost, leaders within a district must be empowered to think and act innovatively; they must believe in the district’s shared, forward-thinking vision for deeper learning through effective uses of digital, 21st Century technologies. Critical to their success will be a culture of innovation that builds the capacity of students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community to work collaboratively toward that preferred future. The policy foundation that results must be coherent with that vision. Unleashed in a culture of vision and empowerment, leaders will have the flexibility and adaptability they require to prepare their students to thrive in the 21st Century.
A Shared, Forward-Thinking Vision for Digital Learning

The district recognizes that, to prepare their students to thrive in today’s connected,... Read More

A Culture of Collaboration, Innovation, Capacity Building, and Empowerment

The District leadership team has established a collaborative culture of innovation in which... Read More

High Expectations for Evidence-Based Transformations to Digital Learning

Across the district, teachers, administrators, and students are expected to show progress toward... Read More

Transformative, Coherent Thinking, Planning, Policies, and Implementation

The district’s forward-thinking vision is advanced through leaders’ transformative thinking.... Read More