Future Ready

Personalized Professional Learning

In Future Ready Schools, technology and digital learning expand access to high-quality, ongoing, job-embedded opportunities for professional learning for teachers, administrators, and other education professionals. Such opportunities ultimately lead to improvements in student success and create broader understanding of the skills that comprise success in a digital age.

 

Professional Learning

 


The elements that comprise this Gear are as follows:

  • Shared Ownership and Responsibility for Professional Growth
  • 21st Century Skill Set
  • Diverse Opportunities for Professional Learning Through Technology
  • Broad-Based, Participative Evaluation
 

Digital Professional learning communities, peer-to-peer lesson sharing, and better use of data and formative assessment, combined with less emphasis on "sit and get" professional development sessions eliminate the confines of geography and time. These ever-increasing resources, as well as non-traditional forms of professional learning, offer teachers and administrators vast new opportunities to collaborate, learn, share, and produce best practices with colleagues in school buildings across the country. Digital leaders establish this type of collaborative culture. They model and are transparent with their own learning. In addition, educators must be engaged in more collaborative, goal-oriented approaches to the evaluation of their own teaching to serve as a personal model for the experiences that they might bring to students.

Click to view the Personalized Professional Learning Self-Assessment.

Elements and Levels of Readiness

Technology and digital learning can increase professional learning opportunities by expanding access to high-quality, ongoing, job-embedded opportunities for professional growth for teachers, administrators, and other education professionals. Such opportunities ultimately lead to improvements in student success and create broader understanding of the skills that comprise success in a digital age. Digital Professional learning communities, peer-to-peer lesson sharing, and better use of data and formative assessment, combined with less emphasis on "sit and get" professional development sessions eliminate the confines of geography and time. These ever-increasing resources offer teachers and administrators vast new opportunities to collaborate, learn, share, and produce best practices with colleagues in school buildings across the country. Digital leaders establish this type of collaborative culture. They model and are transparent with their own learning. In addition, educators must be engaged in more collaborative, goal-oriented approaches to the evaluation of their own teaching to serve as a personal model for the experiences that they might bring to students.
Shared Ownership and Responsibility for Professional Growth

Teachers, administrators, and other education professionals actively support their own... Read More

21st Century Skill Set

Educators have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills to address a 21st Century... Read More

Diverse Opportunities for Professional Learning Through Technology

Digital leaders model new types of professional learning and ensure that educators have access... Read More

Broad-Based, Participative Evaluation

In order to promote goal-oriented, self-regulated professional behaviors, evaluation is... Read More