The Future Ready Framework

Community Partnerships

The NWP Digital Is website is an emerging and open knowledge base created and curated by its community of members. We gather resources, reflections, inquiries, and stories about what it means to learn and teach writing in our digitally interconnected world. With a focus on digital literacy and Connected Learning, we invite educators to share work, reflections and practices.
National Writing Project

Teacherpreneur Rob Kriete created two powerful tools (a free, downloadable poster and evidence sheet) that SIMPLY explain how the Common Core standards relate to 21st-century learning.
Center for Teaching Quality is a resource to help those needing internet access get connected! Regardless of where you live in the country, this resource will help your families in need get connected!
Everyone On!

1-to-1 Essentials provides free, interactive, customizable tools that enable administrators to avoid the pitfalls that schools can face during a 1-to-1 implementation. The program includes turnkey resources that highlight best practices of 1-to-1 educators and gives schools the resources they need to prepare, plan, and implement a new program, including resources for engaging families, students and teachers.
Common Sense Education

This Comcast program that allows educators, community partners, and civic leaders to play an important role in bringing affordable internet service to more people.
Internet Essentials

This fifty-state initiative harnesses the power of networks and leaders to help schools and communities leverage after-school, summer, and expanded learning programs to accelerate student achievement through research, best practices, and other resources.
The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project

This network foster partnerships and policies to develop, support, and sustain high-quality after-school and expanded learning opportunities for children and youth. Working with a broad range of stakeholder groups, including state policymakers and local leaders in education, youth development, juvenile justice, childcare, health, and workforce development, statewide after-school networks develop systems to support academic, social, emotional, and physical outcomes for youth.
Statewide AfterSchool Networks

This organization focuses on expanding the school day for all kids. The ExpandED Schools network provides public elementary and middle school students with a longer school day that provides more opportunities for learning.
ExpandED Schools

From cyberbullying and photo sharing to digital footprints and online safety, the Connecting Families program helps parents and kids address important topics and have meaningful conversations about making great choices in their digital lives. This program includes everything a school needs to encourage families to use connected technologies in ways that are both fun and safe.
Common Sense Education

In this guest blog post for the National PTA, Tom Murray highlights five characteristics of Future Ready Schools. Topics include transparency, social media, utilizing technology, etc.
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)