The Future Ready Framework
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
In a Future Ready district, curriculum, instruction, and assessment are tightly aligned, redesigned to engage students in 21st Century, personalized, technology-enabled, deeper learning. Curricula and instruction are standards-aligned, research-based, and enriched through authentic, real-world problem solving. Students and teachers have robust and adaptive tools to customize the learning, teaching, and assessment, ensuring that it is student-centered and emphasizing deep understanding of complex issues. Assessments are shifting to be online, embedded, and performance-based. Data and associated analysis serve as building blocks for learning that is personalized, individualized, and differentiated to ensure all learners succeed.
A foundation for each of these elements is the increased use of digital content, providing learners a range of high quality media, accessible 24 hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. This provides all students many more opportunities to personalize learning, reflect on their own work, think critically, and engage frequently in deeper understanding of complex topics. This necessitates equitable access to devices and high-speed networks and broadband both at school and beyond, into the community and homes.
Thomas C. Murray, Eric C. Sheninger
The Learning Accelerator
Hawaii Department of Education
Bellwether Education Partners
State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
Elements and Levels of ReadinessThrough a more flexible, consistent, and personalized approach to academic content design, instruction, and assessment, teachers will have robust and adaptive tools to customize the instruction for groups of students or on a student-to-student basis to ensure relevance and deep understanding of complex issues and topics. Providing multiple sources of high quality academic content offers students much greater opportunities to personalize learning and reflect on their own work, think critically, and engage frequently to enable deeper understanding of complex topics. Data are the building blocks of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments—all of which are key elements in a system where learning is personalized, individualized, and differentiated to ensure learner success.
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