The Future Ready Framework

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Out of Print: Re imagining the K-12 Textbook in a Digital Age makes the case for how digital content can positively affect student learning, make accommodations for special learning needs, and provide support for personalized learning. It provides profiles of four states – Indiana, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.  Research behind to the paper revealed seven success factors for making the shift to digital content: sustainable funding for devices, robust internet connectivity, up-to-date policies, prepared educators, intellectual property and reuse rights, quality control and alignment to standards, and state and local leadership buy-in.
State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

The Learning Accelerator and Getting Smart joined with DLN to update this popular guide. Version 2.0 reflects feedback from schools and districts, developments in the field, and new educational technology trends.
Digital Learning Now!; The Learning Accelerator; Getting Smart

A report from Digital Promise that explores a set of 40 educator micro-credentials Digital Promise designed to recognize educators who have developed the competencies necessary to support Deeper Learning in their classrooms.
Digital Promise

The Department of Education’s Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) is powered by the Learning Registry. FREE makes it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations.
US Department of Education

The Alliance for Excellent Education’s Deeper Learning Website identifies several models and examples, including the Asia Society, Big Picture Learning, Ed Visions School, High Tech High, and New Visions for Public Schools.
Alliance for Excellent Education

One of the most distinguishing factors about a student-centered educational approach is a seismic shift in the purpose of assessments. This resource includes a series of videos and questions to reflect on how well assessments are supporting deeper learning in schools.
SCOPE - Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education

The LDC tools were designed by and for teachers and have been tested by thousands of educators across the spectrum of school contexts. LDC provides a framework upon which teachers can individually or collaboratively build literacy-saturated curricula within their content area and for their focus topics. LDC’s framework and tools allow teachers to easily share, adopt, adapt, or obtain feedback on their work with colleagues from their school, district, state, or even across the country.
Literacy Design Collaborative

To compete in today’s global, knowledge-based, innovation-centered economy, young people must go beyond a high school diploma and acquire not just academic knowledge, but interpersonal and interpersonal capacities developed through deeper learning. As schools shift from traditional education models in favor of deeper learning environments, they are required to replace outdated technology practices and implement a new infrastructure to support student learning. This report explores how partnering deeper learning strategies with effective technology designs allows for greater educational success.
Harvard University

Centered on student success, this guidebook addresses education transformation holistically—from teaching systems and devices to government action. Complete with first-hand insight from global education leaders, case studies, and much more, get real world strategy from Intel’s successful work in education around the world.

This guide provides information on why personalized learning is important, what it looks like in practice and Suggestions for the Race to the Top District Competition.
Innosight Institute