The Future Ready Framework

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Named one of 10 educational technologies you should try this year by eSchoolNews, Digital PassportTM presents a series of videos, interactive games, and activities all geared toward teaching 3rd to 5th-grade students how to be great digital citizens. Currently available on the Web, Edmodo, and as a mobile app on the App Store and Google Play, Digital Passport supports CIPA compliance for E-rate discounts.
Common Sense Education

Created by teachers for teachers, Common Sense Graphite helps educators discover great digital-learning content by providing unbiased and rigorous reviews of apps, games, and websites and digital curricula rated for learning potential. Teachers can also share personal reviews about how best to use the products in the classroom and create lesson plans. 
Common Sense Education

 A free, student-directed program that uses media-rich activities and real-world experiences to help teens become good digital citizens, Digital Bytes engages teens in project-based experiences that resonate with their interests. This program is ideal for after school programs, community centers or blended-learning classrooms that need short, relevant activities that teach digital citizenship.
Common Sense Education

The National Research Council report defines the key skills encompassed by the labels “deeper learning,” “21st century skills,” “college and career readiness,” “student centered learning,” “next generation learning,” “new basic skills,” and “higher order thinking.” This report investigates how these skills relate to each other and to academic content in key disciplines, and summarizes the research on how these skills can be learned, taught, and assessed.
National Research Council

This resource describes how teachers must assess and grade in ways that demand excellence from all students. And if a commitment to excellence is the mission of today’s schools, teachers must be highly skilled in adapting curriculum, assessment, and instruction on the basis of students’ differing strengths, needs and interests.
edWeb.net

This webinar explores three important variables for success in using digital learning strategies to better support at-risk students: interactive learning, use of technology to explore and create, and the right blend of teachers and technology.
Alliance for Excellent Education

This webinar explores how schools are transforming teaching and learning to enable all students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they need for the twenty-first century. Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Schools Are Transforming Education for the Twenty-First Century (The New Press, 2014), written by Monica Martinez and Dennis McGrath, examines school practices that support the development of deep content knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and academic mindsets.
Alliance for Excellent Education

In this session for the edWeb.net Assessment for Learning community, presenter Philip Lanoue PhD, discussed the effectiveness of productive struggle as well as its challenges, and illustrated how Clarke County has engaged students and teachers in productive struggle. He shared how productive struggle has helped to close the achievement gap with Clarke County School District being named the state’s top “Title I Distinguished District” for its impact on closing the gap.
edWeb.net

In this informative webinar for the edWeb.net Assessment for Learning community, Dr. Eileen Depka, Director of Continuous Improvement and Assessment for New Berlin Schools in Wisconsin, presented a 5-step process that captures the purpose of the assessment cycle and provided concrete examples.
edWeb.net

Blended learning combines traditional face-to-face instruction, usually offered by a teacher in a traditional school building with high-quality digital content, including online instruction and other technological tools. In its most effective form, blended learning personalizes the learning of each student, allowing opportunities for students to take both required and elective courses and create a portfolio of opportunities and paths to succeed. Successful blended learning also allows for competency-based progression that empowers students to move at their own pace and advance only when they have mastered content; and uses technology to make implementation possible at scale. These three key elements of blended learning are what The Learning Accelerator focuses on in its work.
Alliance for Excellent Education