Future Ready

A Shared, Forward-Thinking Vision for Digital Learning

The district recognizes that, to prepare their students to thrive in today’s connected, fast-paced society will require an education that engages students in evidence-based, deeper learning through smart uses of technology and new pedagogies. The district has engaged students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community in the envisioning of a transformed education system that personalizes learning for all students through the effective uses of technology.
Investigating (0-3) Envisioning (4-5) Planning (6-7) Staging (8-10)
A cross-functional team participates in conferences and discusses strategies with other districts and experts on a vision for digital learning. The team explores the economic, social, educational, and ethical underpinnings for such a vision. The district uses the research and investigations to conceptualize the essential elements of their vision for digital learning. They develop scenarios as to how those elements would be actualized in their district, noting the benefits and consequences. District leaders establish strategic and tactical plans for: a) developing a shared vision for digital learning, b) formally adopting that vision as a component of the district’s overall goals, c) aligning all programs to the vision, and d) establishing metrics to assess progress toward the vision. District leaders have engaged students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community in the envisioning of a transformed education system that provides personalized, deeper learning through the effective uses of technology. The vision has been formally adopted, communicated internally and externally.