Future Ready

The Roadmap is a free planning tool for school leaders consisting of an interactive website, a detailed report, and an infographic. It is designed to help schools get the most value out of their investments in high-speed broadband and digital content by crafting a holistic strategy to create 21st century learning environments. Cable Impacts, the industry’s pro-social foundation, teamed with two leading education organizations, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning and the State Educational Technology Directors Association, to create this dynamic resource for schools to help them plan their transition into 21st century learning environments.
Cable Impacts Foundation. Partnerships for 21 Century Learning (P21), 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

This paper outlines the primary components of a learner-centered environment, the role of the teacher in a learner-centered environment, and the importance of professional learning and support for the teachers to create a culture shift that enables a focus on the needs of each student.
Alliance for Excellent Education

A practical field guide on navigating the transition to blended learning and a more student-centered education system.
Michael B. Horn; Heather Staker

Intellectual property law and policies are central to strategies for empowering and encouraging educators to realize the full potential of new digital content and tools. This policy brief addresses the key issue of ownership of teacher-created digital content and offers recommendations for states and districts to effectively manage the increased use of digital content.
State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

The purpose of this website, The Guide to Technology Requirements, is to provide technical assistance to states and districts on issues related to school technology readiness for implementation of next-generation Common Core-aligned assessments, especially the technology requirements of the tests offered by the six assessment consortia. The website provides interactive charts, filtered by individual state and consortium, that enable the viewer to read and report on those requirements relevant to a school or district depending upon its specific assessment needs.
State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

The cases studies chronicle the substantial experience four states have had implementing online assessments– Delaware, Idaho, North Carolina and Virginia. Each case includes a narrative that is supported by downloadable resources. The downloadable resources supplement the narrative and range from training agendas to checklists for technology readiness to sample letters from the state to school districts.
State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

In this book, Peter DeWitt shows readers how to use the principles of connectedness and flipped learning to engage stakeholders digitally on their time so they’re ready for productive discussion when you meet in person.
Peter DeWitt

The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL) is a free web-based resource to support school and district leaders as they work to ensure that investments in digital learning spark positive results. GIDL includes six topic areas: planning, professional learning, content and software, broadband, devices and tech support. Each topic’s section includes background information, key considerations for implementation, resources and exemplars of digital learning in action.
State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

In this article, Tom Daccord describes six characteristics of professional development that lead to better instruction in the classroom.
eSchool News