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)

Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom, a collection published by the Digital Media+Learning Research Hub, was edited by a group of National Writing Project educators and takes examples of practice that teachers have shared online—at the NWP Digital Is website—and curates them into a larger collection. This collection, unique in its focus on in-school work, explores the principles of Connected Learning woven throughout classroom work and practices.
National Writing Project; Digital Media+Learning Research Hub

The NWP Digital Is website is an emerging and open knowledge base created and curated by its community of members. We gather resources, reflections, inquiries, and stories about what it means to learn and teach writing in our digitally interconnected world. With a focus on digital literacy and Connected Learning, we invite educators to share work, reflections and practices.
National Writing Project

In an era of increasing interconnectedness, knowledge and power belongs to those who understand interdependent systems — and have the skills to change those systems. The books in the Interconnections collection offer K-12 educators a curriculum toolkit for supporting systems thinking with a design-based approach to learning that aligns with current Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards while being relevant to youth interests in digital culture.
National Writing Project

ISTE Standards for Students are used by states, districts, schools and innovative teachers to guide the use of technology for instruction by identifying the knowledge, skills and dispositions education stakeholders from every level see as critical for preparing students to live, learn and work in the digital age. ISTE Standards for Teachers focus on skills needed to leverage innovations in pedagogy made possible in technology-powered learning environments.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Project ReimaginEd is focused on redesigning classroom activities to meet the Common Core and ISTE Standards. It includes a supportive virtual community where educators can post questions and provide feedback, and will soon include an open library of exemplary, standards-aligned resources. The ISTE Standards are the definitive foundation for using technology to enhance learning in the digital age and are therefore uniquely poised to augment Common Core implementation. Project ReimaginEd is a collaboration between ISTE and the NCLE. 
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

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

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

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