The Future Ready Framework
When employed as part of a comprehensive educational strategy, the effective use of technology provides tools, resources, data, and supportive systems that increase teaching opportunities and promote efficiency.
The elements that comprise this Gear are as follows:
- Adequacy of Devices; Quality and Availability
- Robust Network Infrastructure
- Adequate and Responsive Support
- Formal Cycle for Review and Replacement
Such robust environments enable anytime, anywhere learning based on competency and mastery with empowered, caring adults who are guiding the way for each student to succeed. High quality, high speed technology and infrastructure systems within a school district are essential to the advancing of digital learning. In these environments, the use of technology is seamless, and students have ubiquitous access to broadband on high quality devices both at school and while at home.
Click to view the Robust Infrastructure Self-Assessment.
Elements and Levels of Readiness
When employed as part of a comprehensive educational strategy, the effective use of technology provides tools, resources, data, and supportive systems that increase teaching opportunities and promote efficiency. Such environments enable anytime, anywhere learning based on competency and mastery with empowered caring adults who are guiding the way for each student to succeed. High quality, high speed technology and infrastructure systems within a school district are essential to the advancing of digital learning.
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This publication offers equity strategies for personalized, competency-based education to ensure a more equitable K-12 education system. Districts and schools can use the equity principles within this report to develop an equity agenda within their personalized, competency-based systems. Competency-based education systems, designed to ensure all students achieve success, holds promise as a uniquely powerful model for fostering equity, but only if equity is an intentional design feature embedded in the culture, structure and pedagogy.
as a eld we are entering a new stage
that requires a robust commitment and vigorous intentionality towards creating the culture, structure, policies and instructional practices that will produce schools that fully support each and every student in their journey towards preparation for college, career and life. Designing for equity and quality is the only path forward to creating an education system that is e ective for every student, not just for some. If we fail to do so, students
will not receive the education they so deeply deserve and as a movement competency-based education may falter.
iNACOL, Nellie Mae, Carnegie, Barr Foundation, Donnell-Kay Foundation
This website shows Kent County's work to develop fiber networks that improve the quality and coverage of services available in rural Maryland. The site describes how Kent County works to create new fiber interconnects between various departments and government organizations within the county, improve interoperability, provide additional emergency preparedness, and create opportunities to enable public/private entities. Within Kent County, organizations such as public safety agencies, public schools, libraries and local government offices receive access to new services, which helps to reduce costs and increase network reliability. By promoting Kent County's fiber network, the county is helping organizations meet their technological needs today, tomorrow, and in the future.
The County of Kent, MD and School, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB)
This paper seeks to unpack the concept of equity, review key equity strategies that have been developed to serve historically underserved students, and o er an initial framework to launch discussion at the Summit. Please see the paper An Introduction to the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education for a glossary of terms used in this paper.
The new guidebook, Blending Teaching and Technology: Simple Strategies for Improved Student Learning, offers school district leaders a collection of strategies aligned to the Future Ready Schools® framework for implementing an instructional approach supported by blended learning.
Alliance for Excellent Education
More districts are turning to school bus wi-fi as a viable solution to increase students' internet access. This article discusses examples of this solution to equity and access challenges that many districts face.