The Future Ready Framework

Robust Infrastructure

Robust Network Infrastructure

Adequate bandwidth and a supportive infrastructure are in place to ensure ready and consistent access to online resources for teaching and learning. Teams monitor usage and identify possible bottlenecks prior to them affecting teaching and learning. Privacy, safety and security are primary concerns as well. The school community collaboratively designs responsible use policies, and confirm that the network design is supportive of these policies.
Investigating (0-3) Envisioning (4-5) Planning (6-7) Staging (8-10)
Technology leaders assess current network capabilities and future network needs, both at school and in the communities that they serve. Privacy, safety and security are primary concerns for this review along with Digital Age functionalities. They collaborate with parents, students, and staff members to research elements of a responsible use policy. Technology leaders ensure their vision includes an element of robust, safe and equitable network access at school and in the home. They integrate a plan for responsible use into that vision. Technology leaders develop plans for a network infrastructure that is robust, safe and extensible. Plans include district facilities and a comprehensive set of options for home access as well. The entire school community collaboratively develops a formal responsible use policy. Technology leaders are staged to roll out a robust network infrastructure that anticipates learning needs and facilitates access anytime and anywhere. This infrastructure meets or exceeds all standards for safety, privacy and security. A responsible use policy is completed and accepted by the entire school community.