Future Ready

Flexible Learning; Anytime, Anywhere

By leveraging technology and media resources, digital learning options are available for students at any time of day, from home, at school, and in the community. The value of anytime, anywhere learning is dependent on access and capacity for use; ubiquitous, robust internet access and the capacity to use digital learning tools and resources effectively.
Investigating (0-3) Envisioning (4-5) Planning (6-7) Staging (8-10)
District leaders utilize existing research and trends to inform their thinking about flexible, anytime, anywhere learning. They do so by attending conferences, visiting other districts to observe models, leveraging internal and external expertise, and discussing options with colleagues, families, and other stakeholders. District leaders have sought out different perspectives and assembled concrete ideas for providing access to models of online and blended learning, while attending to the questions of equity around 24/7 access to device and high-speed Internet. They have investigated accessibility policies, including acceptable and responsible use. District leaders use research, and existing practice to build out scenarios for supporting and accessing flexible, anytime, anywhere learning in their schools. They have explored various strategies for access, including one-to-one and bring your own device (BYOD) programs, community-wide Internet access, flexible licensing agreements, and partnerships with community stakeholders. They have established a common vision that leverages technology to empower anytime, anywhere learning through 24-7 access to devices, high-speed Internet access, and digital learning content. District leaders have collaboratively developed a plan for flexible, anytime, anywhere learning in their district. That plan leverages technology and is attentive to issues related to 24/7 access of device, high-speed Internet, and digital content. They have identified key strategies, policies, timelines, necessary budgets, licensing agreements, and community engagement during staging and implementation. District leaders have also identified gaps in teacher and student readiness for anytime, anywhere learning and created initial plans for integrating models of online and blended learning into their school day, and beyond. District leaders have policies and budgets in place to enact their plan for anytime, anywhere learning. They have identified plans for addressing issues of access for device, high-speed Internet, and digital content for every student. District leaders have staged a digital learning or content management environment that allows classroom teachers to begin to work towards models or online and blended learning, and have continual review processes in place for licensing agreements. They have measures in place to evaluate their plans, and a continual feedback system to monitor roll out of any devices, access issues, or blended learning opportunities. They are staged to provide professional development to teachers, and additional training to students that will enable flexible, anytime, anywhere learning.