Create a Future Ready Leadership Planning Team
OK! Let's get started. As your district creates a Future Ready Leadership Team, it’s important that a variety of viewpoints are represented and that everyone is able to speak freely. Be sure to include elementary, middle, high school representatives, as well as various positions (teacher, principal, district level) to ensure your action plan adequately represents the entire district.
Ready to Get Started?
After signing the Future Ready District Pledge, Superintendents and their team can utilize the Future Ready Interactive Planning Dashboard to effectively plan and implement personalized learning for all students. Superintendents can login using the email address and password they submitted when taking the pledge. After logging in, click "Create and Manage My Teams" in the Menu section to access the district team code and invite other leaders in the district to join the planning process. Depending on the size and agility of your district, planning teams should include 8-15 people, potentially representing the roles listed below. Here's an email template to help with the recruitment process.
It is strongly recommended that your team internally identifies a "Future Ready Project Manager" who will schedule meetings, send reminders, assign responsibilities, and move the planning process along as the team leader. It is also recommended that each district has one leadership team, possibly led by the Superintendent, participating in the action planning process. Your leadership team will assist with collecting information, setting goals, and creating a Future Ready Action Plan so choose individuals who are best suited to support these efforts. Recommended team members include:
- Assistant Superintendent
- Education Technology Leader
- Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
- Director of Professional Learning
- Technology Director / CIO
- Librarian / Media Specialist
- Elementary School Principal
- Elementary School Teacher
- Secondary School Principal
- Secondary School Teacher
- Finance and Business Officer
- School based ed-tech leader or instructional coach
- Community and/or Business Leader
- School Board Member
- Union Leader
- Middle or High School Students
When you have completed Step 1, go to Step 2 to take the District Leadership Self-Assessment as a team.