FUTURE READY SCHOOLS

Future Ready Schools (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. North Carolina is excited to be part of the Future Ready Schools State initiative. This effort complements the NC Digital Learning Plan well and comes at a critical time as districts recognize the potential of digital tools to help teachers personalize learning for each student. The Alliance for Excellent Education and the U.S. Department of Education are leading this effort with the support of the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission and a vast coalition of organizations.

In 2015, national summits took place in thirteen metropolitan areas, including Raleigh, North Carolina. Twenty-one NC district teams participated, focusing on a comprehensive set of issues that drive student learning including school culture; leadership; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; personalized professional learning; technology and infrastructure; budget and resources; data and privacy; use of space and time; and community partnerships. The summits highlight the experiences of local school districts and offer district leaders tangible ways to build capacity among their teams, throughout their districts, and in their respective regions. The Future Ready Hub and Dashboard support all districts that take the Future Ready District Pledge, regardless of whether district representatives attend a summit. Through the Dashboard and Future Ready Hub, districts can access the various FRS self-assessments and receive customized reports to guide their development and implementation of systemic action plans. Please explore the collection of resources below compiled by the FRS partner organizations as you begin to implement your digital learning plans.


Opportunities for NC Districts