Future Ready builds on the momentum of the President’s ConnectED Initiative with the launch of the Future Ready Pledge. The pledge recognizes the importance of building human capacity within schools and districts for effectively using increased connectivity and new devices to transform teaching and learning.
Sign the Pledge
Superintendents from districts across the country have signed the pledge, demonstrating their commitment to work collaboratively with key district stakeholders to set a vision for digital learning, to empower educators through personalized professional learning, and to mentor other district leaders in their own transition to digital learning.
Future Ready Pledge Signers
District superintendents representing millions of students from across the U.S. have signed the Future Ready Pledge. Has your district leader signed the pledge?”Expand the map to full screen.
President Obama speaks about the promise of technology to transform teaching and learning. Created by Ben Grey, Assistant Superintendent for Innovation & Communication for CCSD 59.
This guide provides practical, actionable information intended to help district leaders (superintendents, principals, and teacher leaders) navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students.
The toolkit provides rubrics, checklists and examples to assist district teams as they develop, refine, and evaluate professional learning plans that align with their capacity, learning goals, and standards of professional learning. In particular, the toolkit focuses on how districts can use technology to connect educators and provide tailored professional learning experiences.
Future Ready Recap
The Future Ready Regional Summits are designed to offer school district leaders expert support to create a digital learning plan that aligns with instructional best practices, is implemented by highly trained teachers, and leads to personalized learning experiences for all students in their districts. At the summit, teams will engage in workshops designed and facilitated by leading experts from over 30 organizations with expertise in leveraging technology to transform learning.
A National Movement
White House ConnectED to the Future Convening
On Wednesday, November 19, President Obama welcomed over 100 district superintendents to the East Room for the “ConnectED to the Future” convening, launching an effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning.
In the News
Latest #FutureReady News
- More than 1,200 School Superintendents Take the Future Ready Pledge
- NYT: Obama Makes Pitch to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to Schools
- Washington Post: White House to further expand digital access in classrooms
- USA Today: Obama to push for more Internet access in schools
- Future Ready: Why Action Today is Required to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow
Future Ready Hangouts
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