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Future Ready Schools® Frameworks

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A structure for digital learning visioning, planning, and implementation

At the heart of Future Ready Schools® (FRS) and the Interactive Planning Dashboard is the Future Ready Framework, a robust structure for digital learning visioning, planning, and implementation focused on student-centered learning.

The research-based framework emphasizes collaborative leadership and creating an innovative school culture. All content focuses on seven key areas (called gears), plus leadership, each of which is addressed during the comprehensive planning process. This framework keeps student learning at the heart of all decision-making.

Future Ready Leadership Strands

Future Ready Schools® (FRS)’s role-alike programs—Future Ready District Leaders™, Future Ready Principals™, Future Ready Technology Leaders™, Future Ready Instructional Coaches™, Future Ready Librarians®, and Future Ready School Boards—offer district and school leaders ways to leverage FRS resources, strategies, and action planning in context of their role within the school system.


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Explore the Future Ready Planning Dashboard

The FRS Interactive Planning Dashboard offers district leaders a collaborative, five-step planning process which includes customized research-based strategies and practitioner recommendations for each district’s unique plan.

RESEARCH NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, in partnership with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), developed a research-based synthesis defining a set of policies and practices implemented by successful Future Ready district leaders. The characteristic of leadership described in this research is the backbone of the current Future Ready framework.