Leadership and community involvement create the foundation that supports Future Ready Schools
Future Ready Schools® (FRS) School Boards support a dynamic culture of innovation, promote a vision for teaching and learning that is personal and authentic, and model desired outcomes by providing time and resources for district/school leaders and educators to grow professionally. FRS school boards affirm these characteristics through statements of vision, mission, core values, and goals that best support their community. In addition, FRS school boards value effective communication structures to promote their forward-thinking vision and further support innovation and change to meet the vast needs of today’s learners.
FRS school boards ensure equitable access to personal and authentic learning experiences for all students while supporting the redesign of learning spaces to match the envisioned pedagogy. They adopt and update policies and support practices which promote the effective and efficient use of data to support student learning while ensuring the highest levels of student privacy. In addition, FRS school boards recognize the importance of a robust infrastructure and allocate resources to support this need
FRS School Board members support the vision that each student, regardless of where they live, should have access to opportunities that maximize their unique gifts and abilities.
"[The Future Ready Schools®] resources have provided insight and probing conversations on how to improve my district's future planning and vision.”
Why Future Ready School Boards™ Matter
- School board members support the vision that each student, regardless of where they live, should have access to opportunities that maximize their unique gifts and abilities.
- School board members can seek input from internal and external stakeholders their forging a visionary and systemic path to support long-term financial, pedagogical, and political sustainability.
- School board members empower leaders with in the district to implement their school’s vision for teaching and learning while providing the opportunities, time, and needed resources for them to grow professionally.
While the saying “things are not what they used to be” is indeed overused, it applies most to the way schools are operating now. Schools in 2019 are not even close to what they were just ten years ago. But if we are going to prepare students to be tech-savvy adults, it makes sense to have their classrooms cater to that same “future ready” path. This will allow students to go into their careers without a technology learning curve, therefore making them more successful sooner.
Future Ready Schools Create Future Ready Students
This blog from our partners at Konica Minolta shares how by giving kids the opportunity to play, learn and be curious in the classroom, we spark creativity for them to form aspirations from the start of their education and hopefully drive that desire into a career.
Student Centered, Future Focused
“Our entire school community, led by our superintendent and school board, really believes that they want what’s best for children and that comes with understanding what is best for children now and in the future,” explains Justin Aglio, Montour’s director of K–4 academic achievement and K–12 innovation.