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Future Ready Schools (FRS) is the nation’s largest network of innovative and passionate educators. Through relevant and ongoing activities, district and school leaders collaborate in all aspects of planning and implementation to advance evidence-based practices, and realize the rigorous and engaging student-centered learning environments envisioned for ALL students in K–12 public, private, and charter schools across the US.
Our amazing network emphasizes vision, culture, leadership, strong pedagogy, goal setting, and the critical role of “people” in personalized learning - technology is a necessary tool that enables these new systems to perform efficiently, with equity, for each and every child.
FRS is about wide-scale change management, including the development of capacity building skills needed to deploy innovative policies and procedures within the seven “gears” of the Future Ready Framework - the backbone of the FRS network.
FRS is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), a Washington, DC-based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization, that is dedicated to ensuring all students, particularly those historically underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work and life.
WHAT WE DO AND BELIEVE
FRS believes that every child deserves equitable access to a personalized, student-centered learning environment and robust learning experiences that prepare them for an increasingly technology-driven workforce and world. FRS provides free tools to help K–12 public, private, and charter school leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students achieve their full potential. We believe our tools and resources help district and school leaders plan and implement the learning environments we hope to see in every classroom across the US in the next few years.
FREE TOOLS AND RESOURCES FOR INNOVATION AND PLANNING
FRS provides educators with research-based tools and resources that support modernizing schools and districts that support personalized, student-centered learning. These tools and resources include:
Future Ready Framework: At the heart of Future Ready is the research-based Future Ready Framework, a robust structure for digital learning planning and implementation. The Future Ready Framework emphasizes empowered and innovative leadership and focuses on eight essential components (called gears), while keeping personalized student learning at the center of all decision-making.
The Interactive Planning Dashboard: This free online tool is designed to help district leadership teams plan systemically to use technology as a tool to effectively to engage students, empower teachers, and improve learning outcomes. Through the dashboard, district leaders assess their district's needs, identify gaps, obtain strategies, plan, and track their progress over time. Implementing meaningful digital learning requires more than just purchasing devices for a school district. It requires thoughtful planning, preparation and analysis of student outcomes, teacher development, culture, and leadership. That’s where the Future Ready Interactive Planning Dashboard can help. The dashboard takes school district leaders through each step of a systemic planning process to create a comprehensive approach and action plan for implementing digital learning before they make the next purchase, ensuring a smooth implementation.
Media Center for Professional Learning: Future Ready Schools supports ongoing personalized professional learning for all of our growing networks of districts and school leaders through curated resources that support the Future Ready framework.
Guidebooks and Case Studies: FRS has developed and continues to develop a series of guidebooks and district success stories to help support districts that are planning and implementing innovative practices that support student learning and achievement.
Events: Future Ready Schools offers a series of in person including two-day institutes, one day workshops, conference keynotes, pre-conference workshops and concurrent sessions at over 50 national and regional conference throughout the country.
State Leadership: A groundswell of enthusiasm for statewide programs has prompted FRS to deepen its bench to support state leaders who are planning state-level programming to support districts, especially in their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans.
Partnerships: FRS continues to nurture and expand strong relationships with more than sixty national and regional education groups that support the initiative with resources and expertise.
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Our Team: Need Help?
Not sure how to get started, or where to go next? Make sure to reference the 5 Step Process that was developed to help Future Ready Leadership Teams work together to create a customized Future Ready Action Plan. Questions or feeling stuck? Check out or Video Tutorials. Still need help? Contact our Support team.