An Introduction to the Framework

Technology now enables personalized digital learning for every student in the nation. The Future Ready District Pledge, according to the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to set out a roadmap to achieve that success and to commit districts to move as quickly as possible towards a shared vision of preparing students for success in college, careers and citizenship. This roadmap can only be accomplished through a systemic approach to change, as outlined in the graphic below. With student learning at the center, a district must align each of the seven (7) key categories, or gears, in order to advance toward successful digital learning.

The 7 Gears are as follows:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Use of Time
  • Technology, Networks, and Hardware
  • Data and Privacy
  • Community Partnerships
  • Professional Learning
  • Budget and Resources

The outside rings in the figure emphasize the importance of empowered leadership and the cycle of transformation where districts vision, plan, implement and assess continually. Once a district is strategically staged in each gear, district leaders can be confident that they are ready for a highly successful implementation phase that leads to innovation through digital learning.

Click through the Gears on the left to become familiar with the framework topics, and review the aligned resources for each Gear.

    Click to view District Leadership Assessment survey.



   To view a Sample District's report, log in with the following credentials and        click the assessment section: 

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The next step is to create a district leadership team and think through what other teams you may want associated with your district profile to collaborate, gather input, and track your progress over time.