Future Ready FAQ
Future Ready District Pledge Questions
What is the Future Ready District Pledge?
The Future Ready District Pledge is a commitment by superintendents to work with educators, families, and community members to help achieve a district of Future Ready schools. The Future Ready District Pledge is designed to set out a roadmap to achieve successful personalized digital learning for every student and to commit districts to move as quickly as possible towards our shared vision of preparing students for success in college, careers and citizenship.
What are Future Ready schools?
Future Ready schools successfully incorporate the infrastructure, devices, professional development, content and human capacity necessary to successfully implement the ConnectED Initiative and have become local exemplars of an effective transition to digital learning.
What do superintendents receive for taking the Future Ready District Pledge?
Superintendents will be invited to attend regional summits where best practices around digital learning leadership will be shared. Regional Summit attendees may also have access to consulting services from leading information technology providers.
Why should a superintendent take the Future Ready District Pledge?
In addition to participation in the Regional Summits and consulting services, all pledging superintendents become part of an online community of Future Ready district leaders.
When does a superintendent take the pledge?
Superintendents can take the pledge via the Future Ready District Pledge page today! In addition, 100 select superintendents will take the pledge in-person during the White House “ConnectED to the Future” Convening. Superintendents nationwide will be able to view a livestream of the ceremony in their home district and virtually join the 100 superintendents in signing the Pledge.
Who has signed the Future Ready District Pledge?
Check by state, superintendent, or district by clicking here.
I’m not a superintendent. How can I help to ensure my schools are Future Ready?
Please share the Future Ready District Pledge with your superintendent. Click here to share the Future Ready District Pledge.
What Future Ready resources are currently available?
The Office of Educational Technology’s website includes resources for Students and Families, Teachers, and District and State Leaders. In addition, several detailed guides will be released in conjunction with the Superintendent Summit.
White House “ConnectED to the Future” Convening
What was the White House “ConnectED to the Future Convening?
The Convening, hosted by the White House and the US Department of Education, will be the largest gathering of district leaders committed to technological integration and represents the most extensive federal-district dialogue regarding digital strategies to date. Superintendents attending the event have been selected for the exceptional progress already being made in their districts and have committed to mentor neighboring districts in best practices in order to maximize impact. The Convening supports the work of the ConnectED Initiative, an effort to bring high speed internet to 99% of American students within five years by focusing on the human capital that will need to be trained to implement these new broadband resources.