Future Ready builds on the momentum of the President’s ConnectED Initiative with the launch of the Future Ready Pledge. Signing the pledge means superintendents are committing to foster and lead a culture of digital learning in their district and to share what they have learned with other districts.
Sign the Pledge
Superintendents from districts across the country have signed the pledge, demonstrating their commitment to work collaboratively with key district stakeholders to set a vision for digital learning, to empower educators through personalized professional learning, and to mentor other district leaders in their own transition to digital learning.
Future Ready Pledge Signers
District superintendents representing millions of students from across the U.S. have signed the Future Ready Pledge. Has your district leader signed the pledge?” Expand the map to full screen.
President Obama speaks about the promise of technology to transform teaching and learning. Created by Ben Grey, Assistant Superintendent for Innovation & Communication for CCSD 59.
Future Ready regional summits allow district teams to jump start their planning efforts and vision for student learning under direct guidance from Future Ready facilitators. Participants will have access to national experts, regional colleagues, implementation exemplars, and strategies for a successful digital conversion. Summit locations include:
- Orlando, FL: June 2-3, 2016
- Madison, WI: June 14-15, 2016
- Austin, TX: July 18-19, 2016
- Seattle, WA: TBD
- Boston, MA: November 14-15, 2016
A National Movement
White House ConnectED to the Future Convening
On Wednesday, November 19 2014, President Obama welcomed over 100 district superintendents to the East Room for the “ConnectED to the Future” convening, launching an effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning.
This guide provides practical, actionable information intended to help district leaders (superintendents, principals, and teacher leaders) navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students.
The toolkit provides rubrics, checklists and examples to assist district teams as they develop, refine, and evaluate professional learning plans that align with their capacity, learning goals, and standards of professional learning. In particular, the toolkit focuses on how districts can use technology to connect educators and provide tailored professional learning experiences.