For District and State Leaders
This letter provides some examples of how funds under Titles I through IV of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), may support the use of technology to improve instruction and student outcomes.
Funding Digital Learning
As states and districts update technology infrastructure, it may seem that the needs overwhelm resources. Learn more about available resources to fund technology.
Future Ready builds on the momentum of the President’s ConnectED Initiative with the launch of the Future Ready Pledge. The pledge recognizes the importance of building human capacity within schools and districts for effectively using increased connectivity and new devices to transform teaching and learning. Visit our Future Ready page to learn more about:
- The Future Ready District Pledge
- White House “ConnectED to the Future” Convening of superintendents
- Locations and dates of upcoming Future Ready Regional Summits
- Technical assistance resources available for district leaders
Personalized Professional Learning
The Future Ready Leaders project will expand the capacity of superintendents and their staff to effectively lead the transition to digital learning. Thousands of superintendents have already signed the Future Ready pledge. Future Ready Leaders will help them take the next step.
Technical Working Group
On May 28th, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education welcomed district superintendents and leadership from around the country to a Technical Working Group. This first of its kind event was crucial to the department’s efforts to increase the community of ConnectED educators around the country and engage with leaders on how to better transition districts to digital learning. Additionally, feedback from the Technical Working Group participants helped shape the agenda for the upcoming White House “ConnectED to the Future” Convening.
Participating in Online Discussions
Technology provides a powerful tool for collaborating and sharing best practices. The following page is a directory of suggested educator chats on Twitter.