About BEING FUTURE READY ...
When high quality teaching is infused with the dynamic use of technology, personalized student learning becomes possible. The Sewanhaka Central High School District has taken the Future Ready District Pledge, 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, career, and citizenship.
The Pledge ...
To Foster and Lead a Culture of Digital Learning Within Our Schools.
Future Ready Schools district leadership teams work collaboratively to transform teaching and learning using the power of technology to help drive continuous improvement. We will work together to protect student privacy and to teach students to become responsible, engaged, and contributing digital citizens.
To Help Our Schools and Families Transition to High-speed Connectivity.
Future Ready Schools districts conduct comprehensive diagnostic assessments of the district’s technology infrastructure and develop a sustainable plan to ensure broadband classroom connectivity and wireless access. Future Ready Schools districts work with community partners to leverage local, state, and federal resources to support home Internet access outside of traditional school hours.
To Empower Educators through Professional Learning Opportunities.
Future Ready Schools districts strive to provide everyone with access to personalized learning opportunities and instructional experts that give teachers and leaders the individual support they need, when they need it. Future Ready Schools districts provide tools to help teachers effectively leverage learning data to make better instructional decisions.
To Accelerate Progress Toward Universal Access for All Students to Quality Devices.
Future Ready Schools districts work with necessary stakeholders to ensure that all students and educators across the district have regular access to devices for learning. Future Ready Schools districts develop tools to support a robust infrastructure for managing and optimizing safe and effective use of technology, so students have opportunities to be active learners, creating and sharing content, not just consuming it. Click on the link at the top of the page to learn about the 2016-17 phase for student devices.
To Provide Access to Quality Digital Content.
Future Ready Schools districts align, curate, create, and consistently improve digital materials and apps used in the support of learning. Future Ready Schools districts use carefully selected high quality digital content that is aligned to college and career ready standards as an essential part of daily teaching and learning. Teachers are able to share, discover, and adapt openly-licensed materials and teaching plans.
To Offer Digital Tools to Help Students And Families #ReachHigher.
Future Ready Schools districts make digital resources available that help access expanded college, career, and citizenship opportunities. Future Ready Schools districts promote ways to leverage technology to expand equity through digital activities such as completion of the FAFSA online, virtual counseling services, college scholarship search tools, and online advising access, all of which help to return America to the nation in the world with the highest college completion rate by 2020.
Play the above video to see the 7th Grade Ipad rollout in action.