National Writing Project

Future Ready Schools

Date: February 26, 2015

Summary: NWP is a coalition partner of Future Ready, an initiative by the US Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education. But what does it mean to be "Future Ready" for your site and school communities? This NWP Radio episode is meant to support sites in understanding the goals of Future Ready for districts and to hear from NWP educators across the country who are working on local, state, and national levels to craft system-wide approaches to professional learning as schools adopt new technology.


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Kim Douillard, director of the San Diego Area Writing Project on what Future Ready means:

I would like to believe we're always stepping forward ... that's what we think being future ready means. Not staying where we are with what we already knows work, but part of those connections to our state and national network helps to push our thinking forward and helps us consider where is the next direction that we need to go. One of the most important things we do to support that idea of Future Ready is we create a lot of opportunities for our network of teachers to learn together."

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