The Future Ready Schools District Pledge, developed by the U.S. Department of Education in October 2014, is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, families, and community members to make all schools in their districts Future Ready Schools. The Future Ready Schools effort will encourage and support superintendents as they transition their districts to personalized, digital learning.
I, Ken Batchelor, Superintendent of Radnor Township School District do hereby affirm the commitment of this school district to work with students, educators, families, community members, and the FRS network of support to continuously create learner-centered environments in all schools served by the district. In doing so, areas of focus include the following:
Foster a culture of collaborative leadership.
FRS district leadership teams are composed of leaders at all levels who work collaboratively to transform teaching and learning to a more learner-centered approach.
Provide rigorous academic content for all students to build life skills.In a FRS district, curriculum, instruction, and assessment are tightly aligned with and designed to engage students in personalized, technology-empowered, deeper learning experiences that build life-long learning skills.
Empower personalized professional learning opportunities.
FRS districts strive to provide all educators with access to professional learning experiences that are personal and authentic.
Help schools and families transition to anytime, anywhere learning.
High-quality, high-speed technology and infrastructure within a FRS school district are essential to advancing authentic, learner-centric experiences.
Rethink the use of space and time.
Learner-centric experiences in a FRS district require changes in the way instructional time is allotted and how the learning space is designed.
Implement thoughtful data and privacy policies and protocols.
Data privacy and security are foundational elements of learner-centered digital learning. FRS districts ensure that sound data governance policies are enacted to ensure privacy, safety, and security of confidential data.
Focus on long-term sustainability.
In FRS districts, the transition to learner-centered, technology-empowered experiences requires strategic short- and long-term budgeting as well as creative leveraging of resources.
Share and mentor for continuous improvement.
FRS districts understand that transformation is a process, not an event. No matter where FRS districts may fall on the implementation continuum, they are working diligently toward a system of continuous improvement districtwide, with emphasis on its lowest-performing schools and student subgroups.