Planning with Purpose for Robust Infrastructure

District team will build data-driven plans to lead change in their districts using the Future Ready Framework around Robust Infrastructure.
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Key Method

The district team will leverage human capacity, identify actionable strategies and next steps, and develop a data-driven plan that will use robust infrastructure to support personalized learning in schools.

Method Components

The Future Ready Schools: Robust Infrastructure micro-credential is part of the Planning with Purpose stack of the Future Ready Schools micro-credentials. It is designed to support district teams as they build data-driven plans to lead change in their districts using the Future Ready Framework.

What is the Robust Infrastructure Gear?

The Robust Infrastructure gear describes multiple elements that promote the effective use of technology tools, resources, data, and supportive systems to increase teaching opportunities and promote efficiency. The key elements include adequacy of devices, robust network infrastructure, adequate and responsive support, and a formal cycle for review and replacement. Learning environments that are inclusive of those elements enable anytime, anywhere learning based on competency and mastery with empowered caring adults who are guiding the way for each student to succeed. High-quality, high-speed technology and infrastructure systems within a school district are essential to the advancing of digital learning.

Components of Planning with Purpose for Robust Infrastructure

  • Leverage human capacity in the district to support the development and, ultimately, implementation of a Future Ready Action Plan
  • Identify actionable strategies and next steps for implementation by reviewing district context, data, resources, and best practices in the Future Ready Dashboard
  • Develop a data-driven plan that would use robust infrastructure to support the realization of personalized learning in schools.

Research & Resources

Supporting Research

  • Demski, Jennifer. “This Time It’s Personal: True Student-Centered Learning Has a Lot of Support from Education Leaders, but It Can’t Really Happen without All the Right Technology Infrastructure to Drive It. and the Technology Just May Be Ready to Deliver on Its Promise.” THE Journal (Technological Horizons In Education) 39.1 (2012): 32.
  • Picciano, Anthony G., and Jeff Seaman. K-12 Online Learning: A 2008 Follow-Up of the Survey of US School District Administrators. Sloan Consortium. PO Box 1238, Newburyport, MA 01950, 2009.


Submission Requirements

Submission Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria

The items in this following section detail what must be submitted for evaluation. An educator will need to receive a “yes” evaluation for Parts 1, 2, and 3 to earn the micro-credential.

Part 1. Overview Questions

  • Who contributed to the plan for Robust Infrastructure gear and why were they identified?

Part 2. Work Examples/Artifacts

Please submit the following artifacts:

  • Your Robust Infrastructure gear assessment. Describe how your team used the data from the self-assessment to inform your plan?
  • Create and upload your plan for Robust Infrastructure gear. You can provide a brief description of the strategies as needed. (Reference the Future Ready Dashboard for strategies and ideas as you plan.)

Part 3: Reflection or Other Type of Additional Assessment

  • How did the assessment data inform your district’s approach to becoming a Future Ready School in Robust Infrastructure?
  • How will you build your internal capacity to implement the plan for the Robust Infrastructure gear moving forward?

The Future Ready Schools micro-credentials were developed with support from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University.

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