Across the Gears: Collaborative Leadership

  • The Future Ready framework provides a roadmap toward digital learning, success within a district is dependent on innovative leadership at all levels. First and foremost, leaders within a district must be empowered to create cultures of innovation, must believe in the district’s shared, forward-thinking vision for deeper learning through effective uses of digital, 21st Century technologies.

    The elements of this component are as follows:

    • A Shared, Forward-Thinking Vision for Digital Learning
    • A Culture of Collaboration, Innovation, Capacity Building, and Empowerment
    • High Expectations for Evidence-Based Transformations to Digital Learning
    • Transformative, Coherent Thinking, Planning, Policies, and Implementation

    Critical to their success will be a culture of innovation that builds the capacity of students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community to work collaboratively toward that preferred future.

    The policy foundation that results must be coherent with that vision. Unleashed in a culture of vision and empowerment, leaders will have the flexibility and adaptability they require to prepare their students to thrive in the 21st Century.