Vancouver Public Schools is one of eight Future Ready districts featured in a set of professional learning resources recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. The resources are designed to expand the capacity of district superintendents and their leadership teams to effectively lead the transition to digital learning.
Collectively, these videos constitute a virtual site visit hosted by some of the most forward-leaning Future Ready district leaders in the country sharing lessons learned and effective practices with their peers. The videos will serve as a resource for district leaders throughout the country.
Said Superintendent Webb, “Our goal in Vancouver Public Schools is to provide our graduates with the adaptive skills they need to thrive in an increasingly interdependent economy and global community. We’re delighted to partner with the Department of Education so that all students in America can benefit from this vision.”
Vancouver is featured in three videos: Growing Teachers as Leaders (posted above), Establishing a Professional Learning Ecosystem and Device Deployment from a Position of Equity.
After 18 months of evaluating school districts across the country, the Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology selected Vancouver Public Schools as an exemplary Future Ready district. Last spring, a film crew visited Vancouver to capture stories highlighting four areas critical for an effective transition to digital learning: collaborative leadership, personalized student learning, robust infrastructure and personalized professional learning.
The Future Ready Leaders professional learning resources include a rubric based on a systematic review of research and a customizable playlist of videos for district leaders generated from 50 short, high-production and high-quality videos highlighting essential policies and practices for successfully leading the transition to Future Ready schools.
“Through collaboration, a robust infrastructure and personalized learning, Future Ready district leaders are shaping the vision for how technology can transform learning for all students,” said Delegated Deputy Secretary of Education John King.