Future-Forward Leadership Redesign Institute

Work collaboratively with business and educational leaders to redesign a system of learning for a workforce-ready future!


AUGUST 16, 2017

Join us to advance equity-based solutions to prepare the next generation of learners to excel in an ever-changing world economy.
About Bill Daggett, Ed.D.

WMEP is partnering with these national experts in 2017-2018:






Equity Problem of Practice:

How can schools stay relevant so that the skills we teach our students adequately prepare them for an ever-changing global economy?

Equity-based Solution:

Innovating for Impact: Quad D Learning

Equity Problem of Practice:

What is the impact on student engagement and underachievement when the system denies students of color access to rigorous tasks and coursework?

Equity-based Solution:

Creating a Culture for Rigorous Learning for ALL Students

Equity Problem of Practice:

What is the impact of restricting learning opportunities that grant access to the “culture of power”?

Equity-based Solution:

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Equity Problem of Practice:

What happens when learners’ access to standards-based core instruction is limited due to preconceived deficits and skill gaps?

Equity-based Solution:

Understanding by Design Curriculum and Framework

Equity Problem of Practice:

How does our system need to change in light of recent research on how students learn, further advancements to technology, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries?

Equity-based Solution:

Purposeful and Strategic Digital Learning to Transform Education

Equity Problem of Practice:

How do educational systems provide feedback to learners that results in accelerated growth for all learners?

Equity-based Solution:

Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills

Equity Problem of Practice:

How can we apply brain- and language-based systems to support all learners in their acquisition of rigorous content and academic language?

Equity-based Solution:

Teaching at the Core

Equity Problem of Practice:

How does the misidentification of root cause in relationship to student- and adult-level data lead to inequitable outcomes, particularly for children of color?

Equity-based Solution:

Data to Instruction Framework

Equity Problem of Practice:

When grades are used as a punishment for behavior, to what degree are students’ grades an accurate reflection of their academic achievement?

Equity-based Solution:

15 Fixes for Broken Grades: A Repair Kit for Grading

Redesign Institute: Future-Forward Schools


The Future Forward Redesign Leadership Institute is a year-long professional learning series that integrates action team planning with a focus on developing future-ready schools and rigorous learning for all students.


Throughout the series, educational leaders will examine criteria necessary for quality systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the 21st century:

  • Curriculum: Programmatic Coherence for Leverage and Endurance Standards Instruction: Applied Learning for Innovation Assessment: Personalized Learning in a Non-Invasive System of Assessment

With the support of business leaders and expert consultants, district leadership teams will engage in key actions to redesign systems for high-leverage impact on meeting global and workforce readiness goals. To build coherency and continuity of service, district leadership teams will make recommendations for implementing research-based design features across all school sites. As teams construct their plan for implementation, they will identify areas for flexibility as well as specific non-negotiables within the future-forward plan.


District and School Leadership teams will:

  • identify priority standards for leverage and endurance that produce high levels of cognitive demand for college and career readiness.

  • create a curriculum guide which defines programmatic coherence for students in grades 3-12 that aligns to global and workforce readiness.

  • establish an effective instructional framework for accelerating achievement outcomes which allow students to demonstrate personal and civic responsibility, global competence, and workplace skill development.

  • develop a non-invasive assessment system that promotes personalized learning within a mastery-based learning model.

Learn more about the Future-Forward Series from Scott Gengler, 

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