Bradley County Schools’ Future Ready program supports students and learning by providing one device for each student in the district. The plan focuses on iPads for Kindergarten and 1st Grade students and Chromebooks for grades 2-12. In 2020-2021, over 5,000 devices were purchased to support the Bradley County Schools Future Ready initiative. This number doubles the number of devices in the Bradley County School district.
The Future Ready program prepares students for life in the 21st Century and increases student engagement both inside and outside of the classroom.
Goals for the Future Ready Program:
Shift curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices towards meaningful and relevant learning experiences.
Increase student achievement through a variety of authentic measures.
Increase communication between students, teachers, parents, and the community.
Foster 21st Century Skills to prepare our students for their future.
Increase opportunities for individualized and personalized learning for every student.
Digital equity in access, device, and platform across the district.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) developed the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) with input from the field and pioneered their use among educators. The ISTE Standards are a framework for innovation in education. These standards help educators and education leaders worldwide prepare learners to thrive in work and life. (Link)
ISTE has provided technology standards for students, educators, educational leaders, and coaches.