Future Ready Schools® helps district leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential. We believe every student deserves a rigorous, personalized learning environment filled with caring adults and allows for student agency the ability for students to take ownership of their learning. District leaders who recognize the potential of digital tools can align necessary technologies with instructional goals to support teaching and learning.


Framework for Personalized Learning

At the heart of Future Ready and the Interactive Planning Dashboard is the Future Ready Framework. It is a robust structure for digital learning visioning, planning and implementation focused on personalized student learning.
Personalized learning is a student-centered approach that helps all students develop a set of skills collectively known as the deeper learning competencies. These skills include thinking critically, using knowledge and information to solve complex problems, working collaboratively, communicating effectively, learning how to learn and developing academic mindsets.  Learn more about personalized student learning.


Future Ready Schools helps to transform schools and districts into those with empowered teachers and leaders, students who take charge of their learning, and the tools to support a more personalized approach to ensuring readiness for their future for all students.

We are living in the information age. Digital technology has revolutionized daily life and modernized the definition of success on a global scale. Ohio students require the right tools and technologies to engage them in relevant, quality instruction and learning.


Learning is more than the transfer of information. By embracing technology, educating Ohio students can move from a traditional style of learning to a more personalized approach. Bringing digital innovation in to the classroom will foster world-class knowledge and skills that enable students to achieve success in the global economy.


Students on a successful pathway to a career require authentic, personalized learning experiences. The Ohio Department of Education will continue to provide guidance and offer a framework to all Ohio districts on digital empowerment to increase student achievement and engagement.

Who Are We?

The Ohio Department of Education has partnered with The Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, D.C.-based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work and citizenship. During 2015, the alliance created a separate project under its umbrella called Future Ready Schools to help school districts develop comprehensive plans to achieve successful student learning outcomes by (1) transforming instructional pedagogy and practice while (2) simultaneously leveraging technology to personalize learning in the classroom.

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