Series Overview

We pay special attention to root causes to gain insight for transformational outcomes. OBJECTIVE 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. OVERVIEW Throughout the series, educational leaders will examine criteria necessary for quality systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the 21st century:
  • Curriculum: Standards for Leverage and Endurance
  • 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 and school leadership teams will engage in key actions to redesign their systems for high-leverage impact on meeting global and workforce readiness goals.  To build coherency and continuity of service, leadership teams will make recommendations for implementing research-based design features within their schools and districts.  As teams construct their plan for implementation, they will identify areas for flexibility as well as specific non-negotiables within the future-forward plan. OUTCOMES 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.
  • establish effective systemic strategies 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.
*District leadership teams: ELA, T&L, SpEd, Multilingual, Office of Schools **Site-based leadership teams (non-classroom staff): K-8, 6-12 teams: 1 Admin, 1 Math, 1 ELA, 1 Literacy Across the Content Areas (e.g. Social Studies, Science), 1 EL and/or SpEd teacher = 4-5 people total K-5 teams (non-classroom staff): at least 1 admin, 1 teacher with strong Math background, 1 teacher with strong ELA background, 1 EL and/or SpEd teacher = 3 to 5 people total