The Future Ready Alliance (the Alliance) is a network of districts focused on strengthening the capacity of educators to ensure students have the opportunities needed to be Future Ready. District and school teams in the Alliance:
- Collaborate with others in the network,
- Share best practices regarding the requirements of the state’s Future Ready PA Index,
- Participate in research-based professional development,
- Engage in structured planning and support, and
- Receive coaching and support from Consortium staff throughout the year.
School stakeholders agree that some of the most important transferrable skills students need aren’t formally taught. Through the Alliance, schools develop strategies, opportunities, and experiences, not just to help kids learn about careers, but also to develop the soft skills that are essential to future success.
In addition to opportunities for connections across districts, Alliance members also receive access to a robust collection of on-demand content via Canvas, our learning management system. This library of resources includes a combination of recorded sessions, live events, video explainers, and live office hours to discuss needs and questions. Content is developed based on needs identified by the districts in the Alliance. Our commitment remains to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our educators while keeping what’s best for students as our focus.
The Consortium is committed to an equitable and inclusive fee structure to maximize the opportunities for districts of all demographics to participate. Contact us for your fee category. Costs are prorated to reflect months of participation.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Curriculum development/alignment to CEWs
- Organizing artifacts
- Backward mapping of senior projects to work-based learning experiences
- Expanding job shadowing/internship programs
- College/career event planning
- Technology integration
- Student career plans
- School-business partnerships
- Social-emotional learning
- Equity in education
- Project-based learning in a virtual environment
- Human-centered design and design thinking in the classroom
- Alliance team members have opportunities to meet and connect both asynchronously (on demand) and synchronously (live) throughout the school year.
- New content and networking opportunities are available monthly.
- Specific engagement is dependent on team needs.
- District teams are either teams already in place or are designed based on the goal(s) of the team for that school year.
- Most teams are made up of 4-8 people.
- We recommend having at least one administrator on your team.