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The Foundation of Future Ready Part II. The 5 Dimension of Learning

Last week I wrote about Beaver Acres first foundation of Future Ready. This foundation can be described as generally as Future Ready, but the separate components that make up the EdTechTeam's honeycomb of Future Ready I have chosen to quantify as Innovative Practices. The reason for this is simple. The work that we are doing and the reason for this entire movement is to raise student achievement. With this being our underlining goal, it seems reasonable to tie our work to the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning.

Beaverton Schools uses the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning as our foundation for teacher evaluations. But more importantly, the work of Future Ready needs to align with our instructional outcomes. Innovative goals without instructional outcomes is not what we are looking for. Everything we do must have an instructional purpose. 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning is the our other foundation of Future Ready.

As we look to ensure we are addressing the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning in our classrooms, applying our work with 21st century tools with these standards made sense. And besides, we have been screaming from every mountain top that technology is simply the tool. The tool to deliver assessment. The tool to increase student engagement. The tool to give students an authentic purpose for their work.

You see where I am going here?

The foundation for our work has now been set. It is rooted in two systems that address innovation, the EdTechTeam's vision of Future Ready, and instruction. With a foundation to work from, now it's time to work on our responsibilities. And add some hashtags along the way.


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