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WI Future Ready Principal

Principals who invest in technology find themselves excited about its use and often focus on that rather than on creating authentic learning experiences. Principals must have a vision for teaching and learning and how technology can accelerate those experiences, not vice versa.
Principals who support teachers with the effective use of technology and empower them to create learning experiences in which technology can be used to explore, design, and create will see a maximized Return on Instruction (ROI).
Shifting the instructional pedagogy is no easy feat. Building the trust needed to do so and supporting teachers throughout the process is essential. Principals who model dynamic learning experiences help create that trust. A principal’s faculty meetings and in-service time should be a direct reflection of the type of learning he or she is looking for in the classroom. The Future Ready Principals framework acknowledges the various responsibilities school principals balance and affirms a core belief that in a future ready school, all learners deserve equitable access to innovative learning environments.


Notes from meeting with Mark M. and Laurie about DPI alignment

Where to put connected links

  • DPI EE Quick Learning Library--feature, link back to, contacts, AWSA materials

TBD - with Educator Development team--what DPI principal docs to we link and crosswalk with the statement-- DPI, AWSA, 

  • key issues linked to FR, planning, topics of interest to AWSA
  • add content after September event
  • AWSA article, write up information
  • professional learning connections --student ITL, empowered learning lit review for WI schools,
  • add section on bottom - literatur key components, beyond ISTE leader and teacher standards - leadership, innovation, conditions of equity

Future Ready Principal Site

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Future Ready Principals™ are building level innovators who believe in:

  • Creating a vision that supports personalized teaching and learning that maximizes the potential of digital learning.
  • Modeling the type of professional learning by empowering staff to lead, learn, fail, and repeat.
  • Making anytime, anywhere learning a reality.
  • Developing a plan to ensure ubiquitous connectivity in and out of school.
  • Advocating for the use of multiple strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Working to build partnerships to communicate and agree upon a shared vision for student learning in their community.



FR competencies


Connections to DPI 

For questions about this information, contact Janice Mertes (608) 267-1054, Chad Kliefoth (608) 267-9289