Keller ISD

Future Ready Framework

Context

Keller ISD partnered with e2L in the spring of 2014 to implement the Future Ready Framework for a collaborative and Design Thinking learning environment. Based on e2L’s readiness assessment, a customized Future Ready Framework was developed for volunteer-only classrooms.

Implementation

This volunteer-only approach started with training a team of internal coaches and specialists to build sustainability and fidelity. This team worked together to design, develop a timeline, and roll out the initiative. This rollout also focused on integrating and aligning district initiatives.

Through this work, teachers developed expectations for Future Ready growth for students. A sampling of these skills includes collaboration, content creation, self-directed learning, responsibility, communication, and conflict resolution. A teacher growth model was also developed and aligned with T-TESS, as well.

Results

Due to this strategic approach, Keller ISD successfully implemented a 2:1 high tech environment for teachers and students at every grade level in the district. Because of this effective approach, Keller ISD has taken steps to expand its work with e2L by increasing from 50 to 250 teachers participating in the framework. This effort continues to be on a voluntary basis.

In the first year, KISD involved 13 campuses, and in the 2015 – 2016 school year, it involved 30 campuses to begin work on the Future Ready Framework.

Based upon e2L’s readiness assessment, this customized framework allows for fidelity and sustainability of the desired climate and culture shift where empowerment is key for all stakeholders.

Evidence of success includes instructional leaders identifying higher levels of student engagement through collecting walk through data and teachers reporting higher levels of critical thinking.