Sep 28th 2015

Leading the Digital Learning Transition: Creating Future Ready Schools (MOOC-Ed)

This course will help you understand the potential of digital learning in K-12 schools; assess progress and set future goals for your school or district and begin to develop a plan to achieve your digital learning goals.

The DLT MOOC-Ed is designed for school and district leaders, such as superintendents, principals, curriculum directors, technology directors, financial officers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, and lead teachers, as well as university faculty, consultants, parents and any others involved in planning and implementing K-12 digital learning initiatives. Everyone involved in digital learning (also known as blended learning, e-learning and instructional technology) in a K-12 school or district is welcome to join the course. There is no cost for participating in the DLT MOOC-Ed.

The DLT MOOC-Ed is organized around the Future Ready Schools Digital Learning Framework. This framework (see the graphic below) shows the Digital Learning Transition Vision-Plan-Implement-Assess cycle around the seven DLT planning elements, which are all centered on improving student learning. It also shows, in the outer circle, that leadership is critical throughout the transition process.

We invite participation from public, charter and private schools. While the course materials are U.S. focused, we invite educators from around the world and found that international perspectives enrich the experience for everyone in prior courses.

We recommend, when possible, participation by teams from schools, districts or other organizations, since having local colleagues work together to relate the lessons from the DLT MOOC-Ed to their own context makes the course even more valuable. If a team is not available, individuals are welcome to participate on their own.

This MOOC-Ed is not intended for individual classroom teachers who are focused on learning how to use technology in their own classrooms, but we offer other MOOC-Ed courses that focus on classroom teaching.