The Socorro Independent School District was one of 44 districts nationwide to be recognized by the Alliance for Excellent Education, which promotes Future Ready schools, for its commitment to create a strategic action plan that incorporates technology in all aspects of the district.
The district was one of four in Texas and the only one in the El Paso region to achieve this recognition. The national recognition reaffirms Team SISD’s commitment to investing in technology to develop future-ready, globally competitive graduates.
“This is great recognition for our district,” said Miguel Moreno, Team SISD’s coordinator of Instructional Technology. “It shows we are continuously monitoring our progress, reassessing and redefining our plans.”
At the beginning of the new year, Future Ready challenged 430 districts, including Team SISD, to complete the five-step planning process on its Interactive Planning Dashboard.
The dashboard aligns research-based strategies and practitioner-tested techniques with each district’s specific needs, allowing school district leaders to create action plans for implementing digital learning opportunities before purchasing additional technology—ensuring a much smoother implementation.
Upon completion, districts create a digital learning implementation plan with research-based strategies, including stakeholder input, local context, and district team leadership responsibilities, Moreno said.
“Congratulations to the 44 teams,” said Tom Murray, director of Digital Learning Policy and Advocacy Future Ready Schools / Alliance for Excellent Education. “The district teams invested hours of time to complete a series of assessments – both internally and then among stakeholders. They did a great job.”
Learn more about Digital Learning and Future Ready schools – http://live.digitallearningday.org/future