What do the Committees Do?
The Future Ready Schools - New Jersey Task Forces were convened in 2017 and 2018 to coalesce the expertise of education, technology, leadership, and other experts and stakeholders involved in K-12 education in New Jersey. The mission of each task force was to transform New Jersey's schools by using their collective expertise to accomplish the following missions:
To Define what #FutureReady means for each Task Force and Gear, specific to the state of New Jersey
To propose actions for their Task Force and Gears which schools can take that may lead them to being certifiable as Future Ready
To propose what existing self-assessment tools may best assess the readiness of a school for their Task Force and Gears
To propose the 'weight' of points that should be given for the successful execution of each proposed action, as well as if certain actions have pre-requisite actions that will 'unlock' them
And to propose what evidence should be submitted by schools to support their claims of taking a proposed action that is verifiable by Future Ready Schools - New Jersey.
These efforts resulted in the Indicators of Future Readiness that are the heart of the FRS-NJ program, which were further updated for 2019 by the new cohort of Community Chairs and Co-Chairs.
The task forces are now in the process of transitioning towards a new function of leading and supporting the FRS-NJ community through the self-assessment and certification process. This transition is being launched through the 2019 FRS-NJ Awards Committee efforts, which is the immediate opportunity for New Jersey educators and leaders to #GetInvolved in the #FutureReadyNJ community.
Use the form at the bottom of the page to learn more about the Awards Committee and to volunteer!
There are three (3) Future Ready Schools - NJ Task Force themes. Each theme addresses several of the national Future Ready Schools Gears