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Future Ready

Supports for college, career, and future readiness initiatives include data analysis curriculum support and opportunities to promote postsecondary readiness and success. This effort is part of a statewide AEA initiative called AEA PREP (Postsecondary Readiness and Equity Partnership). The five core service areas include: data, transition, partnerships, rigor, and relevance.

Iowa’s AEAs will provide an integrated statewide system of supports and services by creating and connecting authentic learning experiences for Iowa students and educators. With personalized, competency-based learning models, work-based experiences, and data-driven strategies, AEAs will ensure all students are future ready.

We are...

  • creating systems that will ensure all students have access to postsecondary opportunities.

  • redefining student readiness, success, and graduate outcomes.

  • ensuring a high-quality transition to postsecondary pathways for all learners, with a focus on underrepresented students, especially those with disabilities.

  • partnering with local, state, and national organizations to create, evaluate, and enhance a statewide equity plan to improve future readiness and success.

  • engaging educators in high-quality professional learning to transform the educational experience for teachers and students.

  • developing Iowa’s capacity to leverage learner-centered, personalized, and competency-based systems as pathways to future readiness and success.

  • collaborating with postsecondary institutions to improve teacher, counselor, and administrator preparation programs for future-ready learning environments.

  • partnering with business, industry, and our communities to improve future readiness and success and to expand postsecondary opportunities for all students.

Future Ready Core Services and Supports

  • Supporting leadership, school improvement, and/or counseling teams to effectively use a variety of Future Ready data sources and think-abouts in their evidence-driven planning and alignment with ESSA and Differentiated Accountability.

  • Ensure integrated strategies for improving PK-12 to postsecondary transition services for all students, with an emphasis on underrepresented students, especially those with disabilities.

  • Identifying and improving high‐quality instruction based on Iowa’s Academic Standards (Content, 21st-century skills and Universal Constructs), especially for high‐need and underserved students and on closing opportunity gaps.

  • Expanding high‐quality, work‐based learning experiences in various fields and careers for all students by enhancing partnerships in education, business, and community.

  • Supporting the implementation of learner-centered, personalized, and/or competency-based education as pathways to future readiness and success.

Important contacts

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Jordan Menning

Educational Consultant

712-222-6146 Email Jordan Menning