Log in to http://[yourdistrict].schooldata.net/v2/future-ready-skills.
A list of Future Ready Skills may be found by navigating the left-hand menu. There are ten (10) default skills to select from: Collaborative Teammate, Community Contributor, Complex Thinker, Conscientious Worker, Creative Innovator, Effective Communicator, Quality Producer, Responsible Decision Maker, Self-Directed Learner, and Strategic Problem-Solver. NOTE: The district may customize skills.
Each skill contains five (5) activities for the student to complete: Take the Self-Reflection, Submit New Evidence, Request Feedback, Review Activities, Set Goals, and Review Activities.
|Take the Self-reflection
|Submit New Evidence
|Collection of Evidence
|Annual Goals and Growth
Skills (back to Quick Links)
Actively participate with others to accomplish a common goal and welcome the perspectives and insights team members contribute.
Care about others and the community. They identify needs and take action to serve the common good. (family, school, workplace, society)
Identify and apply different types of thinking needed in specific situations. (Embedded skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and innovation skills.)
Actively participates and takes responsibility for high-quality work professionally and ethically. Seek, accept, and reflect on feedback from others.
Use their skills and knowledge to pursue and develop ideas, products, processes, solutions, etc., that are new and better than already exist. Take risks.
Communicate clearly, keeping in mind purpose and audience. Interpret messages/communication and respond appropriately to others.
Take pride in producing high-quality work. Students evaluate and improve their work independently.
Responsible Decision - Maker
Makes informed and thoughtful decisions in various situations. Students analyze how their choices affect themselves and others.
Demonstrate initiative and perseverance in their learning. Take advantage of multiple resources for learning.
Find and solve problems and challenges using critical and creative thinking skills and strategies.
Take the Self-Reflection (back to Quick Links)
Choose at least one indicator for each Skill and determine the amount of evidence they could provide from their school and personal life to support the indicator level chosen. Add supporting evidence and choose their overall skill level.
- Indicators - This is a list of survey questions with a drop-down menu choice of answers: Little or no evidence, Some evidence, or Ample Evidence.
- Supporting Evidence - List any activities, projects, experiences, or accomplishments that are examples of the evidence levels indicated.
- Overall Skill Level - This is a place to rate their overall skill levels as Novice, Developing, Proficient, or Exemplary.
Submit New Evidence (back to Quick Links)
To allow students to submit evidence of their accomplishment or implementation of one of the Skills. The evidence should provide compelling support for the indicator(s) and be clear, detailed, and varied.
- Details - Include the Evidence Name, a Description, and an optional URL link.
- Skill Level - This is a place to rate their skill level as Novice, Developing, Proficient, or Exemplary.
- Indicators - This allows for selecting indicators that showcase the skills for the chosen evidence.
Request Feedback (back to Quick Links)
Students are encouraged to submit requests for feedback on skills they have been working on from others who are in a position to provide meaningful feedback, such as a parent, coaches, teachers, relatives, employers, etc. This is a formal communication. Students should use a professional tone and style when making their requests.
Click the blue Create Request button found in the top right corner.
Type the Name of whom they request evidence, their Email Address, and a short Email Message. Select the Requested Person Relation (Self, Parent/Guardian, Teacher/Other) and click the blue Send E-Mail button.
A letter will be sent similar to the one below.
The Feedback Request Screen shows a list of requests made (name sent to, date sent, email address. The submission request expires after seven (7) days. If the recipient has not responded (NO), the button to resend the request will be available.
If the message has expired, the submitter will receive the message “This submission request has expired.” The form can only be submitted by the recipient once.
Set Goals (back to Quick Links)
Students are encouraged to reflect on their skills and set a goal near the beginning of the year but can set as many goals as often as they would like. Select at least one indicator and provide a comment that describes your actions.
- Indicators - Which indicators will you deliberately focus on to improve?
- Actions - Briefly describe your plan to increase your abilities and the resulting evidence. Click Submit.
Review Activities (back to Quick Links)
Review submitted evidence, self-reflections, and goals that all users have submitted on a timeline for a single Skill.
The user can choose a time frame for the timeline by updating the Start and End dates. A key is provided to show which evidence was provided by the different stakeholders and the different statuses of the goals. Hover over the icon on the timeline to see the exact date, or click on it to get more information. If there is more than one activity of the same type on the same day, a number will be next to the icon.
Overall Summary (back to Quick Links)
This is an overview of the progress of ALL self-reflections and evidence submitted. Clicking on the Key icons takes you to a screen view of your evidence or self-reflection.
Evaluate Goals (back to Quick Links)
This summary of your goals allows for self-reflection on how it is going. Click the caret to review the student’s actions plan, an optional resources and responsibilities rating (Little or No Evidence, Some Evidence, Ample Evidence), an Overall Progress rating (None at all, Very Little, Some, Significant), and Evidence to Support the ratings.
Click the blue Evaluate button.
Collection of Evidence (back to Quick Links)
This is a view of the Feedback Submissions. It may be filtered by selecting or unselecting the checkbox menu for the Self, Parent/Guardian, and Teacher/Other checkboxes in the top right menu.
Annual Goals and Growth (back to Quick Links)
Clicking on the blue date link takes you directly to the Evaluate Goals. You may also filter by school year in the top right corner.