Portrait of a Graduate
What does it take to earn the handshake at graduation? The Leadership Team at Fraser Public Schools spent the 2018-2019 school year asking our teachers, students, Board of Education and community that question.
What are the hopes, aspirations and dreams that our community has for our students?
What are the skills and habits of mind that our children need for success in this rapidly changing and complex world?
What are the implications for the design of the learning experiences - and equitable access to those experiences - we provide in our school systems?
The 6 Cs
During the 2018-2019 school year, the Leadership Team met with teachers, students, parents, the Board of Education and the community and asked what traits or habits are essential for our students to possess. Once the information was collected, six key traits emerged as common themes. These six traits support the learning throughout the district. Together, they make up the Fraser Portrait of a Graduate.
Our Portrait of a Graduate defines what skills, attributes and experiences our students need for success after high school. This Portrait clearly articulates what it takes to earn the Fraser handshake at graduation.
Critically evaluating information and arguments, seeing patterns and connections, constructing meaningful knowledge, and applying it in the real world.
Communicating effectively with a variety of styles, modes and tools (including digital tools), tailored for a range of audiences.
Having an 'entrepreneurial eye' for economic and social opportunities, asking the right inquiry questiosn to generate novel ideas, and leadership to pursue those ideas and turn them into action.
Learning to deep learn, armed with the essential character traits of grit, tenacity, perseverance, and resilience; and the ability to make learning an integral part of living.
Work interdependently and synergistically in teams with strong interpersonal and team-related skills, including the effective management of team dynamics and challenges, making substantive decisions together, and learning from and contributing to the learning of others.
Thinking like global citizens, considering global issues based on a deep understanding of diverse values and woldviews, and with a genuine interest and ability to solve ambiguous and complex real-world problems that impact human and environmental sustainability.
The Portrait of a Graduate is the centerpiece of our district's next strategic plan.
Next steps for 2019-2020
- We will begin working with our Goal Teams to develop:
- Action Items
- August 2019
- Continue work during Administrative Boot Camp
- Continue work during Board Workshop
- Share the Portrait of a Fraser Graduate with staff at Opening Day
- September 2019
- Finalize the plan
- Share the Strategic Plan with all Fraser stakeholders