Join NGLC and partner districts at these upcoming events!

Bravely Activate Your Portrait of a Graduate—NGLC Workshop

Join NGLC for a 1-hour workshop to help your school community activate your own graduate portrait. Registration is free but space is limited. Offered twice to fit your schedule, this workshop is designed to support individuals or small teams. Sign up for a workshop today!
TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2023, 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2023 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT

About the workshop: This engaging, interactive workshop will help you take the next step around this inquiry question: How might we redesign teaching and learning to ensure all students have high-quality learning experiences that help them continuously develop the competencies in our Portrait of a Graduate? Over the one-hour session, we will introduce you to best practices, provide resources and tools, and give you an opportunity to start designing strategies that will work in, for, and with your school community. Tap into NGLC's decade of experience working with schools and districts that are bringing their vision for student success to life by transforming the learning experience. Register today!


Getting Smart Town Hall

Thursday, June 22, 2023, 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT


Meet with Getting Smart team members, NGLC, and Portrait of a Graduate in Practice educators for an informal discussion about ensuring all students have high-quality learning experiences that help them continuously develop the competencies in a graduate portrait. The town hall format allows participants to drive the conversation around the issues and questions most important to you. Alongside these guests, we will seek to answer the question: How might a unified vision for student success... change learning experiences? shape relationships with community? evolve professional learning opportunities? redefine culture? See you there.


Transcend Webinar

Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT

Hear directly from educators in two Portrait of a Graduate in Practice sites describe the shifts they are making as they breathe life into their graduate portrait. Learn how their portraits are shaping teaching and learning, how teachers are leading the work, and how culture and conditions support their innovative practice. You will also learn about tools and resources available in The Portrait of a Graduate stories that can help your school community activate your portrait. Registration is free, details coming soon!

From Poster to Practice—Aurora Institute Symposium Session

October 15-17, Palm Springs, California

Creating a graduate portrait is the first step in the complex journey to transform student learning around whole-child, 21st-C definitions of student success. The hard part is what follows. Participants in this immersive How-To Implementation Workshop will enjoy the 90 minutes of your dreams: practical guidance from four schools & districts that have emerged from this work as national exemplars. You will leave the session with a clear set of ideas about how to bring your own reimagined vision to life, for adults and students alike.

Presenters: Andy Calkins, NGLC; Nicole Allard, Vista Unified School District; Cory Steiner, Northern Cass School District; Tom Rooney, Lindsay Unified School District; Michelle Rainey, Da Vinci Schools; and a learner from Da Vinci Schools.

Portrait of a Graduate examples

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The Portrait of a Graduate in Practice was developed by Next Generation Learning Challenges with funding provided by the Barr Foundation. NGLC extends our appreciation to Amanda Avallone and Stefanie Blouin for their contributions to this project.

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