On December 9th, 2021, our Long-Range Planning Committee is coming together to engage in an asset mapping exercise with the stakeholders on the committee including teachers, administrators, students, families, community, local businesses and association representatives. The Committee will consider the Portrait of a Graduate in the context of the following essential question:
How can our district, families and the community partner in meaningful, authentic ways to prepare and inspire students to contribute to a globally interdependent society?
If you were not at the Long-Range Planning Session and would like to submit a Community Asset please use the following form: Wilton Asset Mapping for Portrait of a Graduate
The formal adoption of the Portrait of a Graduate for Wilton Public Schools in June 2021 affirms the skills and attributes all students will practice as they progress through their PreK-12 learning journey. The attributes include Contemporary Multiliterate Scholar, Self-Navigating Expert Learner, Balanced Healthy Human Being, Courageous Ethical Leader, Active Socially Sensitive Citizen, and Creative Entrepreneurial Designer. Additionally, the work of preparing our students for a world that is equally changing, uncertain and inspiring affirms a need for a collaborative effort to ensure our students graduate with these attributes to be successful and thrive in their future. Hence, a beginning point is to engage the community members in an exercise of identifying and brainstorming possible assets that support the Portrait of a Graduate.
Questions to consider:
As a Long-Range Planning Committee we have the opportunity to engage in an asset mapping exercise that will provide the content for our Asset map that can be used as we implement the Portrait of a Graduate work. In order to conduct the discussion to uncover possible authentic, meaningful partnerships for our students, each grade-level based team will circulate the established community stations marked as follows: Institutions, Organizations, Businesses, Physical Spaces and Individuals. The tables will have a set of Portrait of a Graduate cards with descriptions of each of the attributes. Please engage in a conversation at each table and note the answers to the following questions:
After discussing as a team, information should be scribed into the provided Asset Mapping Padlet for inclusion in our Interactive, Community Asset Map.