As you welcome many voices and elicit ongoing input, people will see themselves as part of a movement toward a shared vision of your Portrait of a Graduate.
While the process of developing a Portrait of a Graduate will look different in each school system, the most important move for any school leader is to engage their community in that process from day one.
Bringing together a broad array of stakeholders to co-create a Portrait of a Graduate can help build understanding and lasting support from the community that leads to enduring impact for students.
Exploring the Phases
The Portrait of a Graduate design process involves a sustained community conversation leading to shared agreement about a unique community-owned picture of what graduates need for success. Every community and its school system is different, so every approach will be tailored to the local context.
These are the phases to help you get started. Click on any phase to access more information, resources, and tools to support your Portrait.