Why should we design a Profile of a Graduate?
Changes in society are driving the need for change in education. We have experienced an information revolution that has changed the world forever and we now live in a global, knowledge-based economy that emphasizes ideas and innovations. We also face complex political, scientific, health and environmental problems that need to be solved. These societal changes and challenges impact how we define student readiness for the future. To achieve 21st century readiness for every student, developing a shared vision among all key stakeholders regarding the skills that students need to be successful in work, citizenship, and life is critical.
A Profile of a Graduate will help you:
- Co-create a vision for 21st century education.
- Create enormous positive energy that will fuel the transformations you want to make in your school or district.
- Provide a framework for backwards designed units that integrate disciplinary content and 21st Century competencies.
- Measure what matters. This includes the real performance-based competencies that students need for success in college, career, life and citizenship.
If you engage your community in the design of a Profile of a Graduate, you can build a brighter future for your students.