Now more than ever, learning experiences must continue to provide students with rigorous academic content and be intentional in fostering critical thinking, communication, collaboration, a learner's mindset, adaptability and flexibility, and empathy, and other 21st century skills our students need to thrive.
Various members of the AWLS staff, administration, and board members worked with Battelle for Kids to actively engage the community in developing our Portrait of a General, a collective vision that articulates our community's aspirations for all our of our students.
We wanted our Portrait of a General to be locally developed but globally positioned, and thank the group of approximately 50 stakeholders from inside our school system and within our community who committed their time and effort across four meetings to develop our Portrait. The process was facilitated by Battelle for Kids; a national educational organization committed to working with school districts and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for all students.
We will continue to engage in conversations and actions with our school community that allow our students to develop and grow by creating meaningful learning experiences in our Portrait of a General competency areas. From our kindergartners to our seniors - this work has enduring impact. Each of us will play an important role in making the Portrait of a General a reality for every student.
We look forward to working with all of you to ensure all of our seniors are ready for the future - whichever path they choose.
ANTHONY WAYNE LOCAL SCHOOLS PORTRAIT OF A GENERAL
A GENERAL curiously pursues new experiences and ideas to develop, learn, and contribute as global citizens; while also embracing their core values and opportunities to progress through the cycle of learning, failure, growth, and reflection with integrity.
A GENERAL deliberately and consistently investigates to expand and improve the quality of one's own thinking by embracing the process of analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing information to propose solutions that are mindful to the impact they may have on the other parts of a system.
Collaboration & Communication
A GENERAL articulates thoughts and ideas in a professional manner; effectively using oral, written, and nonverbal skills in a variety of ways and actively listens to feedback, acknowledges inputs, and responds appropriately. A GENERAL elicits diverse perspectives to make meaning, and when appropriate takes collective action.
Adaptability & Flexibility
A GENERAL demonstrates awareness and a willingness to change course and acts by reflecting on options while keeping the ultimate goal in mind.
A GENERAL demonstrates awareness, sensitivity, concern, fairness, and respect to connect with others' perspectives, feelings, opinions, experiences, and cultures.