Portrait of a Learner
What is a Portrait of a Learner?
A Portrait of a Learner aligns with our Theories of Action and identifies key skills and dispositions that our learning community has identified as essential components for all learners and ultimately all graduates. This Portrait of a Learner complements our academic and social-emotional focus and further demonstrates our district’s commitment to educating the whole student enabling them to succeed in college, career, and in life.
How was it created?
Our Portrait of a Learner was developed in a collaborative manner with stakeholders from all levels of the Winchester and Gilbert PreK-12 continuum, including, teachers, parents, board members, administrators, and students.
Our Portrait of a Learner focuses on four (4) essential skills and four (4) key dispositions that our learning community has identified as paramount for our students in grades PreK-12 to succeed in a 21st-century world with growing challenges and demands. These skills are:
The identified dispositions that the group prioritized for students are:
*having a Growth Mindset
*being an Inclusive person
Why is it important?
It is important to have a clear vision and clearly defined goals for all of our students in Winsted at all levels from Preschool through 12th grade. The carryover from elementary through middle and high school will provide a consistent focus on these priorities we have all identified for our students.
These essential skills and dispositions along with a guaranteed and viable curriculum rooted in research-based pedagogy, coupled with a robust social-emotional program will help us redefine what student success means in our schools enabling them to succeed in college, career, and in life.