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Strategic Plan: Meeting Recaps

Portrait of a Learner Design Team begins work in Del Mar Union School District.

Portrait of a Learner Design Team begins work in Del Mar Union School District.

The Del Mar Union School District is engaging our community in developing a Portrait of a Learner, a collective vision that articulates our aspirations for every student in the Del Mar Union School District.  Our Portrait of a Learner will serve as the North Star for our schools, bringing our community together with a shared vision.  
Portrait Design Team Meeting 3

Portrait Design Team Meeting 3

The Portrait Design Team met for the third time at Ocean Air School on Wednesday, March 8 to continue the development of DMUSD’s Portrait of a Learner. Team members began the night by reviewing feedback and results of the competency selection activity from the previous week and through the input from parents, teachers, and staff who were not able to attend.
 
After considering the input on the past meeting’s important work, team members discussed the competencies Del Mar Union students need to thrive today and tomorrow. Table groups refined competency descriptions for each of the competencies identified in the previous meeting and through the input form. Final descriptions from each table were shared for all team members to see and given another opportunity for feedback. The meeting closed with a preview of a rough draft for the DMUSD Portrait of a Learner sketch and time to provide input. 
 
The Design Team will meet together again on March 27 at Ashley Falls School. The Portrait of a Learner will be refined and activated in this final meeting of the series for the Design Team. 
 
For more information about the Portrait of a Learner process, click HERE.
calendar showing the 4 design team meeting dates
Portrait of a Learner - Survey

Portrait of a Learner - Survey

The Del Mar Union School District engaged our community in developing a Portrait of a Learner, a collective vision that articulates our aspirations for every student in the Del Mar Union School District. Parents, teachers, staff, and community members who were unable to attend the Portrait Design meetings were invited to identify the competencies that our children need for success in this rapidly changing and complex world.
Portrait Design Team Meeting 2

Portrait Design Team Meeting 2

The Portrait Design Team met for the second time on Wednesday, March 1 to continue the development of DMUSD’s Portrait of a Learner. Team members began the night by reviewing ratings of the landscape shifts presented during the first meeting. After considering how society is changing through the landscape shifts, as well as the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the group, each individual and table group then identified 7 competencies that all students in Del Mar Union should possess. Each table group listed its final set of competencies for all team members to see. 
 
If you were unable to attend our Portrait Design Team meetings, we are seeking your input to help us create our vision. What are the skills and mindsets that our children need for success in this rapidly changing and complex world? Please select the top competencies by clicking on this link.  
 
The Design Team will meet together again on March 8 and March 27.  
 
For more information about the Portrait of a Learner process, click HERE.
Portrait Design Team Meeting 1

Portrait Design Team Meeting 1

Over 100 members of the Portrait Design Team composed of parents, teachers, staff,  and community members gathered at Ocean Air School on Tuesday, February 28, to begin this important work. 
 
Colon Lewis, Chief Learning Officer for Battelle for Kids, led participants in examining how the world is changing and the implications for our students. Design Team Members discussed the landscape shifts related to the workforce, pace of change, global challenges, social intelligence, and student learning experiences.  
 
The Design Team will meet together again on March 1, March 8, and March 27. 
For more information about the Portrait of a Learner process, visit here.