Portrait of a Panther 2nd Meeting

Meeting 2 Recap

On Wednesday, January 24, the Portrait of a Panther Design Team met to start the conversation on the core competencies we believe are important to instill in our students to be future-ready. There were 36 representatives in attendance which included teachers, parents, business owners, and industry partners. 

The meeting was facilitated by Superintendent Jon Burke. The meeting started by refreshing the audience on the Landscape Shift activity the participants completed during the first meeting. The participants conducted a "Gallery Walk" to look at the station responses to the questions posed in the first meeting. The questions asked the participants to apply the research given to address our students' needs to thrive in the evolving world. 

The participants examined the responses from the first meeting to the question, "What are your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the students of PDY?" This opened a conversation about what core competencies we believe are important for our students to be successful in their future careers. 

In groups, participants narrowed a list of 30 potential competencies down to 7. Groups shared their responses with the audience. As a group, we saw some similar answers which helped build some consensus amongst the team. 

In preparation for Meeting 3, three surveys have been sent out to further help our Design Team narrow down the core competencies. Surveys were sent out to students in grades 6-12, staff, and community members. This information will help inform our Design Team if we have accurately captured the hopes, dreams, and aspirations our community has for our students. 

If you would like to participate in the survey, click HERE. The survey will remain open through February 9, 2024.

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