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STEP 3: Showcase Your Customized Future Ready Learner

The Future Ready Learner Design Process is a tool designed for teams to articulate the skills kindergarten students should have after their first year and ultimately define a “portrait of a graduate” within their district. This process is designed as a critical element in a district’s continuous improvement planning effort as it emphasizes excellence, innovation, and equity in school design.

This is Step Three: Learner Showcase. In Step Three, you will use the knowledge/skills and characteristics/dispositions gathered in Steps 1 and 2 to design and showcase your Future Ready Learner profiles that represent the values and goals of your school and district communities. 

Objective: Use the knowledge/skills and characteristics/dispositions gathered in Steps 1 and 2 to design and showcase your Future Ready Learner profiles that represent the values and goals of your school and district communities. 

Estimated Time: 30–60 minutes

The Work

Create your Future Ready Learner showcase

1. Using your team’s three to five essentials from Step 2, utilize the Future Ready Learner worksheet to develop further what success in that area looks like. (30 minutes) 
2. Using the completed Future Ready Learner worksheet above, create a visual representation that can be shared with your school and district communities. (30 minutes)
3. Amplify the work! Share your Future Ready Learner profile with your community, Future Ready Schools, and the Readiness Institute at Penn State so that they can celebrate your success and amplify the great work of your team. On social media, tag your Future Ready Learner with the hashtag #FutureReady. 

Example:
Essential Actions: Life ready

Idea: 
Create a graphic that is comprised of a group of diverse learners at the center wearing school district swag with the most relevant and desired characteristics scattered around the image.

Ready to Get Started

Have all the information you need, get started now by going to Step 1: Radar Diagraming.

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