Each table discussed the desired future competencies of a Jeffco graduate that each person had brought back from their respective groups. JPAAC brought the ones from the previous news post below. Each table then came up with a synergized list of 5 competencies along with detail to begin to define each competency. Themes were very similar across all tables and were similar to the list we took to the workshop.
From there, each table was charged with creating a visual representation of their thinking, so we spent a few hours working out options for visuals. Lastly, the visuals were voted on.
- The next workshop is March 19
- Warren Tech students are going to work up some professional graphics of the visuals for us to look at at meeting 3. We will pick one which will be used to represent the school system's vision.
- Because so many of our competencies are so similar across the groups, the facilitator, Dan McMinimee, Syna Morgan, and a few others within the district are going to work out a proposed set of language to convey the competencies. Essentially a starting point for the final draft language we will use. The community representatives will then work to finalize this over the next two meetings.
- Our homework for the 3rd meeting is to come up with a list of the top 3 implications for the district as we move towards trying to create a student that possesses the list of competencies. What needs to change to create that student? This seems to be a segway to the strategic planning.
OF SIGNIFICANT NOTE:
We got a good win for Performing Arts in this meeting. When we were building the list of competencies, "STEM + Arts -> STEAM" was prevalent and discussed in the group as a critical piece of core knowlege. The importance of arts, including Performing Arts, dominated a piece of the discussion. It was very supported, no dissension, and it was the only core subject spoken about.