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Catch Up on Portrait Conversations

Portrait Conversations have occurred both in-person and virtually across Nevada since October 2022. Nevadans considered how young people need to be prepared, as well as which critical mindsets and skills are needed to navigate the present and prepare for the future. Participants were also invited to fill out surveys to offer targeted feedback on the Portrait of a Nevada Learner as it was developed.

  • Nevada Department of Education Family Engagement Summit,10/22

  • Together, Future of Learning Convening, 10/22

  • NV Portrait Podcast Series, 11/22-1/23

  • UNLV Education Summit, 11/22

  • Virtual Premiere of Portrait Conversations Virtual, 12/22

  • Tech Alley, Portrait Conversation, 12/22

  • Vision Seekers Youth Conversations, 1/23-3/23

  • Piloting the Portrait Educator Teams, 1/23-5/23

  • ed.Xtraordinary’s X.Collective Family Night, 2/23

  • Nevada Department of Education Title I Summit, 3/23

  • Leadership Institute of Nevada Conversation, 3/23

  • CCSD Parents Facebook Live, 3/23

  • Teach Plus Portrait of a Nevada Learner Listening Circle #1, 3/23

  • Teach Plus Portrait of a Nevada Learner Listening Circle #2, 3/23

  • Teach Plus Portrait of a Nevada Learner Listening Circle #3, 4/23

  • Parent Leadership Team Portrait Conversation, 4/23

  • Nevada Association of Student Councils Conference,  4/23

  • Nevada Future of Learning Competency Fellows, 4/23-5/23

  • Teach for America Sage + Systems Fellowship, 5/23

Nevada community members from across districts were invited to participate in this four-series panel that synthesized the data from our process including pre-existing Nevada district portraits to create the final draft:

  • Nevada Department of Education Portrait Perspectives Panel, #1, 4/23

  • Nevada Department of Education Portrait Perspectives Panel #2, 5/23

  • Nevada Department of Education Portrait Perspectives Panel #3, 5/23

  • Nevada Department of Education Portrait Perspectives Panel #4, 5/23

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Portrait Conversation Highlights

Conversations with Systems-Level Leaders

 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jhone Ebert, shares why launching the portrait work is an effective step for Nevada education.

Conversations with Educators

 

Two learner-centered leaders discuss the importance of having a portrait as a shared "north star" towards improving student outcomes. They also share stories and examples of what works in the classroom.

Conversations with Students

 

Jordy, a Clark County student, believes a good life means being able to make your own choices and do things that matter. He sees a good community as a trusting environment to communicate what you've been through and what is important to you.

Conversations with Caregivers

 

Jamie, a parent of four Churchill County students, believes two critical skills needed for any career choice are communication and critical thinking – "to use our minds and use them in a good way."

Conversations with Caregivers

 

"It all ties back to the fact that we want balanced, caring, open minded, knowledgeable, risk taking, communicating learners." - Sara Ross

Conversations with Community Members

 

An education leader, classroom teacher, and a parent of four kids share their reflections on values that are important to them, such as happiness, fulfillment, and building an enjoyable life at home and at work. The group also reviewed and discussed high demand durable skills.

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