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Webinar “Portrait of a Graduate: Making the Vision Reality for Your Students”

Published: January 30, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 February 8, 2023    03:00 PM-04:00 PM EDT
Webinar “Portrait of a Graduate: Making the Vision Reality for Your Students”

More and more states and districts are developing a Portrait of a Graduate in an effort to ensure all students gain the skills and mindsets needed to thrive in our complex, rapidly changing world. These Portraits provide a vision for educators, students, and the community, but in order for young people to fully achieve that vision the desired competencies must be measured and taught.

Tune in to this edWebinar as education leaders and assessment experts discuss:

  • Common challenges and solutions to move from vision to practice
  • Using innovative assessment to improve outcomes
  • Lessons learned from a Virginia district’s journey

Whether you currently have a Portrait of a Graduate or are just starting to develop one, this edWebinar will provide valuable insights that will help the aspirations of your Portrait become reality for your students.

This edWebinar will interest K-12 teachers, school counselors, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

About the Presenters

Jon Alfuth is the senior director of state policy at KnowledgeWorks. In this position, Jon leads the Policy and Advocacy Team’s state technical assistance strategy related to policy development and adoption, as well as the team’s state-focused thought-leadership work. Jon previously served in education policy positions at the National Governors Association, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., and at the U.S. Department of Education. He began his career as a public school teacher and administrator in Memphis, Tennessee.

Kipp D. Rogers, Ph.D. is Chief Academic Officer in Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Dr. Rogers’ expertise is in instructional leadership with a focus on utilizing strategies that integrate technology to promote transformational leadership, student achievement, and closing achievement gaps.

Over the course of his 25-year career in education, Dr. Rogers has held classroom teaching and instructional leadership positions at all levels in urban and suburban schools. Under his leadership, staff achieves high levels of professional learning and meaningful collaboration after looking at data, integrating technology, and differentiating instruction. Those efforts have resulted in increased student achievement in reading, writing, and math.

Dr. Rogers received an international Leadership and Vision Award for his work using mobile learning devices as instructional tools and is the author of articles and four books on mobile learning and integrating technology into instruction.

Dr. Doris Zahner is the chief academic officer at CAE where she provides thought leadership and oversees all research and development studies pertaining to CAE’s performance-based assessments. In addition to her responsibilities at CAE, Dr. Zahner is an adjunct associate professor at Barnard College and Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as New York University, where she teaches statistics courses to undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences and public policy. Dr. Zahner holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and an MS in applied statistics from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Time: 3:00 pm — 4:00 pm EST



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