Member Sessions

The proposal process for member sessions has been simplified this year. Instead of completing a separate form, you'll complete a Portrait to Practice Fair proposal to be considered for a member session. A limited number of school systems who submit a Portrait to Practice proposal will be selected to showcase their work in a member session. 

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Portrait to Practice Fair 

At this year’s Annual Event, the Portrait to Practice Fair will be an interactive, virtual exhibit hall where EdLeader21 Network members can showcase artifacts of what it looks like when the Portrait of a Graduate comes alive for students. 


We invite you to be a part of the Portrait to Practice Fair by sharing an example of how your school system has made 21st century learning a reality for students. Here are the required components of your Portrait to Practice Fair submission.
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1. Portrait of a Graduate 
What is your collective vision for 21st century learning for every student in your school system? Share a visual representation of your Portrait of a Graduate.

2. Implementation 
How are you making your Portrait of a Graduate a reality for students in your school system? Share artifacts (up to 3) that show evidence of a practice, project, policy, or process that support your Portrait of a Graduate. Examples include, but are not limited to: 
  • Professional learning plan 
  • Instructional or learning framework 
  • Sample unit or performance task
  • Balanced assessment plan
  • Capstone or cornerstone project
3. Student Learning 
How have students been impacted by the implementation of your Portrait of a Graduate? Share artifacts of the student learning (up to 3) that has resulted from the implementation artifact you share. Examples include but are not limited to: 
  • Student work products 
  • Photos or videos of learning experiences 
  • Artifacts from student presentations of learning 
  • Student self-assessment/reflection 

Submit Your Proposal

You will be asked to submit your artifacts representing the three components—Portrait of a Graduate, Implementation, and Student Learning—along with brief descriptions of each artifact.  

You can upload a maximum of three artifacts per section. We recommend compiling all your artifacts before starting the proposal form as you will not be able to return to an incomplete form.  

To be considered for participation in the Portrait to Practice Fair and/or for a member breakout session, please complete the online proposal form.  

submit your proposal now

Key Dates 

  • July 17: Application deadline 
  • Early August: Notification of selection  
  • September 28–30: Portrait to Practice Fair


If you have any questions about the proposal process or about your submission, please contact us at