Activate your Portrait of a Graduate!

Roadmap21 is professional learning that activates your vision for deeper learning with a concrete, step-by-step roadmap.

Jumpstart the journey with a roadmap to put your Portrait of a Graduate into practice for all students. Participants will develop a plan that guides the development of a one-year roadmap with onramps, key drivers, and concrete action steps to ensure your vision of 21st century, deeper learning is being implemented systemwide.

Support for your Portrait to Practice journey

Roadmap21 provides professional learning experiences to help district leaders develop a shared understanding of what it looks like to implement a Portrait of a Graduate. These experiences, focused on common onramps when beginning the Portrait to Practice® journey, inspire outcomes and actions:

  • Shifting Roles to Promote Deeper Learning
  • Defining Deeper Learning
  • Unpacking Portrait Competencies
  • Establishing Deeper Learning Design Criteria
  • Designing a Professional Learning Cycle
  • Building a System of Balanced Assessment



“Roadmap21 helped us operationalize our vision. The facilitated journey caused us to have tough conversations internally that we never had before. We gained coherence and understanding that helps make our vision clearer and had discussions that bring actions to the forefront.”
—Toriano Holloway, Ph.D., Superintendent, Simpson County School District (MS)



Create a one-year implementation plan—your roadmap

Through a collaborative process of creating a one-year roadmap, you will bring focus and coherence to your problem-solving approach around a specific goal. This experience helps you design the roadmap and prepare to implement a Portrait of a Graduate with concrete action steps by answering the essential question:

How can we bring our Portrait to life for all students?




Who should participate?

This experience is for district teams embarking on their journey, needing a jumpstart, or onboarding new leaders. Roadmap21 helps your district leadership have a shared understanding of why a vision for deeper learning and how the vision comes to life across the system.

“Roadmap21 provided our team an opportunity to work together to make our Portrait of a Graduate relevant and bring it to life. This is not just a ‘sit and get’ session. We had to roll up our sleeves and get engaged. If you think your district can do more and you have an appetite for change, I would highly recommend it.”
—Robert Jansen, Superintendent, Lincoln Consolidated Schools (MI)



What is the learning schedule?

This professional learning experience is delivered using a blend of in-person convenings, self-paced online course materials, and a live, interactive final session for sharing and reflecting.

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Flexible scheduling options are available to fit your professional learning needs and calendar. 

Download the Roadmap21 overview

Jumpstart your Portrait of a Graduate this year with a roadmap to bring it to life for every student.