Positive Personal & Cultural Identity

Competency Illustrations


Grad Transitions

Students created grad transition presentations.  In their presentations, students talked about:
  • Where am I right now?
  • Where do I want to go?
  • How do I get there?
Charlene examined her past, present and future, then gathered materials and artifacts that helped her to define herself and make her presentation.  She then articulated her values, goals, plans, strengths, etc. to a panel of three or four adults (teachers, district staff, parents, community members).

Work sample:

Profile Description Facets

I understand that my identity is made up of many interconnected aspects of my life such as experiences, family history, heritage, where I live, and groups I identify with (including family, friends, peers, and virtual communities).  I understand that what I value influences the choices I make, and how I present myself in various contexts. I understand that my characteristics, qualities, strengths and challenges make me unique, and are an important part of the communities (including people and places) of which I am a part.

Personal values and choices, Personal strengths and abilities, Relationships and cultural contexts