Portrait to Practice Expo

Key Information About the Expo

The Portrait to Practice Expo is your opportunity to showcase how your district is implementing its vision for future-ready learning – making the Portrait of a Graduate a reality for your students.

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3 Steps to Participate

We understand that you have many competing priorities, so our goal is to make the process as simple as possible for you. Below are the 3 key steps to be featured in the Portrait to Practice Expo including approximate times associated with each.



Gather & Submit Artifacts

15-30 minutes

Collect the artifacts you’d like included in your Portrait to Practice poster and upload them to an easy-to-use online form.


Approve Your Poster

10 minutes

The BFK team will create your presentation poster based on the artifacts you upload. All you have to do is review and approve.


Share Your Work at the Annual Event

1 hour

Participate in an informal learning session during the Annual Event by briefly overviewing your artifacts and answering attendee questions. You don’t have to prepare anything additional – just show up and share!

What to Submit

You will be asked to submit artifacts that align with the three Portrait to Practice components identified below. Be sure to click on Artifact Submission Tips below to ensure a high-quality banner can be designed.

Portrait of a Graduate

What is your district’s collective vision for 21st century, deeper learning for every student in your school system? Share a visual representation of your Portrait of a Graduate.


How are you making your district’s Portrait of a Graduate a reality for every student in your school system? Share artifacts 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
  • Strategic plan
  • Sample unit or performance task
  • Balanced assessment plan
  • Capstone or cornerstone project
Future-Ready, Deeper Learning

How have students been impacted by the implementation of your district’s Portrait of a Graduate?Share artifacts of the student learning.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
See an example Portrait to Practice submission


Artifact Submission Tips

We are thrilled that you want to be part of the Portrait to Practice Expo at Annual Event! When submitting your artifacts consider the following in order to ensure that our graphic design team can make your banner look spectacular!

Submission information:

  • We want your photos and any graphics you wish to be a part of your banner to tell your story!
  • High resolution photos and graphics (200dpi or greater. 300dpi is ideal)
  • File types accepted: .jpg, .png, .indd, .ai, .eps, .svg
  • Files not accepted: .doc (Word), .ppt (Powerpoint), Excel
  • No screenshots off of the internet or your websites. These are too poor quality.
  • If your district has brand standards/guidelines, please submit those as well. We would love to have your color guidelines to match your branding perfectly.
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Portrait to Practice Banner

At the 2024 Annual Event in Indianapolis, we will debut a new look to the Portrait to Practice Poster as a custom banner stand with a tripod frame (see mock-up) that you will be able to keep and return to your school district. The Battelle for Kids graphic design team will create this to display your work using the artifacts and information you submit. We will send you digital proof of your banner a month prior to the event for your review and approval. This poster will be on display for the entire Annual Event and will include a QR code that attendees can scan to see your artifacts in more detail. *Note: your artifacts will be available for attendees to access via a mobile app.


Portrait to Practice Expo Reception

Scheduled as part of the Annual Event program is the Portrait to Practice Expo reception during which attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, learn more about your work, and share connections they are making to their own work with one another. Please plan to have at least one person from your team available to share and answer attendee questions. You do not need to prepare a presentation or additional artifacts – just show up and share! Your Portrait to Practice banner will be available at the reception location (and on the event mobile app) to reference during this event.

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Get Started

Questions about submitting Portrait to Practice examples? Reach out to our team today!

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