The Portrait to Practice Fair is your opportunity to showcase how your district is implementing your vision for 21st century learning—making your Portrait of a Graduate a reality for your students.  
If you are interested in participating in the Portrait to Practice Fair in Indianapolis, please email us at 


Share your story and artifacts to illustrate how your district puts your Portrait into practice and the impact it has on student learning. Include these required Portrait to Practice Fair submission components:
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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. Practice 

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. Deeper 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 

You can present a learning session or participate in the Portrait to Practice fair or do both!



    • Wednesday, May 26: Deadline to submit a proposal

    • Mid-to-late June: Presenter notification

    • October 11-13: Learning Sessions and Portrait to Practice Fair



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    The Annual Event is exclusively for EdLeader21 Network members. Not a member? Contact Jeff at to learn more and join.