NORTH SHORE DISTRICT SHARED VALUED OUTCOMES

We strive to support the growth of all North Shore Students as…

  • COLLABORATORS - individuals who work with others towards a common goal.  Collaborators:
    • know and assume responsibility for their role in a given situation (e.g. follower, leader) acting flexibly based on the strengths/limitations of each member of the group and self.
    • support and encourage each member of the group in his/her role.
    • are aware of, seek, and genuinely consider the ideas/perspectives of others.
    • exercise flexibility and willingness to compromise.
    • seek, reflect upon, give and use feedback (verbal/non-verbal) from others to enhance the work of the group.
  • COMMUNICATORS - individuals who articulate thoughts, feelings, information and ideas using oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills in a variety of forms and contexts.  Communicators:
    • listen and observe carefully, openly, actively, and objectively to clarify and/or deepen understanding and decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions.
    • use communication with clarity, accuracy, and precision for a range of roles and purposes (e.g., to acknowledge,  affirm, inform, instruct, inspire, persuade, clarify).
    • select and utilize optimal/most appropriate media and technologies relative to the purpose/task of the intended outcome and judge their effectiveness a priori as well as to assess their impact.
  • THINKERS – individuals who activate their mind for a variety of purposes. Characteristics/types of thinkers include, but are not limited to…
    • understand disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and trans-disciplinary  concepts: their discreteness, interrelatedness, and/or universality.
    • use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.).
    • strive to understand the complexity of issues.
    • consider mental models and how they reflect current reality and/or affect future issues.
    • analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes and/or complex situations.
    • analyze and/or evaluate evidence, arguments, claims, alternative points of view and/or beliefs.
    • synthesize and/or make connections between information and/or arguments
    • interpret information and/or draws conclusions.
    • reflect on learning experiences and/or processes.
    • try different approaches and methods seizing upon opportunities to learn
  • PROBLEM SOLVERS - individuals who find solutions in conventional and/or innovative ways.  Problem solvers:
    • wrestle with the discomfort of inconsistencies, contradictions, and multiple perspectives prior to taking the time to resolve difficulties and/or find solutions.
    • identify and/or ask questions that contribute to solutions.
    • use various criteria to select and/or test a variety of strategies and/or solutions for their effectiveness.
    • revise thinking and/or action when necessary.
    • resolve.
  • INNOVATORS - individuals who are driven to conceive what doesn’t exist and bring new ideas to fruition.  Innovators:
    • imagine and/or envision what could be
    • experiment with ideas.
    • design and/or act on plans to make original ideas tangible and/or more useful.
    • apply solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated, or existing needs in order to impact self, others, and society within local to global communities.
    • generate new ideas/new ways of looking at the world.
    • elaborate, refine, analyze, and/or evaluate ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts.
    • demonstrate originality and/or inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas.
  • COMMITED INDIVIDUALS - individuals who exhibit dispositions and ‘habits of mind’ that lead to:
    • Growth in Self as people who:
      • commit to understand and make meaning of learning.
      • take initiative and/or risks.
      • are reflective and/or metacognitive.
      • attend to clarity, precision, and accuracy of outcome.
      • persevere (Intellectually and/or behaviorally).
      • exhibit adaptability.
      • live curiously and/or explore complexity and/or simplicity.
      • seek feedback from others
      • invite, learn from, capitalize on, and persist in the face of mistakes, challenges, failures, and/or successes. 
    • Concern for Others as people who:
      • make ethical choices.
      • listen, think, and act empathetically.
      • embrace and value diversity.
      • contribute/commit to society.
      • think and/or act with global-mindedness.
      • acknowledge and honor the work of others

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