The Graduate Profile is the vision statement for the District. Its purpose is to describe the attributes of students graduating from Langley schools. All curriculum, administrative and teacher practice, assessment, evaluation and reporting processes, will be directed toward the achievement of this vision. While there is a recognition of the diversity and developmental stages of students, high standards of performance will be expected. With the modeling and support of the family and community, Langley students will be:
- Ethical and Respectful Citizens
- Democratic Participants
- Self-directed Individuals
- Skilled and Knowledgeable Learners
- Collaborative Workers
- Quality Contributors
- Who act in caring, principled and responsible ways, respecting the diversity, gender, age, race, ability and cultural heritage of all people and the rights of others to hold different ideas and beliefs.
- Who, as Canadian and global citizens, make knowledgeable decisions, and take actions which consider the needs of others, show historical awareness and are in accordance with the principles, laws, rights and responsibilities of a democracy.
- Who in pursuit of personal and career goals display a strong work ethic, initiative, responsibility and a commitment to life long learning while maintaining a balance in their lives.
- Who demonstrate high standards of performance in reading, writing, listening and speaking; mathematics; the natural, applied and social sciences; the fine arts; the applied skills and information technologies.
- Who demonstrate communication skills and commitment in pursuing group goals and purposes.
- Who contribute to the development of quality ideas, products and performance through learning, talent, creativity, flexibility, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
The District Organization will be hallmarked by the following prime attributes:
- A Focus on students
- Accountability throughout the Organization
- Responsible Board governance and leadership
- Effective Communication with all partners and the community
- A safe working and learning environment
- Innovation and creativity
- Appropriate use of technology
- Long range planning seeking necessary facilities and financial support
- Consistent with the Mission, Core Principles and Graduate Profile the District will provide its students with the finest possible educational and support services.
- The District will use its accreditation model, performance evaluations and other processes to focus on results as a means to improve.
- The Trustees will establish a policy, set direction and provide public accountability.
- Information will be shared to facilitate consideration of quality choices.
- All will feel physically and emotionally safe to make decisions, express ideas and to take reasonable risks without fear of reprisal or hurt.
- Innovations in education will be fostered by supporting the creativity and ideas of individuals and teams.
- Technology will be used to enhance communications, relationships, and to attain desired educational results.
- A collective commitment to planning and the provision of resources through the Strategic Plan will enable us to meet our objectives now and in the future.
Principles of Learning and Instruction
The principles of learning and instruction shape the approach, structures and procedures that will ensure the realization of the Graduate Profile for Langley students.
- Learning requires the active participation of the learner. Learning is both an individual and a social process.
- Assessment and reporting are a means to provide feedback regarding individual success or progress towards the achievement of significant learning outcomes.
- No single means of delivery fits all. People learn in a variety of ways and at different rates.
- Good teaching recognizes both the necessity of preplanning or design and the spontaneous opportunity of “the moment”.
- Lasting leadership enables students to have maximum choices, take ownership in and assume responsibility for their own learning. Through progressive maturity and in consultation with significant others (parents, teachers, community), students need to increasingly set their own personal and learning goals.
- Every individual has worth, development potential, and capacity to think critically, communicate effectively, care deeply, and act wisely.
- Yesterday along with Today simply represent two steps toward Tomorrow. Instruction and school organization will provide for personal growth and development of lifelong learners.