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Two Rivers Big Picture Competencies

Student Competencies

Communication and Collaboration

  • Collaboration Milestone— I participate in collaborative discussions with others to deepen my understanding, expand my perspective, and solve problems
  • Understanding Milestone – I construct my understanding of topics through the analysis of multiple, varied, and complex sources.
  • Expression and Representation Milestone – I creatively express myself while adapting to the purpose and audience.
  • Evaluation and Research Milestone – I conduct academic research through the careful analysis of sources using ethical methods.

Empirical Reasoning

  • Design and Conduct Investigations Milestone – l experience phenomena, make observations, and collect data through investigations.
  • Patterns, Relationships, and Analysis Milestone – I make sense of patterns and relationships in observations and data through representation, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Modeling and Explanations Milestone – I construct models and causal explanations of phenomena using evidence and reasoning.
  • Critique, Argumentation, and Revision Milestone – I revise ideas, models, and explanations through critique and argumentation.

Quantitative Reasoning

  • Thinking Like A Mathematician – I make sense of phenomena and construct a valid mathematical argument, to convince myself and other people that something is true.
  • Algebra Milestone — I recognize and analyze patterns, study and represent relationships, and analyze how things change.
  • Geometry Milestone – I interpret real world phenomena using geometric models.
  • Statistics & Probability Milestone — I analyze and interpret data distribution to better understand a real-world phenomenon and see how situations affect chance.

Social Reasoning

  • Critical Issues and Events Milestone – I analyze past and present events to identify critical issues and make claims about the future.
  • Geography and Environment Milestone – I analyze the interaction between people and their environment to make connections and examine impact.
  • Institutions, Systems, and Government Milestone – I understand the roles and responsibilities of individuals in government.
  • Human Behavior and Expression Milestone – I analyze why people behave the way they do.

Personal Qualities

  • Wellness Milestone – I look for ways to maintain my health and well-being
  • Integrity Milestone – I exercise my willpower to stay committed to long-term goals and seek to learn from challenges.
  • Curiosity Milestone – I look for ways to deeply engage with new ideas and experiences.
  • Equity Milestone – I actively seek ways to demonstrate interest in and acknowledge other people's needs, ideas, and contributions.