While faculty were learning and thinking together, students were assembled by age groups to engage in learning activities centered on one specific dimension of the GGP: Effective Communications. The students were guided in those activities by communications consultant Stephanie Stanley-Allen of Lubbock, Texas, who did a marvelous job of providing students with sound and practical strategies for effectively communicating.
The GGP consists of five dimensions, which the Guthrie community has deemed powerful components for living, learning, and earning in a 21st century global environment. Those five dimensions are:
- Learners/Problem Solvers/Critical Thinkers
- Effective Communicators
- Persons of Strong Character
- Productive and Valuable Team Members
- Compassionate and Responsible Citizens
The professional educators of Guthrie have made a serious commitment to creating the best possible futures for our students, by focusing our efforts and resources in an intentional way on the whole child, not just the academic curricula. In the process, we recognize that the individual growth of the faculty/staff along those GPP dimensions is an important and critical piece in accomplishing that goal.