This resource provides sample ideas and templates for creating a Learner
Profile that students, teachers and parents can use as part of the transition
planning process. The Learner Profile is designed to help students, parents
and teachers collect and organize information to develop an individualized
student profile to share with future teachers. The information and ideas
shared through this profile will help new teachers be more informed as
to the student’s specific learning strengths, needs and challenges.
Teachers will be better able to help build on students’ successes
from one school year to the next.
The blackline masters and accompanying teacher notes in each section provide a wide range of tools for gathering and sharing information. The tools include sample letters, inventories, checklists, graphic organizers, questionnaires and lists. Here is an overview of the contents in each section.
Creating a Learner Profile—provides samples for a customized profile, including a sample cover, a sample table of contents, and letters from students to teachers and from teachers to students.
Who I Am—identifies important aspects of the student’s life, including personal preferences, social networks, interests and goals.
I Am a Learner—identifies successful strategies already in use, accommodations needed, students’ understanding of how they learn best and showcases work samples. The strategies are organized into these sections:
Moving On from Early Childhood Programs—for children in early childhood programs who are making transitions to Kindergarten, Grade 1 or other ECS programs.
Moving On from Senior High School—for transition to post-secondary training or careers, including strengths, interests, experiences and plans related to career choices.
Parent Support—for sharing parents’ understanding of their child’s strengths, needs, goals, challenges and strategies.