The purpose of the ePortfolio is to allow you to show your strengths as a student in every class. In this portfolio you will select essays, projects, labs, assignments, tests, multimedia projects, and presentations from all of your classes in order to show your progress towards meeting the ESLRs. By the time you are a senior, your four portfolios should show that you have met all of the ESLRs. Although this the first year of the ePortfolio, this will be an ongoing project and you will create a new portfolio for each year.
- Your home page will have a link to each of the 5 ESLR pages
- Each ESLR page will have the name of the ESLR and the ESLR goals written on it
- Each ESLR page will have links to all of the portfolio selections for that ESLR
- Each artifact will have an in-depth reflection specifically about the strengths and weaknesses of the assignment.
- At the end of each reflection, students will add a few sentences about how the assignment meets particular ESLR(s).
- Many portfolio selections will meet more than one ESLR goal and therefore should be linked to from multiple ESLR pages. (You still must have a minimum of 12 portfolio selections total)
- One in-depth reflection for each artifact
- Carefully reflect on your strengths, weaknesses, progress, and goals for the future
- At the end of each reflection, add a section about how the assignment meets any applicable ESLRs
- Carefully proofread each reflection so that it is clear and free of errors
- One cover letter for the entire portfolio
- You as a learner – emphasize this piece
- What you’re good at (in and out of school)
- What your goals for the future are
- The connections between your school work and the real world
- At least two portfolio selections for each of the 5 main ESLRs
- A minimum of 12 portfolio selections
- Reflections and portfolio selections will be free of grammatical and spelling errors (this may require a small amount of revision)
- At least three portfolio selections from English class, from science class, and from social studies class
- At least two portfolio selections from math class.
- At least one portfolio selection from Computer Applications, Spanish, distance learning, Mock Trial, drama, music, filmmaking, or other class
- Use these categories and questions to create your portfolio pages.
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- Choose carefully. It is better to have 12 excellent portfolio selections and descriptions than 20 pieces that don’t all show your best work
- Play to your strengths. If you have a lot of technology skills, choose 5 pieces that show those skills, and two or three for the other categories.
- Nevertheless, do choose a variety of pieces that show all of your skills as a student on not just one focus area.
You will receive a grade for this portfolio that will count as a portion of your grade in your English, math, science, and social studies classes. See the grading criteria sheet for details on how the portfolio will be graded.
Expected Schoolwide Learning Results
Collaborate, Cooperate and Show Respect
- Work Cooperatively using effective leadership and group skills.
- Stand up for personal beliefs and respect the beliefs and opinions of others.
- Understand how actions or lack of actions affect oneself and others.
Be Responsible Self-Directed Citizens
- Be prepared for future college and technical careers.
- Demonstrate commitment to meeting goals (individual and group).
- Demonstrate commitment to job related values and skills.
- Be able to understand that a community needs the involvement of all its population.
Solve Problems and Think Critically
- Understand and apply the scientific method and deductive reasoning.
- Create and refine original ideas individually and collectively.
- Acquire, analyze, interpret, and apply information to various situations.
- Make informed decisions honestly and responsibily.
Be Technologically Savvy
- Use technology for analysis, presentation, and communication.
- Use technology effectively, understanding its advantages and disadvantages.
- Use the skills of communication - writing, speaking, thinking, listening, and organizing - to effectively communicate ideas and opinions.
- Write and revise clear, well-supported, grammatically correct and logical speeches, reports, essays, narrative, letters and other documents.