Vision: A clear
mental picture of a desired future: Clearly articulate what you think a school library program
should be, based upon your understanding of both the national and state school
library guidelines. A
vision statement should convey a sense of purpose for the library program. It
should be forward-looking, compelling, and values-driven. A vision should be
jargon-free and easily understood by stakeholders. No exhibits.
Purpose: The SLS electronic portfolio is intended as a demonstration about what you have learned in your studies, how your attitudes about school libraries have changed and developed, and what new issues and solutions you are considering. The beginning program portfolio will be assessed for this course using the criteria listed in the scoring guide. [The final program portfolio, which is completed at the end of your master’s degree program, will be based upon this foundation, with updates to show expanded thinking and the addition of two sections: Family Literacy and Professional Resources].
Types of Exhibits:
How New Insight
is Instrumental to Finding a Focus for the Reflection
In writing the reflections, use these prompts in addition to those specific to each role in the rubric to help you consider your new insights:
What can you do that you couldn't do before?
What will you do that you didn't do before?
What do you still need to know?
The writing levels identified in the rubric are Summary, Integration, and Critical Evaluation. Summary is to recall, restate, or paraphrase. may have examples from practice or problems stated, but without reflection about solutions. Exhibits may be basic, but not integral to ideas or solutions.
Integration is analysis of components, but without a critical stance or holistic solution. Practical application of ideas may be tied to some exhibits, but are not new insights.
Critical Evaluation level is synthesis of critical new insight. Relates SL issues to the needs and intentions of the larger learning community goals. Practical application is related to solutions. And exhibits provide context and support solutions.
Use This Tutorial To Get Started and to Edit this Site...
1. Decide under which of your gmail accounts you wish to develop your Google Sites portfolio. (You all have a UNI gmail account, but you may prefer to create all of your Google Sites under another account where you have your other sites. This is your choice, but it is difficult to move a Site once created.)
2.a. If you will use your UNI account, enter under your UNI gmail account. Click Sites. Click the red "Create" button. When prompted to choose a template, click "Browse the Gallery for More." In the search box, type UNI SLS eportfolio. When you see this template, click "Select."
2.b. If you decide to use a different gmail account outside of UNI, send a request to Karla.Krueger@uni.edu to Share this site template with you. In your request, clearly specify WHICH gmail address you'd like it shared to.
2.b. cont. You will receive an email notification that the website has been shared with you. Click on the link to the site in the email message. This will open the page within Google Sites. DO NOT make any changes to the template. Instead, click the More button on the top right. Pull down to Manage Site (click image to see enlarged view).
In the Manage Site window, click the button to Copy site (click image to see enlarged view).
3. Name the site: Whether you began in the UNI or another domain, the next step is to Name your site. Give your site a name (note it will become the final part of your URL so all one word with no spaces is appropriate i.e. kruegerportfolio. Then click "Create" and enter the Code shown below to verify you are human... (click image to see enlarged view). If the URL is available it will create; if not you may need to choose something else.
4. Edit: Congratulations! Now you are ready to edit your site! Click on the Edit page button at the top (it looks like a pencil) to edit this page. Delete my text on this page to replace with your Vision statement. Click the blue Save button on the right when done with a page. Or navigate on the left to another page and click the Edit button for that page.
5. Set Sharing Permissions: Click on the Share button to determine site permissions and sharing. Click the Change link and set to who can access, if Publicly available on the web, or Anyone with the link, as is appropriate for your site. In the Introduction course, also click "Invite People", enter my email, firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure the selection says, "can edit" so I may provide comments. (We suggest you share it only to those with the link unless you wish to publicly display your portfolio). You may want to change this setting beyond class, when you're sure you are ready to share all of the contents. Keep Copyright in mind (see note in Directions for Exhibits).
6. To add Exhibits SEE THE TUTORIAL AND SAMPLES on the page- Role:Information Specialist in the right column. Navigate to this page using the menu on the top left of this page.
7. Photo of You: You can add a picture of yourself to this page, if you wish. To add an image click on the Edit button, then from the Insert menu select "Image". Select the image you want from the web or from your hard drive. Below the image, list your:
Job Title:xxxxxxx Community School District / City, State