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5-Showcase (How?)


    - Level 3 Portfolio

Introduction from Dr. Barrett

This lesson will include the more structured, showcase portfolio, developed for specific purposes and audiences. In addition, we will focus on the importance of using the portfolio for goal setting. Part of the planning process is to identify the presentation portfolio tool that your students will use, along with your rationale for the selection. You will also identify resources and assistance needed, challenges, and barriers to implementation, so that you can accommodate the difficulties you may face.

Lesson Supplements/Replacements for those taking tool-specific supplemental courses

INPUTS (Objectives, Readings, Videos)

Learning Objectives: You will
  • - learn about setting up a showcase portfolio to hyperlink specific assignments to categories and write a rationale for selection (reflection)

    - determine categories for organizing portfolio

    - set goals for future: learning, career, life

  • Explore portfolio tools, and Identify preferred tools and rationale for selection

From Planning Section:

OUTPUTS (Assignments, Discussions, Reflections)

This lesson's assignments:
  • creating digital identity
  • online readings (see list)
  • plan element:  Resources, Assistance, Challenges, Barriers, Tools
  • weekly blog entry

Discussion: Presentation/Showcase Portfolios
Selection/Presentation - organizing work thematically - creating a rational for meeting a specific portfolio purpose - (retrospective reflection and setting new learning goals) - student-led conferences, student self-assessment

Discussion: When is it appropriate for students to develop an organized presentation of their work? What is the teacher's role in this process? What tools can we use to meet the needs of this process of creating presentation/showcase portfolios?

Reflection: CREDIT participants, write a blog entry that documents your learning activities for this lesson. What did you learn from the reading, viewing and discussions. (Optional, but recommended for non-credit participants)

Implementation Plan Element:
Step 5.3 Develop plan for Level 3 - Portfolio as Showcase (optional for lower grades)
Step 7. Identify Resources & Assistance needed, Challenges and Barriers
Step 7.1 Identify preferred tools and rationale for selection

Alternative Assignment (building your own professional portfolio):

Address the questions above but focus on your own professional portfolio development context. Create a hyperlinked website as a showcase portfolio, organized thematically. By now, you should select the appropriate presentation portfolio tool. You may use pages in your blog (WordPress or Blogger), or Google Sites, or Weebly, or WikiSpaces, or another online service, such as Mahara (free hosting available at http://portfoliocommunities.com/ or http://foliofor.me/).  Reflect on each category of artifacts plus provide a reflective caption on each artifact.

Resources for development: