Portfolio Creation

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Final Step: Your LEC Portfolio

To earn Leading Edge Certification, you need to successfully complete all coursework as measured by assignment rubrics and pass the final LEC Portfolio. Adhering to "student choice," as described in the definition of blended learning, you may build your portfolio in any web site construction tool. We recommend using New Google Sites (used by this textbook), Classic Google Sites, Weebly or a public facing class in your LMS. See below for examples of each web site creation tool.

Directions: Crafting your Final Portfolio

The purpose of this portfolio is to showcase your learning during this course. In the future you may want to use this portfolio as part of an employment application or other professional objective. Therefore, you will want to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. Use the titles of the modules as page names. Do not title your pages “Module 1, Module 2 etc.,” this has no meaning to someone who has not taken the course.
  2. The sequence of your pages should mirror the course. Each module page should include a brief introductory paragraph describing the focus of the learning for this portfolio page. You might also include the module objectives.
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Module Reflections in your Portfolio

The content of your final reflections should be narrative in format and clearly address the module reflection questions without restating the actual prompt. Reflections should synthesize the content from your original response (including iNACOL module-specific reflection) with the following updated information:

    • thoughts on implementation (or impact) in your online or blended classroom or coaching position
    • new insights and/or updated reflection based on new learning from subsequent modules

Your pages should be developed as follows:

You may also access/print the Portfolio Checklist as a hard copy.

Home Page should include a personal picture and bio, brief introductory narrative (one or two paragraphs) describing the LEC course, why you took the course and a brief final reflection of your LEC journey.

Optional resume or CV page.

Evolution of Online & Blended Learning

    • introduction to module focus
    • embed your Venn diagram
    • add description of the focus of your Venn and why you chose the tool
    • reflection (described above)


    • introduction to module focus
    • embed your video screencast
    • embed or link your screencast transcript
    • Reflection: This is a copy/paste of your 2.1 discussion and additions described above)

Building & Maintaining Community

    • introduction to module focus
    • embed or transfer your discussion project
    • reflection (described above)

Digital Citizenship, Literacy & Responsible Learning Practices

    • introduction to module focus
    • embed your infographic
    • copy/paste, embed or re-enter the description and process of creating your infographic
    • reflection (described above)

Collaboration, Pedagogy & Practices

    • introduction to module focus
    • embed your group collaborative project (make sure permissions are set to "anyone with the link can view")
    • reflection (described above)

Online Assessment and Evaluation

    • introduction to module focus
    • embed or copy/paste your Formative/ Summative Assessment project (don't forget the student sample)
    • reflection (described above)

Are You Ready?

    • introduction to module focus
    • embed or copy/paste your online or blended course syllabus
    • embed iNACOL Final Reflection (either blended or online focus)

General Requirements, Suggestions and Reminders

  1. Anyone with the link can view. Make sure all embedded or linked content permissions are set to "anyone with the link can view."
  2. Alternative Text. All images, charts and visual content must have alternative text, alt text, as modeled throughout this textbook. (Very easy to do in New Google Sites.)
  3. ADA Headings. All page content in your portfolio must be ADA compliant with heading navigation, as modeled throughout this textbook. (Very easy to do in New Google Sites.)
  4. Citations. All content that is not original to you must include proper citation, as modeled throughout this textbook including: text-based content, images, podcasts, YouTube, Vimeo or other video.
  5. A visually appealing portfolio goes a long way, use images to enhance the look-and-feel of your pages. (This textbook has incorporated Unsplash High-Resolution Photos throughout. Freedigitalphotos.net and Google Images (filtered for usage rights) are also good sources for photos and images.
  6. Be creative, let your personality shine!
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Portfolio Rubric

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The following exemplary LEC Portfolios may help you better envision how your portfolio should look when complete. Some of these portfolios may reflect the old course curriculum and sequence, however the portfolio structure and quality remains the same. There are many tools out there in which you can create your portfolio, we have highlighted a few below.

New Google Sites Examples

Janet Ilko, Health Sciences High and Middle College

Note: Module 5.2 content in the portfolios below will differ slightly from current textbook, the content is GRR instead of Design Thinking, other than that the focus on interdependence is the same.)

Christopher Hill, Health Sciences High and Middle College

Kaila Tricaso, Health Sciences High and Middle College

Thomas Tutogi, Health Sciences High and Middle College


Classic Google Sites Examples, The portfolios below are examples of the v1 LEC Online & Blended Teacher curriculum. They should be viewed as an example of how a portfolio of learning might look, not for specific content, as this differs significantly from the v2 text content.)

Burt Lo, Santa Clara County Office of Education

Michael Simkins, TICAL

Adina Sullivan, San Marcos Unified School District

Karen Wagner, San Diego County Office of Education

Jeffrey Heil, Google Certified Educator

Weebly Examples

Mary Kraus, Health Sciences High and Middle College

Mark Rounds, SDCOE Juvenile Court and Community Schools

Unsplash licensing agreement: "All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible." More of this license agreement...)