EDU 924 Digital Portfolios
Explores the theory, implementation and use of digital portfolios in the classroom environment as ways to create, maintain, and share knowledge. Provides instructions on digital portfolio technology and tools as well as pedagogical applications for digital portfolios in the classroom.
This course examines the purpose and tools available for digital portfolios, as well as best practices in their use for both professional and student portfolios. The process is directly experienced through the creation of a professional digital portfolio matched to each participant’s personal learning goals (some may choose to match the Charlotte Danielson Framework, supported by PA's Educator Effectiveness model), and then through development of an action plan for utilizing digital portfolios with students.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
Very useful course for building the MET required portfolio as well as using portfolios in the classroom!A.T., Language Arts Teacher
Great course! Very applicable to our modern classrooms.A.I., Elementary Teacher
I loved this course. It was applicable and informative. I learned tools for my trade!A.T., Language Arts Teacher
The most valuable aspect was actually being able to create my own professional portfolio.A.S., Elementary Teacher
My students will be designing their own digital portfolios, so this course has had a direct impact on my classroom instruction.M.C., Language Arts Teacher
I am already implementing portfolios in my next unit of instruction.J.D., Language Arts Teacher
I liked everything about this course. The instructor was very knowledgable, the format facilitated learning to a deeper level, and the practice and knowledge I gained will be immediately valuable to my student and colleagues.J.Z., Science Teacher
This was a great course! I learned a lot about the evolution of digital portfolios and all the great new tools out there to create them.A.W.
I really enjoyed this course, and honestly feel it should be recommended as the first course taken in the MET program. (Especially since a portfolio is a requirement at the culmination of the program)M.P., Elementary Teacher
Really useful course. Was great to have the opportunity to create a professional portfolio and learn about some of the different ways we can use portfolios with our students. Mara was awesome and really helpful!A.B., Elementary Teacher
This course has helped me develop a lesson for implementing digital portfolios.D.S.
This course was well organized and allowed for tons of feedback from peers.J.W.
I think this helps my teaching, as it requires me to be more reflective in my practice. I also plan on implementing the use of Digital Portfolios with my own classroom.M.P., Elementary Teacher
A great deal!A.N., Elementary Teacher
I would simply say, Intense. It was great. I feel like I truly accomplished something and ended up with something that is useful in my classroom.T.S.