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
The assignments, great resources, corresponding with classmatesA.T., Language Arts Teacher
Creating a portfolio and unit plan to implement with my students.H.P., Math Teacher
Great course and professorT.R.
The most valuable part of this course was the structure. It was flexible but I also knew when things were due. I was also grateful to be able to start working on my MET portfolio at the start of my MET career instead of waiting until the end.R.L.
The assignments were real and useful -- I didn't feel like I was just checking items off of a checklist just to get a grade.M.F., Science Teacher
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
This was a great class to build a resource that has made me reflect on my teaching.M.H.
I think this class will greatly impact my classroom instruction, by allowing my students to take control of their own learning and then reflecting on their learning.C.H., Elementary Teacher
This course was exactly what I needed. The flexibility of the instructor was amazing in allowing me to personalize the content for my unique needs.K.M., Administrator
I will have my students create digital portfolios to archive and reflect on their work.A.T., Language Arts Teacher
I thought that this course was very valuable in building my own personal portfolio and further implications for the portfolios of my students.J.S., Elementary Teacher
I have already taken some of the points from the course and applied it to my instructionB.M., Social Studies Teacher
Probably one of the most useful classes I have ever taken! Everyone should be required to take this course!M.F., Science Teacher
I am definitely planning on implementing digital portfolios in my future instruction.K.M., Language Arts Teacher
I have already begun to change lessons to reflect the best practices taught in this class.J.W.