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
Mara Linaberger offered a plethora of inquiry based research that enabled me to learn as much as possible about digital portfolios, from formats to reflection. With introductory articles for each assignment, further research, and feedback from the other students and their research, I have learned an incredible amount, in addition to being allocated time to work on my own digital portfolioK.Z., Social Studies Teacher
This course helped me learn about ways to incorporate portfolios with my students and think about grading artifacts. This is a topic I've wanted to learn about before but never had the time to fully explore.M.L., Elementary Teacher
I appreciate the fact that during this course, we explored many portfolio tools and had time to develop our own digital portfolio, directed to our own individual purposes.A.C.
Great course! Very applicable to our modern classrooms.A.I., Elementary Teacher
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
If districts are moving towards a portfolio driven idea, this course would be mandatory for everyone.E.W.
Making a lesson plan to use in my own classroom as well as my own digital portfolio.T.D., Special Education Teacher
I highly recommend this class to anyone working on their METB.G., Math Teacher
In my opinion, the best part of the course was the actual experience of creating a portfolio.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
I anticipate using digital portfolios as another means of assessment and growth starting next school year.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
Loved this course! It broadened my knowledge of digital portfolios and how they can be integrated into the classroom as both a display of understanding and as an assessment tool.M.B., Elementary Teacher
This was a very engaging and informative course.B.M., Social Studies Teacher
Digital portfolios are a tool that can be put to use immediately. I'm already sharing with colleagues and integrating into my instruction.J.Z., Science Teacher
I have lesson plans ready to go. High impact!B.G., Math Teacher