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 most valuable aspect was actually being able to create my own professional portfolio.A.S., Elementary Teacher
Looking back, my previous understanding and implementation of digital portfolios was incomplete and incorrect. Now I am able to effectively help my students develop portfolios.A.C.
I can use the knowledge I gained to transform parts of my instruction that have until now been necessary evils. Being able to break away from traditional assessments and use a more authentic type of assessment that is widely supported by research will transform this aspect of my teaching.J.Z., Science Teacher
I anticipate using digital portfolios as another means of assessment and growth starting next school year.R.Y., Elementary Teacher
I really enjoyed learning about digital portfolios and then having the chance to practice what we learned.H.B., Special Education Teacher
This course was very helpful in understanding the purpose and value of professional and student portfolios.H.M., Elementary 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
I will have my students create digital portfolios to archive and reflect on their work.A.T., Language Arts Teacher
It will help encourage me to be more creative when lesson planningK.M.
I highly recommend this class to anyone working on their METB.G., Math Teacher
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
Mara gave us the time to create our own professional digital portfolios to understand the process of creating one within our classrooms.L.G., Music Teacher
I was able to create a portfolio that I can submit to my principal for my educator effectiveness rating at the end of the school year. I also learned how to incorporate digital portfolios with my students, which has the potential of being a much more fun and engaging way of getting them connected to their learning experiences.A.D., Math Teacher
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 was an extremely practical course that definitely fit with my professional needs and the needs of my students.A.D., Math Teacher