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
I plan on implementing student portfolios for all grade levelsL.R., World Languages Teacher
I will implement elements of this class into my classroom as soon as school starts next year.E.W., Elementary Teacher
Transitioning to digital portfolios in the future with my studentsN.C.
I enjoyed the course and the instruction that was provided by Mara. I felt she was very knowledgable on the content and easy to communicate with. Mara did a great job of making the course relevant to our careers and current positions.T.R., Elementary Teacher
This course was beneficial for me because I was able to learn and create things I will actually use in my classes.V.B., World Languages 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
Came in with an open mind, not sure what to expect, but came out with a plan of action to implement portfolios with students and for myself!J.F.
I plan to have my students create their own portfolios and use them to showcase artifacts and work that they are proud of. I anticipate them feeling more accountable for their work and effort because of this assignment.K.H., Language Arts Teacher
Spending time on exploring and creating a lesson plan for the school year.A.N., Elementary Teacher
Great course - I learned a lot that I hope to continue to implement into my primary classroomK.R., 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
Instruction was great and information was on point.j.f., Social Studies Teacher
A great deal!A.N., Elementary Teacher
I enjoyed the forums and learning from my peers.R.F., Language Arts Teacher
I highly recommend this class to anyone working on their METB.G., Math Teacher