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
Course was interesting and directly applicable to my classroom. I could walk away from this course and implement portfolios for my students right away.E.K., Reading Specialist
This is a valuable course as it taught me what digital portfolios we're and how to use them in my classroom.R.H., 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 enjoyed the forums and learning from my peers.R.F., Language Arts Teacher
I really enjoyed learning about digital portfolios and then having the chance to practice what we learned.H.B., Special Education Teacher
I found this course to be very interesting. I learned how important portfolios are in a classroom, and I can't wait to implement them into my courses.R.F., Language Arts Teacher
This was a very valuable course and applicable to teachers of every grade level and content area.G.S., Art 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 enjoyed the class. I came into this course with an idea of what a good portfolio would look like. I really enjoyed researching the various programs to use to build a portfolio - while I chose something I was comfortable with, I will be giving my students various options based on what I've encountered here. Working with the other students was a big benefit. I used several ideas from others in building my portfolio and final lesson plan. I think collaboration only makes learning easier and even though the course was asyncronously online, it was very easy to keep up with comments and threads.M.J.
I will implement elements of this class into my classroom as soon as school starts next year.E.W., Elementary Teacher
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.
I am excited to implement what I learned.R.F., Language Arts 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.
This was an extremely practical course that definitely fit with my professional needs and the needs of my students.A.D., Math Teacher
This was a very engaging and informative course.B.M., Social Studies Teacher