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 have lesson plans ready to go. High impact!B.G., Math 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 provided hands-on experience in creating a digital portfolio. It provided guidance it making sure we understand best practices in having students create digital portfolios.H.M., Language Arts Teacher
This course is beneficial to all MET candidates. It should be one of the first required courses in the program.M.H.
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 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
Excellent course that should be promoted early on in the program. Mara does an excellent job guiding students through the process of creating a digital portfolio.J.C., Elementary Teacher
This class was very practical. We were able to complete the assignments in a way that benefited each of our unique situations.A.M., Reading Specialist
Layla lead a great class. Learning to use digital portfolios in the classroom is so powerful for our students to reflect on their own learning. Having the opportunity to create my own digital portfolio to showcase my reflections on my own classroom, teaching, and learning was amazing.C.H., Elementary Teacher
Very practical and relevant course, huge advantage to have 10 day modules instead of weekly modules.M.P., Social Studies Teacher
I will definitely be implementing what I have learned into my classroom!K.R., Elementary Teacher
I plan on implementing student portfolios for all grade levelsL.R., World Languages Teacher
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 can't wait to implement digital portfolios in my classes!M.F., Science Teacher
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