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 am going to start using digital portfolios with my students to have them reflect on their learning.M.R., Language Arts 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
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
Very practical and relevant course, huge advantage to have 10 day modules instead of weekly modules.M.P., Social Studies Teacher
The assignments, great resources, corresponding with classmatesA.T., Language Arts Teacher
I think this class will greatly impact my classroom instruction, by allowing my students to take control of their own learning and then reflecting on their learning.C.H., Elementary Teacher
This was a very valuable course and applicable to teachers of every grade level and content area.G.S., Art Teacher
This course was exactly what I needed. The flexibility of the instructor was amazing in allowing me to personalize the content for my unique needs.K.M., Administrator
Transitioning to digital portfolios in the future with my studentsN.C.
I liked everything about this course. The instructor was very knowledgable, the format facilitated learning to a deeper level, and the practice and knowledge I gained will be immediately valuable to my student and colleagues.J.Z., Science Teacher
This was a very engaging and informative course.B.M., Social Studies 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
This course was beneficial for me because I was able to learn and create things I will actually use in my classes.V.S., World Languages Teacher
I plan on implementing student portfolios for all grade levelsL.R., World Languages Teacher