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
This course was very helpful in understanding the purpose and value of professional and student portfolios.H.M., Elementary 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
I loved Mara's flexibility and communication. I enjoyed collaborating with others and sharing ideas.J.C., Elementary Teacher
Instruction was great and information was on point.j.f., Social Studies Teacher
In my opinion, the best part of the course was the actual experience of creating a portfolio.M.P., Elementary Teacher
I am excited to implement what I learned.R.F., Language Arts 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 really enjoyed the chance to build my portfolio as part of the MET requirement.H.M., Elementary Teacher
This was an interesting and practical course.A.C., Reading Specialist
Digital portfolios are a tool that can be put to use immediately. I'm already sharing with colleagues and integrating into my instruction.J.Z., Science Teacher
I enjoyed this course immensely. I found Mara to be a great instructor and enjoyable to deal with.D.d.
If districts are moving towards a portfolio driven idea, this course would be mandatory for everyone.E.W.
I especially enjoyed the inquiry-based structure of this course and the ability to conduct research on digital portfolios and what we wanted to know about this digital medium.M.Z., Social Studies Teacher
I plan on implementing student portfolios for all grade levelsL.R., World Languages 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