ePortfolio Presentation from Educating for Careers

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  • ePortfolio Presentation from Educating for Careers

    1. 1. e'Portfolio Lifelong Career Development Document ! Dr. Mark E. Bender, CSU Stanislaus Ag Studies Central Valley Consortium Ag Ed Tech Prep Tech Prep 2009 MB
    2. 2. Let’s define a Portfolio: <ul><li>An accumulation of student work, collected over time, </li></ul><ul><li>that exhibits the skills and abilities he/she possesses. </li></ul>LM
    3. 3. Why Use a Portfolio? <ul><li>Potential employers are better able to evaluate the students’ abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>They are cumulative and therefore include only the student’s best work. </li></ul><ul><li>They require students to take an active, responsible role in their education. </li></ul><ul><li>They focus on what the student can do. </li></ul>LM
    4. 4. Components of a Portfolio: <ul><li>Career Development Package </li></ul><ul><li>Work Samples </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Samples </li></ul><ul><li>Work Experience Evaluation and Skill List </li></ul>LM
    5. 5. Career Development Package: <ul><li>Individual Career Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Letter of Introduction/Application Ex*1 Ex*2 Ex*3 </li></ul><ul><li>Resume Ex*1 Ex*2 </li></ul><ul><li>Job or College application </li></ul><ul><li>Letter(s) of recommendation Ex* </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Preparation (new for 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Activities, Honors, Achievements </li></ul>MB
    6. 6. Work Samples <ul><li>A very important part of the portfolio!! </li></ul><ul><li>work samples document skills and abilities that your students possess! </li></ul><ul><li>each work sample should contain a descriptive summary and its importance to the student </li></ul><ul><li>Work samples can take many forms.... </li></ul>MB
    7. 7. Typical work samples!! <ul><li>Schematics of electronic circuits developed by the student </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures of a student vaccinating livestock </li></ul><ul><li>A video of a sales presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Actual Work Samples 1* 2* </li></ul>MB
    8. 8. Writing Samples <ul><li>The student exhibits effective writing skills on a technical subject: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject matter knowledge </li></ul></ul>LM
    9. 9. Work Experience documentation: <ul><li>School to Work Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Skill list </li></ul><ul><li>SCANS Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Employer evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation of work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Work Experience Book on CD (Documentation ) </li></ul>MB
    10. 10. The Portfolio Presentation: <ul><li>What should the final portfolio look like? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>depends upon the student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>computer disk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>binder or other type of folder </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet???? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>All should require: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Table of Contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional appearance </li></ul></ul>LM
    11. 11. The Electronic Portfolio: <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitates storage and grading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can easily update and modify portfolio entries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard copies can be downloaded and used upon demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More economical for the school </li></ul></ul>LM
    12. 12. Questions? <ul><li>Are portfolios graded? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are they stored? </li></ul><ul><li>Aren’t portfolios more work for the instructor? </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism </li></ul>MB
    13. 13. Remember....... <ul><li>Trying something new isn’t always easy nor is it always successful.… </li></ul><ul><li>But your guidance in developing a portfolio can give your students the advantage in a hiring situation! </li></ul>LM
    14. 14. Good luck with those portfolios! I Got the Job! ? Great Portfolio ! LM
    15. 15. The Workplace Learning Disk <ul><li>What’s on the CD? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s now look at the actual E’Portfolio in its entirety… </li></ul>MB
    16. 16. Agricultural Education Tech Prep and California State University, Stanislaus Thank You

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