Professional Portfolios Electronic Portfolio System Carla Piper, Ed. D [email_address]
Electronic Portfolio and Themes of Education Reform
Teacher accountability to professional certification STANDARDS
Authentic ASSESSMENT through portfolios demonstrating achievement of teaching and student learning objectives
Develop skills with TECHNOLOGY by creating portfolio electronically
What should 21 st century teachers know and be able to do?
How can teachers show evidence of knowledge, skills, and dispositions?
Document evidence of teacher competencies
Guide long-term professional development
Competencies may be locally defined or linked to national teaching standards
Barrett, 2000 “ A portfolio is NOT a haphazard collection of artifacts (i.e., a scrapbook) but rather a reflective tool which demonstrates growth over time.”
“ As we move to more standards-based teacher performance assessment, we need new tools to record and organize evidence of successful teaching, for both practicing professionals and student teachers.” Barrett (2000)
“ Likely solution” for collecting, storing, and managing text, graphics, sound, and video. Lankes (1995)
A Richer Picture
Digital Student Portfolio Project Coalition of Essential Schools (1993)
Proposed that we create a tool using computer technology that allows us to create a richer picture of what a student (teacher) can know and do
Drawbacks of traditional paper portfolios
Performance evidence may not be on paper
The materials for presentation may not be easily manageable .
"What are we going to do with ALL THIS STUFF?"
“ Logistical nightmare of thousands of papers turning brittle and collecting dust“
Why Use Technology?
Documents are generally created with a computer anyway.
Hypertext links allow clear connections between standards and portfolio artifacts.
Can develop skills in using multimedia technologies.
Electronic portfolios are fun and it is easier to manage the process, especially storage, presentation, and duplication.
Electronic portfolios make student work replayable, portable, examinable, reviewable, and widely distributable.
Lesson Plans Linked to Standards
Student Subject Matter Content Standards
Professional Teacher Performance Standards
Observations – Logs
Checklists, Assessments, Evaluations
Professional Documents and Research
Photos and Artwork
Video and Audio Files
Webpages – Portfolio/Curriculum
Written reflections, evaluations, email messages, critiques, recommendations, congratulatory messages, etc.
Peer Coaching and Evaluations
Collaboration, Dialogues, Self Assessment
Case Study Responses
Teaching video segments/interviews
Stages for Portfolio Development Barrett, 2001 Portfolio Development Electronic Portfolio Development Multimedia Development Purpose & Audience 1. Defining the Portfolio Decide Assess Collect Interject 2. The Working Portfolio Design Plan Select Reflect Direct 3. The Reflective Portfolio Develop Inspect Perfect Connect 4. The Connected Portfolio Implement Evaluate Respect 5. The Presentation Portfolio Present Publish
The Electronic Portfolio Multimedia Development
Web authoring and other multimedia software applications
Need emphasis on teaching and learning, NOT technology
Use Documents from Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Frontpage or Web Editors
Photo Scanning and Editing
Create links to Standards, Artifacts, Assessments, etc.
What should I do now?
Brainstorm possible artifacts as evidence for each of the technology leadership standards.
Gather previous technology assignments
Gather evidence of technology involvement as a teacher leader in your local school setting
Create a portfolio folder on your computer.
Collect all possible text, graphic, and multimedia artifacts in your portfolio folder.
Scan documents, photos, etc.
Take photos with digital camera (or have them developed on CD)
Save photos as jpeg (jpg) or gif files.
Save document files as web pages (html) or Acrobat Reader files (pdf)
Suggested Previous Technology Artifacts
EDUU551 – Educational Applications of Computers
Web Page Portfolio Based on CSTP/TPEs
Teacher Productivity – Word, Desktop Publishing, Excel Spreadsheets, Gradebook Calculations, Charts and Graphs