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  1. 1. Professional Portfolios Electronic Portfolios Based on Standards Carla Piper, Ed. D [email_address]
  2. 2. Electronic Portfolio and Themes of Education Reform <ul><li>Teacher accountability to professional certification STANDARDS </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic ASSESSMENT through portfolios demonstrating achievement of teaching and student learning objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Develop skills with TECHNOLOGY by creating portfolio electronically </li></ul>
  3. 3. Teacher Accountability <ul><li>What should 21 st century teachers know and be able to do? </li></ul><ul><li>STANDARDS </li></ul><ul><li>How can teachers show evidence of knowledge, skills, and dispositions? </li></ul><ul><li>ASSESSMENT </li></ul>
  4. 4. Teaching Portfolios <ul><li>Document evidence of teacher competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Guide long-term professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Competencies may be locally defined or linked to national teaching standards </li></ul>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.”
  5. 5. Technology <ul><li>“ 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) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Likely solution” for collecting, storing, and managing text, graphics, sound, and video. Lankes (1995) </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Richer Picture <ul><li>Digital Student Portfolio Project Coalition of Essential Schools (1993) </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Drawbacks of traditional paper portfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance evidence may not be on paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The materials for presentation may not be easily manageable . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;What are we going to do with ALL THIS STUFF?&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Logistical nightmare of thousands of papers turning brittle and collecting dust“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Niguidula (1993) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Why Use Technology? <ul><li>Documents are generally created with a computer anyway. </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertext links allow clear connections between standards and portfolio artifacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Can develop skills in using multimedia technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic portfolios are fun and it is easier to manage the process, especially storage, presentation, and duplication. </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic portfolios make student work replayable, portable, examinable, reviewable, and widely distributable. </li></ul>Barrett, 1998
  8. 8. Artifacts <ul><li>Lesson Plans Linked to Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Subject Matter Content Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Teacher Performance Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Checklists, Assessments, Evaluations </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Documents and Research </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Student Work </li></ul><ul><li>Photos and Artwork </li></ul><ul><li>Video and Audio Files </li></ul><ul><li>Websites– Portfolio/Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, wikis, podcasts, etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reflection <ul><li>Written reflections, evaluations, email messages, critiques, recommendations, congratulatory messages, etc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Coaching and Evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration, Dialogues, Self Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Case Study Responses </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/Video statements/reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching video segments/interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Mission and Philosophy statements </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. The Electronic Portfolio Multimedia Development <ul><li>Web authoring and other multimedia software applications </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Websites, Blogs, Wikis, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on teaching and learning, NOT technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Scanning and Editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create links to Standards, Artifacts, Assessments, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Artifact Collection <ul><li>Brainstorm possible artifacts as evidence for each of the technology leadership standards. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather previous technology assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather evidence of technology involvement as a teacher leader in your local school setting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a portfolio folder on your computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Collect all possible text, graphic, and multimedia artifacts in your portfolio folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Scan documents, photos, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Take photos with digital camera (or have them developed on CD) </li></ul><ul><li>Save photos as jpeg (jpg) or gif files. </li></ul><ul><li>Save document files as web pages (html) or Acrobat Reader files (pdf) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Suggested Previous Technology Artifacts <ul><li>EDUU551 – Educational Applications of Computers (prerequisite) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Page Portfolio Based on CSTP/TPEs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Productivity – Word, Desktop Publishing, Excel Spreadsheets, Gradebook Calculations, Charts and Graphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Planning Teaching with Technology – PowerPoint, Scavenger Hunt Lesson Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research – ERIC, Philosophy of Ed Technology, Constructivism, Article Critiques </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. More Technology Artifacts <ul><li>EDUU552 – Using Technological Tools in Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Planning Integrating Technology – Primary Sources, Essential Question, Student Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia presentations - Curriculum/Instructional Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets and Databases – Data-driven Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistive Technologies and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Planning – Acceptable Use Policies </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Advanced Technology <ul><li>EDUU563 – Curriculum, Leadership, Instructional Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District Technology Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EDUU564 – Social Implications of Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research – Literature Review on Technology Topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research on Digital Equity and Equal Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Delivery of Professional Development </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Technology Facilitation (TF) Standards - 2001 <ul><li>Prepare candidates to serve as </li></ul><ul><li>building or campus-level </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Facilitators who will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>exhibit knowledge, skills, and dispositions equipping them to teach technology applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>demonstrate effective use of technology to support student learning of content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide professional development, mentoring, and basic technical assistance for other teachers who require support in their efforts to apply technology to support student learning . </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. ISTE/NCATE Technology Leadership Standards - 2001 <ul><li>Technology Operations and Concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity and Professional Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures, Policies, Planning, and Budgeting for Technology Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Vision </li></ul>
  18. 18. ISTE NETS Refresh Project <ul><li>ISTE is refreshing standards for technology leaders, technology facilitators, and secondary computer science educators. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-refresh-project.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take the survey - https://www.surveymk.com/s/ISTE-Individual </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Draft of New Standards <ul><li>Standard One: Visionary Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Two: Teaching, Learning, & Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Three: Digital Age Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Four: Digital Citizenship & Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Five: Professional Development & Program Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Six: Continuous Learning and Professional Growth </li></ul>http://www.iste.org/welcome.aspx
  20. 20. Final Portfolio for MAE in Tech <ul><li>Provide a professional showcase of your competency as a professional leader in instructional technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are you as a professional? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your philosophy of educational technology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What research have you completed that supports your philosophy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you apply research to your teaching practice? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your strengths as a professional development facilitator and leader? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will you demonstrate your proficiency at meeting the standards for technology leadership? </li></ul></ul>
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