PORTAFOLIOS, JOURNALS, LETTERS Presented by Peter Allan
Whatisa Portfolio? A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student's efforts, progress, and achievements in one or more areas of the curriculum. The collection must include the following: Teacher’s Training 2
Student participation in selecting contents.
Criteria for selection.
Criteria for judging merits.
Evidence of a student's self-reflection.
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It should represent a collection of students' best work or best efforts, student-selected samples of work experiences related to outcomes being assessed, and documents according growth and development toward mastering identified outcomes. 2/23/2011 4
Whyuse a Portfolio? In this new era of performance assessment related to the monitoring of students' mastery of a core curriculum, portfolios can enhance the assessment process by revealing a range of skills and understandings one students' parts; support instructional goals; Teacher’s Training 5
reflect change and growth over a period of time; encourage student, teacher, and parent reflection; and provide for continuity in education from one year to the next. Instructors can use them for a variety of specific purposes, including: Teacher’s Training 6
Creating an intersection for instruction and assessment. Providing a way for students to value themselves as learners. Teacher’s Training 8
Offering opportunities for peer-supported growth. 9
Journals A journalhas several related meanings: A daily record of events or business; a private journal is usually referred to as a diary. 2/23/2011 10
A newspaper or other periodical, in the literal sense of one published each day. Many publications issued at stated intervals, such as magazines, or scholarly pacific journals, academic journals, or the record of the transactions of a 11
society, are often called journals. Although journal is sometimes used, erroneously, as a synonym for "magazine", in academic use, a journal refers to a serious, scholarly publication, most often peer-reviewed. A non-scholarly magazine written 12
for an educated audience about an industry or an area of professional activity is usually called a professional magazine. The word "journalist" for one whose business is writing for the public press has been in use since the end of the 17th century. 13
Letters Letter (message), a form of written communication, they can be: Formal letters Letter of Presentation Letter of Recommendation Letter of Complaint Letter of Achievements 14
Letter of Accomplishments Letter of Acknowledgement Informal letters Letter to a pen-friend E-mails Postcards 2/23/2011 Free template from www.brainybetty.com 15
THANK YOU Peter Allan 2/23/2011 Free template from www.brainybetty.com 16