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ePortfolios - A Journey Map of Learning


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Part of a pre-planning presentation to MVPS middle school faculty regarding the role eportfolios can play in documenting the learning journey of students. Specifically, how eportfolios can act as both a formative and assessment tool for teachers, and students.

Co-created with Katie Cain, MS Head of Learning and Innovation.

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ePortfolios - A Journey Map of Learning

  1. 1. ePortfolios A Journey Map of Learning ePortfolios A Journey Map of Learning Image Credit: “Folders”, Jean RUAUD via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Middle School Pre-Planning 2015-2016 Katie Cain Jim Tiffin Jr.
  2. 2. Why? Starting with questions, and a video...
  3. 3. Visible Thinking Routine Normally for text, but we’ ll try it with a video...
  4. 4. Learning and Assessment Map 1. Clarify learning outcomes. Lead students to mastery. 2. Infuse MV Mindsets with learning outcomes. 3. Use a balanced assessment system to measure mastery of learning outcomes (1) and mindsets (2). Student Engagement Plan 4. Design hands-on experiences around student interests and passions. 5. Access to interactive technology. 6. Systematically seek and use feedback. Professional Learning Program 7. Use innovative instructional methods. 8. Engage in ongoing design and implementation of teaching and assessment. 9. Pursue a robust professional learning network and collaborations.
  5. 5. Why? “The real value of an e-portfolio is in the reflection and learning that is documented therein, not just the collection of work” -Helen Barrett (2011) HT: Nicole M artin
  6. 6. Why? A powerful tool for teachers to see with... Image Credits: “Kính thiên văn”, FbThienVanHoc via Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0 “Binoculars”, miss*cee via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 “Observing through a Microscope”, National Eye Institute via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  7. 7. What? ● Experiences relative to learning outcomes ○ KUDs - Know, Understand, and Do Image Credit: “Garden path”, donzermeno via Flickr, CC BY 2.0 ...from a teacher perspective
  8. 8. What? ● Capture growth ○ Requires before and after Image Credit: “Garden path”, donzermeno via Flickr, CC BY 2.0 ...from a teacher perspective
  9. 9. What? Units Literature (6 items) Grammar/Composition (5 items) Rise & Fall (6 items) Math (6 items) Science (2 items) Unit 1 Summer Reading - Video of “The Outsiders” skit Reflection: How does it feel to be an “outsider’ in Middle School? What Anchors You? writing assignment Reflection: How do you feel about your writing and about yourself as a sixth grader? What anchors you to get you through tough times? Mesopotamia: Performance Task on ‘Hanging Gardens of Babylon’ Upload video Video of Summer learning experiences on Brain Genie Reflection: How did it feel to be the teacher on the concepts you were most strong? Earth Spheres Modeling and Oral Presentation Upload video Unit 2 Water Project - Writing Contest Submission Reflection: What did we learn about water quality and water quantity? Patriotism: “Why do we appreciate America’s veterans?” Reflection: How do you feel you became more of an engaged citizen leader by learning more about patriots? Ancient Egypt: Glogster - King Tut Reflection: What did you learn about the Ancient Egyptian civilization, and how has it influenced you today? Test Math Reflection Storybird: Write a fraction story Reflection: How were you able to transfer your knowledge of fractions to a story word problem?
  10. 10. What will your learning path look like?
  11. 11. What? ● What else can you assess with? ○ Think “Learning with feedback” We’ll share ideas for assessment tools in a moment... Less Us,More You ...from a teacher perspective
  12. 12. What? ● “Journey Map toward the MV Mind” “We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” - John Dewey ...from a student perspective
  13. 13. What? ● Reflective curiosities: ○ “How did I learn best?” ○ “What else can I share?” ○ “Can I choose what goes in my portfolio?” ...from a student perspective Image Credit: “rainy day”, Gep Pascual via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0
  14. 14. What? ● What are other student possibilities for using eportfolios? ...from a student perspective Less Us,More You
  15. 15. How? ● Take a look at this pimped out portfolio!
  16. 16. How? ● Time for Teachers to act as students… ○ Digication ePortfolio Guidebook
  17. 17. How? ● Practice Time ○ Log in ○ Create from Template ○ Edit About Me ○ Upload two things for a “course” ■ Google Doc ■ Tweet from Chip
  18. 18. How? ● Practice Time ○ Share with people on your right and left (viewers vs editors) ○ Comment
  19. 19. How? ● Practice Time ○ Log in ○ Create from Template ○ Edit About Me ○ Upload two things for a “course” ■ Google Doc ■ Tweet from Chip ○ Share with people on your right and left (viewers vs editors) ○ Comment
  20. 20. How? The Rollout ● What does the roll out look like? ○ First, your ideas... Image Credit: “Crescent Roll”, Patricia via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
  21. 21. How? The Rollout ● 1st Marking Period Benchmarks ○ One item… per subject… per unit… per student. (At least) Image Credit: “061 - Crescent Rolls”, Hillary via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0
  22. 22. How? The Rollout ● 2nd - 4th Marking Period Benchmarks ○ More than one item - Teacher selected ■ Enough to help teacher and student see Growth and the Journey ○ Let in student choice Image Credit: “061 - Crescent Rolls November 25, 2012 9”, Stephen Depolo via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
  23. 23. How? The Rollout ● Student Led Conference Benchmark ○ Share existence of eportfolio to parents at fall SLC Image Credit: “Gluten Free Crescent Rolls / Pigs-In-A-Blanket”, Cassidy via Flickr, CC BY-SA
  24. 24. How? The Rollout ● More teacher training ○ 1st month of school ○ Grade level based, or combined ○ More “How to” work associated with new assessment ideas that teachers have ■ customized and collaborative Image Credit: “Crescent Roll Explosion [020/365]”, Patricia H. via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
  25. 25. How? The Rollout ● Student training ○ First week of school, along with other training ■ Time will be spent explaining the WHY of eportfolios ○ Grade Level teams will then decide on how to finish the student training ■ What class subject is going first with uploading? ● Later subjects will benefit because it will be the students’ second time around. ■ When can students… ● Change themes?
  26. 26. How? The Rollout What other student rollout questions should we be asking? Less Us,More You
  27. 27. How? Feedback ● The Rollout Plan ○ I Like… ○ I Wish… ○ I Wonder... Less Us,More You
  28. 28. What? Feedback ● ePortfolio Feedback ○ Rose, Thorn, Bud Less Us,More You
  29. 29. What? from the Student Perspective ● Moonshot ideas! ○ Culminating panel where students showcase their MS learning experience ○ Teachers view the portfolio in subsequent years to know more about their students
  30. 30. Drop the Mic We will be reflecting as well ○ Is this allowing us as teachers to see the growth of student on their learning journey? ○ Can student see their growth and progression toward the MV Mindsets? This is (y)our journey too!