REAL* ePortfolio Academy for K-12 teachers,
facilitated by
Dr. Helen Barrett

*REAL = Reflection, Engagement, and Assessment for Learning

Contents below:
Fees and Registration for Facilitated Courses

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Individual Teacher Professional Development

There is a need to provide this information to educators around the world, using a variety of tools and strategies. Right now the Academy will offer four levels of individual professional development:

The self-paced website will be available to anyone immediately. The sign-in to the Facilitated Course will be provided upon payment of the course fee.

*Google Group set up to facilitate general Academy discussion: http://groups.google.com/group/eportfolioacademy
To request invitation, go to http://groups.google.com/group/eportfolioacademy/subscribe?note=1


Introduction to Electronic Portfolios in K-12 Education eportfolio

This class will provide an overview of student-centered electronic learning portfolios that also support classroom-based formative Assessment FOR Learning. Emphasis will be on how teachers can support students of all ages to use desktop, laptop, or mobile devices, focusing on (mostly free) Web 2.0 tools, to: Capture & Store Digital Evidence; Reflect on Learning; Give & Receive Feedback; Plan & Set Goals; Collaborate; Showcase Selected Work; and Evaluate Online Portfolios. (This is a generic course, with no specific tools or grade levels, although part of the process is to provide an overview of the different purposes and tools available, with an emphasis on collection, reflection, and direction/goal-setting). A major product of this course is a team developed plan for implementing electronic portfolios in K-12 education.

Six lessons (60 hours).


Supplemental Focus in Introduction course:

appsThis class will provide an opportunity to implement electronic portfolios in the classroom, gather data about student collection, reflection , goal-setting, and showcasing their work in online portfolios. Share strategies for using reflection to support student learning, both “capturing the moment” during the learning process and retrospectively as a culminating activity. Determine success criteria for electronic portfolio implementation. 

Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using Google Apps

Participants may choose to focus on the use of GoogleApps for Education. This focus is for teachers who have already decided to adopt GoogleApps for Education. The content of this module includes the content of the Introduction course, with additional in-depth focus on using GoogleDocs, Google Sites, Blogger, YouTube, Picasa, Digication, Teacher Dashboard.
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/eportfolioapps/course-lessons

Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using WordPress/Edublogs

Participants may choose to focus on the use of WordPress or Edublogs.
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/eportfolioswp/course-lessons

Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using Mobile Devices

Participants may choose to focus on the use of iOS or Android Mobile Devices.
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/mportfolios/course-lessons

Implement Electronic Portfolios with K-12 Students using Mahara

Participants may choose to focus on the use of the open source Mahara ePortfolio tool.
Website: TBA


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Create Your Professional Portfolio using Web 2.0 tools

This option is offered as an alternative final assignment in the Introduction course, with participants creating a Professional Portfolio with choice of tools. Feedback will be provided on content and structure of portfolio.

 


© Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D. - updated April 23, 2013