Succeeding with Portfolios in Your Classroom

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Portfolios in the Classroom by Beth Schipper. (1997) York, Main:
Sternhouse Publishers. 112 pages.

Course Description

This course will examine portfolio organization and development in greater detail with specific strategies and applications. Identifying learning expectations and portfolio criteria will assist teachers in goals setting and classroom instruction. Organizing portfolios for evaluation and grading will help educators to incorporate standards and learning assessments. This course will help educators assemble their own portfolio and teach portfolio development for K-12 students for school applications.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will determine the basics of student portfolios and select categories for entry into their portfolios to demonstrate student progress and accomplishments.

2. Teachers will read about identifying learning expectations and criteria to utilize in developing materials, projects and activities for portfolio inclusion.

3. Students will examine some of the learning samples included in the book and reflect on the validity and significance of various portfolio entries.

4. Educators will read about how to get students started with portfolios and how they help educators in evaluation, assessment and parental relations.

5. Teachers will learn about developing portfolios for their professional development and demonstrate their knowledge and ability to teach K-12 students about portfolios.

Succeeding with Portfolios in Your Classroom

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2 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the corresponding rubric for guidelines..

Chapters:

1. Determining the Basics of Student Portfolios
2. Selecting Categories for Entries
3. Identifying Learning Expectations Criteria
4. Learning Samples
5. Reflections
6. Storing and Organizing Portfolios
7. Sharing the Learning
8. Setting Goals
9. Evaluation and Grading
10. Getting Started with Students
11. Starting a Professional Portfolio
12. Appendix A through T

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book, Portfolios in the Classroom by Beth Schipper to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Final Application essay or project activity (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Succeeding with Portfolios in Your Classroom

$295

2 Credits

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Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
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Your School District *

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