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Durango May 14, 2008

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Workshop Outline
Durango University, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango (UJED)

Dates: May 19-22, 2008 with follow-up sessions online and with Skype
Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D.

Description: Participants will work in a collaborative team to learn what an electronic portfolio can be, and how to make the transition to using technology to support using portfolios as assessment for learning. This workshop is designed to help faculty to plan curriculum and infrastructure adaptations to successfully implement electronic portfolios which demonstrate curriculum outcomes.


This workshop will introduce a variety of strategies for implementing Electronic Portfolios. We will look at how electronic portfolios can be implemented to meet both student-centered needs and institutional mandates. The results of the two- or three-day workshop will be an increased awareness of the possibilities for electronic portfolio development to support English language learning, and a plan for working on an implementation plan.

Objectives for Day 1: Participants will…

  • become aware of a balanced philosophy for authoring electronic portfolios
  • design a planning process to integrate electronic portfolios across the curriculum
  • see a demonstration of open source or online electronic portfolio tools
  • begin hands-on experience with selected electronic portfolio tool to model the process of formative assessment, providing feedback on work.

Agenda for Day 1 (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

“Why?”
Overview of workshop
* Various strategies for authoring electronic portfolios
* Portfolios vs assessment management systems
* Examples of electronic portfolios
* Become aware of the electronic portfolio development process
Brainstorm: Concept Mapping Exercise – What do you want to achieve with ePortfolios, Who are your users?

Purpose. Decide on the purpose for the portfolio. What are you trying to show with this portfolio? Are there outcomes, goals, or competencies that are being demonstrated with student eportfolios?

“How?”
Presentation and discussion: Managing Complex Change
* Developing a Vision for Electronic Portfolio Development
* Planning for implementing electronic portfolios in the curriculum
* Curriculum integration issues
Designing learning activities to foster Folio Thinking
ePortfolio tools and technologies
Assessment and Evidence

2:00 – 4:00 – Hands-on with Google Applications and the EuroPass and EAQUALS language portfolios

Create Your Own Teaching Portfolio using Google Applications

  1. Purpose (activity on day 1)
  2. Collection/Selection. What artifacts will you include in your portfolio?

Agenda for Day 2 (9:00 – 4:00):

Hands-on experience, creating an electronic portfolio framework, and then simulate providing feedback on student work

Here are the basic steps for using the GoogleApps toolset to set up an online portfolio:

  1. Purpose (activity on day 1)
  2. Collection/Selection. What artifacts will you include in your portfolio? (Day 1)
  3. Reflection. Reflection is the heart and soul of a portfolio. Reflection provides the rationale for why these artifacts represent achievement of a particular outcome, goal or standard.
  4. Connection/Interaction/Dialogue. This stage provides an opportunity for interaction and feedback on the work posted in the portfolio.
  5. Presentation/Publishing. The portfolio developer decides what parts of the portfolio are to be made public.

Agenda for Day 3 (9:00 – 4:00)

More hands-on experience with building electronic portfolios.

Digitizing artifacts: digital images

Digitizing artifacts: digital audio

Digitizing artifacts: digital video

Planning for ongoing learning and implementation with students

Develop agenda for ongoing course (online and with Skype) until the end of the calendar year.

Agenda for Day 4 (9:00 – 4:00)

Address to UJED English Teachers Forum.

Workshop Agenda is online at: http://electronicportfolios.org/google/workshop.html

Handouts:

http://electronicportfolios.org/google/handout.pdf (2 MB!)

Difference between Electronic Portfolio and Assessment Management System

Personal Learning Environments as ePortfolios (a blog entry with excellent diagram by Jeremy Hiebert)

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