I will be conducting a 90-minute webinar for School Leadership 2.0 on February 15, 2012, 7:00-8:30 PM EST (4:00-5:30 PST). The title of the Webinar: Balancing the Two Faces of ePortfolios. Registration page: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2721575305 Description:
This presentation will focus on the two different approaches to e-portfolio development: workspace vs. showcase, process vs. product, portfolios-as-assessment-for-learning/improvement vs. portfolios-as-assessment-for-accountability. Learning portfolios focus on reflection and strategies to support metacognition: "capturing the moment" with mobile devices, blogging/reflective journals for in-depth reflection, and digital storytelling. We will also discuss how to use of electronic portfolios as part of a comprehensive assessment management system supporting both paradigms of assessment for continuous improvement and assessment for accountability.We will focus on maintaining student-centered e-portfolios with Web 2.0 and mobile tools across developmentally progressive levels. Educators can select a minimal level of implementation (ARCHIVE: electronic storage of artifacts); a secondary level (PROCESS: documenting learning over time using a reflective journal/blog with linked artifacts); or a higher level (PRODUCT: organizing reflections and artifacts thematically in a showcase/presentation to demonstrate specific outcomes/goals/standards).