Level Up Learning Conference, SBISD
Aug 7-8, 2017

Roy McCloud I @roybps
Sara Wilkie I @sewilkie

Digital Learning Portfolios: The Promise of a Product or the Proof of Practice?
Talk of digital learning portfolios is gaining incredible popularity in educational circles. In fact, there are an increasing number of colleges, universities and businesses that require digital portfolios as part of the application process.

Join us as we discuss strategies for developing portfolios that dig beneath the promise of products to:
  • illuminate authentic learning as a habit of practice
  • consider daily routines and methods for ensuring high quality returns on such a critical investment of time
  • review a wide range of examples
  • discuss key practices that encourage learners to shift their focus from product to process
  • share and discuss ways to leverage learning portfolios as effective tools to inform self-directed and personalized learning

Monday, Aug 7, 2017
  • 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Location: Library

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017
  • 9:45 - 11:15 a.m. Location: Library

Exploring the Power of Digital Learning Portfolios

Welcome Activity

What are you learning? How can you tell?

Getting Started

Collecting Qs
Airplane Activity
Our Data Bank (flickr)
Collecting vs. Connecting Dots

Connecting Dots

Portfolio Dig
Kindergarten | 1st grade (student links along right side)
5th grade sample
5th grade learning journal for above sample
8th grade sample
8th grade learning journal for above sample
High School Sample
Community College Samples

Where is the Learning?
How Can You Tell?

Promoting Metacognition

Metacognition, Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom, Edutopia
  • What was easiest for me to learn about this? Why?
  • What was more difficult? Why?
  • What study strategies worked for me? What didn't? What will I do differently?
Documentation & Reflection Prompts

Routines & Daily Practices

Identifying Critical Content, Marzano Centers
Visible Thinking Routines
KWHLAQ - template
Effort & Achievement rubric, Marzano
Learner Questions for Critical Content, J. Hattie
  • What are our learning targets?
  • What are today's goals?
  • What do I already understand that will help me achieve these goals?
  • What actions will I need to take to ensure I achieve these goals?
  • What evidence might I collect to inform my next steps?
Question Stems & Starters

Additional Resources:

Documentation Of, For, As Learning, S. Tolisano
Moving to Digital Student Portfolios, K. Yezbick
Stop Stealing Dreams, Seth Godin TED Talk
Electronic Portfolio Site, H. Barrett
What Works In Education, Wiggins on Hattie
Documentation & Reflection, Peep & the Big Wide World
Effort & Achievement Mini-lesson
What's Your Question