One of the three goals of our PT3 grant was to "Develop electronic
professional portfolios, which challenge students to use pre service
increasingly complex levels of technological sophistication."
The State of Vermont requires portfolios from pre service teachers for initial
certification and converting these to an electronic format offers added value.
The construction of electronic portfolios is closely aligned to new
findings about learning identified by the National Research Council in 2000.
There is a growing body of evidence that portfolio assessment is a good
way to understand what learners know and a useful tool to help them organize
information as they build new knowledge. We have learned from our students
who have built web-based portfolios for the past five years, that electronic
portfolios have been of benefit in addition to the demonstration of technology
skills inherent in creating eportfolios.
Templates Developed: Although most students create their portfolio
format themselves, some need more guidance with design and structure. Templates
have been created to support those students and faculty that require more
Student Created Electronic Portfolios
- Pre Service Students
- Pre Service Students (Early Elementary)
- Gretchen Ide Elementary Education
Fall 2002, individually designed
- Allison Gersten
Elementary Education Spring 2002, adapted template
- Emma Waldo
Secondary Education, Spring 2002, individually designed
- Laurie Gelles
Elementary Education, Spring 2002, individually designed
- Amy Hook Elementary
Education, Spring 2002, adapted template
Presentations about Electronic Portfolios
- PT3 Directors Meeting, July 02 Washington DC: Street Fair Poster
Presentations: Strategies that have worked featuring our Mentor and Electronic
- VermontFest November 2001: Killington Vermont.
Electronic Portfolios Light up your Life,
- Dynamic Landscapes: May 2000 Invited Presenter: Burlington
Vermont, Champlain College: Electronic Portfolios: turning on the power.
Electronic Portfolio Resource Page
Web Sites linked to
PT3 Electronic Portfolio Resources: An array of Colleges of Education,
Technology Centers, K-12 School Districts and Commercial Web Sites have
linked to our Electronic Portfolio Resources.
Courses on Electronic Portfolio
Feedback on Electronic Portfolios
Date Collected on Senior Portfolios
Continuing Our Work with Electronic Portfolios
We are continuing our support of electronic portfolios by offering professional
development to our K-12 partners using NCLB funds and through a new partnership
with IBM, the Vermont Department of Education, and the State Colleges.
We are helping to develop a web-based tool that will help create developmental,
showcase and assessment portfolios for pre service teachers, new inductees,
inservice teachers applying for recertification and organizations responding
to NCATE and INTASC accreditation. This RE3 Grant (Reinventing
Education 3), is seeking our input as well as those from 8 other sites
to develop a comprehensive portfolio tool that will assess all facets
of a teacher's educational experience.