The Nevada State College Fall 2011 student teachers presented their web-based portfolios on Thursday, December 8. This was the first semester NSC student teachers created web-based portfolios for their culminating project. In creating the web-based portfolio, students reflected on their professional growth through degree coursework and their student teaching assignment. They also highlighted their accomplishments and demonstrated their readiness to join the teaching profession.
The student teachers shared their web-based portfolios in the BWII library with faculty, staff and guests. They then participated in panel discussions focusing on their professional growth and the development of their portfolios. A reception followed to celebrate the completion of student teaching and their degree requirements.
The student teachers aligned their portfolio with the Danielson’s Framework for Effective Teaching and included many samples of course assignments, student teaching work samples, classroom photographs, videos, their resume and many other artifacts. The creation of the portfolios also allowed the students to demonstrate their technology skills utilizing many resources, such as YouTube, Jing, PowerPoint, and Glogster.
These web-based portfolios are expected to enhance the student’s employment opportunities and are viewed as another avenue to set NSC graduates apart from other applicants. Students will be able to send interested employers the link to their web-based portfolio. Their initial contact will move beyond the traditional cover letter and resume.
The web-based portfolios will also be used by the School of Education to assess the effectiveness of their Teacher Preparation Programs.
View sample Wiki-Portfolios from Jaime Marker