Portfolio Implementation

No one assessment can truly show what students can do, but a full portfolio of learning can give a much clearer picture. We offer clarity and criteria as well as setting up structures. 

Understanding the standards is the start, being able to interpret and understand what success criteria will look like through the lens of the standard is equally important. When students know the success criteria before they begin their learning, they are better able to accomplish the task with higher levels of mastery. In this workshop, participants will learn important ways to bring students into the assessment process. We will discuss ways to go over rubrics and have students develop what success looks like based on their understanding of the task, standards and shared criteria.

Effective feedback and reflection can only happen when students understand the standards they are working on. Too often, we assume students know or understand the standards and work from a place of assumption. In this workshop, participants will learn how to help students understand, internalize and speak the language of standards, so they can better express what they know and can do. Participants will also explore activities that can be done in class to help students rewrite standards in language that makes sense to them.

Goal setting is at the heart of truly personalized learning. Since each student comes to the table with different strengths and challenges, we can’t teach the whole class the same thing all of the time. If we teach students to set specific goals, teachers are better able to provide exceptional, personalized feedback on learning. In this workshop, participants will deepen their methodology for teaching goal setting and then explore how to help students track progress for their own goals. We will also discuss data collection methods for intentional grouping and more targeted instruction.

Report cards are but a snapshot and by the time parents see them, they are usually obsolete. Portfolios are a far more productive and meaningful way for students to express their growth as learners and for schools to communicate progress. In this workshop, we will discuss the steps to building successful portfolios: collection, selection, reflection, and connection. First participants will learn to teach students what to collect and why, how to select their examples of learning, how to write reflectively about growth and then connect the learning across contents.

We custom design workshops for Portfolio Implementation​ in lots of schools. Fill out the form below to contact us about your specific workshop needs.