The Rhode Island Board of Education adopted regulations in October 2016 that support the use of portfolios and exhibitions to show "proficiency" as a pathway to graduate high school.
We support the use of portfolios and exhibitions as part of the pathway to a high school diploma. What can we do to help Florida and other states adopt similar laws to help students show that they are ready for life and the workplace? Call +1 (954) 646 8246 to join the list of supporters of this coalition.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Read the BLOGPOST by a group called MOUSE (featuring Marc Lesser, director of learning design at Mouse
YOU HAVE THE POWER OF ONE CLICK. Please use your SUPERpower to spread the word about Mouse.org MUCH OF THIS POST is a "repost" of a blog article by Daniel Rabuzzi
makes these observations (in courier) SEE HIS ORIGiNAL BLOGPOST (I have annotated his post here with excerpts and links to other materials -- Daniel's resources list will help teachers who want to start using portfolios)
We at Mouse view portfolios and badges — in both their digital and physical forms — as central to our mission of closing the opportunity divide within technology.
.... In Kentucky, a national petri dish for system-wide educational change after theKentucky Education Reform Actin ’90, we looked at the work already being done in Vermont: the Vermont Portfolio Assessment Program started in late 1980s, with evaluation led byDaniel Koretz.
ANYONE WHO WANTS A LOOK AT LITTKY'S work can see the following:
National education, government, and industry groups paid attention to the concepts, as the digital revolution began to upend traditional occupations and the idea of a “knowledge economy” with a “creative class” began to gain currency. Let's think about alternative credentials and portfolios ...
So, a call to action for admissions officers and registrars at colleges and universities: please help us together build a system of badges and portfolios that will help get many more young Americans to postsecondary education, and above all, into the majors, minors, internships and co-curriculars most appropriate for each individual.
HERE IS THE KEY PITCH: We ask universities and colleges to endorse and eventually grant credit to badges and portfolios, not to replace but to complement & supplement traditional transcripts.
Digital Promise and LRNG are among the national groups that have emerged in the new millennium to continue the evolution of badges and portfolios.
TIP TO TEACHERS: Read these reports and allow the information to inform your lesson planning. Build a culture of portfolios. "How does today's classwork build something that the studnets can display in their portfolios?" If the classwork is part of a bigger project, then keep it. If it's just a worksheet, scrap it.