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This week I would like you to use your imagination. You have just won the lottery and will leave your teaching post immediately to travel around the world. As you leave your keys you meet your replacement. You are asked to give this new teacher just ONE piece of advice. What would that be, and why? Enjoy your world expedition!

Blog Post - Week 7
This past week in my own teaching I felt a little disconnected which prompts my question to you, "What was the moment (or moments) when I felt most disconnected or disengaged as a teacher - the moment(s) I said to myself, I'm just going through the motions here?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 6
For the past couple of weeks you have experienced asynchronous online learning (doing modules by yourself). Previously this semester you have experienced synchronous online learning (all together in the Collaborate room). Which do you think is more effective and why do you think that? Which do you like better, and why?

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 5
This week we have what we call "open mic." You can write a post about anything related to your teaching that you would like responses from your classmates.

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 4
Here is this week's question: "What was the event that most took me surprise this week - and event that shook me up, caught me off guard, gave me a jolt, or made me unexpectedly happy?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 3
Please write a post about the following question, "In thinking about my past week teaching what is one thing I would do differently, and why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 2
Please write a post about the following question, " In thinking about my teaching activities this past week, of what do I feel most proud? Why?"

Fall Semester 2016 Blog Post - Week 1
Describe something you used in your program in the first weeks of school that you learned in the summer NTI program. How did it work? Did it get you off to a stronger start than last year?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Portfolio Blog

Developing this portfolio is a great idea. It allows me to exhibit work I’ve done for potential job opportunities. I also have a place where others can see my level of expertise “in action.” Addressing each of the standards, gives us an organized manner to capture and present pertinent information/aspects of teaching. This format allows us to demonstrate not only our knowledge of teaching; we demonstrate knowledge of computer applications along with artistry and creativity. My goal is to place various format exhibits in my portfolio. These will include word documents, scanned items, pictures, and video clips.

The portfolio stimulates ideas to use with my students as we complete various lessons in class. They can develop their own portfolios given certain guidelines that I provide. The skills they learn can be incorporated along with various projects they complete. Since most documents are completed electronically or can be scanned in, this would be a great ongoing project. I will need to work on the guidelines of the portfolio.

Portfolios are like work in continual progress. Whether for my self or my students, it is a task that should be continually evolving. For this class, I will incorporate those items that best represent the work I’ve done so far. But as time goes on and I improve my teaching techniques/lessons, I will also update the exhibits that I select for the portfolio.


Georgette said...

I have had some of your same thoughts about the portfolio. I agree, it is a work in progress. As we continue teaching and meeting these , it shows professional growth and variety of teaching strategies. It shows that our goal is to meet the of the students and that we're dedicated to creating a good learning environment. I can't wait to show this to my students. I could see them taking this and running with it, especially since there's technology. They will love these.

Christina Hinz said...

Hello! I really like the way you summarized the benefits of this assignment! Although I thought some of the same things, I was unable to put my thoguhts into words as nicely as you did! It allows us to use technology to creatively show our experiences and acheivements. Because we are doing it with given standards each step of the way, it will be very organized and put together, which is just how we would want it to be when given to our students as an assignment. I think our students will use this tool for years to come and they will thank us for teaching them how to utilize it! It is a beautiful thing!