COURSE TITLE:

DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS: A Place to Document, Share & Enrich Student Learning - (STEM)

NO. OF CREDITS:

5 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 3.33 credits]

WA CLOCK HRS:  
OREGON PDUs:
50
50

INSTRUCTOR:

Michael Boll
michael@21c-learning.com

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course meets OSPI's STEM requirements.

Our students come to school nearly every day and work on the outcomes, goals, and assignments provided by fantastic teachers. Capturing that learning and asking students to reflect in a way that is easily shared and maintained, is more possible today than ever before using digital portfolios.  

Digital portfolios provide unique and compelling opportunities for students to document and share their learning with teachers, other students, families and more. New tools, greater access to the classroom, and acceptance mean the time for creating a digital portfolio system in your class is now. 

This course is appropriate for teachers K-12.

Textbook, Digital Citizen: A Community-Based Approach, approximately $9 on Amazon.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:

  1. Understand the difference between a digital and analog portfolio
  2. Understand how to create a sustainable digital portfolio system for you and your students

  3. Define appropriate content for a digital portfolio

  4. Explore new tools for creating digital portfolios.Yes, there are a lot of portfolio sites. I hope you cover this in one or more assignments.

  5. Learn, understand and apply the SAMR method in developing content for a digital portfolio

  6. Understand and master the technical requirements for creating a digital portfolio system

  7. Understand and articulate the benefits of having a digital portfolio

  8. Build a sustainable digital portfolio system in your classroom

  9. Chart a path that includes the future of digital portfolios

This class assumes you have a Gmail and/or Google apps account.  If you do not have one, please let me know and we can work out an alternative setup for you.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit. The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit.


HOURS EARNED:
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.




 

UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION

REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.

  1. Completion of Information Acquisition assignments 30%
  2. Completion of Learning Application assignments 40%
  3. Completion of Integration Paper assignment 30%



 

CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.

AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

REQUIRED TEXT

Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach (Corwin Connected Educators Series) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition  

Course FlipBoard I use the web app FlipBoard to store articles for this course.  It is a great way for your instructor, and people in this class, to add articles they find helpful.

None. All reading is online.

MATERIALS FEE

Text, Digital Citizenship: A Community-Based Approach (Corwin Connected Educators Series) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition. $9.56 purchase of required textbook.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:

Michael Boll is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Podcaster and Technology Coach at the International School Bangkok.. Michael enjoys helping educators, parents and students harness the transformative powers of technology. Michael is an enthusiastic instructional designer and presenter. He works to make his courses and presentations information packed, slightly provocative and fun. Michael has a teenage son with profound autism and is keenly interested in the special needs community and its population of diverse learners. This interest led Michael and his wife, Lori Boll, to open an innovative school in Shanghai (ShineAcademy.asia) for their son. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS: A Place to Document, Share & Enrich Student Learning - (STEM)

Bearden, SusanDigital citizenship: a community-based approach.  Corwin/A SAGE Publishing Company, 2016, Print, 85 pages, ISBN 978-1483392653, 

Make responsible digital citizenship part of your school’s culture!

Use this book’s community-based approach to building digital citizenship to teach, learn, and thrive in today’s digital environment.  Expertly navigate the pitfalls of the digital world, take hold of the plethora of opportunities available to you, and confidently engage in online connections without fear!  Educators, parents, and students will discover how to:

  • Protect privacy and leave positive online footprints
  • Understand creative credits and copyright freedoms
  • Foster responsible digital behaviors through safe and secure practices
  • Enlist all stakeholders to help ingrain digital citizenship into the school culture