ICTI-100: Integrating E-Portfolios in the K-12 Learning Environment

Learn how to integrate e-Portfolios in your classroom by experiencing the process of creating and evaluating your own.

E-portfolios can be integrated into the classroom to showcase student achievement, assess progress over time, apply concept knowledge, and support student reflection in the classroom and throughout their educational career. In this online professional development course, teachers will learn to use e-portfolios and Web 2.0 tools to enable students to store, track, evaluate, and share digitally created learning projects and demonstrate mastery of learned skills.

Target Audience: Current and pre-service K-12 educators and administrators

If you’re thinking about these sorts of questions, this course is for you!

How do I use e-Portfolios in my classroom?

E-Portfolios have a variety of functions. They can be used as a means of showcasing student achievement, assessing progress over time, supporting learner reflection, and ensuring student accountability. ICTI-100 will help you explore various ways to integrate e-Portfolios into your classroom.

What goes into an e-Portfolio?

ICTI-100 will guide you through the steps of creating your own e-Portfolio. As you explore various platforms, you will decide on the tools that best suit your classroom.

How do I assess e-Portfolios?

As you reflect on the process of creating your own e-Portfolio, you will identify the necessary considerations for evaluating e-Portfolios. ICTI-100 will lead you in determining when to assess, how to assess, and who will be involved in the assessment process.

Credit

This course represents 20 contact hours. All iTeach courses align with national standards for professional learning. Check with your district staff development office to ensure they will accept this course for in-service points.

Standards

This course will help teachers meet the National Education Technology (NET) standards 1-5.

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify how and why e-portfolios may be used in the classroom
  • Discuss types of e-portfolios and what should be included
  • Identify various Web 2.0 tools and determine which tools are best suited for integrating e-portfolios in the learning environment
  • Discuss considerations for integrating e-portfolios in the classroom
  • Evaluate an e-portfolio
  • Create an e-portfolio

Upon satisfying the requirements for this course, participants will receive a course completion certificate. This certificate will awarded to participants who:

  • Satisfactorily complete all modules within the specified time period
  • Maintain a score of 70 and above throughout each module
  • Receive a final score of 70 and above for the course

Certificates will be emailed directly to participants once the facilitator submits final grades and the course completes its review.

This course is organized into five modules completed over four weeks.  Each week, learners will review materials and complete online activities within each module.  A badge will be awarded following the successful completion of all modules.

  • Course Orientation Overview
  • Week 1: Introduction to e-Portfolios
  • Week 2: E-Portfolio Tools
  • Week 3: Create an e-Portfolio
  • Week 4: Evaluating e-Portfolios/Submit your Professional e-Portfolio

Modules will be released weekly throughout the four weeks of this course. On average, participants will spend three to five hours per week completing the course, for a total of twenty contact hours. The weekly hours reflect the average amount of time a participant will spend completing assignments and activities and will vary depending upon the learner.  While most activities can be completed at any time during the week, participants are expected to attend a live online meeting during week 2. The day and time of that meeting will be determined based on availability of participants.

Our ICTI-100: Integrating E-Portfolios in the K-12 Learning Environment facilitators are qualified instructional technology experts, committed to empowering educators in using digital tools to improve students’ success. They will guide you through each module, answer you questions and provide you with timely and specific feedback. 

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