Name of School:
Our school is considered:
In five words or less, describe your prototype
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How might we?:
How might we share and reflect upon the ongoing successes achieved throughout the school by making learning visible through portfolios and public exhibition of learning?
Describe the prototype(s) your school will focus on. Get creative. Be sure to describe the various approaches staff will take, what you will keep your eye on and how staff plan to document their results.
Our prototype in this area is digital portfolios. All grades in our school have implemented the use of digital portfolios. This prototype was very much informed through our school council engagement.
We have co-constructed an understanding of the types of artifacts that will posted to the portfolios at each of the division levels as well as the timelines for posting. Throughout the year we will also co-construct a workflow for grades K-9 which is intended to support student agency by developing an understanding of the skills sets which can be developed along the continuum to support portfolio use. The wonderful idea of a workflow came from Learning Specialist Amber Mrak.
Portfolios have been very well received by our school community and parents/guardians have expressed their appreciation for being able to see exactly what their child has been working on at school. We will continue to monitor the implementation of this prototype throughout the year and will examine ways to improve our use of this tool through future stakeholder engagements.
Many parents have communicated that they value the ability to interact with artifacts related to their child's learning through ongoing posts to myBlueprint. What is staring to get participants excited is the opportunity to be inspired by instructional design which aligns with the documentation of meaningful learning through digital portfolios. This makes learning visible and reflect-able.
The types of the artifacts that would be best be suited for portfolios in each Division needs further investigation. An overall workflow to support student agency also warrants investigation. We will explore these topics at our upcoming PL day in February. We will access ongoing support from learning specialists as well.
The plan to iterate moving forward involves gathering feedback from stakeholders regarding the direction of our portfolio implementation.