Detailed Course Outline

Detailed Outline for School-Wide ePortfolio Learning Course


Below is the detailed course outline.  A copy of the outline will also be displayed on the online course “Course Overview” page.

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Introduction to ePortfolios is a half year course. The goal of this course is to provide instruction and materials for the first half of the school year and then be used as a resource, as student learn by doing and continue to build their ePortfolios.  The course will consist of eight modules.  The first four modules will require students to consistently work on the course. Each of the four modules will last one month.  Once students finish the course, they will be able to reference materials as they continue to use ePortfolios in their classes.  On the fifth module, students will needs to submit their link the their ePortfolio for their freshman year.  Each year following will count as one module.  At the end of each year, students will need to submit their ePortfolio.  Modules six through eight will strictly consist of  submitting their ePortfolios.  Ultimately, this course and their ePortfolio will be their graduation project.  This course will repeat will be duplicated and repeated as each freshman class starts the school year.

Seeing as all students will be taking this course, it’ll be monitored by myself and their advisory (homeroom) teachers.  Students will have time to complete each module, during their study hall or support time.  If they have questions, they will be able to arrange time with myself or ask their advisory teacher for assistance.  To allow for time to get help and complete their assignments, seeing as not all students have study hall or support time every day, each module will be open for a month.

Module One:  ePortfolio Discovery


Module Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of: what ePortfolios are, how to use ePortfolios, the purpose of using ePortfolios and knowledge one what evidence can be used in an individual’s ePortfolio.

Module Breakdown:

  • Week 1:
    • Students will be sent a survey to take, on GoogleDocs, about their knowledge on ePortfolios.
    • Students will watch video on ePortfolios.
    • Students and the teacher will discuss the results of the survey and go over what an ePortfolio is via discussion board. Students and the teacher will discuss commonalities and differences between their initial thoughts on ePortfolios versus the video they viewed.  All students must contribute and share.
  • Week 2:
    • Students will read about examples of how ePortfolios have been used.
    • Students will view examples of ePortfolios, used in a variety of post-secondary settings.
    • Students will create a discussion post on how they would use an ePortfolio in the present and future.
  • Week 3:
    • Students will read articles on why to use an ePortfolio.
    • Students will watch a video on the purpose of ePortfolios.
    • Students will share their finals thoughts on their perceived purpose of ePortfolios.  They will share this on a discussion post.  Students will provide feedback to others and offer suggestions.  This will be used to help students reflect on their own beliefs and help those who may be struggling with their own.
  • Week 4:
    • Students will take an assessment on their ePortfolio knowledge.

Module Two: ePortfolio Exploration


Module Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of: interacting with others in a digital setting, collaboration  with others, active participation in discussions, and reflection on discussions with others.

Module Breakdown:

  • Week 1:
    • Students will share what they believe are the “golden rules” of interacting with others online, in a professional setting.
    • Students will read article on how individuals should interact with others online.
    • Students and parents will need to sign a contract, to agree to abide by the rules.
  • Week 2:
    • Students will be shown a video on participating in discussions.
    • Complete a discussion post based off of the videos.
  • Week 3:
    • Students will need to reply to the past post.  They will need to respond to three others.
  • Week 4:
    • Students will be given a discussion prompt.  They will need to respond to it.  They will then need to respond, meaningfully, to three other classmates.

Module Three: ePortfolio Creation


Module Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of: creating an individualized ePortfolio.

Module Breakdown:

  • Week 1:
    • The teacher will show their ePortfolio as an exemplar, for a second time.  They teacher will go into each part of their ePortfolio.
    • The teacher will show how they created their ePortfolio. They will go through the features used.
    • Students will be given a rubric with the necessary sections of the ePortfolio.  They will be reminded that the rubric has the basics and that more can be added, to individualize their ePortfolio.
  • Week 2:
    • Students will create their ePortfolio.
    • Students will watch the video about create ePortfolios.
    • Students will check-in with the teacher, about progress in regards to the rubric.
  • Week 3:
    • Students will post their ePortfolio page to the discussion board.
    • Students will provide feedback on the setup of their ePortfolio.
    • Students will check-in with the teacher, about progress in regards to the rubric.
  • Week 4:
    • Student will have completed all of the requirements, stated on the rubric. The ePortfolio will include, but not limited to:
      • ePortfolio design
      • Home page
      • About me page
      • Milestones page
      • Goals Page

Module Four: ePortfolio Continuation


Module Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of: continuing to develop an individualized ePortfolio by including evidence of learning and reflection.

Module Breakdown:

  • Week 1:
    • Students will discuss with students and the teacher on how to choose evidence of learning.
    • Students will collaborate with others to determine appropriate pieces to choose.
  • Week 2:
    • Students will read an article about the importance of reflection.
    • Students will read about what reflection looks like.
  • Week 3:
    • Students will create a reflection page on their ePortfolio.
    • Students will create a post on their reflection page.
  • Week 4:
    • Students will respond to a discussion prompt.  Student must think an describe the best learning experience they had throughout the course.  They must then reflect on the experience.  Then they will respond to three other classmates’ posts.
    • Students will submit the link of their most updated ePortfolio.

Module 5: Freshman Year ePortfolio Submission and Reflection


Module Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of: continuing to develop an individualized ePortfolio by including evidence of learning and reflection.

  • Throughout the school year, students will continue to add materials to their ePortfolio.
  • Students will submit a final link to their ePortfolio, with a final reflection on the ePortfolio process for the school year.

Module 6:  Sophomore Year ePortfolio Submission and Reflection


Module Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of: continuing to develop an individualized ePortfolio by including evidence of learning and reflection.

  • Throughout the school year, students will continue to add materials to their ePortfolio.
  • Students will submit a final link to their ePortfolio, with a final reflection on the ePortfolio process for the school year.

Module 7:  Junior Year ePortfolio Submission and Reflection


Module Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of: continuing to develop an individualized ePortfolio by including evidence of learning and reflection.

  • Throughout the school year, students will continue to add materials to their ePortfolio.
  • Students will submit a final link to their ePortfolio, with a final reflection on the ePortfolio process for the school year.

Module 8:  Senior Year ePortfolio Submission and Reflection


Module Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of: continuing to develop an individualized ePortfolio by including evidence of learning and reflection.

  • Throughout the school year, students will continue to add materials to their ePortfolio.
  • Students will submit a final link to their ePortfolio, with a final reflection on the ePortfolio process for the school year.