The Alaskan JournEy Portfolio Project

ID: 50420 Type: Roundtable
  1. Hilary Seitz, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States
  2. Jenna Baldiviez and Mindi Vogel, Anchorage School District, United States

Monday, March 6 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Location: Creekside I View on map

Presider: Brian Kinghorn, Marshall University, United States

Abstract: The purpose of this project is to support and facilitate a comprehensive ePortfolio assessment system across K-12 with a focus on Developmentally Appropriate Practices and a way to connect with 21st Century Skills. The Alaskan JournEy Portfolio project is a collaboration between the university and local school districts, to promote and support an authentic assessment process using the Digication platform, an electronic portfolio. The JournEy portfolio is a tool and process that the local school has adopted to collect, analyze, and synthesize children’s work samples to document children’s learning and share with families. Many research studies have indicated ePortfolios have a positive impact on children’s learning. (Theodosiadou & Konstantinidis, 2015; Seitz & Bartholomew, 2008; Williams, 2013) In this collaborative project, university faculty work with teachers from multiage classrooms to learn about the JournEy.

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