What’s in a portfolio?
The portfolio you make in this class has several components. The first component is the technology used to create and display your online portfolio (Weebly, Wix, WordPress, Google Sites, etc.). The process of deciding what technology to use is a scaffolded choice that happens throughout Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3, although you can revisit this decision at any time.
Once you have chosen a technology, this course helps you build 7 required pages that go in your portfolio, although there can be great flexibility and individuality in how these required pages are implemented in your portfolio. These seven pages are:
- A home page (Module 3) – You create a landing page, or the first page that viewers see when visiting your online portfolio.
- A resumé / vita (Module 5) – You create a page that highlights your professional preparation, appointments, skills, and goals.
- A showcase (Module 6) – You create a page that shows examples or artifacts of your best work from your master’s program.
- An annotated transcript (Module 8) – You create a page that lists the courses and topics covered as part of your master’s program.
- Three reflective essays – You reflect upon your past, present, and future learning in the form of three essays:
In addition to the seven required pages, you will add three or more components that are specifically tailored to you and your portfolio. We call these Pieces of Flair, and you mix and match these components in a way that adds breadth and depth to your portfolio. You might, for example, add a page that describes your classroom (that would be one Piece of Flair), or connect to your presence on LinkedIn (that would be another Piece of Flair).
One website technology, PLUS 7 required pages, PLUS 3 (or more) pieces of flair will give you a website that will be uniquely yours and that you can be proud of.