Conversion Program Portfolio Requirements

Are You Eligible Portfolio Requirements How Do I Apply Overview

Educators wishing to provide evidence of meeting the GaPSC Instructional Technology standards must develop and submit a web-based portfolio for review by KSU Instructional Technology faculty members. “A portfolio is an organized, goal driven documentation of your professional growth and achievement experience. Although it is a collection of documents, a portfolio is tangible evidence of a wide range of knowledge, dispositions, and skills that you possess as a growing professional” (Campbell, Cignetti, Melenyzer, Nettles, & Wyman, 2001, p. 3). The portfolio is to be a “collection of thoughtfully selected exhibits or artifacts and reflections of an individual’s experiences and ability to lead and of the individual’s progress toward and/or the attainment of established goals or criteria” (Brown & Irby, 1997, p. 2).

The web-based portfolio must contain your current resume. The resume should include your educational background, work history, experience in instructional technology, honors and awards, professional memberships, and professional presentations and publications.

The Instructional Technology standards/elements are the major substance of the portfolio. In this section of the portfolio, you will demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to the GaPSC’s Instructional Technology standards. There are 6 standards and 28 elements. Candidates must provide an artifact and reflection for all 28 elements (see below).

It is the responsibility of each candidate to collect artifacts for inclusion in the portfolio, determine the placement of selected items into the portfolio, and write reflections describing how the artifacts demonstrate mastery of each specific element. For each element, candidates must provide at least one (1) artifact representing a tangible product. More than one (1) artifact may be used for an element. The same artifact may be used to show mastery of only 2 elements. You must have at least 20 different artifacts in your portfolio.

A portfolio rubric and videos about the rubric have been developed to help you understand what is required regarding the artifact(s) and reflection for each element. Please use this rubric as you are deciding which artifacts to use for each element and what to include in your reflection for each artifact.

Each element should have a narrative in the portfolio answering the questions below. The narrative for each element should be a MINIMUM of 4-5 paragraphs in length--one paragraph each for reflection questions #1, #3 and #4. However, reflection question #2 may take 2-3 paragraphs or more. You must address all of the criteria in the rubric for this element in this question. Please watch the videos about the rubric for a better understanding of what is expected in reflection question #2. The narrative should reflect a deep level of reflection answering the questions below. See sample reflection.

Reflection Questions:

  1. Briefly describe the artifact and the context in which it was created. What is your individual contribution(s)?
  2. Explain how this artifact demonstrates mastery of the element under which it is placed. See the portfolio rubric and watch the videos for a better understanding of what is expected in reflection question #2. You must respond to each of the items on the rubric in this question!
  3. What did you learn from completing this artifact? What would you do differently to improve the quality of the artifact or the process involved in creating the artifact? (Not changing anything is not an acceptable response.)
  4. How did the work that went into creating the artifact impact school improvement, faculty development or student learning? How can the impact be assessed?

Please view the video linked here to see how the reflections are evaluated.

A sample portfolio has been created to help you understand how the portfolio should be developed. In addition, videos about how to use Weebly.com are available to give you step-by-step directions for setting up a portfolio using the free version of Weebly.com.

The web-based portfolio must be submitted via a URL. It must also be submitted on a pen drive or CD for archival purposes for the GaPSC. A faculty member in the Department of Instructional Technology will review the contents of the portfolio and determine if the GaPSC standards have been met. Should another reviewer be needed, a second faculty member will be asked to review the portfolio. Educators who meet all standards/elements may be recommended for certification by KSU to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). In the event that the educator does not meet all standards/elements, the institution may require re-submission of the electronic portfolio, additional coursework, and/or field experiences. Only one re-submission of the portfolio is allowed.

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