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TLLP Progress

Posted by msmelow Oct 26, 2015

tWe are well into our TLLP project now and are working our way through using 3 different electronic portfolio tools. The learning curve has been immense as we have had to personally develop familiarity with our respective eportfolio platforms and then share this learning with our students. In each of our classes we have gotten to the point where our students have uploaded materials to their own portfolios and we have begun the process of providing feedback in order to establish opportunities for student self-reflection. We are finding that it is important to revisit our initial goals for our project as it is so easy to get caught up in the tech issues.


Has anyone used electronic portfolios to promote student reflection and metacognition? We would love to hear about your experiences.

As our group begins planning the approach to our project, we find ourselves asking some big and messy questions that are not easily answered. Some of the things we are wondering include:

1. To what extent should technology drive our project?

2. How are we going to gather evidence of our learning?

3. How do we manage a project effectively that spans 3 or 4 subject areas in secondary classrooms?

4. What methods have others used to collect and manage student assessment data electronically?


So many questions......

We are a team of secondary teachers from Thunder Bay who have been fortunate enough to receive a TLLP grant for 2015-16. Our project involves exploring potential formats (electronic and traditional) for developing student portfolios for the purpose of assessment as and for learning with an emphasis on student metacognition and goal-setting. It is our hope to document our learning journey here.

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