Halima Portfolio Design and Plan Project (3).docx - 1 Project One By Halima Scurry EDU 729 Portfolio Design and Plan Nova Southeastern University 2

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1 Project One By Halima Scurry EDU 729 Portfolio Design and Plan Nova Southeastern University February 14, 2016
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2 RATIONALE: According to the Glossary of Education Reform (2014), a portfolio is a compilation of student work assembled for the purpose of (1) evaluating coursework quality and academic achievement, (2) creating a lasting archive of academic work products, and (3) determining whether students have met learning standards or academic requirements for courses, grade-level promotion, and graduation. Portfolios can be a physical collection of student work that includes materials such as written assignments, journal entries, completed tests, artwork, lab reports, physical projects, and other material evidence of student learning progress. Portfolios are utilized at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels, they are used in day-to-day instruction to help students reflect on their own work products and academic progress. By closely monitoring learning progress over time using portfolios, both teachers and students can highlight academic strengths, identify learning weaknesses, and recognize accomplishments and growth (edglossary.org). A portfolio can be a very effective tool as it relates to what students are doing and learning in the classroom. Therefore, the purpose of this project is to provide a portfolio design for elementary students. Reading will be the subject evaluated by giving examples of reading activities and breaking down those activities as evidence of the student’s progress. PURPOSE: The fundamental reason for establishing a reading portfolio is so the stakeholders (i.e., teacher, student & parent) will have an actual product, tool, framework or collection of sources to reference for best practices, solutions or criteria to determine a standard of performance in comprehension, vocabulary, sight words and phonics.
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3 COLLABORATIVE LEARNING GOALS: Collaborative learning is a technique teacher’s use to group students together to impact learning in a positive way. Proponents of collaborative learning believe it helps students in many ways. Collaborative learning theorizes that working together increases learning outcomes. Collaborative learning can occur one-on-one or in small groups between just two students; it may also occur within a larger group in a variety of forms. Children learn most by being active. One primary goal for collaborative learning focuses on active participation, which encompasses moving around, drawing, creating, and performing. Another goal is for learning to be student focused and not content focused. This means that when planning for instruction, the teacher should consider how a student learns and what methods to use to enhance learning (). In summary, collaborative learning is a processwhere student’s support and rely on each other to achieve an agreed-upon goal.
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