Welcome to the First Annual Portfolio Exhibition

EAD 808, Professional Inquiry and Reflection Seminar
Spring 2003, 132 Erickson Hall, Professor Gary Sykes

Students in EAD 808 began creating a vision of what web-based portfolios for
K-12 administrators should contain in EAD 808 during fall semester with Professor Steve Kaagan .
During spring semester the students continued to develop their portfolios with Professor Gary Sykes.

A key component in the portfolio concept is the "exhibition" at which students present their work to
an audience and discuss their work and their learning with their peers.  The exhibition serves as a
celebration, as well as an occasion to share and reflect.    Pictures from an Exhibition .

Anderson, April Hoxhallari, Rozeta Lefebvre, Matthew Schwedler, Thomas
Blakeslee, Cynthia Hughes, Beverly Mullen, Kelly Smith, Sarah
Block, Mathew Jones, Terry Neros, Stacie Whitman, Donald
Hahnenberg, Nicholas Korth, Scot Petee, Kirk Zeller, Angelina
Hawkins, Jolena Lagerquist, Gene Pricco, Heather Kaagan, Steve

Paul Dull .


Food for Thought.
Ohio Requires Portfolio for Principals.

"Changes in Licensure. (from the Leading and Learning  the EYP Newsletter, January 2002. Vol. 1 No. 1)  In what came as a surprise to many, the use of portfolios as a performance-based assessment for principals was written into law effective July 1, 2002.  While this recommendation had been pending for some time, imminent passage had not been indicated.  The key components in the principal entry-year recommendation were incorporated into the recommendations for entry-year teachers, and the entire package was passed into law.

Greenville, SC, Schools .

"8. Comprehensive orientation for new principals, training programs for assistant principals, portfolios of accomplishment prior to principal placement....

Book: The Principal Portfolio .

"Provides the hands-on, practical information that principals need to create, maintain, and use a professional development portfolio—a tool that can improve their own performance and help significantly increase students’ achievement levels."

Ohio State University.
Workshop on principal's portfolios.

Principals' Interest in Portfolios by Prospective Teachers .  

Canadian Use of Principal Portolios .

New Zealand: Principal's Portfolio


                           Click here for other photos of brainstorming session.

Tuesday, September 24, 2002.
We began by brainstorming what we would like to have in our portfolios.
Six groups met and shared their ideas via an ancient technology requiring skill in dragging chalk
across a rough black surface.

Click here to see ideas from the groups.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002.
We met in 415 Computer Center to begin working on creating webpages.

CEP 813 : You might enjoy seeing the portfolios of  teachers in my on-campus course:
  Electronic Portfolios for Teaching and Learning.

A top priority is for you to decide which software to use for creating webpages.

I suggest  you consider one of the following three:
    Netscape, Dreamweaver, or Frontpage.

Netscape has the advantage of being free (download) or cheap (order online at address below),
which means you can put it on your laptop, home computer, and school.
    Click here for a brief introduction to Netscape.

Frontpage by Microsoft is widely used by K-12 teachers and was included on the computers given to teachers recently in Michigan. It is a good program but is not on computers at MSU.

Dreamweaver is about $100 for MSU students and is very powerful but a bit more difficult to learn initially. You can buy this in the MSU computer store or bookstore.
Tipsheet for Dreamweaver .

Freebies and Tutorials . This page contains links to free gifs, backgrounds, and tutorials. You may find it useful.

Downloads .  This page contains links to download sites, for FTP software, etc.

Netscape Order .  Netscape Communicator 4.72, and Netscape 6.2 or 7.0 include
the capacity for making Web pages (unlike Internet Explorer, which is only a browser).
You can download if free from http://www.netscape.com , or order a CD and book
at the link above.