Sonja Taylor uses PebblePad "to build portfolios that are personal, professional and public." In this case study she discusses her approaches to these different portfolio-types and how her portfolio practice helps in her teaching - "When it comes to my students, I try to model how my folio and digital archive spaces work together, and I encourage them to build a digital learning archive, use guided workbooks to help them think about their digital academic identity and support them in building an eportfolio that reflects the time they have spent in my classes. The main context for my teaching practice is within the Senior Inquiry Program at Portland State University. Senior Inquiry is a dual-credit, embedded first year experience that we offer to seniors at six different high schools in the Portland Metro area. In Senior Inquiry we prioritize collaborative learning and empower student voice. This turns traditional lecture style teaching on its head." Sonja describes the processes involved and the deep student engagement with portfolio practice.
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