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Portfolio/Student Led Conferences

As a requirement of graduation, all students at Coventry High School will create an e-portfolio which highlights their work throughout their time in school. Each portfolio artifact will be directly connected to our school expectations and showcased in the manner of the student's choosing.

Please refer to the requirements below regarding what needs to be collected each year.

Freshmen

Portfolio Requirements

  • Lead a Student Led Conference with your parent/guardian and teacher
  • Demonstrate your progress towards all 7 Learning Expectations by providing work samples
  • Reflect on the work you did throughout the year

Sophomores

Portfolio Requirements

Total requirements by end of year

  • 2 Projects
  • 4 Expectations
  • 1 Personal Introduction
  • Goals

The above requirements are what staff will look for when evaluating your portfolio. If you meet the requirements, you'll receive a "P" on your report card. If not, you will receive an "I" for "Incomplete."

Juniors

Portfolio Requirements

Total requirements by end of year

  • 3-4 Projects
  • 6 Expectations
  • 1 Personal Introduction
  • Goals
  • Theme or Focus

The above requirements are what staff will look for when evaluating your portfolio. If you meet the requirements, you'll receive a "P" on your report card. If not, you will receive an "I" for "Incomplete."

Seniors

NO PORTFOLIO, NO DIPLOMA

All Seniors must attend the "Portfolio Open House."

All CHS students must complete an E-Portfolio in order to graduate.



PORTFOLIO OPEN HOUSE:

Students load their e-portfolio during the evening open house.

Teachers circulate to verify that all requirements have been met. Open to the public.


Help/FAQs

What happens if I get an "Incomplete" on my Portfolio 3rd quarter?

After receiving an INCOMPLETE, contact Ms. Oleksenko and Ms. Casale.

The INCOMPLETE grade is important data for future reference, and will show whether your portfolio has been on track for 4 years.

NOTE: If you are a SENIOR expecting to GRADUATE, you MUST ATTEND PORTFOLIO OPEN HOUSE, and present your portfolio. If you attended and received an INCOMPLETE, you must contact Ms. Oleksenko and Ms. Casale to properly complete your portfolio. After successful completion of your portfolio, then you MUST SCHEDULE AN AFTER-SCHOOL formal presentation to 3 Staff Members. If you DID NOT attend the OPEN HOUSE, then you must contact

Ms. Oleksenko and Ms. Casale to properly complete your portfolio and then MUST SCHEDULE AN AFTER-SCHOOL formal presentation to 3 Staff Members.

What's a multimedia electronic format?

The portfolio may not be a collection of documents stored in folders on the computer. The portfolio MUST be organized by a single file, program, website, or other computer form that allows you to 1) display and/ or make hyperlinks (clickable links) to your work 2) Display and/ or make links to your explanations of how your work relates to Coventry High School's goals and expectations and 3) Display and/ or make links to your resumé, personal introduction, etc.

Some formats students have used are:

  • website
  • wiki or blog
  • hyperlinked documents (PowerPoint or other document with links), etc.
  • Another format--a documentary about you, a carefully produced video.

IMPORTANT: Your files need to work on any computer. (Need to be open-able using Microsoft Office and the programs on our computer. If it's a program that they only have in a CAD lab, try making a screen shot (picture- CTRL+ PRINTSCRN) and pasting into "paint" or "photoshop" and saving as an image. This was you can display samples of your work and reflect upon the work as a whole in your reflections. If you know how to save as a PDF, that works best on websites (the new labs at CHS let you do it from Word). You can also put text right into your webpage. You shouldn't need to "provide" the files for your portfolio on portfolio night with a Flash drive--Plan Ahead.

What's the theme or focus? Does it lock me in?

Your senior year you are required to incorporate a theme or focus in your final portfolio. A theme or focus is a subject you are passionate about. It should be woven into your final product. For example, if your goals are leaning towards a medical profession, then you should include medical graphics and vocabulary throughout your portfolio. We want you to have practice identifying a career path and "showing yourself off."

WHAT'S A HYPERLINK?

A hyperlink is what you click on when you're on a website and you go to a different page. Or when you click on a "LINK" and download a file. You can do this in Word and PowerPoint by going to "Insert" and selecting the file you want to open when the person clicks the link.

Did you know that in Word, you can "SAVE AS WEB PAGE" ? This means that the new file it creates will look like a page in Internet Explorer even though you might have just saved it in the school's network (your folder). You can do the same thing with PowerPoint. I've found that you lose the style/format of the page when you save as a web page, but a solution is making tables in the place of columns.

How do I write my reflections?

Click here for a helpful guide

Portfolio Presentation Resources

To Create a Website

Example Site

Weebly

Webs

Wix

Jimdo

Other alternatives

Mahara - Open source eportfolios

Glogster - an electronic bulletin board where you can add audio, video, text and images

Prezi - an online alternative to PowerPoint

Storybird

Museum Box - make an online, electronic diorama - works very well with History

Additional Resources

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