In past portfolios we have required individual artifact pages for each of the artifacts. This is where you would include the questions that you completed in each of your classes reflecting on the final project. We have decided to make these optional. A separate page can be created for each artifact developed in an Instructional Technology course. If you decide to do this, each of these pages will include:
Description of the artifact and its applications,
Reflection statement (written during the course in which the artifact was created) related to the artifact
What was the context (the course, purpose, situation, etc.) in which this artifact was created?
What outcome(s) (ISTE standards) were you demonstrating in creating it? For each outcome, describe how the artifact addresses the indicators within the standard.
What challenge(s) did you encounter in creating this artifact? What did you learn from encountering this/these challenge(s), and how can you turn these challenges into opportunities in your current or future professional life?
What does this work show about you and your capabilities?
What did completing this work teach you about yourself as a 21st Century educator?
Hyperlink to the artifact itself so your reader will be able to enjoy your work.
This is a list of the artifacts your portfolio will feature:
INSTTECH 5131 Exploring Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology
INSTTECH 5139 Planning and Producing Instructional Media
Final individual/group project
INSTTECH 6232 Selecting and Integrating Instructional Technologies
INSTTECH 6237 Leading Change through Instructional Technology
Technology Plan Presentation
INSTTECH 6240 Understanding Instructional Design
INSTTECH 5153 Using Digital and Social Media in Education
INSTTECH 6210 Developing and Directing On-Line Learning
You will write a reflection for each standard. These reflections involve you discussing each standard and what it means to you and your professional career. You don’t need to segment your standard reflection into each of the benchmarks but you can mention them if they seem relevant. Individual pages will be created for each of the ISTE Standards you use. The ISTE Standards for Teachers includes five standards. If you want to include some of the standards from the ISTE Standards for Coaches or ISTE Standards for Administration, you will need to include a reflection page for each of the standards.
Within these reflections, you will include links to the artifacts that you created that align with each specific standard. This reflection process should include the following components:
Your personal definition of the standard.
Identification of artifact(s) that align with that standard. (This doesn't mean just listing them. You should put these into context so that you are still telling the story that makes them relevevant to that standard.)
Explanation of how each artifact addresses the criteria of the standard. (A review of aligned indicators will assist you in completing this response.)
This process must be completed for each specific standard.
You will bring your journey to a close in your comprehensive reflection. This comprehensive reflection should include multiple facets of your story – What did you do? What did you read? How did you grow? How will this affect your future and the future of your students? Consider how you will describe your entire learning experience in UNI's Instructional Technology program.
This is where you can:
Look back upon your experiences and reflect;
Discuss your entire experience, your areas of growth and professional goals;
Include a “call to action” where you describe your future plans after you receive your IT Masters degree; and
Cite the authors and publications that support your conclusions and were important to you.