Portfolio of Learning
In this assessment task, you will submit a portfolio of four (4) Design and Technology and Digital Technologies lesson plans, with at least one of each type. The purpose of the assessment task is for you to engage with lesson planning and activity sequencing. During tutorials each week (from 2 to 12) you will share lesson ideas and plans you have developed, simulate these lessons, receive and provide peer feedback, and develop a collection of effective teaching strategies on which to draw upon to provide a portfolio of your best four lesson plans at the conclusion of the course that demonstrate your ability plan and implement learning sequences and lessons in the Technologies learning area. A template for lesson plans will be provided.
Portfolio submissions will be assessed on how well they meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of strategies for differentiating Technologies teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities.
- Demonstrate an ability to organise Technologies content into an effective learning and teaching sequence.
- Demonstrate an ability to use curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge to design Technologies learning sequences and lesson plans.
- Demonstrate an ability to implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand Technologies curriculum learning opportunities for students.
- Demonstrate an ability to plan Technologies lesson sequences using knowledge of student learning, content and effective teaching strategies.
- Demonstrate an ability to include a range of teaching strategies.
Assessment of your Portfolio of Learning lesson plans is by the criteria detailed in criteria sheets on Learning@Griffith.
Submission of the Portfolio of Learning is via Learning@Griffith. You may submit multiple files i.e. one for each lesson plan, or combine your lesson plans into one document. Please take care in submitting files. Submitting an 'incorrect' or corrupted file will be marked as submitted. It is your responsibility to select and submit files and check that the correct file has been uploaded or submitted. Files should be in a commonly used format e.g. doc or pdf. If using an Apple, Google, Linux, etc. word processor, save and submit as a .doc or .pdf file. You must provide a cover sheet, either as an additional file when submitting your assignment, or you can complete the following form.
A Portfolio of Learning submitted after the due date, without an approved extension, will be penalised the standard penalty of 10% of the maximum mark applicable for the Portfolio of Learning for each working day or part working day that the item is late. Portfolio of Learning assessment submitted more than five working days after the due date are awarded zero marks.
Requests for an extension of submission time is available BEFORE the due date for the Portfolio of Learning. Requests of up to 1 week will be considered in exceptional circumstances with an extension request form and supporting documentation submitted before the due date. Medical certificates must include a professional opinion that you were impaired in your ability to complete the Portfolio of Learning.
Requests for special consideration is available AFTER the due date for the Portfolio of Learning but only where the assessment has been attempted. Requests will be considered if you can demonstrate that your performance in the assessment item was seriously affected, or you were seriously disadvantaged when the assessment item was attempted, on the grounds of illness, accident, disability, bereavement or other compassionate circumstances. Requests must be accompanied by appropriate documentary evidence, submitted AFTER the final due date, online, and NO LATER than three working days after the final due date of the Portfolio of Learning.
Portfolio of Learning
Each week during the course you will prepare lesson plans for teaching Design and Technology and Digital Technologies concepts, peer review each others lessons, and simulate your lessons using SimSchool. Each week will focus on a different aspects of lesson design or curriculum content. Your Portfolio of Learning will represent your best 4 lessons, at least one from each subject, as well as demonstrating your ability to manage learning time, sequence activities, differentiate learning, and use a range of teaching strategies.