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Student Digital Portfolios: Kinder to College and Career

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Sunday, June 23, 1:00–2:00 pm
Location: 201A

Aaron Jaramillo   Brian Kennedy   Janea Menicucci   Vincent Montoya   Christina Nunez   Brian Stewart   Leticia Trujillo  
In this session you will learn how to use a Google Site to create a student digital portfolio. Attendees will leave with a new perspective on how Google Sites can be used beyond just a site. Students can now organize all of their artifacts in one spot.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google Chrome Account
Google Sites access
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Career and technical education
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Today’s students are creating more and more digital content, but tend to not use a digital tool to house and share the content they have created. Session participants will be introduced to the value of student ePortfolios and begin the process of creating a template for their students. A digital student ePortfolio allows students to collect and organize their content all in one space and allows students to share their work with teachers, other students, colleges, and potential employers. We will provide an ePortfolio template which the participant can use the record of their students’ learning. The student ePortfolio will provide an excellent comprehensive view of their academic skills and creative content that the student has mastered. We will be sharing some examples of the ePortfolios that have been created at Albuquerque Public Schools. Participants will leave our session seeing how Google Sites can be more than just a mere website!


1. Creation of a Google Site
2. Basic understanding of how a Google site works
3. Suggest an organizational template for each section of the student ePortfolio
4. Discussion of what content should be captured in the pages and sections of the ePortfolio
5. Show student samples

This will be a completely interactive presentation. Participants will leave with a framework of a digital student ePortfolio. Participants will have access to links to sample student ePortfolios.

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Aaron Jaramillo, Albuquerque Public Schools

Aaron Jaramillo is a passionate edtech leader with over 15 years of K-12 edtech and fine arts experience. As the Director of Educational Technology at Albuquerque Public Schools, he is a student advocate and oversees a team of innovative professional developers. He holds a M.A. in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership and is an active member with ISTE and CoSN.

Brian Kennedy, Mr

Brian Kennedy is a Digital Integration Specialist in the Educational Technology Department at Albuquerque Public Schools since 2011. With masters’ degrees in fine arts and business administration, Brian has had a diverse career. In addition to being a Digital Integration Specialist, he has been a university and secondary teacher, fine arts painter and mixed media artist, graphic designer and illustrator, restaurant general manager, a textile manufacturing CEO and design specialist, business consultant, and entrepreneur.

Janea Menicucci, Explore Academy

Janea Menicucci, MA: has been a master educator for 18 years. She works for Albuquerque Public Schools as a Digital Integration Specialists for the Educational Technology department. She helps teachers and schools integrate technology in their classrooms. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Educator Level 2. She incorporates her background in Universal Design for Learning in all of her professional development. She is an active member with ISTE. She also has a podcast Hallway Renegades.

Vincent Montoya, Albuquerque Public Schools

I am currently working as a Digital Integration Coach, Trainer, Program Developer and Consultant with Albuquerque Public Schools. I have 12 years of experience in the classroom as a middle school Math , Avid , and Business Technology teacher. I try to pair my teaching experience with my technical expertise to guide engaging conversations about finding technology's best fit in the classroom. Founded in standards and intentional teaching, I help educators develop a plan to help student use technology to enhance or expand their learning, both in and outside of the classroom.

Christina Nunez, Albuquerque Public Schools

Christina Nunez has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She has taught with Albuquerque Public Schools for 15 years as a teacher and also in leadership roles. Recently she has transitioned into the Educational Technology Department at APS as a Technology Resource Teacher. She is Google Certified Level 2, a Seesaw Ambassador, EdPuzzle Coach, Screencaster Master and Apple Teacher. She is a member of ISTE and is working toward ISTE Certification. She provides teachers trainings in both Apple and Google digital tools.

Brian Stewart, Albuquerque Public Schools

Brian Stewart is a Senior Technology Consultant and Support Specialist in the Educational Technology department of Albuquerque Public Schools. He holds a BA in Music Education and a MA in Educational Leadership, and has worked as a secondary music teacher and Elementary Principal. He currently melds his education leadership experience with his gearhead mentality to support district initiatives in blended learning. He holds a CompTIA A+ Certification and is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator.

Leticia Trujillo, Albuquerque Public Schools

Leticia G. Trujillo currently works in Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Technology Department – Educational Technology, providing technology integration at both the school and district level. She specializes in providing technology integration to Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) schools. Prior to her current position, Leticia worked in other district departments for over 10 years, where she was hired to help pilot online professional development for her school district creating online courses upholding Office for Civil Rights compliance for all district personnel. In addition, Leticia is passionate about helping empower diverse groups of young ladies through education, leadership development, community service and advocacy.

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