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My Learning Story: How to Build a Digital Portfolio With Preschool Students

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Andrea Alessio Robles  
Diana Huerta  

Learn about the power of storytelling and digital learning portfolios to shape students' learning by reflecting and developing critical thinking as they grow up facing a world pandemic. Learn how to build your own digital portfolio step-by-step.

Audience: Teachers, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Mac
Tablet: iOS
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/use of data
Grade level: PK-2
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
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

Preschool is one of the most important development stages in Human Life. It is the stage when more neurological connections are made. Our brain starts getting to know our world and we start to discover who we are. Our students are growing in a distance learning environment where teachers are restricted to see their students daily development as they did in their classroom. This project came up as teachers needed a tool to assess their students’ learning progress from a remote learning environment. Teachers worked with small groups of students each week to witness the whole process.
Join this session to discover how Highlands International School’s PK students used Technology and Storytelling to build their learning and development story. They documented their learning progress using their 1:1 iPad, and Visible Thinking routines to reflect on their learning process adding interactive videos, drawings, voice notes, and photographs to their book as they became aware of their learning progress receiving instant feedback from their teachers as they worked in collaborative documents, and involving their parents in their learning process.

In this project, all the school subjects were addressed transversally, leading students to develop their communication skills, to strengthen their Spanish, and ESL; and to develop a sense of self knowledge anchored in a Culture of Thinking.
The main purpose and objectives for this presentation are:

To share with the audience a Remote Learning Success Story in a 1:1 instructional program, including the challenges faced, and the final products.

To share how a Learning Portafolio was implemented through Technology to enhance and leverage learning experiences and assessment tools through virtual learning. 

To share with the audience the development process of our students through out the school year.
To give our students a voice in their learning story so they develop self knowledge and self steam as they grow and learn facing a Sanitary and Educational crisis.

Outline

Content and Activities:

Presenters will share with the audience their experience, strategies, and learning process. The audience will participate by listening and asking questions to broaden the perspective of the project. Also, by sharing ideas that leverage our experience and learning.

Participants may follow the steps to build their own Learning Portafolio Prototype.

Supporting research

Cremin, T. (Ed.), Flewitt, R. (Ed.), Mardell, B. (Ed.), Swann, J. (Ed.). (2017). Storytelling in Early Childhood. London: Routledge, https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315679426 Thinking Routines: http://www.pz.harvard.edu/thinking-routines

Assessment Reimagined
http://www.pz.harvard.edu/50th/assessment-reimagined

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Presenters

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Andrea Alessio Robles, Highlands International School.

Innovation and Technology Leader for Early Childhood at Highlands International School BA in Pedagogy, MA in Neuropsychology. Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City. Apple Teacher Swift Playgrounds. Member of the Apple Professional Learning Community.

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Diana Huerta, Highlands International Preschool Mexico

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