SoSt 200 Introduction to Social Studies
You must develop an online professional portfolio.
- At a
minimum, it must have
home page with your name on it and a table of contents (list of
resume (which lists your work experience and your contact information) as
one of the links
- a link for the 10 knowledge areas (with links inside
for each of the areas) and 7 skills (again, with links for each of the
name appearing on every page in your website
- To the
extent that you have exhibits which you can include for each knowledge
area/skill, do so. Possible entries
could be lesson plans, unit plans, graduation standard assessments,
evaluation of your clinical performance, reflections on your own teaching,
papers submitted for your content classes that address the standard,
etc. For each entry you must identify the performance expectation(s)
within the standard that are/will be addressed (you may identify more
than one expectation satisfied by a single entry).
- By the
end of the course, your Multiple Perspectives Learning Plan must be linked
to Skill 3 (“Apply multiple perspectives….”) and to the appropriate knowledge standard that you are
teaching. The plan must include a
title and your name, and it must specify the NCSS Standard and Performance
Expectation(s) that are addressed. Failure to successfully complete this
task will cost 8 points on the Portfolio assignment!
The 10 Knowledge
& Cultural Diversity
Continuity & Change
Places & Environment
development & Identity
among Individuals, Groups & Institutions
Authority & Governance
Distribution & Consumption
Technology & Society
Ideal & Practices
The 7 Skills Areas
critically & actively, the social studies literature
apply information technologies to teaching secondary social studies
multiple perspectives to understanding the social world in teaching secondary
strategies for promoting social responsibility among secondary social studies
an integrated understanding of concepts in the social sciences and history to
teaching secondary social studies
and provide a variety of learning opportunities to meet the developmental needs
of diverse learners that challenge secondary social students to think
critically and creatively, be active learners, and interact with fellow
and use multiple assessment techniques that demand high level of performance
among secondary social studies students
The Social Studies Advisory Board has adopted the following
criteria for evaluating student portfolios:
(class papers, personal reflections, etc.)
will be assessed using the following questions:
that which is submitted pertinent and appropriate to the standard?
it thought provoking and does it show depth of analysis?
it offer new insights and understanding?
Is new knowledge created?
documents (lesson plans, course syllabi, unit plans, standards,
assessments, etc.) will be assessed using the following questions:
that which is submitted fit with and meet the standards?
I teach or use the material presented?
I teach or use that which is presented?
Would there be meaningful, value-based, integrative, challenging
and/or active teaching and learning?
I encourage you to look at the work of those who have gone
before you (http://www.mnsu.edu/sost/studentportfolios.htm). The initial posting is due by the end of the
fifth week of class (it must be posted to a public web address, and you must
send me an e-mail with the URL of your website). I expect that you will update it throughout
the term (at a minimum, your Multiple Perspective Learning Activity assignment
should be linked to your portfolio under Skill #3 and the appropriate knowledge
© 2004 A.J.Filipovitch
Revised 8 August 2008