Elements in Portfolio- Capacities self assessment.

This is part of your baseline portfolio. You will demonstrate you have met each of the capacities by the end of the two years. For now, you're just creating a starting point snapshot to realistically self assess yourself as a learner, and to help you set goals as to what areas you want to address next semester. Your on going portfolio will need to demonstrate growth in each of these areas over the two years. Choose how you want to represent your starting point. Be as creative as you like. You don't need to use this format but it's a scaffold to give you an example You can use a visual bar graph, a story time line, etc. Keep a copy so you can reflect back on it.

1. Write each of the capacities in your own words.
2. On the scale from 1 (low) to 10 (high), self assess where you are (R), and want to be (B)3. Select an artifact (event, evidence, reflection) that exemplifies or provides a rational of why you put yourself at that point on the rating scale.
(write this capacity in your own words. You might use some of your definition of self directed learning here) Autonomous-Lifelong Learner, developing a disposition for self-directed,continuous learning which is motivated and guided by a desire forprofessional development outside the traditional setting which may includechallenging situations and involve some element of risk taking;

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What artifact are you using to reflect on to show your starting point on this Capacity?How does it relate? How will you demonstrate growth in this area of capacity next semester? What literature are you drawing from? Link the readings, articles to your reflections where possible. (Repeat this for each)


Reflective Practitioner, being able to use self-assessment and formativeevaluation on an ongoing basis to realistically monitor and value change ineducational practice, personal learning experiences, and personal beliefs;

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Critical Practitioner by analyzing current educational theories, research,philosophies, and policies; resulting in thoughtful educational decisions whichconsider resources, culture, and diverse learning needs in their personal andprofessional environment;

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Facilitator of Learning, through understanding the educator’s role, selectingand using appropriate technologies to provide a safe, rich learningenvironment to achieve curricular outcomes while recognizing studentautonomy in learning, diverse learner needs, and possible extension oflearning outside the classroom;

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Knowledgeable Educator, being able to evaluate, select or create diverselearning and instructional opportunities for themselves and their students thatare based on relevant literature and assessment data;

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Supportive Colleague, contributing constructively toward enhancing learningcommunities, supporting members of the community in their learning andinquiry, helping to design and evaluate learning projects, and valuing thecontributions to learning of others and self;

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Educational Leader, helping others in understanding and using appropriatetechnology, facilitating learning activities, stimulating and facilitatingdiscussion around educational issues, and being aware of their role as an agentof change; and

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User of Technology in their personal and professional roles which willenhance their learning and teaching.
Synthesis:I am now able to . . .I am still working on . . .I am struggling with . . .My next steps will be . . .