Hawaii International Education Conference on Education

The REFLECT Initiative: Researching and Developing a Continuum of E-Portfolios for Tomorrow's Teachers


Dr. Helen Barrett
sponsored by


Dr. Cheri St. Arnauld and Ray Ostos

The following information is provided online as background for this conference presentation.This page is posted online at: http://electronicportfolios.org/Hawaii/

  1. PowerPoint Slides (168K PDF) for presentation on 9 January, 2007.

  2. Websites of interest

  3. REFLECT White Paper
    Written in preparation for the REFLECT Initiative research project.
  4. 2006 Site Visit report for the Arizona Education Professions project
    This report was provided as part of the 2006 site visit, and provided the framework for changes to the implementation of the REFLECT Initiative in the 2006-2007 school year.
  5. NETS Essential Conditions Rubric
    This rubric looks at the conditions that the International Society for Technology in Education believes need to me in place for the successful integration of technology in schools.
  6. Learning to Learn Portfolio Model was developed by Ian Fox, the Principal at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School, Auckland, New Zealand. This model provides a wonderful framework for thinking about portfolios in schools: Metacognitive Development, Assessment to Improve Learning, and Development of Home-School Links. His online paper, Learning to Learn in the 21st Century, provides further explanation of this model and how it is implemented in his school.

  7. Stefanakis-Barrett Model of Differentiating Portfolio Purposes.
    My colleague, Evangeline Harris Stefanakis, developed a model of Assessment for Learning, placing portfolios on a continuum between Learning and Accountability. We added my table that differentiates Portfolios used for Learning (Assessment FOR Learning) with Portfolios used for Accountability (Assessment OF Learning). (see my White Paper and upcoming paper to be published in IRA's Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy).
  8. Guiding Questions for the Use of Portfolios - Student Version
    These questions were based on based on Tucker, Stronge & Gareis (2002). Handbook on Teacher Portfolios for Evaluation and Professional Development. Eye on Education

  9. Managing Complex Change
    Issues to consider as you implement an electronic portfolio system: Vision, Skills, Incentives, Resources, Action Plan.

  10. Planning Your Electronic Portfolio Implementation
    Looking at the questions to ask at different stages of the Electronic Portfolio Implementation Process. Uses the Portfolio Development Process and the Value-Added of Technology.

  11. My 5x5 Model of Electronic Portfolio Development
    If you choose to use "common tools" for developing electronic portfolios, here is a look at the tools based on my 5-stage model of ePortfolio divelopment, at five levels of portfolio development (based on level of difficulty). This chart is based on an article that I published in 2000: Create Your Own Electronic Portfolio (using off-the-shelf software) (April, 2000, issue of Learning and Leading with Technology)

  12. Using Electronic Portfolios for Formative/Classroom-based Assessment by Helen Barrett. Connected Newsletter (Classroom Connect). Final PDF Version, October 2006 | Volume 13, No. 2, pp. 4-6 (41K)
    In this short paper, I discuss the use of portfolios for formative, classroon-based assessment.

  13. Authentic Assessment with Electronic Portfolios using Common Software and Web 2.0 Tools by Helen Barrett. - a work in progress (August 2006) - to be published in an updated version of Coming of Age: an introduction to the new World Wide Web
    If you want to publish electronic portfolios online, then this paper gives the options, including Web 2.0 tools.

©2006, Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D. http://electronicportfolios.org

This page is located online at http://electronicportfolios.org/Hawaii/