Lehman College, CUNY

November 8, 2013
by Leslie Lieman
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Video Tours of Student ePortfolios

Graduate Science Education Students Offer Video Tours of Their ePortfolio Several Science Graduate Education alumni with exemplar ePortfolios created short videos of their work with the Educational Technology Coordinator. These video ePortfolio “tours” demonstrate evidence of growth in teaching and professional identity, critical learning from reflective practice and demonstrated improved learning outcomes of classroom students. Enjoy a few minute journey with our students! Charon Sison, Read more [...]

November 8, 2013
by Leslie Lieman
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Students Showcase ePortfolios at the LUTE Awards Ceremony

At the annual LUTE Awards ceremony we honor our graduates and celebrate the successes of our programs. Additionally, through a nominating process we recognize individual students in each program (teachers, counselors or school building leaders) who are dedicated to educating for equity; realizing potential; empowering learners; and affirming diversity in urban schools. Since 2010, we have also showcased the work and achievements of graduates who completed outstanding ePortfolios. Each year Read more [...]

November 8, 2013
by Leslie Lieman
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Lehman College Student ePortfolio Showcase

Students from School of Education graduate programs in Science Education, Childhood Education and Educational Leadership were invited to participate in a college-wide ePortfolio showcase and competition. Students from all programs using ePortfolios at Lehman were invited to enter the competition. Two students from each of the School of Education programs mentioned above participated and received recognition for their participation. Two graduate students won additional awards, including Most Professional Read more [...]

November 6, 2013
by Wesley Pitts
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Core Strategies for Building a Culture of Learning

The introduction and implementation of ePortfolio within the School of Education at Lehman College has grown out of organic experiences with moderate structural and technical support strategies. ePortfolio implementation was not introduced or mandated by high level administrative initiatives.  The path was primarily paved by faculty (with students) interested in working with ePortfolio with strategic help and support from the Educational Technology Coordinator working out of the School of Education Read more [...]

November 5, 2013
by Wesley Pitts
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ePortfolios as Connectors and Catalysts for Change

Our focus on ePortfolios (beyond the actual capstone experience) has helped faculty build collaborative relationships across departmental and programmatic borders. Discussions about ePortfolio have been a connector and catalyst for some positive steps and we recognize the benefits that Randy Bass discusses in his, “ePortfolio as a Network of Connection” section of “Scaling Strategies and ePortfolio as a Catalyst for Change” article. ePortfolio projects have begun to connect professors Read more [...]

November 4, 2013
by Wesley Pitts
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Reflective Pedagogy Practice: Baseline & Post-Baseline Evidence

Reflective practice is considered an important goal in teacher preparation programs (Rogers, 2002). There are a variety of perspectives on how to identify, document and analyze this activity.  Reflective practice in teacher education is generally characterized as the ways in which teachers critically interrogate their teaching and learning how to teach and as an outcome of this interrogation consider how they might refine and improve their practice (Lyons, 1998). Fedler (2003) uses a genealogical Read more [...]

November 4, 2013
by Alexandria Ross
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Reflective Pedagogy Practice: Philosophy of Education

The  Lehman College  Graduate Childhood Education program, which leads to an M.S.Ed. Degree in Childhood Education and initial New York State certification in grades 1-6, piloted ePortfolios in a capstone course for three years and is now implementing a program ePortfolio in the fall 2013 semester.  The ePortfolio asks students to include two educational philosophies. One that they wrote in their first course in the program and one that they write 2 years later in the capstone course. They are Read more [...]

November 4, 2013
by Alexandria Ross
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Reflective Pedagogy Practice: About Artifacts

The  Lehman College  Graduate Childhood Education program, which leads to an M.S.Ed. Degree in Childhood Education and initial New York State certification in grades 1-6, piloted ePortfolios in a capstone course for three years and  implemented a program ePortfolio in the fall 2013 semester. The ePortfolio asks students to include an educational philosophy, a resume and to compare their learning to the INTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment Support Consortium) standards – the national standards Read more [...]

November 4, 2013
by Wesley Pitts
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Reflective Pedagogy Practice: Formative Presentation on one ePortfolio

At the end of a two-semester ePortfolio capstone project students must complete their ePortfolio consisting of the following eight entries (competency areas): 1) Welcome, 2) Philosophy of Science Education, 3) Reflective Practice, 4) Use of New Pedagogical Knowledge in Designing Instruction and Assessment, 5) Understanding of Science Education Theory and Literature, 6) Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, 7) Using Science Content Area Knowledge, 8) Collaborative Entry. Summative Presentation Students Read more [...]

November 2, 2013
by Leslie Lieman
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Professional Development and Cross Discipline Collaboration

Since several faculty use portfolio pedagogy in courses or programs but were not using the digital tools, the ePortfolio Leadership Team wanted to provide opportunities to collaborate and talk about topics we all have in common.  There are features of ePortfolios that translate to other types of assignments and coursework. Thus, we focused on professional development topics that would benefit faculty who were not specifically engaged in ePortfolio work.  For example, we decided to conduct a PD Read more [...]
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