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Professional Development Learning Opportunities

* bulb Digital Portfolios is a TEA approved CPE provider.

Our live, online and onsite courses will provide learning for specific educational focus areas that is relevant to what teachers and students need and are collaborative in nature. Learn the skills and know how to successfully use digital portfolios flexibly, dynamically, and effectively in your district, school, and classroom.

In-person, on-site PD

Our face-to-face sessions deliver an active-learning experience designed to build confidence and knowledge about using bulb Digital Portfolios in the classroom.

Live, virtual PD

Live, online sessions are delivered right to your device, making training easy and convenient.

Getting Started Courses

Getting Started with Digital Portfolios

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn best practices for the use of digital portfolios with your students. 
  • Create a plan for implementing DPs in your classroom.
  • Learn how to access templates, resources and find help within the bulb app.
  • Navigate and use tools and features in class to support collaboration and feedback with your students.
  • Create, share and publish your first page/collection.

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bulb Master Instructor Certification

Learning Objectives:

  • Clarify goals, vision, and benchmarks for measuring success.
  • Learn about resources available to support teachers and students.
  • Establish a solid understanding of features and functions.
  • Access and templatize resources provided to lead and support training.
  • Prepare your plan to train teachers.

 

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Getting Started with Digital Portfolios for Students

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of digital portfolios and as it relates to digital citizenship and establishing a professional online presence.
  • Learn how to access templates, resources and find help within the bulb app.
  • Navigate and use tools and features in class.
  • Create, share and publish their first page/collection.

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bulb Refresher Course

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to navigate your asset library and implement best practices for organization of assets and artifacts.
  • Successfully create groups for classroom management and student engagement.
  • Discover how bulb integrates with your LMS and learn how to submit & grade assignments. 
  • Build upon your knowledge of bulb and takeaway more resources, tips and tricks to make you an advanced user.

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Focus Area Courses

Using Digital Portfolios for Career and Technical Education

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how digital portfolios provide a lasting, portable digitized body of work.
  • Understand how a DP can show process, progress, & growth as well as provide a professional-looking portfolio.
  • Organize your work within your DP and how to easily publish and share publicly and/or privately your work.

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Using Digital Portfolios to Take Writers’ Notebooks to the Next Level

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to use your digital portfolio to create a digital reader response and writing environment.
  • See how the use of DPs can deepen your students’ reading and writing abilities and show progression over time.
  • Understand how a DP can be used for feedback.
  • Experience both a reading and writing exercise that can be used with your students.

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Take Science Notebooking to the Next Level

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to use your digital portfolio to create a multimedia science notebook that will last through the years
  • See how the use of DPs can deepen your students’ skills of inquiry and show progression over time.
  • Experience a science activity that can be used directly with your students to introduce them to bulb portfolios.

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Using Digital Portfolios for College & Career Readiness

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to use bulb to effectively show students’ skills and competencies.
  • Review examples of professional portfolios and applying those tips to your students’ body of work as they use DPs for college and career opportunities.
  • Build out your own digital portfolio to support your professional development and future endeavors.

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Support Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Social and Emotional Learning
  • Explore why it matters
  • Incorporate SEL in the classroom
  • Access resources for learner reflection that can be included in digital portfolios

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Using Digital Portfolios in Blended Learning Environments

Learning Objectives:

  • Pre-assessment strategies to give educators the opportunity to evaluate students’ readiness for new learning, allowing educators to appropriately plan their instruction.
  • Instruction and learning strategies that can be completed in a digital portfolio to help educators start their digital portfolio practice.
  • Review examples, templates, and other resources that can be completed in a digital portfolio to help identify when a student is demonstrating mastery.
  • How to track and measure the success of a blended learning environment using digital portfolios.

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Make Professional Growth Visible 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to create dynamic evidence to document your journey.
  • Find resources that you can use throughout the school year to reflect in your digital portfolio. 
  • Administrators and coaches will also find helpful tips to foster educator growth throughout the school year.

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Using Digital Portfolios in the Elementary Classroom

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn best practices for introducing elementary age students to digital portfolios.
  • Get practical tips for using DPs on a daily or weekly basis with your young learners.
  • Explore fun templates from our library that you can use immediately with your students to create, reflect, & demonstrate their learning.

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