Documenting our Open Portfolios Workshop in Pittsburgh

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Thinking about spending a few inspiring fall days in Pittsburgh? We did! Along with approximately 60 other educators, administrators, practitioners, and even a few researchers—from K-12 and higher education, we offered a second Open Portfolios workshop last week on Nov 15–16, 2016 in the grand city of Pittsburgh. The sun was shining, and we gathered together […]

Release of “A Practical Guide to Open Portfolios”!

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Coming off the heels of a successful Open Portfolio Workshop in Pittsburgh last week, we are thrilled to announce the official release of “A Practical Guide to Open Portfolios“! A guide that’s been 10 months in the making, drawing inspiration and concrete insights from educators and researchers in K-12 and higher ed alike, the guide distills some […]

Announcing the Open Portfolio Workshop this fall!

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We’re delighted to announce that Maker Ed — in collaboration with the Remake Learning Network — will be offering an east coast Open Portfolio Workshop in Pittsburgh on Nov 15-16, 2016! Graciously hosted by IDeaTe at Carnegie Mellon University, this two-day, hands-on workshop will focus on exploring practices for capturing making & learning through portfolios. In […]

Open Portfolios: Looking back on our first-ever Practitioner Workshop

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In July and August 2015, we kicked off Phase 2 of the Open Portfolio Project. Having built a strong foundation of findings and insights from Phase 1, we are excited to continue deepening our work with the generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. In the months since, we have re-engaged with a […]

Open Portfolio Project’s Phase 2 launches!

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After many months of eager anticipation, we are thrilled to announce that we have the unique opportunity to continue our work on the Open Portfolio Project. With immense thanks to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Phase 2 of the project has recently begun! Back in collaboration with Indiana University’s Creativity Labs, led by Dr. […]

Open Portfolios: Bay Area Video Coalition’s Media Portfolios

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This is the eighth in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout 2014 and into 2015. The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), located in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, has been inspiring and guiding the community […]

Open Portfolios: Ravenswood Makerspaces District-Wide

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This is the seventh in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout 2014 and into 2015. The Ravenswood City School District, just north of Silicon Valley, serves a predominantly Hispanic population in East Palo Alto and surrounding […]

Open Portfolios: School-wide portfolios at Monticello High School

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This is the sixth in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. Nestled into the rolling hills of Charlottesville, VA, Monticello High School is a large, public, comprehensive high school […]

Open Portfolios: Embracing Making in K-12 at Lighthouse Community Charter School

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This is the fifth in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. An innovative K-12 public charter school located close to the airport in Oakland, CA, Lighthouse Community Charter School […]

Open Portfolios: Making & Documenting at the Millvale Community Library

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This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. by Anna Keune The Millvale Community Library, close to Pittsburgh, PA, is one of 10 field sites the […]