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A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. —Anonymous

K-12 Leadership Portfolio Requirement



Ready to Submit Your Portfolio?  

Portfolios Reviewed 3 Times a Year-Deadlines Posted Below
Steps to Follow:
Submit Intent Form 
Complete Online Portfolio 
Submit Portfolio by Deadlines Listed Below
Portfolio Reviewed by ELPA Committee

For information on the requirement, contact Shari Smith.

 

Summer 2018 
Intent Form Due June 27, 2018

Submit Portfolio August 20, 2018 by 12 AM
Portfolio Reviewed by ELPA Portfolio Committee August 20-23, 2018
Students Notified of Results August 24, 2018
Revisions (if required) Due August 29, 2018 by 12 AM
Students Notified of Results (of revised portfolios) August 31, 2018

 

Portfolio Process

All certification students are required to successfully complete the portfolio to be eligible for licensure from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  Master’s Degree students not seeking certification must submit a portfolio as a requirement for completion of the degree.  

Successful completion of the portfolio for the Master’s Degree and certification is determined by the Faculty Portfolio Review Committee, using the rubric included below to evaluate student proficiency in the ELPA portfolio leadership dimensions and the Wisconsin Administrator Standards (PI 34).  Students whose portfolio work falls short of the criteria in the rubric may resubmit the portfolio the following semester.  Students must be enrolled in three (3) graduate level credits during the semester in which they submit their portfolio for faculty review. 

The Faculty Portfolio Review Committee also uses summary data from student portfolios to identify program strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations for the improvement of the leadership preparation program in ELPA. 

Access to the Electronic Portfolio

Access to the electronic portfolio will become available to students upon enrollment in the Practicum/Field Experience 305-700 or 305-900 and upon notification of intent to submit the portfolio for evaluation. On-line tutorials (computer to computer) are embedded in the portfolio program. Individual tutoring is also available at EPCS office in the basement of Educational Sciences Building.

The Faculty Portfolio Review Committee also uses summary data from student portfolios to identify program strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations for the improvement of the leadership preparation program in ELPA. PORTFOLIO RUBRIC

Access to the electronic portfolio will become available to students upon enrollment in the Practicum/Field Experience 305-700 and upon notification of intent to submit the portfolio for evaluation. 

On-line tutorials (computer to computer) are embedded in the portfolio program. Individual tutoring is also available at EPCS office in the basement of Educational Sciences Building.

Frequently Asked Questions  

What is an entry slip?

An entry slip provides readers with an overview of each exhibit. In 100 words or less, an entry slip provides readers with a quick overview of each artifact, the context in which it came, as well as how the exhibit as a whole speaks to the compelling questions.

What is an exhibit?

An exhibit contains two pieces: artifacts and a reflection. An artifact is a tangible piece of evidence that demonstrates a set of skills. Artifacts should represent the student’s thinking, learning from his/her coursework, as well as demonstrate his/her emerging leadership. The reflection is a well-written piece that speaks to one’s development as a leader in conjunction with the artifacts. The successful reflection will address how the artifacts address the core question for each domain.  

What are the core questions?

Within each leadership domain, there is a question that frames that domain. The questions were created to help guide you as you document and reflect on your experiences as a leader.

Which courses should I use for my exhibits?

Any of the Block courses can be used to help you create your exhibits.

Can I use the same course for more than one exhibit?

In creating your artifacts, be choosy. Select those that best demonstrate your skills and expertise. While you will find that coursework from one course can be used for more than one leadership dimension, you will need to create six different exhibits for your portfolio

What happens if portfolio does not meet the criteria of the rubric as determined by Faculty Portfolio Review Committee?

Students whose work falls short of the criteria will not be recommended for licensure or for the Master’s Degree. Students may reapply the following semester and resubmit the portfolio to the Committee if they are enrolled in at least three graduate credits. See the portfolio rubric.

If I am seeking more than one certification, do I need to complete a portfolio for each license?

No. If the candidate is applying for more than one license, simultaneously, he/she needs to represent each certification in at least one exhibit.

If I am seeking a Superintendent’s license, do I have to complete the portfolio requirement?

No. Most students seeking the superintendent license hold an initial license as a principal. Those seeking initial licensure as a superintendent must complete the same portfolio as those seeking other initial certifications.

SAMPLE PORTFOLIOS

Jillian Block

Lea Samartino

Adam Zingsheim

 

 

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