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Deeper Learning Student Profile: Portfolio Defense


In this video, Yvonne, a student at an Envision Education school, demonstrates her learning through a College Success Portfolio Defense. She must answer questions from a teacher panel and reflect on her growth to graduate. This video is part of the Deeper Learning Series on The Teaching Channel. The 50+ videos in this series showcase 10 Deeper Learning networks that are preparing students for success — they collectively serve more than 500 schools and 227,000 students. Meet students and teachers who exemplify what can happen when the Common Core is approached with innovative teaching models that emphasize real-world experience, academic mindsets, and collaborative project work. As you watch, ask yourself: What structures are in place that support Yvonne being successful in her defense? What can be demonstrated in this defense that cannot be demonstrated through other work? How does Yvonne reflect her growth as a learner?


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    Posted 6 years ago

    I was so excited for this hard working student defending her portfolio! I appreciated the feedback from the teachers and was enlightened by this process in Deeper Learning!

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    Κατερίνα Ντίμου
    Posted 6 years ago

    That was one of the most touching videos I’ve seen because I saw the results of the deeper learning and I would be proud of Yvonne if she were my student.Congratulations Yvonne!!!

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    Ms. Jones
    Posted 6 years ago

    Great example of teaching and learning. The Success Portfolios should be a part of every graduating senior’s exit from high school. Are you ready? How do you know you are ready? Yvonne spoke with confidence and pride. She convinced me that she is ready. I was proud to see deeper learning in action. I wish she would have said something in Spanish to the group of teachers. Not too many students can do what Yvonne did with self-confidence and comfort in knowing her information. Kudos to both the teacher and student!

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