A more detailed description and recommendations for the project
The ePorfolio Project has already been shaped by recommendations and needs expressed by SomerVille High School administrators and educators. It will continued to evolve collaboratively. This detailed description serves as a starting place for the ePortfolio project and clarifies somerecommendations from an initial meeting between OneVille staff and Somerville High Schooleducators and further thinking from OneVille Staff.
Participants and their roles
Participants in the ePortfolio Demonstration Project will include Oneville Research Project,OneVille scholars and consultants, Somerville High School administrative representatives,department heads and teachers, and Someville High School students. Their roles will be: The
OneVille Research Project
will provide stipends directly to students and teachers participating in the Somerville High School ePortfolio Project based on a mutually agreed upon timeline, as wellas some technical equipment, as shown in the attached ePortfolio Demonstration Project Budget The Equipment will become the property of the Somerville High School community at the end of the ePortfolio project. The OneVille Research project will also provide scholar/educators andconsultants from the OneVille Team to provide day-to-day support for the ePorfolio project. The
OneVille Scholars and Consultants
will include a scholar/educator with experience inportfolio design for students and teachers and a scholar/educator with experience in educationalapplications of social media and software/hardware issues that might be associated with theePortfolios. These OneVille staff will collaborate with Somerville High School ePortfolioparticipants and serve as coaches and facilitators in the process and their goal will be to assist indeveloping a student and teacher-led ePorrfolio process that can continue on into the future.Consultants with experience in specific tools may be brought in for training sessions, to addressspecific needs that may arise in the ePortfolio Project. Oneville staff will work with Somerville HighSchool to design any permission forms deemed necessary for the ePortfolio project.OneVille staff will have access to the ePortfolio development process and be recording observationsas part of their research. The
Somerville High School
will organize small teams of a teacher and two students that willrepresent each School Department, including the English, Foreign Language, History, Mathematicsand Science Departments. If possible, the Vocational Education Department will be included in theproject. To support the relevance of the ePortfolio project to the whole school community. OneVillerecommends that the students be chosen to represent the diversity of the Somerville High Schoolcommunity across academic achievement, gender, ethnic background, home language, social class,age/grade, and academic/vocational goals.