These templates are designed to provide a space for reflections that
include a description, analysis and future plans for each artifact. Connections
to the specific criteria for each pertinent standard are explained here
as well. Finally, the artifact is either attached to the page or a
link is provided to access the artifact. These pages contain three basic
parts: Reflection, Standards/Criteria Connections, and the attached artifact or a link to its digital representation.
Creating Artifact Pages and Writing Reflections:
- Reflection: Write a reflection about the artifact. The recommended
format is What? So What? and Now What? This format
can also be thought of as Describe, Analyze and Plan. Reflections
are typically three paragraphs in length. The first paragraph is where
you describe the artifact. You analyze the artifact in the second
paragraph. This analysis might include descriptions of the success
of a lesson or the significance of an event. The third paragraph is
where you explain what you learned from the experience and how it
will impact future practice.
- Standards/Criteria Connection: Explain how an artifact meets each
of the criteria identified on the Artifact Matrix and Individual Standards
Pages. Each explanation is prefaced with a number and letter representing
the specific criteria/component (i.e., 1g, 3d, or 7c).
- Artifact: Place an artifact on the page or create a link to the artifact.
Insert a photo of the artifact the same way as on the Opening
Page. Create a link
to a digital artifact on a website or attach the artifact file to your artifact page.