DPME templates integrate two forms of portfolio organization, standards-indexed™ and standards-referenced™. These concepts are unique to DPME.
Standards-indexed™ portfolios typically align artifacts to standards in a linear manner. In this format, a single artifact typically aligns with only one standard. This system makes it easy for evaluators to assess the depth of fulfillment for each standard, but the emphasis is on the standards rather than an educator’s artifacts. Typically, this format requires 2 or 3unique artifacts for each standard. A 10-standard system could require 20-30 individual artifacts.
Standards-referenced™ portfolios place artifacts as the center of the organizational system. This format recognizes that each artifact will probably address multiple standards. The artifacts are linked to each standard that are addressed. This means that a 10-standard system could be satisfied by 7 artifacts. It is all a matter of how many artifacts are needed to portray the desired professional image.
Reflections: Connecting the artifacts to the appropriate standards is useful for organization, but your portfolio cannot tell a story unless you provide a narrative. This narrative is provided in the reflections you provide for each artifact. DPME provides prompts where teachers describe, analyze, and plan based upon artifacts and their related experiences (Bullock & Hawk, 2001).
The reflection prompts include:
Google Sites Format
The DPME templates are designed using Google Sites.
Each of the templates available on the Downloads page has been shared in the Google cloud for you to use. You will just need to click on our desired template and download it to your account to use.
The DPME template has 5 elements:
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Last Updated: June 21, 2012