ePortfolios are a centrepiece of digital learning curriculum development at Qatar Academy. It is not the technology that is driving development, rather the connection between:
  • purpose: eportfolios will be central to student-parent conferencing later in the school year
  • leadership: Head of School is providing, focus, drive and support, thus giving school-wide credibility
  • teacher learning: with awareness and discussion sessions, skill development and teamwork from task development to assessment
  • curriculum credibility: with all subjects providing rich-tasks which in full or part will include publishing to the student eportfolio. The use of International Baccalaureate MYP and Areas of Interaction are being used in conjunction with eportfolio development
  • support: through the physical ThinkLab area and through Technology Integrators who provide in-classroom support
  • student support: through a student support team ('Fanar' or 'Lighthouse') whose skills have been developed to support in-class digital learning
  • assessment: through Digital Learning rubrics (based on IB MYP and 21st century learning criteria) melded with subject rubrics
  • resourcing: through the 1:1 program and technical support structures
  • communication: through Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) and school email apps (Live@edu)
In order to be successful all these all need to work in unison.
With the ThinkLab re-configuration completed we are ready for working with teachers and students on digital learning initiatives (including Interactive Whiteboards as shown)

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