Digital Portfolios: Free Webinar by Kathy Cassidy (@kathycassidy)

There is a free webinar on digital portfolios tomorrow night at 6 P.M. CST. It is facilitated by a 1st grade teacher, Kathy Cassidy. Her students create digital portfolios through blogging. She is not tool-specific. Kathy speaks more about the importance of the students doing the work, and the impact that this type of formative assessment can have on student learning and parent communication. I have read her new book and wrote a post about it here. It is excellent. Her work is geared toward K-3, but very applicable to all grade levels and areas. I have encouraged my entire staff to participate in this webinar. You should too!

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Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District ( Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD ( and Lead Literacy (

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