Using Portfolios for Student-Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences involve students leading a discussion about their progress and learning with their parents. Student-Led Conferences provide opportunities for students to prepare, reflect on, and discuss evidence of their learning through the creation of student portfolios.

Edsby richly supports the process of student-led conferences through Edsby Portfolios.

Each student has their own Edsby Portfolio – similar to a personal blog. In the Portfolio, students can create posts about themselves and their academic or extracurricular success. Each submission is posted to a board which makes it easy for students, teachers, and parents to quickly glance at the student’s proud moments, learning goals, or future aspirations.

When preparing for a student-led conference, consider sharing a proud assignment,

A learning goal,

A career plan,

An area for growth,

Something you advocate for,

A success story,

A high-school ready trait you possess,

A time you showed leadership,

Or a timeline of your learning.

Take the time to reflect on each item shared in your Portfolio.

Edsby richly enhances a student’s Portfolio by enabling the use of teacher-curated evidence of learning. Students can use evidence their teachers have shared with them in their Portfolios to prepare for a student-led conference. This includes evidence students have captured through the Edsby Capture App themselves.

Teachers share evidence to the student’s Learning Story. Click the blue plus icon on a piece of evidence to add it to your Portfolio.

Edsby Portfolios enable students to create a rich display of their learning journey for use in their Student-Led Conference. Explore all that Edsby can do in this area to display your proud moments, learning goals, or future aspirations.

Click here for more information on creating an Edsby Portfolio.