CELL at UIndy

Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning

Part V: Review Team Process, Assessing Your Portfolio & Portfolio Due Dates

The Review Team for the certification process will be comprised of teachers, leader and facilitators of Project Based Learning who have been certified and experience in PBL work. This team will be made up of members representing the northern, central and southern parts of Indiana. This Review Team will meet for the purpose of reviewing and certifying applications for certification and will make recommendations to the Indiana State Board of Education for public announcement in June of each year.  Members with the exception of the advisory board will serve a two year term.

Candidates must provide evidence or artifacts that demonstrate a minimum of 90% completion in the advanced category.

Candidates must select either Option 1 or Option 2. Each of these have varied deadlines for submitting materials and deadlines for completion of the certification process. Once a candidate has started in one or the other Options they cannot overlap.

Option 1 candidates begin their portfolio work on September 1, 2013.

Option 2 candidates begin their portfolio work on January 1, 2014.

Option #1- November 15, 2013 

Option #2- March 14, 2014

  • Identify 1-2 projects that will be used to align with the ICPBL Rubric.
  • Clarify the components of the PBL project as outlined in the Elements portion of the Portfolio. EX: Unit design, Entry Events, Driving questions, etc.
  • Review the portions of the Portfolio outlined as examples of artifacts to be submitted.
  • Identify any “need to knows” for the upcoming Help Session
Option 1- August 20, 2013Option 2- December 19, 2013

 

Help Session- Webinar to clarify questions regarding submission of materials.
Domain 1 DeadlineOption #1 -November 15, 2013

 

Domain 1 Deadline

Option #2-March 14, 2014

 

 

Domain #1: Project Planning & InstructionProvide artifacts from PBL project representing each sub section listed below. Each section must be labeled with a corresponding number as seen below.

Table of contents for each section briefly describing its content and purpose.

1.1  Content Knowledge and Skills

1.2  Authenticity & Relevancy

1.3  Designed with the End in Mind

1.4 Entry Events & Driving Question

1.5 Inquiry & Student Voice / Choice

1.6 Community Partnerships

1.7 21st Century Skills

1.8 Differentiation

1.9 Group Collaboration

1.10 Culture

1.11 Reflection

 

Domain 2 DeadlineOption #1-December 15, 2013

 

Domain 2 Deadline

Option #2 April 14 , 2014

Domain #2: Project AssessmentProvide artifacts from PBL project representing each sub section listed below. Each section must be labeled with a corresponding number as seen below.

Table of contests for each section briefly describing its content and purpose.

2.1 Formative Assessment

2.2 Summative Assessment

2.3 Community Partnerships

2.4 21st Century Skills

2.5 Reflecdtion

 

Domain 3 DeadlineOption #1 January 1, 2014

 

Domain 3 Deadline

Option #2 May 16, 2014

 

 

 

 

Domain #3: Professional Culture / Teacher LeadershipProvide artifacts from PBL project representing each sub section listed below. Each section must be labeled with a corresponding number as seen below.

Table of contests for each section briefly describing its content and purpose.

3.1 Teacher Leadership

3.2 Participation in PBL Network Communities

3.3 Reflection

 

Notification of CertificationOption 1-February 1, 2014

Option 2-June 30, 2014

Candidates who have not successfully completed the portfolio or met the criteria for certification will be notified by June 30, 2013. In the event these individuals have only missed certification in a few areas, recommendations for re-submitting those incomplete areas will be provided along with recommendations for completion. Re-submitting materials must be completed within six months of being notified. Therefore by January 2014 new submission materials must have been received.
Resubmitting MaterialsOption 1-August 1, 2014

Option 2-December 1, 2014

Candidates resubmitting incomplete areas for certification must provide written notice of intent to resubmit no later than August 30, 2014. Acknowledgement of request to resubmit will be made by mail or email and must accompany resubmitted materials.
Invitation to Participate  Certified ICPBL teachers may be invited to facilitate at one or more of the PBL professional development activities.
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