Part of Unit: Job Shadowing, Internships, & Job Placement
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
This is a lesson about how students can create a portfolio that will be suitable for an end of term assessment (jury presentation), entrance into a summer art experience (CSSSA), entrance into a post secondary school experience, and for merit scholarships.
In many of our programs we have assessment in the form of a jury presentation at the end of each semester. This experience is tremendously helpful for the students to carefully examine their creative process, their ability to think critically as well as display skill in technique. It is also structured so the student has adequate experience in presenting and articulating his/her work in a professional manner to experts in the field.
Activities in this Lesson
- Parameters for Portfolio Presentation/Jury Assessment - Check Understanding
After handing out the outline that lists what the student is expected to get together for their presentation go over it point by point. Give examples and check for understanding. Leave plenty of room for discussion.
Here is the content - it is also in the attached handout:
AAI Digital Media Jury Parameters - Film
( Presentation Length 5-8 Minutes)
• Students should bring two produced films as well as other assets, storyboards, sketchbooks, illustrations, maquettes, costume designs, etc. Be prepared to show portions of the film you have worked on and only talk about the work you contributed to the particular project. Please plan on a 5-8 minute presentation, so you may have to create clips in order to meet the time requirement.
Make sure you are clear on the technology that will be used to screen your work and bring it in the appropriate format.
Test the tech well beforehand.
• Provide written reflection on your work for each piece you are presenting for your jury:
1. Briefly explain the project details.
2. What was your greatest strength in this work?
3. What was your greatest challenge in this work?
4. If you were to polish or extend on this project, what would you do?
What you will be graded on:
Described project and piece
Responds appropriately to questions
Shows clarity of thought
Shows ability to think quickly
- student jury parameters.pdf [ Download ]
- How to choose what goes into a portfolio - Guided Practice
Portfolio Development Guidelines.
It's important to help students be strategic about what they include in a portfolio presentation, so they demonstrate their ability to think creatively and critically and be articulate about it. The guidelines attached to this lesson have more than one available strategy for them to choose from. Hand out the guidelines sheet and work through them as you show examples. Elicit questions all along the way, checking for understanding.
This process will prepare them for college, job, intern, merit scholarship, summer experience interviews. It will also create a mindset that can become an intrinsic part of their artmaking.
Bottom line - teach the students how to talk about themselves in the context of their work. This does not come naturally. But communication is a key skill in the workplace.
(The attached pdf has all of the details of this part of the lesson.)
- portfolio-guidelines.pdf [ Download ]
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- AME.A.A126.96.36.199 Proficient - Prepare a portfolio of original two-and three-dimensional works of ...
- AME.A.A188.8.131.52 Proficient - Articulate the process and rationale for refining and reworking one...
- AME.A.A2.3 Use technology to create a variety of audio, visual, written, and electronic pro...
- AME.FS.11.0 Demonstration and Application
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- Discussion of Portfolio Presentation Parameters and Guidelines
- 50 Minutes
- Assessment Types:
- Writing Samples, Portfolios, Interviews,
This culminates in a summative assessment.