Thank you for being advocates for your students and encouraging them to virtually attend this amazing event. I have some tips and tricks for you to share with your students so they have the best experience possible.
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SPRING MINI PORTFOLIO DAY: TEACHER EDITION
Saturday, April 10th, 9:30am-4:00pm CT
What is Mini Portfolio Day: Teacher Edition?
This is going to be like Mini Portfolio Day, but JUST FOR TEACHERS! Use this opportunity to build connections with colleges and college professors, learn about their programs, and CREATE ART!
You can choose from 5 tracks including:
Digital Art (Graphic Design, Digital Painting, Animation)
Mini Portfolio Week
Wednesday, April 7th- Friday, April 9th
You must pre-register for the Spring Mini Portfolio Day: Teacher Edition and for Spring Mini Portfolio Week.
CLICK HERE to register!
We will be sending you updates about when registration goes live, featured sessions, etc!
2. ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO ATTEND MINI PORTFOLIO WEEK
Send them this website and have them REGISTER. Review the sessions they can sign up for below. Have students review the VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION & COLLEGE GOOGLE SHEET to start figuring out which colleges they want to learn more about. This is a great resource for teachers, students, and parents!
3. PORTFOLIO PREP WITH YOUR STUDENTS
If students would like to partake in portfolio reviews during Mini Portfolio Week or during the ArtConnectED/IHSAE Virtual Show Day, please review your students' portfolios with them (5-25 pieces is a good number to show college reps). Make sure everything is photographed correctly in their portfolios and in presentation-ready mode. Each portfolio piece should be saved as .jpg for easy viewing by colleges
NOTE: College reps are not particular with how students share their portfolios with them. It can be as simple as Padlet or Google Drive or as refined as a website.
4. STUDENTS SHOULD SET UP A PORTFOLIO REVIEW (or a few)! CENTRAL TIME
Once your students find a school (or schools) they want to set up a portfolio review with, have students send an email to the college rep setting up a meeting or they can check the college rep's available portfolio review times on the Socio App. There’s a template/assignment here you can use for reference. *Note: this is a great asynchronous activity*
show students a sample of what an online portfolio review looks like here
Here's a sample online Portfolio Review from Admissions Rep,
Molly Noyes from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD).
5. Review proper portfolio zoom etiquette With STUDENTS
Say hello and thank you & introduce yourself
Have your video on
Make sure you go somewhere with a stable internet connection
Make sure you are prepared to talk about your work
Make the initial effort to reach out to them if you’re interested in their school
Send a thank-you email afterward
Come prepared with questions
Have your guardians join you on the zoom if possible