The portfolio is an essential part of the IB curriculum and allows you to show your growth within a year. It is a collection of the pieces of work that you’ve chosen to keep and share with your parents. There will be 5 areas that are evident.
- Learner Profile – reflect on your experiences in and outside of school and how these demonstrate the attributes of the IB Learner Profile
- Service – Reflect on your efforts to improve the lives of others. This work may be in school or in the community at large
- Academic Progress – Reflect on your work in the MYP subject group. What are your strengths? What needs to be improved?
- Approaches to Learning – Reflect on your skills in the essential areas of Communication, Social, Self-management, Research and Thinking.
- Inquiry – Demonstrate the inquiry cycle across the curriculum. (Inquiry, Action, Reflection)
What Belongs in a Portfolio?
The work that goes into the folder is entirely your choice. This work should show evidence of Inquiry, Action and Reflection. It could include a brainstorming activity, a summative assessment from one of your classes, certificates you earn from participating, photos of your service or anything else that shows your accomplishments.
Most of what you collect will end up here, in your binder that you have been given by your contact teacher. You can supplement this collection with electronic files – presentations, movies, sound files, websites, etc – if you’d like as well.
The portfolio uses the IB Learner Profile as its centre. All of your work – in school subjects, in service activities, in clubs and on teams – can be connected to the Learner Profile attributes. The portfolio guidance gives your divider pages with the learner profile attributes. Use these sections to organize the materials you think best demonstrates your growth in knowledge and skills this year.
At Trondheim International School students must keep a student portfolio. The portfolio will help you in three ways:
- You can reflect on your learning throughout the year
- You can organize the evidence of your work in a variety of areas
- You can share your accomplishments with your family and others at the Student-Led Conference in June. You will also use the portfolio during a Peer Conference during the year