What is a GSELS Portfolio?
People in many disciplines and
industries—artists, business people, educators,
researcher— assemble professional portfolios to
highlight their best work. In order to model
this process, and confirm your qualifications as
a GSELS scholar, you are being asked to consider
to create and begin assembling your own GSELS
student portfolio, which you can then continue
to build as part of your professional toolkit.
We suggest you include course assignments,
written work, images, video, sound recordings
and more, all highlighting your best work
related to sustainability and Earth literacy,
from your classes here at MDC and beyond. The
portfolio will be a web-based electronic
document that can be accessed from the GSELS
website. It is suggested to help you showcase
your participation in GSELS.
How Should I Make My GSELS Portfolio?
You can assemble your GSELS portfolio,
gradually, as you move through your MDC studies,
using any electronic document tool with which
you are familiar, preferably in a format that
allows for multi-media elements such as images,
video and audio recordings. You can also use an
electronic portfolio and posting software. See
below for a list of possible programs or apps
for creating and posting your portfolio.
What Should I Include in my GSELS
Your portfolio should include an introductory
piece that explains why you are motivated to be
a sustainability and Earth ethics scholar, at
least one sustainability-related course
assignment from each of your GSELS courses and a
concluding piece that explains how you expect to
use your sustainability and Earth ethics
perspective in your future work and studies.
You might also include other course assignments
related to sustainability and Earth ethics--
written, artistic, sound, video, academic,
commercial or other work that you’ve done
related to sustainability and earth ethics,
links to inspirational sites and documents that
you believe support your portfolio. And anything
else related to your work and studies of
sustainability and Earth ethics that you think
might impress your colleagues, potential
employers and the world at large. Remember that
your portfolio will be public—do not post
anything you don’t want the whole world to see.
Tools for Creating and Building your GSELS
CREATING THE PORTFOLIO:
You can use any program or app that you
would like, which will allow you to incorporate
all the different elements of your portfolio and
make them available on the web. One approach is
to -use a word processor, publishing or
slide-making software (like
Word, PowerPoint, or Publisher), or
You might also consider creating a blog (WordPress
are leading tools) or maybe a video-based
portfolio in a
YouTube Channel. It’s probably best to use
a tool that you are already familiar with.
MAKE THE PORTFOLIO AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Then, make the portfolio document
available online. This can easily be done using
SkyDrive (from Microsoft),
(from Apple), or
GoogleDrive (from Google). You can put
everything for your portfolio into one document,
or you might make one master portfolio page that
links to other pages or parts of your portfolio
3. PORTFOLIO SYSTEMS.
If you like, you could also use a system like
4. SEND THE PORTFOLIO LINK
TO THE GSELS PROGRAM.
Once you have created your portfolio, EEI
wants to share your work with others. In the
next few weeks, we will create a page on the EEI
website where a small photo of you and a link to
your portfolio will be housed. Please send
a small photo of yourself and your link to
Colleen Ahern-Hettich at firstname.lastname@example.org .