Shutesbury Elementary School - Portfolio Presentation Montage (featuring Ron Berger)
This video features clips from Portfolio Presentations (i.e. Passage Presentations) of 6th graders just before graduation, given to panels that include school committee members, principal or superintendent, guest educators, community members and disciplinary experts; family and friends are in the audience behind the panel. Full presentations are 15 - 20 minutes; this 13-minute montage feature brief clips of 8 students sharing work, discussing skill levels, and reflecting on growth. There is particular discussion of critique in supporting quality work. The video clips were shot by students from the class. The teacher of this class, Ron Berger, served as an early model for EL Education, and is now the Chief Academic Officer.