Each SIGA student develops a portfolio unlike any other.
SI Global Academy works with students to build four-year, multimedia portfolios. Here’s why:
Portfolios Provide Evidence of True, Deep Learning
Students collaborate throughout their years at SIGA with teachers, peers, advisors, and members of diverse communities to build a multimedia portfolio that serves as a one-of-a-kind, interactive resume exhibiting mastery of technological skills and global competencies, and showcasing cultural proficiency, service learning experiences, problem-solving abilities, and depth of study.
Portfolios Drive Student Engagement
SI Global Academy students work with their teachers and peers to identify driving questions that truly spark student curiosity. These driving questions are answered through inquiry and research and answers are communicated by developing and sharing multimedia projects with assessments co-created by students and their teachers. This incorporation of individual voice and choice throughout the process means that students invest more deeply in their learning and outcomes.
Portfolios Show Colleges What You’re Made Of
The Portfolio helps students highlight developed skills, completed projects, Global Citizenship, immersion experiences, language learning, service, travel, and developmental maturation throughout four years of high school. Guided by advisors who are experts in curriculum, goals, and processes, Portfolio development produces a tangible product that reflects student growth, experiences, and results in an impressive multimedia resume ready for superstar college applications.
Portfolios Foster Metacognition
As students review, assess and curate their projects in their portfolio development, they reflect on their experiences and learning, and use those reflections to guide future driving questions , projects, and assessments. This metacognition - or “thinking about thinking” - builds a complex self-awareness of how each student learns, and how they define and reach success.
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