Sign up for a 2017 Defense Design Studio!
See for yourself what a culminating Performance Assessment moment looks like.
NEW FOR 2017:
We are now offering Defense Design Studios on eight different dates in five California cities. Pick from studio events in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland and Hayward.
The Portfolio Defense is the capstone activity of a whole-school performance assessment system, pulling knowing, doing and reflecting into one place, into one moment. It is the culmination of a student’s 4-year journey. Similar to a masters defense or professional presentation, students stand before a panel of peers, educators, and mentors to demonstrate the depth of their knowing, doing, and reflecting as evidenced by their academic work and self-reflection.
A Defense Design Studio consists of two parts:
- Observe a live student defense: watch a student defend their learning in front of a panel.
- Debrief! Talk with an Envision coach and fellow educators about how to translate this nationally-recognized assessment model to your own educational context
- Each Defense Design Studio session is $200 per person. Existing clients receive a 30% discount; email firstname.lastname@example.org for client discount registration code.
- A lunch will be provided at each session. Please indicate any food allergies or dietary restrictions by emailing email@example.com.
Click on a registration button to sign up; see location and date choices below:
ENVISION SCHOOLS, BAY AREA LOCATIONS
All Bay Area dates, 12:30-5PM
- May 12: Impact Academy | 2560 Darwin St., Hayward
- May 17: Envision Academy | 1515 Webster St., Oakland
- May 19: City Arts and Tech | 325 La Grande Ave, San Francisco
SACRAMENTO ELP PARTNER: SCUSD
- April 26: School of Engineering & Sciences | 7345 Gloria Drive (time TBD)
- May 10: Johnson Corporate Business Academy | 6879 14th Avenue (time TBD)
LOS ANGELES ELP PARTNER: LAUSD
- March 7: STEM Academy of Hollywood | 1309 N Wilton Place | 12-4:30PM
- April 19: School for the Visual Arts & Humanities | 701 S. Catalina Street | 12:30-5PM
- May 24: Los Angeles High School of the Arts | 701 S. Catalina Street A414 | 8AM-12:30PM
Download the 2017 Defense Design Studio Flyer.
Want to learn more about Portfolio Defense? Watch this video!