Participate in this open forum about the development and assessment of K-8 student portfolios, and discuss how the media arts can be used to engage and empower student achievement. Student portfolio development can be a powerful tool to support personalized, performance-based learning; student voice; world class knowledge and skills; and anytime/anywhere learning. It can be a system of support for students having difficulties. Portfolio development engages students in new and innovative ways that deepen the learning experience by adding metacognitive practices into the learning and assessment system. You will create a lesson plan that results in a digital portfolio artifact that will be uploaded into an online digital portfolio platform. Participants should bring a laptop and set up a gmail account prior to the workshop. This workshop is appropriate for technology directors, technology integrators and K-8 classroom teachers.