Mr. Brewer's Methodology
The above link connects to the rubric for 12th grade students' "Last Lecture" projects, which is both an academic and emotionally cathartic assignment based on the text, "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch.
The above link connects to one of the "paths" that students can choose from while completing their portfolios. This is the most diverse path. Imagine the portfolio of a student who completes one Key Project from this path every two weeks for 2-4 years of English class.
Envision has partnered with JCPS with the goal of Deeper Learning through portfolio defense. Check out their website to get an idea of different "portfolio artifacts" that they see students producing.
Also Envision, a longer more detailed look at the structure of a Portfolio defense of the Student, Yvonne, in the video below.
Videos Relevant to discussion of Portfolio Defense
Envision Education is a prime example of Portfolio Defense
Strong, concise example of portfolio defense
Two Phoenix students present a conglomeration of their Portfolio Defenses at graduation. With an emphasis on personal growth.