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Portfolio Management: Creating Your Digital Collection



In this course, students will expand an existing digital portfolio to curate their collection and to provide both formative and summative assessment of their art. Determining what media, subjects, activities, interests they wish to include, students will create categories that translate into menu items and sections. They will combine photos, video, graphics, and annotative text to tell the “story” of who they are and what they’ve done. Students will create sections with overview pages showcasing performances, original art, and/or photos to create clickable icons that lead their audience to a deeper view of their work. Works will be titled, captioned, and cited with form, media, date, place, etc. to provide a museum-style approach to curation. At a glance, a visitor can see what the student has created and can dip into the creator’s world by choice of medium, topic, color, and design.

An expansion of Portfolio Development: Building a Digital Framework! A great next step for students who completed this course.


Ages:  Grades 9 – 12
Dates:  Mondays and Thursdays, July 13 – July 23
Times:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuition:  $225
Location:  Zoom (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Daily Schedule

Week 1
Photographing Your Work / Uploading Your “Gallery”
Visual Storytelling
Week 2
Curation: Annotating and Captioning
Marketing / Business Cards



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Instructor: Anne Pennewell Sharp
Writer, Editor, and Educator
Read about Ms. Sharp

Anne Pennewell Sharp was raised on Chincoteague Island and is a 1982 graduate of The College of William and Mary. While in college, she was a reporter for The Flat Hat and The Richmond Times-Dispatch, and played clarinet in the band, where she met Barry Sharp. They have marched together ever since and are proud parents of Katie Sharp.

A writer, editor, and educator, Ms. Sharp has taught English and journalism in the Virginia Beach and Fairfax County Public School Systems. She currently teaches writing and literature courses at Compass Homeschool in Oakton and at Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science in Reston, VA.

Journalistic writing has always been a passion for Ms. Sharp, and she and Barry worked with The Charles Center at William and Mary to establish a nonfiction seminar that partners students with working journalists. The Sharp Seminar, in collaboration with The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, provides writing-centric undergraduate research opportunities that culminate in published articles about local, national, and global issues.

Ms. Sharp has served on the boards of the William and Mary Foundation, George Mason University’s Friends of Music, Mason Community Arts Academy, and Fairfax City AAUW. She is a member of the Society of 1918, Alpha Delta Kappa, and P.E.O. International.






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