Over the past several years, we have created and gathered a range of resources for the Learning Portfolio Project including example student portfolios and flexible curriculum and tools to get started.

Below you will find many of these resources. You can access our free and open curriculum on the Curriculum page and see student portfolios on the Example Portfolios page.


Learning Portfolio Get Started Survey

Google Slides Portfolio Tutorial

Types of Blog Posts for Portfolios

First Five Lessons to Start Blogging

Parsons Online Portfolio Class

Recommended Tools

Learning Portfolio Tools and Best Practices List

Google Apps for Education (including Drive, Slides, Blogger, and Classroom)




Timeline JS3


Michela, an alum of the DreamYard Art Center’s Bronx Art Collective program, shares her experience developing a learning portfolio at Parsons’ NYC Futures Portfolio Summit:

NYC Futures Portfolio Summit – Part 3 from Parsons – DY on Vimeo.


Mastery Collaborative Webinar, December 2015


Arts Education Partnership National Forum Presentation, September 2015


National Guild Conference Presentation with Carnegie Hall, November 2015


“How to Create Digital Learning Portfolios in the Classroom” – Rudy Blanco on EdSurge/TedEd



Related Research and Initiatives

Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success – Network of over 90 higher education institutions developing an online portfolio system for college admissions

NYC DOE’s Mastery Collaborative – NYC-based network of schools using mastery based learning

Mouse – A key partner for school implementation

Hive NYC’s Connected Credentials Project – DML Trust Challenge-funded working group exploring how badges and portfolios can unlock opportunities for young people

New York Performance Standards Consortium – Network of 28 New York schools using alternative assessments to high stakes testing