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Lesson: Multimedia Broadcast Portfolio


Multimedia Broadcast Portfolio


A lesson requiring students to create a multimedia broadcast portfolio


Students learn about the different approaches to creating a multimedia broadcast portfolio, the different elements it should contain and the content that it should not contain. Students will create one additional PSA project to add to their portfolio. Finally, students will present their finished portfolio to the class as they would to a potential employer.


  • Students will identify different ways to create a portfolio.
  • Students will classify different items that should appear in a portfolio.
  • Students will evaluate the types of content that should not appear in the portfolio.
  • Students will use research to create a PSA.
  • Students will evaluate their own work to use in a portfolio.
  • Students will combine several projects to create a portfolio.

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills — Student Outcomes

Life and Career Skills Know when it is appropriate to listen and when to speak
Conduct themselves in a respectable, professional manner
Critical Thinking Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems
Communication Listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes and intentions
Collaboration Assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, and value the individual contributions made by each team member
Creativity Elaborate, refine, analyze and evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts
Technological Skills Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information


Four weeks or 20 50-minute sessions


Slideshow: Portfolio

JEA News Literacy PSA

Lesson step-by-step

Day 1

1. Building background — 10 minutes

Introduce students to the idea that portfolios will help them collect their best work to show potential employers.

2. Present — 20 minutes

Present and discuss the information in the slideshow that covers what should and should not be in a portfolio.

3. In -class exercise — 20 minutes

Ask student to analyze and create a short list of the items they think they would want to include in their portfolio.

Day 2

1. Building background — 10 minutes

Students will review their own short list and then compare and contrast with classmates.  Students will then create a master group list that best represents their combined efforts.

2.  Present — 20 minutes

Talk about the information provided in the slideshow and engage in a conversation about the elements included in the JEA News Literacy PSA. What was successful about this PSA? What could have used improvement? What would they have done differently?

3. Student Research — 20 minutes

Students begin to research the top five PSA topics that interest them most.

Day 3

1. Think-pair-share — 30 minutes

Students discuss their PSA topic choices and each narrow down their selections to their top three.

2. Student work — 20 minutes

Students work on scripts for their top three PSA topics.

Days 4-5

1. Student work — 50 minutes

Students continue working on scripts for their top three PSA topics.

Day 6

1. Pair-share — 50 minutes

Have small groups of three to four students read each others PSA topics and then decide as a group which one they will create.

Days 7-12

1. Student work — 50 minutes

Students work on their PSA project.

Days 13-17

1. Student work — 50 minutes

Students work on creating their portfolios with the chosen platform.

Days 18-20

1. Student presentations — 50 minutes

Students present their finished portfolios to their classmates and instructor.