Building your learner portfolio
A "learner portfolio" enables you to document what you learn, then present it for formal assessment, for example to universities that offer college credit for prior learning. To do this, you can develop a portfolio. The portfolio will consist of a combination of my "teacher notes", your learning assessements, and a collection of your assignments.
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Sample Lesson Notes:
Lesson Topic: Roman Numeral Analysis/Transposition
Goals: Student will demonstratea n ability to analyze Jazz standards then harmonize them in another key.
The student will be process in conducting a basic Roman Numeral Analysis of a common Jazz standard. The
student will help the teacher write out the chords in another key based on the analysis, then do it on his own.
Initial Assignment: Student will select a Jazz standard (Tenderly) and write out a Roman Numeral Analysis.
Outcome: Student was successful at writing out the Roman numeral analysis and was able to transpose the key up a forth.
Follow up asssignment: Student was asked to pick several keys and play through the chords in Real Time without using sheet music.
Portfolio Content: (1) Roman Numeral Analysis of TENDERLY (2) Transposition (3) Media
Assessment: The student has shown proficiency in Roman Numberal Analysis and related transposition and was able to satisfactorily complete the given assignments. The next lesson will focus on a trickier tune, "Stella by Starlight".