This versatile and practical book provides clear, manageable guidelines and tips for professional portfolio development that can be followed by teachers at all stages of their careers. Since 1997, How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers has been a leading source of information for teachers who need guidance in creating a portfolio that showcases their professional abilities. In seven concise chapters, this book offers preservice and in-service teachers step-by-step procedures for portfolio development, using national teaching standards as the organizing system, and offers teachers an extensive list of pragmatic artifact possibilities to showcase their professional growth.
Table of Contents
Contents 1 What You Need to Know about Portfolios 1 Why Portfolios? What Is a Portfolio? How Do I Organize My Portfolio? What Evidence Should I Include in My Portfolio? Who Is the Audience for My Portfolio? How Might I Use My Portfolio? Try This 2 Guidelines for Assembling Your Portfolio How to Use This Chapter Creating the Working Portfolio Creating the Presentation Portfolio Try This 3 Choosing Standards for Your Portfolio What are Standards? What is Standards-Based Education? What is a Standards-Based Portfolio? Try This 4 Organization of Portfolios around Teaching Standards How to Use This Chapter How This Chapter Is Organized Knowledge of Subject Matter Knowledge of Human Development and Learning Adapting Instruction for Individual Needs Multiple Instructional Strategies Classroom Motivation and Management Communication Skills Instructional Planning Skills Assessment of Student Learning Professional Commitment and Responsibility Partnerships Try This 5 Artifact Possibilities How to Use This Chapter Types of Artifacts 6 Using the Portfolio throughout a Teaching Career The Full Potential of Portfolios Using the Portfolio While in a Teacher Education Program Using the Portfolio When Interviewing for a Teaching Position Using the Portfolio during Inservice Teaching Try This 7 Electronic Portfolios Definition of Electronic Portfolios Advantages of Electronic Portfolios Disadvantages of Electronic Portfolios Creation of Electronic Portfolios Stages for Developing Electronic Portfolios Try This Appendices Appendix A: NCATE-Affiliated Professional Organizations Appendix B: Developing Your "Portfolio at a Glance" Appendix C: Glossary
The authors are faculty members California University of Pennsylvania, and have been involved in teacher portfolio assessments for more than ten years. All have published and presented in the teacher education field in a variety of professional interests including early childhood, literacy, social studies, National Board certification, and curriculum development.