Product Cover Image

Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide for Success, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Patricia M. Costantino, Marie N. De Lorenzo, Christy Tirrell-Corbin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 11, 2008

More Product Info

Description

Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide for Success, Third Edition, offers practical, comprehensive guidelines for developing standards-based paper or electronic professional teaching portfolios.

 

This text leads future and in-service teachers through the rigorous process of documenting the qualities of good teaching: sound planning and preparation, able classroom management, attention to quality instruction, and continuous professional growth. Real-world examples accompany expert advice on both content and presentation, encouraging the creation of an effective portfolio that correlates evidence with national and state standards.

Table of Contents

Preface 00

CHAPTER 1 Understanding the Concept 00

Introduction 00

What Is a Professional Teaching Portfolio?

Types of Portfolios

Pre-service Teacher Portfolios

Entrance Portfolio

Working Portfolio

Exit Portfolio

Interview Portfolio

In-service Teacher Portfolios

Working Portfolio

Showcase Portfolio

Benefits of Portfolio Development

Fosters Self-Assessment and Reflection

Provides Personal Satisfaction and Renewal

Provides Tools for Empowerment

Promotes Collaboration

Provides a Holistic Approach to Assessment

Portfolio Development Issues

Labor-Intensive and Time-Consuming Preparation

Quality of Document Presentation

Evaluation of Portfolio Evidence

Conclusion

Chapter 1 Activities

CHAPTER 2 Performance Standards, Accountability, and Portfolio Development

Introduction

Performance Standards as a Determinant of Teacher Competency

The Importance of Performance Standards to Teaching and Professional Portfolios

Teaching Standards Correlate with Student Standards

Standards Target Outcomes for Teachers

Standards Establish Credibility

Standards Provide a Common Language

Standards Demonstrate a Commitment to Professional Accountability

Standards Provide a Framework for Teaching Assessment and Evaluation

Using Standards and Universal Themes as a Framework for Portfolio Development

Linking Coursework to Performance Standards

Linking a Professional Development Plan to Performance Standards

No Child Left Behind–The Era of Widespread Accountability

Data-Driven Instruction

Conclusion

Chapter 2 Activities

CHAPTER 3 Electronic Portfolios

Introduction

What Is an Electronic Portfolio?

Demonstrating Competency with Technology Standards

What Are the Advantages of Developing an Electronic Portfolio?

Do I Have the Technical Knowledge and Skills?

Using Web-Based Commercial Systems for Portfolio Development

What Computer Hardware Do I Need?

What Computer Software Do I Need?

Options and Issues When Publishing an Electronic Portfolio

Publishing on a CD or DVD

Publishing on the Web

Adhering to Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Laws

Resources to Get You Started

Websites Created by Dr. Helen Barrett, University of Alaska

Websites with How-to Guides

Websites with Electronic Portfolio Examples

Conclusion

Chapter 3 Activities

CHAPTER 4 Phase I–Getting Started

Introduction

Determining the Purpose of Your Portfolio

Considering a Set of Performance Standards

Collecting, Selecting, and Creating Documents

Suggestions for Portfolio Documentation

Determining the Appropriateness of Your Artifacts

Phase I for Electronic Portfolios

Conclusion

Chapter 4 Activities

CHAPTER 5 Phase II–Enhancing Your Evidence

Introduction

Connecting Standards to Portfolio Documentation

Supporting Your Documentation

Introductions

Explanations

Reflections

Combining Introductions, Explanations, and Reflections

Displaying Your Documentation

Packaging the Contents

Organizing the Documents

Designing the Layout

Phase II for Electronic Portfolios

Conclusion

Chapter 5 Activities

CHAPTER 6 Phase III–Using Your Portfolio

Introduction

Self-Evaluating Your Portfolio

Evaluating the Introduction

Evaluating the Organization

Evaluating the Use of Performance Standards, Themes, or Goals

Evaluating the Documentation

Evaluating Introductions, Explanations, and Reflections

Presenting Your Portfolio

Phase III for Electronic Portfolios

Evaluating the Technical Aspects of Your Electronic Portfolio

Presenting Your Electronic Portfolio

Conclusion

Chapter 6 Activities

CHAPTER 7 Examples of Portfolio Entries

Introduction

Examples

Appendices

A: Examples of Standards

INTASC Standards

NBPTS Early Childhood/Generalist Standards

Performance Standards: The Council for Exceptional Children

B: Professional Organizations

C: Worksheet: Linking Coursework to Standards and Portfolio Artifacts (Tear-out)

D: Worksheet: Documenting Your Professional Development Plan (Tear-out)

E: Sample Permission Letter for Photographs and Videos

F: Worksheet: Making Decisions About Potential Portfolio Documents (Tear-out)

G: Sample Format for Introducing a Video into Your Portfolio

H: Worksheet: Writing Effective Reflections (Tear-out)

I: Worksheet: Evaluating Your Portfolio (Tear-out)

J: Worksheet: Overall Portfolio Assessment Instrument (Tear-out)

K: Examples of Portfolio Guidelines and Assessment Tools

L: Worksheet: Evaluating the Technical Aspects of Your e-Portfolio

Glossary

References

Index

Purchase Info ?

With CourseSmart eTextbooks and eResources, you save up to 60% off the price of new print textbooks, and can switch between studying online or offline to suit your needs.

Once you have purchased your eTextbooks and added them to your CourseSmart bookshelf, you can access them anytime, anywhere.

Buy Access

Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide for Success, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
Format: Safari Book

$22.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-715415-9