This must-have guide to developing a teaching portfolio walks preservice and practicing teachers alike through different types of portfolios, clearly explaining their uses and purposes, and how each of these portfolio types is developed. Both novice and masters teachers will benefit from the practical, hands-on, and straightforward nature of this guide at each new step of their teaching career.
With a focus on using portfolios to show one’s work throughout a professional teaching career, this compact, easy-to-read volume provides both prospective and current teachers the foundation as well as the specifics to be successful in their portfolio building endeavors. A two-part organization explores portfolio building for students and novice teachers who have yet to engage in this activity and then offers a menu of topics from which more experienced educators can choose to inform their creation of targeted, results-oriented portfolios for a variety of situations.
The newly revised third edition of this text includes case studies that follow real teachers through their careers as well as a wealth of new digital and hardcopy portfolio examples.
Table of Contents
Part I Foundations for Portfolio Development
Chapter 1 The Teacher Assessment Movement
The Teacher Assessment Movement
Evolution of Teacher Assessment
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
Chapter 2 Portfolio Development
What Is a Portfolio?
What Is a Process Portfolio?
What Is a Product Portfolio?
What Is a Showcase Portfolio?
What Are the Differences in the Three Portfolios?
Different Types of Portfolios for Elementary Teachers
What Is a Teaching Portfolio?
Legal Issues in Portfolio Development
General Considerations for Developing a Portfolio
Chapter 3 Reflection
What Is Reflection?
Why Should Teachers Reflect?
What Things Should Be Considered?
How Do You Get Started? Do These Reflection Activities!
What Are Some Things to Do to Get Started?
What If This Seems Difficult?
Where and When Can You Reflect?
Part II Applications of Portfolio Development
Chapter 4 The Preservice Teacher’s Portfolio
What Do These Goals and Standards Portfolios Look Like?
Type 1: The Goal-Driven Product Portfolio
Type 2: The Standards Portfolio
Chapter 5 Getting a Job
Things to Include
The Job Interview
Chapter 6 Portfolios for Continuing Licensure
Portfolios for Novice Teachers
Coordinated Sets of Evidence
Organization of Evidence
State Performance-Based Assessment Systems
Introductory Information to the Performance Product
Portfolios for Alternative Forms of Evaluation or Licensure Renewal
Options for Organization
Professional Goals: Another Option for Orgnization
Assessment of These Portfolios
Process for Using Scoring Evaluation Criteria
Samples of Alternative Evaluation Portfolios
Chapter 7 Portfolios for Master Teachers
The Foundation Beliefs of the NBPTS
Who Can Apply?
National Board Assessment Center Exercises
Assessment and Evaluation
Getting Started: The Take One! Experience
Other Relevant Information
Tips and Good Information from Nationally Certified Teachers
Appendix A Reflection Analyses for Chapter 3
Appendix B Sample Portfolio Guides for Beginning Teachers to Obtain Licensure: North Carolina and Connecticut
Appendix C Analysis of Student Work: Assessment
Appendix D Council for Exceptional Children Standards
Appendix E Canadian Curriculum Standards: Foundation Statements for Science Literacy
Appendix F National Council for Teachers of Mathematics K—12 Standards
Appendix G ISTE Standards