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How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Dorothy M. Campbell, Pamela Bondi Cignetti, Beverly J. Melenyzer, Diane H. Nettles, Richard M. Wyman

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 20, 2010

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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.

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   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?  

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   2       Guidelines for Assembling Your Portfolio  

How to Use This Chapter  

Creating the Working Portfolio  

Creating the Presentation Portfolio  

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   3       Choosing Standards for Your Portfolio

What are Standards?

What is Standards-Based Education?

What is a Standards-Based Portfolio?

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   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 


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   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  

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   7       Electronic Portfolios

Definition of Electronic Portfolios

Advantages of Electronic Portfolios

Disadvantages of Electronic Portfolios

Creation of Electronic Portfolios

Stages for Developing Electronic Portfolios

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Appendix A: NCATE-Affiliated Professional Organizations  

Appendix B: Developing Your “Portfolio at a Glance”  

Appendix C: Glossary

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