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Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio : A Guide for Success

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780205458394

ISBN10:
0205458394
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide for Success, Second 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 xi
Understanding the Concept
1(8)
Introduction
1(1)
What Is a Professional Teaching Portfolio?
2(1)
Types of Portfolios
2(2)
Pre-service Teacher Portfolios
3(1)
In-service Teacher Portfolios
4(1)
Benefits of Portfolio Development
4(2)
Fosters Self-Assessment and Reflection
4(1)
Provides Personal Satisfaction and Renewal
5(1)
Provides Tools for Empowerment
5(1)
Promotes Collaboration
6(1)
Provides a Holistic Approach to Assessment
6(1)
Portfolio Development Issues
6(2)
Labor-Intensive and Time-Consuming Preparation
6(1)
Quality of Document Presentation
7(1)
Evaluation of Portfolio Evidence
7(1)
Conclusion
8(1)
Reviewing Chapter 1
8(1)
Portfolio Development and Performance Standards
9(18)
Introduction
9(1)
The Importance of Performance Standards to Teaching and Professional Portfolios
10(2)
Teaching Standards Correlate with Student Standards
10(1)
Standards Target Outcomes for Teachers
10(1)
Standards Establish Credibility
10(1)
Standards Provide a Common Language
11(1)
Standards Provide a Framework for Teaching Assessment and Evaluation
11(1)
Using Standards and Universal Themes as a Framework for Portfolio Development
12(3)
Linking Coursework to Performance Standards
15(1)
Linking a Professional Development Plan to Performance Standards
15(9)
Conclusion
24(1)
Reviewing Chapter 2
25(2)
Phase I---Getting Started
27(8)
Introduction
27(1)
Determining the Purpose
27(1)
Considering a Set of Performance Standards
28(1)
Collecting, Selecting, and Creating Documents
29(4)
Suggestions for Portfolio Documentation
29(3)
Questions to Consider When Selecting Evidence
32(1)
Conclusion
33(1)
Reviewing Chapter 3
34(1)
Phase II---Enhancing Your Evidence
35(10)
Introduction
35(1)
Connecting Standards to Portfolio Documentation
35(2)
Supporting Your Documentation
37(1)
Introductions
37(1)
Explanations
37(1)
Reflections
37(1)
Combining Introductions, Explanations, and Reflections
38(4)
Displaying Your Documentation
42(1)
Packaging
42(1)
Organizing
42(1)
Designing
42(1)
Conclusion
43(1)
Reviewing Chapter 4
44(1)
Phase III---Using Your Portfolio
45(8)
Introduction
45(1)
Self-Evaluating Your Portfolio
45(3)
Evaluating the Introduction to Your Portfolio
46(1)
Evaluating the Organization of Your Portfolio
46(1)
Evaluating Your Use of Performance Standards, Themes, or Goals
46(1)
Evaluating Your Documentation
46(1)
Evaluating Your Introductions, Explanations, and Reflections
47(1)
Presenting Your Portfolio
48(2)
Conclusion
50(1)
Reviewing Chapter 5
51(2)
Electronic Portfolios: An Emerging Requirement
53(18)
Introduction
53(1)
What Is an Electronic Portfolio?
54(1)
What Are the Advantages of Developing an Electronic Portfolio?
54(2)
Do I Have the Technical Knowledge and Skills?
56(1)
What Computer Hardware Do I Need?
57(1)
What Computer Software Do I Need?
57(1)
What Is the Process for Developing an Electronic Portfolio?
58(6)
Options and Issues When Publishing an Electronic Portfolio
64(2)
Publishing on a CD-ROM or DVD
65(1)
Publishing on the Web
65(1)
Assessing the Technical Aspects of Your Electronic Portfolio
66(1)
Resources to Get You Started
67(2)
Conclusion
69(1)
Reviewing Chapter 6
70(1)
Examples of Portfolio Entries
71(96)
Introduction
71(1)
Examples
72(51)
Appendices
A: Examples of Standards
123(8)
B: Professional Organizations
131(4)
C: Worksheet: Linking Coursework to Standards and Portfolio Evidence
135(2)
D: Sample Permission Letter for Photographs and/or Videos
137(2)
E: Including a Video in Your Portfolio
139(2)
F: Worksheet: Making Decisions About Potential Portfolio Documents
141(6)
G: Worksheet: Evaluating Your Portfolio
147(4)
H: Overall Portfolio Assessment Instrument
151(4)
I: Portfolio Guidelines and Assessment Tools
155(10)
J: Form for Assessing the Technical Aspects of Electronic Portfolios
165(2)
Glossary 167(4)
References 171(4)
Index 175


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