Creating Your Teaching Portfolio: Presenting Your Professional Best

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-08-17
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This portfolio handbook includes authentic, student-generated artifacts as well as insights from administrators, teachers, and parents. Issues of classroom management, diversity, communication, planning, standards-based education, and reflection are all addressed in the context of how to approach these important aspects within a teaching portfolio and during interviews. The materials are designed for continued use as the students become in-service educators.

Table of Contents

Understanding Portfolios
Teaching Portfolios: What Are They and Why Do You Need Them?
The Professional Portfolio as a Concept Purposeful
Selective Diverse
Ongoing Reflective
Collaborative Portfolio Benefits
Demonstrate Mastery of INTASC Standards
Demonstrate Mastery of Teacher Work Sample (TWS) Standards
Demonstrate Mastery of Subject-Specific Standards
Examples of Portfolio use Preservice
Use Inservice Use: Maintaining a Career Portfolio
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
Suggested Resources
Compiling your Portfolio Recognizing and Expressing Your Philosophy
Basic Educational Philosophies
Idealism Perennialism and Essentialism
Progressivism, Experimentalism, and Pragmatism
Existentialism Social Reconstructions
Compiling Your Portfolio
Providing Rationales for Artifacts
Organizing a Teaching Portfolio
Displaying Credentials Confidentiality Issues Considerations
Suggested Resources
Selecting your Portfolio
Style Portfolio
Qualities Aesthetics Efferent
Qualities Portfolio Types
Traditional Portfolios
Electronic Portfolios
Digital and Web Based Considerations
Suggested Resources
Putting It All Together
Using Standards to Construct Your Portfolio
The Standards Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC)
Teacher Work Sample (TWS)
Organizing Your Portfolio in Relation to Standards
Organizing Your Portfolio According to Teacher Work Sample Considerations
Suggested Resources
Displaying Classroom Management in Your Portfolio
Communication and Management Styles
Communicating with Students
Communicating with Colleagues and Administrators
Communicating through High-Quality Correspondence
Connecting with Parents Seating Charts and Floor Plans Case STudies Considerations
Suggested Resources
Presenting Lesson Plans and Curricular Modifications
The Importance of Planning Curricular Modifications for Diverse Learners
Curricular Modification Artifacts
Differentiated Instruction Considerations
Suggested Resources
Reflecting on your Pre-Professional
Experiences Goals of Reflection Models of Reflection
Examples of Reflections Artifact Rationales Considerations
Suggested Resources
Preparing for Interviews Using your Portfolio in Interviews
Choosing Your Interview Portfolio
Comprehensive versus Abbreviated Portfolios
Traditional versus Electronic Portfolios
Digital Portfolios Providing Brochures
Choosing Artifacts Based on School District Information
Discussing Your Portfolio Considerations
Suggested Resources
Table of Artifacts
Reproducibles Parental Permission for Student Work Samples
Parental Permission for Student
Photos Modifications for Students with Special Needs
Modifications for Students Who Speak English as a Second Language
State Education and Certification Offices Suggested
Table of Contenets Based on INTASC
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