How to Develop A Professional Portfolio A Manual for Teachers

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-01-03
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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. 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.

Author Biography

The authors are faculty members California University of Pennsylvania, and have been involved in teacher portfolio assessments for more than ten years.  All have published and presented in the teacher education field in a variety of professional interests including early childhood, literacy, social studies, National Board certification, and curriculum development. 

Table of Contents

What You Need to Know about Portfoliosp. 1
Why Portfolios?p. 1
What Is a Portfolio?p. 3
How Do I Organize My Portfolio?p. 4
What Evidence Should I Include in My Portfolio?p. 5
Who Is the Audience for My Portfolio?p. 5
How Might I Use My Portfolio?p. 7
Try Thisp. 8
Guidelines for Assembling Your Portfoliop. 9
How to Use This Chapterp. 9
Creating the Working Portfoliop. 10
Creating the Presentation Portfoliop. 12
Try Thisp. 17
Choosing Standards for Your Portfoliop. 19
What Are Standards?p. 19
What Is Standards-Based Education?p. 20
What Is a Standards-Based Portfolio?p. 20
Try Thisp. 25
Organization of Portfolios around Teaching Standardsp. 26
How to Use This Chapterp. 26
How This Chapter is Organizedp. 27
Knowledge of Subject Matterp. 28
Knowledge of Human Development and Learningp. 29
Adapting Instruction for Individual Needsp. 31
Multiple Instructional Strategiesp. 33
Classroom Motivation and Managementp. 35
Communication Skillsp. 37
Instructional Planning Skillsp. 39
Assessment of Student Learningp. 41
Professional Commitment and Responsibilityp. 43
Partnershipsp. 45
Try Thisp. 46
Artifact Possibilitiesp. 48
How to Use This Chapterp. 48
Types of Artifactsp. 48
Using the Portfolio throughout a Teaching Careerp. 62
The Full Potential of Portfoliosp. 62
Using the Portfolio While in a Teacher Education Programp. 62
Using the Portfolio When Interviewing for a Teaching Positionp. 64
Using the Portfolio during Inservice Teachingp. 78
Try Thisp. 83
Electronic Portfoliosp. 86
Definition of Electronic Portfoliosp. 87
Advantages of Electronic Portfoliosp. 87
Disadvantages of Electronic Portfoliosp. 88
Creation of Electronic Portfoliosp. 89
Stages for Developing Electronic Portfoliosp. 90
Try Thisp. 93
NCATE-Affiliated Professional Organizationsp. 94
Developing Your "Portfolio at a Glance"p. 96
Glossaryp. 101
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good reference March 14, 2011
This textbook is excellent. It gives some good ideas on what to include and how to organize your portfolio .I rented this book for a college course I was taking. It turns out that this is an excellent resource for any teacher trying to impress employers with an electronic portfolio. I would recommend this book to any teacher looking to secure work and display techno savvy!
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