What is a teacher portfolio? Personal document Knowledge Knowledge Skills Skills Talents Talents Proficiencies Proficiencies “What am I trying to tell the reader about myself?”
What should be in my teacher portfolio? Table of contents Biographical sketch Description of classes Personal documents Lesson plans Handouts Photographs/Videos Recognitions and honors
Letter of resume Letters of recommendation Transcripts Educational philosophy Classroom management theory Personal goals
Last, but not least… TECHNOLOGY!! Discs Discs Websites Websites TEACHING PORTFOLIO TEACHING PORTFOLIO TEACHING PORTFOLIO
How are teacher portfolios made? Standard Three-ring binder Three-ring binder Boxes Clippings Photos Objects
Why are teacher portfolios important? Realistic portrait Self-reflection Improve MOST POWERFUL COMMUNICATION TOOL! Preservice or in-service teachers Preservice or in-service teachers
Who views my portfolio? Three main audiences Schools of education Schools of education Minnesota State University, Mankato School and districts School and districts Individual teachers (YOU!) Individual teachers (YOU!)
When are teacher portfolios used? Supervisor assessments Licensed assessments Promotion assessments Grant applications Preservice teacher education programs Employment interviews 3 DAYS BEFORE! 3 DAYS BEFORE!
Tips Keep it simple Don’t overload Don’t overload Keep it manageable Three-ring binders Three-ring binders Be timely Review Review Make copies Originals kept in safe place Originals kept in safe place Make it clear and legible NEAT! NEAT!