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Teacher Portfolios “The Computer as an Educational Tool: Productivity and Problem Solving” ©Richard C. Forcier and Don E. Descy.

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1 Teacher Portfolios “The Computer as an Educational Tool: Productivity and Problem Solving” ©Richard C. Forcier and Don E. Descy

2 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?”

3 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

4  Letter of resume  Letters of recommendation  Transcripts  Educational philosophy  Classroom management theory  Personal goals

5 Last, but not least…  TECHNOLOGY!! Discs Discs Websites Websites  TEACHING PORTFOLIO TEACHING PORTFOLIO TEACHING PORTFOLIO

6 How are teacher portfolios made?  Standard Three-ring binder Three-ring binder  Boxes  Clippings  Photos  Objects

7 Why are teacher portfolios important?  Realistic portrait  Self-reflection  Improve  MOST POWERFUL COMMUNICATION TOOL! Preservice or in-service teachers Preservice or in-service teachers

8 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!)

9 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!

10 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!

11 References  Tooter4Kids.com  Teachnet.com to/employment/portfolios/ to/employment/portfolios/ to/employment/portfolios/ to/employment/portfolios/


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