How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers (6e) : 9780133101171

How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers (6e)

Campbell, Melenyzer, Nettles, Wyman
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Fifteen years in the marketplace, How to Develop a Professional Portfolio: A Manual for Teachers, has grown to be the preeminent textbook for teachers who need guidance in portfolio development from start to finish. This influential work has guided thousands of pre-service and in-service teachers with the tools they need to provide to others an authentic, broad-based, and compelling method for evaluating their professional abilities.

In seven concise chapters, the latest edition of this best-selling text offers step-by-step procedures for portfolio development, using the 2011 InTASC national teaching standards as the basis for the organisation from start to finish. Clearly written with ample real-life examples throughout, the text is simple enough to use without outside help so that novice and experienced teachers alike can independently create a portfolio that showcases their strengths in each of the InTASC standards. The authors have included a robust list of pragmatic artifacts, and present other teaching possibilities so that educators can see the range of documents that are applicable to presenting their professional growth within their personal teaching portfolio. Guidelines for using the portfolio throughout one’s teaching career are included in one chapter, which also details potential interview questions, and additional ways to use the portfolio in an interview. The final chapter is devoted to showing teachers how to pull it all together in an electronic version of the professional portfolio.

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 What You Need to Know About Portfolios
  • Chapter 2 Guidelines for Assembling Your Portfolio
  • Chapter 3 Choosing Standards for Your Portfolio
  • Chapter 4 Organization of Portfolios Around Teaching Standards
  • Chapter 5 Artifact Possibilities
  • Chapter 6 Using the Portfolio Throughout a Teaching Career
  • Chapter 7 Electronic Portfolios
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C
New to this edition
  • The entire text has been revised to reflect the 2011 InTASC standards.
  • In Chapter 4, all 10 explanations of standards and teaching scenarios are newly revised to reflect the new 2011 InTASC standards.
  • Danielson’s Framework for Teaching domains have been added to Chapter 3 to provide an additional structure for organizing the portfolio.
  • Five additional artifact possibilities have been added to Chapter 5 to address InTASC Standard Five, Application of Content.
  • In Appendix B, a newly revised “Portfolio at a Glance” provides readers with a useful tool for use in a job search.
  • Chapter 7 includes updated links to online electronic portfolios.
Features & benefits
  • Quickly locate new ideas and creative ways to showcase professional work in each of the teaching standards with “Artifact Possibilities,” an annotated alphabetised list of 65 possible artifacts that teachers can submit to their portfolios, featured in Chapter 5. This unique reference list includes and describes a wide-range of the different types of documents that could be included, and suggestions for alignment with the standards.
  • Learn about the importance of standards-based education and the advantages of using standards as a way of documenting professional capabilities with “Choosing Standards for Your Portfolio,” featured in Chapter 3. This new section explains the use of standards as the organisational tool for teaching portfolios. Sets of standards are also compared, and the addition of Danielson’s Framework for Teaching domains is now included.
Author biography

The authors are faculty members at 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.