Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide for Success (3e) : 9780205608577

Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide for Success (3e)

Costantino & Delorenzo
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide for Success, Third Edition, offers practical, comprehensive guidelines for developing standards-based paper or electronic professional teaching portfolios.


This text leads future and in-service teachers through the rigorous process of documenting the qualities of good teaching: sound planning and preparation, able classroom management, attention to quality instruction, and continuous professional growth. Real-world examples accompany expert advice on both content and presentation, encouraging the creation of an effective portfolio that correlates evidence with national and state standards.

Table of contents

Preface 00

CHAPTER 1 Understanding the Concept 00

Introduction 00

What Is a Professional Teaching Portfolio?

Types of Portfolios

Pre-service Teacher Portfolios

Entrance Portfolio

Working Portfolio

Exit Portfolio

Interview Portfolio

In-service Teacher Portfolios

Working Portfolio

Showcase Portfolio

Benefits of Portfolio Development

Fosters Self-Assessment and Reflection

Provides Personal Satisfaction and Renewal

Provides Tools for Empowerment

Promotes Collaboration

Provides a Holistic Approach to Assessment

Portfolio Development Issues

Labor-Intensive and Time-Consuming Preparation

Quality of Document Presentation

Evaluation of Portfolio Evidence


Chapter 1 Activities

CHAPTER 2 Performance Standards, Accountability, and Portfolio Development


Performance Standards as a Determinant of Teacher Competency

The Importance of Performance Standards to Teaching and Professional Portfolios

Teaching Standards Correlate with Student Standards

Standards Target Outcomes for Teachers

Standards Establish Credibility

Standards Provide a Common Language

Standards Demonstrate a Commitment to Professional Accountability

Standards Provide a Framework for Teaching Assessment and Evaluation

Using Standards and Universal Themes as a Framework for Portfolio Development

Linking Coursework to Performance Standards

Linking a Professional Development Plan to Performance Standards

No Child Left Behind–The Era of Widespread Accountability

Data-Driven Instruction


Chapter 2 Activities

CHAPTER 3 Electronic Portfolios


What Is an Electronic Portfolio?

Demonstrating Competency with Technology Standards

What Are the Advantages of Developing an Electronic Portfolio?

Do I Have the Technical Knowledge and Skills?

Using Web-Based Commercial Systems for Portfolio Development

What Computer Hardware Do I Need?

What Computer Software Do I Need?

Options and Issues When Publishing an Electronic Portfolio

Publishing on a CD or DVD

Publishing on the Web

Adhering to Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Laws

Resources to Get You Started

Websites Created by Dr. Helen Barrett, University of Alaska

Websites with How-to Guides

Websites with Electronic Portfolio Examples


Chapter 3 Activities

CHAPTER 4 Phase I–Getting Started


Determining the Purpose of Your Portfolio

Considering a Set of Performance Standards

Collecting, Selecting, and Creating Documents

Suggestions for Portfolio Documentation

Determining the Appropriateness of Your Artifacts

Phase I for Electronic Portfolios


Chapter 4 Activities

CHAPTER 5 Phase II–Enhancing Your Evidence


Connecting Standards to Portfolio Documentation

Supporting Your Documentation




Combining Introductions, Explanations, and Reflections

Displaying Your Documentation

Packaging the Contents

Organizing the Documents

Designing the Layout

Phase II for Electronic Portfolios


Chapter 5 Activities

CHAPTER 6 Phase III–Using Your Portfolio


Self-Evaluating Your Portfolio

Evaluating the Introduction

Evaluating the Organization

Evaluating the Use of Performance Standards, Themes, or Goals

Evaluating the Documentation

Evaluating Introductions, Explanations, and Reflections

Presenting Your Portfolio

Phase III for Electronic Portfolios

Evaluating the Technical Aspects of Your Electronic Portfolio

Presenting Your Electronic Portfolio


Chapter 6 Activities

CHAPTER 7 Examples of Portfolio Entries




A: Examples of Standards

INTASC Standards

NBPTS Early Childhood/Generalist Standards

Performance Standards: The Council for Exceptional Children

B: Professional Organizations

C: Worksheet: Linking Coursework to Standards and Portfolio Artifacts (Tear-out)

D: Worksheet: Documenting Your Professional Development Plan (Tear-out)

E: Sample Permission Letter for Photographs and Videos

F: Worksheet: Making Decisions About Potential Portfolio Documents (Tear-out)

G: Sample Format for Introducing a Video into Your Portfolio

H: Worksheet: Writing Effective Reflections (Tear-out)

I: Worksheet: Evaluating Your Portfolio (Tear-out)

J: Worksheet: Overall Portfolio Assessment Instrument (Tear-out)

K: Examples of Portfolio Guidelines and Assessment Tools

L: Worksheet: Evaluating the Technical Aspects of Your e-Portfolio




New to this edition
  • References to 15 professional organizations provide access to professional standards related to specific areas of certification.
  • Expanded information on creating electronic portfolios includes techniques for evaluating the quality of technical aspects of the portfolio and outlines a method for converting a paper portfolio into an electronic one.
  • New tear-out worksheets assist in content development during the portfolio creation process.
  • References to web sites supply additional information about electronic portfolios, including tips for development, on-line examples, and rubrics for assessment.
  • Twenty-five new examples from actual professional portfolios present even more models to inspire success
Features & benefits
  • A standards-based framework throughout the guide aids in selection of appropriate evidence of performance.
  • A step-by-step process for creating a paper or electronic portfolio in three distinct phases of development simplifies portfolio construction.
  • Assessment instruments facilitate evaluation of portfolio content.
  • Nearly 100 examples of content and evidence of performance from teacher and intern portfolios model the elements of the book.