625 Professional Portfolio Development
Dr. Mike Charles
is designed to
support advanced program candidates in the development of a
portfolio. Course content will focus on selection of sources of
to include, articulation of written commentaries for each piece of
and creation of an electronic portfolio that address the advanced
competencies for the continuing teaching license (CTL).
to the homepage for
our course. Below are some web-based resources and assignments:
reader (e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader or, for Macs only, Apple Preview) is
needed to open/read/print all PDF documents--most
computers have that software pre-installed but click below if you
cannot open the PDF files.
is a professional portfolio?
factual description of a teacher’s work supporting student
learning demonstrated by relevant data and analyzed by the teacher to
show the thinking process behind the artifacts.
portfolios are NOT collections of everything that the teacher has done
in the way of teaching over his or her entire career. Rather they are
selected samples that illustrate how that individual's teaching is
carried out in the various venues in which teaching occurs.
from http://www.utexas.edu/academic/cte/teachfolio.html )
professional portfolio is a vehicle for collecting and presenting
evidence of growth and achievement over time. (from http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/futureteachers/professional_port.htm )
professional teaching portfolio is an organized collection that
showcases a professional teacher’s mastery, through
evidence of their growth and achievement over an extended period of
time. The documentation should include but not be limited to
student work samples that are criteria based, personal self-reflection,
and observations by respected professionals and colleagues.
webpage tips developed specifically for this class:
link to website
...from other sources
Outstanding Teaching using Technology (COATT) recognizes preservice and
practicing educators in Michigan who have prepared a digital portfolio
that demonstrates their ability to use technology as an effective
teaching and learning tool.
Koss, Byrom Elementary School, Tigard-Tualatin School District (AOL website removed)