Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide for Success, 3rd edition

Published by Pearson (July 22, 2008) © 2009

  • Patricia M. Costantino
  • Marie N. De Lorenzo University of Maryland
  • Marie N. De Lorenzo
  • Christy Tirrell-Corbin

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  • 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.
  • 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

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 Activ

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