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Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio : Guide for Success

Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio : Guide for Success - 2nd edition

Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio : Guide for Success - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780205458394

ISBN10: 0205458394

Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio : Guide for Success by Patricia Costantino, Marie De Lorenzo and Edward Kobrinski - ISBN 9780205458394
Edition: 2ND 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
International: No
Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio : Guide for Success by Patricia Costantino, Marie De Lorenzo and Edward Kobrinski - ISBN 9780205458394

ISBN13: 9780205458394

ISBN10: 0205458394

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Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide for Success, Second 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.


  • 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.

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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Understanding the Concept.

What is a Professional Teaching Portfolio?
Types of Portfolios.
Benefits of Portfolio Development.
Portfolio Development Issues.

2. Portfolio Development and Performance Standards.

The Importance of Performance Standards to Teaching and Professional.
Using Standards and Universal Themes as a Framework for Portfolio Development.
Linking Coursework to Performance Standards.
Linking a Professional Development Plan to Performance Standards.

3. Phase I - Getting Started.

Determining the Purpose.
Considering a Set of Performance Standards.
Collecting, Selecting and Creating Documents.

4. Phase II - Enhancing Your Evidence.

Supporting Your Documentation.
Combining Introductions, Explanations and Reflections.
Displaying Your Documentation.

5. Phase III - Using Your Portfolio.

Self-Evaluating Your Portfolio.
Presenting Your Portfolio.

6. Electronic Portfolios: An Emerging Requirement.

What is an Electronic Portfolio?
What are the Advantages of Developing an Electronic Portfolio?
Do I Have the Technical Knowledge and Skills?
What Computer Hardware Will I Need?
What Computer Software Will I Need?
What is the Process for Developing An Electronic Portfolio.
Options and Issues When Publishing an Electronic Portfolio?
Assessing the Technical Aspects of Your Electronic Portfolio.
Resources to Get You Started.

7. Examples of Portfolio Entries.



A: Examples of Standards.
B: Professional Organizations.
C: Worksheet: Linking Coursework to Standards and Portfolio Evidence.
D: Sample Permission Letter for Photographs and/or Video.
E: Including a Video in Your Portfolio.
F: Worksheet: Making Decisions About Potential Portfolio Documents.
G: Worksheet: Evaluating Your Portfolio.
H: Overall Portfolio Assessment Instrument.
I: Portfolio Guidelines and Assessment Tools.
J: Assessing the Technical Aspects of an Electronic Portfolio.