Developing Portfolios in Education, Second Edition, walks teachers through the practical aspects of creating portfolios and demonstrates how they can be used as an action research tool for reflection and professional development. Authors Ruth S. Johnson, J. Sabrina Mims-Cox, and Adelaide Doyle-Nichols include checklists, visuals, organizational strategies, and hands-on tools to help readers through every step of developing a professional portfolio.

Key Features

Emphasizes the role of standards as they apply to portfolio content and evaluation; Includes chapter-opening scenarios that offer real-world examples of portfolio development

New to This Edition

Presents a chapter that links portfolio development to action research; Contains updated material on electronic portfolio development; Provides new step-by-step descriptions of the portfolio process written specifically for teachers

Accompanying Student Resources on CD provide video clips of portfolio presentations, sample electronic portfolios for elementary and secondary teaching credential candidates, PowerPoint slides, tables, templates, and links to Web sites.

Contents of the Portfolio

Contents of the portfolio

The portfolio is most definitely an authentic assessment of candidates. The portfolio is not only a collection of the work completed, but it represents what we are capable of doing and what we have learned. The portfolio is, in a sense, a representation of us, the students, and the university as well as the professors who have influenced us, the students.

—Candidate reflection

Chapter Objectives

Readers will be able to

  • develop a table of contents;
  • develop an introduction, an executive summary, or both;
  • develop a vision, an educational philosophy, or both;
  • identify and develop personal documents for inclusion, such as an updated resume;
  • develop reflective introductions to professional standards;
  • describe how to identify, select, and organize artifacts to demonstrate competency in professional standards; and
  • review the importance of ...
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