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So You Have to Have a Portfolio

So You Have to Have a Portfolio
A Teacher's Guide to Preparation and Presentation

Second Edition

February 2004 | 176 pages | Corwin
The purpose of So You Have to Have a Portfolio? A Teacher's Guide to Preparation and Presentation is to offer universities, colleges, professors, teachers, applicants for National Certification and students a book for a practical approach for portfolio preparation. The book may be used for individualized professional development, in teacher assessment for tenure and advancement, and in teacher preparation courses. Disciplinary fields to help those who have to present a portfolio to know both the theory and good practices for individual fields of study may also easily adapt it. The authors have defined a portfolio, given the theoretical base for the various kinds of portfolios, and shown how to collect data for an appropriate portfolio presentation. This theoretical and definitional material is contained in the first four chapters of the book with an acronym the authors have coined CORP: collection, organization, reflection, and presentation. These chapters deal with the importance of using creativity in the collection, organization, reflection, and presentation of the assessment portfolio. They offer several tools for each of the processes and compare the portfolio process approach with the other disciplinary processes.
Preface to the Second Edition
About the Authors
1. Defining Portfolios and Their Purposes
2. Developmental Portfolios: Documenting Personal Growth
3. Showcase Portfolios: Putting Your Best Foot Forward
4. Reflectin on Your Artifacts
5. Mapping Out the Plan
6. Self Assessment of the Artifacts and Design
7. Putting It All Together: Nuts and Bolts
8. Presenting the Professional Portfolio
9. Electronic Portfolios
10. Portfolios for National Board Certification
Resource A: Descriptive Words to Enhance Education-Related Activities
Resource B: Oklahoma General Competencies fior Teacher Licensure and Certification
Resource C: On-Line Resources for the Development of Teacher Portfolios
Resource D: Portfolio Planner
Resource E: Portfolio Quality Checklist
Resource F: Rubrics for Evaluating Portfolios

"This practical, yet thoughtfully prepared book is a worthwhile text and an excellent primer for teacher educators involved in familiarizing teacher candidates about portfolio development and assessment."

Orest Cap, Professor of Education
University of Manitoba

"Portfolios are used more and more in the education field. This book is user-friendly for anyone, whether starting a new portfolio, or updating an older one. A portfolio truly has to reflect the owner and this book helps to show how that can be done."

Karen K. Coblentz, Principal
Dassel Elementary, Dassel-Cokato Schools, Minnesota

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