Sunday, February 12, 2012

3 Year Portfolio

As I said in an earlier post, I have a lot of stuff going on right now, including a portfolio.  Misty from Think, Wonder, & Teach asked me to post what is in my portfolio.  I'm hoping writing this post will give me the inspiration/motivation to finish it!
(Sorry - some pics are sideways and I don't know how to turn them)

As a part of the tenure & mentor process, we were asked to do a 3 year portfolio.  There are 8 areas that we need to work on and show proficiency in:
1.  Content Knowledge
2. Planning and Preparation
3.  Instructional Delivery
4. Classroom Management
5. Student Development
6. Student Assessment
7. Collaboration
8. Reflective and Responsive Practice

The district has rubrics for each of these 8 areas.  Each year we are to pick 2 or 3 to focus on.  At the end of the year, we write a reflection on those 2 or 3 areas.
The portfolio itself has a set of 8 tabs for each year which oddly enough are not the same as the 8 areas above!  My 8 tabs are:

1. Reflections - for the areas we chose to focus on that year

2. Sample Lesson Plans 
I include a week of plans with a few samples of student work from that week.  Obviously, the plans in my portfolio are completed but I can't share them for confidentiality. 

3. Sample Student Work
Anything that looks impressive, shows a lot of growth, or things I made like this sight word book:

4. Sample Assessments 
I choose one student and put all their progress monitoring sheets, anecdotal notes, etc in

5. Additional Artifacts
This is where I put pictures of classroom, students working, field trips, welcome letters etc...
 Class Jobs
 Objectives posted in the room
Bulletin Board with a student created rubric

6. Observations & Evaluations - all official evaluations
7. Workshops - a list of professional development workshops
8. Rubrics - where we are evaluated on those initial 8 areas

I hope that this helps any of you who are trying to put together a portfolio with little to no guidelines!  

5 comments:

Kim said...

I love that lesson plan form. Very cool.
Here's a funny question: How did you label your dividers? Clear stickers? They don't look like tab inserts...
Awesome portfolio, Becky!

Kim
Finding JOY in 6th Grade

Becky said...

I bought tabs at Staples that come with clear stickers. I downloaded the template and printed on them. They were more expensive but they look professional.

Mrs. Poland said...

I did the same thing with my tabs as well and yes they were expensive! Thank you so much for taking the time to write that out for me. It did help! I never thought to include a sample of a weekly lesson plan or assessments. I am going to go and add in those now!

Misty @
Think, Wonder, & Teach

Mrs. Poland said...

hmmm... now I am curious about planbook.com I love the colors! Do you think you might want to expand on this one as well =)

Misty @
Think, Wonder, & Teach

Becky said...

I love planbook.com! I did a post on it earlier this year: http://lessonplansandlattes.blogspot.com/2011/09/planbookcom.html

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