What is a portfolio?
Why should I create a Portfolio?
How can I create my portfolio?
How much should I include?
What could I include?
Table of Contents, tabbed for easy reference.
Application documents: resume, transcripts, list of references, and reference letters.
Performance assessment materials: internship or student teaching evaluations; former employers' evaluations.
Letters of nomination (for honors, academic organizations, and awards) and certificates representing academic awards/honors.
Letters of commendation or thank you notes from advisors, professors, and employers.
Certificates for special training or professional development workshops.
Test results (e.g., GRE, Praxis, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT).
Professional certificates or licenses (e.g., professional teaching certificate).
Significant projects showing skills that are applicable to the job for which you are interviewing (e.g., research, creative projects, writing samples, presentations, technical drawings, etc.).
Evidence of written and oral communication skills (e.g., class papers, newsletters, articles, brochures, flyers, poems, outline of presentations).
Philosophy of Education statement.
Unsolicited letters from students, parents, fellow teachers, and administrators.
Planning Strategies: unit plans; monthly, weekly, and daily lesson plans; cooperative learning strategies.
Publications: learning activity packet, sample letters or newsletters to parents, letters to students, creative handouts, teaching tools, or educational resources.
Photographs of: bulletin boards; learning centers; children involved in classroom activities; special school activities or events that you coordinated or planned (e.g., field trips); you working with students.
How should I assemble my materials?
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