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A teacher’s portfolio, like an artist’s portfolio, is a continually growing document that reflects one’s best work and professional development. CREATING AND PRESENTING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PORTFOLIO encourages and guides students through the process of organizing and creating a portfolio. This practical book is appropriate for early educators needing a portfolio to serve as a bridge as they move from pre-service to in-service, and for practicing teachers wanting a professional development tool to showcase skills and accomplishments. It’s divided into three sections, each of which focuses on an aspect of creating the portfolio.
- The book is divided into three sections that cover all aspects of organizing and creating a portfolio: the purpose of a portfolio, the role of reflection, and developing and putting together the portfolio.
- The author guides students through the compilation of developmental, showcase, and e-portfolios that will be useful throughout the life of a student’s degree program. Topics covered include selecting artifacts, preparing a rationale, and presenting the portfolio.
- The book also offers insights that help students connect the work presented in their portfolios to 2009 NAEYC standards.
- Sample portfolio items provide ideas for, and models of, effective portfolios.
- Checklists allow students to track portfolio progress, materials, and artifacts in an organized fashion.
- The Book Companion Website includes additional practical materials that aid in creating portfolios as well as record keeping documents and other resources.
1. What Is a Portfolio and Why Do I Need One?
2. Organizing Your Portfolio and Connecting to Your Standards.
Section II: REFLECTION AND YOUR PORTFOLIO.
3. First Reflections and Your Portfolio.
4. Reflections on Your Work.
Section III: DEVELOPING YOUR PORTFOLIO: WEAVING IT ALL TOGETHER.
5. The Developmental Portfolio.
6. The Showcase Portfolio.
7. The E-Portfolio.
8. Summarizing Thoughts.