Higher Education

Creating an Early Childhood Education Portfolio, 1st Edition

  • Delores Friedman Kingsborough Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1111344337  |  ISBN-13: 9781111344337
  • 192 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
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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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

1. What Is a Portfolio and Why Do I Need One?
2. Organizing Your Portfolio and Connecting to Your Standards.
3. First Reflections and Your Portfolio.
4. Reflections on Your Work.
5. The Developmental Portfolio.
6. The Showcase Portfolio.
7. The E-Portfolio.
8. Summarizing Thoughts.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Delores Friedman

Delores Lowe Friedman, Ed. D., is professor of early childhood education at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, where she teaches courses in early childhood education and curriculum, and supervises student field experience. Dr. Friedman was honored by the Chancellor of the City University of New York as the recipient of three major institutional grants: one from the National Science Foundation for the preparation of pre-service teachers in science education; a Goals 2000 grant for the professional development of teachers in New York City public schools; and a Workforce Development grant for the career development of teachers in early care and education. She is the author of numerous children’s books as well as scholarly articles in journals such as the Journal of College Science Teaching, and Young Children, the Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She holds a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she has served as the President of the Teachers College Alumni Council. She has also served as Associate in the Office of Parent Education, Child and Student Development Services, New York State Education Department. She holds New York State Certification as Superintendent of Schools. She has been a consultant to the New York City Department of Education’s Early Childhood and Elementary Education Office, many school districts in the greater New York area, and Bank Street College. Her professional affiliations include the National Association for the Education of Young Children, The National Science Teachers Association, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.