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 EditionAbout the Authors1. Defining Portfolios and Their Purposes2. Developmental Portfolios: Documenting Personal Growth3. Showcase Portfolios: Putting Your Best Foot Forward4. Reflectin on Your Artifacts5. Mapping Out the Plan6. Self Assessment of the Artifacts and Design7. Putting It All Together: Nuts and Bolts8. Presenting the Professional Portfolio9. Electronic Portfolios10. Portfolios for National Board Certification Resource A: Descriptive Words to Enhance Education-Related ActivitiesResource B: Oklahoma General Competencies fior Teacher Licensure and CertificationResource C: On-Line Resources for the Development of Teacher PortfoliosResource D: Portfolio PlannerResource E: Portfolio Quality ChecklistResource F: Rubrics for Evaluating PortfoliosReferencesIndex