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Developing Portfolios in Education
A Guide to Reflection, Inquiry, and Assessment

Second Edition

Courses:
Portfolios | Portfolios

July 2009 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Developing Portfolios in Education, Second Edition, walks teachers through the practical aspects of creating portfolios and demonstrates how they can be used as an action research tool for reflection and professional development. Authors Ruth S. Johnson, J. Sabrina Mims-Cox, and Adelaide Doyle-Nichols include checklists, visuals, organizational strategies, and hands-on tools to help readers through every step of developing a professional portfolio.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes the role of standards as they apply to portfolio content and evaluation
  • Includes chapter-opening scenarios that offer real-world examples of portfolio development


New to This Edition

  • Presents a chapter that links portfolio development to action research
  • Contains updated material on electronic portfolio development
  • Provides new step-by-step descriptions of the portfolio process written specifically for teachers

Accompanying Student Resources on CD provide video clips of portfolio presentations, sample electronic portfolios for elementary and secondary teaching credential candidates, PowerPoint slides, tables, templates, and links to Web sites.


 
CD Contents
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Part I: The Rationale for Requiring Portfolios
 
1. Why Develop the Portfolio?
Chapter Objectives  
Scenario  
Overview  
What Is a Portfolio?  
Purposes for Portfolios  
Using Portfolios for Assessment and Evaluation  
Benefits of Portfolios  
Challenges in Portfolio Development  
Summary  
 
2. Portfolio Development as Action Research
Chapter Objectives  
Scenario  
Overview  
Defining Action Research and Inquiry  
Action Research as a Viable Process for Portfolio Development  
Matching Purpose With Audience in Action Research: Who Benefits?  
The Cyclical Nature of Action Research and Portfolio Development  
Levels of Action Research in Portfolio Development  
Summary  
Useful Resources  
For Further Reading  
 
3. Using Portfolios as Tools for Authentic Assessment and Evaluation
Chapter Objectives  
Scenario  
Overview  
Defining Assessment and Evaluation  
Portfolios as Authentic Assessment: A Definition  
Assessment Options: Measuring Learning Targets and Outcomes  
Benefits of Portfolios as Authentic Assessment  
Challenges of Portfolios as Authentic Assessments  
Portfolios as Formative (Developmental Process) Assessments  
Portfolios as Summative (Final Product) Evaluations  
Precautions and Recommendations for Effective Practice in Portfolio Evaluation  
Rubrics for Portfolio Assessment  
Summary  
Useful Resources  
For Further Reading  
 
4. Reflective Inquiry: A Tool for Giving Voice to the Portfolio
Chapter Objectives  
Scenario  
Overview  
Reflective Inquiry: Providing a Global, Bird's Eye View of the Portfolio  
Enhancing Learning Through Structured Reflections  
Reflections as an Essential Component of Action Research  
Four Types of Portfolio Reflections  
Reflections as Glue: Bonding the Portfolio to a Purpose  
Ten Major Ways Reflections Transform Artifacts Into Evidence  
The Multifaceted, Cyclical Nature of Portfolio Reflection  
Scheduling Reflections in the Portfolio Process  
Levels of Reflection in the Portfolio Process: A Sample Rubric  
Outcomes and Benefits of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry  
Summary  
Useful Resources  
For Further Reading  
 
Part II: A Guide for Developing Portfolios
 
5. Your Portfolio Journey: Ten Steps for Organizing, Managing, and Completing the Process
Chapter Objectives  
Scenario  
Overview  
The Major Phases of Portfolio Organization  
Step #1: Project a Purpose and Have a Vision for the Portfolio: Begin With the End in Mind  
Step #2: Build a Comprehensive Portfolio or Personal Archive  
Step #3: Select a Specific Portfolio Purpose With Learning Targets or Standards and Identify Artifacts That Match That Purpose  
Step #4: Reflect on the Value and Role of Each Artifact and Add Reflections to Communicate Its Purpose  
Step #5: Inspect Artifacts to Self-Assess or Ensure That They Provide the Strongest Evidence of Competencies and Project Future Goals  
Step #6: Connect With Others to Present the Portfolio for Assessment and Evaluation  
Step #7: Manage Issues of Time, Space, Collaboration, and Purpose  
Step #8: Address Potential Pitfalls by Integrating Time Lines and Scoring Into the Portfolio Process  
Step #9: Set Time Lines and Benchmarks at Regular Intervals  
Step #10: Practice Scoring the Portfolio  
General Portfolio Scoring Procedure  
Summary  
Useful Resources  
For Further Reading  
 
6. Contents of the Portfolio
Chapter Objectives  
Scenario  
Overview  
Portfolio Cover Page or Title Page  
Portfolio Table of Contents  
Introduction or Executive Summary for the Portfolio  
The Vision Statement  
The Philosophy Statement  
Candidate Documents  
Standards and Artifacts  
Categorizing and Cross-Referencing Artifacts  
Reflections and Reflective Statements  
Summary  
Useful Resources  
For Further Reading  
 
7. Presenting and sharing the Portfolio
Chapter Objectives  
Scenario  
Overview  
Tips for Preparing Your Presentation  
Tips for Scheduling the Presentation  
Presentation Formats  
Scoring the Presentation  
Summary  
For Further Reading  
 
8. An Overview of Electronic Portfolios: Exploring the Options
Chapter Objectives  
Scenario  
Overview  
Four Options for Creating an Electronic Portfolio  
Technology Terms Used in Chapter  
Benefits of Electronic Portfolios  
When, Where, and How to Use Electronic Portfolios  
Options for Presenting Electronic Portfolios: CD- or Web-Based  
Privacy and Security: A Word of Caution...  
Storage Options  
Where Do I Store My Electronic Portfolio While I Am Working on It?  
Summary  
Useful Resources  
For Further Reading  
 
9. Creating Electronic Portfolios
Chapter Objectives  
Scenario  
Overview  
Creating an Electronic Portfolio  
Getting Started - Naming Files  
Organizing Files  
Handling Nondigital Artifacts  
Creating the Opening Page and Table of Contents in Word  
Word or HTML - Which One Is Right for Me?  
Converting Word Files to HTML  
Creating Links in Word  
Linking With the Table of Contents  
Save Your Changes  
Test the Links  
Creating an Electronic Portfolio Using PowerPoint  
Converting PowerPoint to HTML  
Creating Links in PowerPoint  
Summary  
Useful Resources  
For Further Reading  
 
Part III: The Future of Your Portfolio
 
10. After the Credential Program, Now What? : Keeping the Portfolio Alive
Chapter Objectives  
Scenario  
Overview  
The Portfolio as a Reflective Companion for Ongoing Assessment  
Ongoing Assessments and Reflective Inquiry  
Academic and Career Advancement  
Self-Assessment and Reflection: What Patterns of Strengths or Gaps Exist?  
Selecting Contents for the Different Portfolio Purposes  
Preparing Hiring or Interview Portfolios  
Portfolio Presentation for Career and Educational Advancement  
Summary  
Useful Resources  
For Further Reading  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Authors

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 5 - Your Portfolio Journey

Chapter 6 - Contents of the Portfolio


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