"Portfolios are used more and more in the education field. This book is user-friendly for anyone, whether starting a new portfolio, or updating an older one. A portfolio truly has to reflect the owner and this book helps to show how that can be done."
Karen K. Coblentz, Principal
Dassel Elementary, Dassel-Cokato Schools, Minnesota
"This practical, yet thoughtfully prepared book is a worthwhile text and an excellent primer for teacher educators involved in familiarizing teacher candidates about portfolio development and assessment."
Orest Cap, Professor of Education
University of Manitoba
Demystify and simplify the process of creating a high-impact professional portfolio!
From getting the grade to getting the job, portfolios have become an important aspect of assessment and professional development within education. Yet many teachers and prospective teachers are left stranded without the guidance and tools needed to prepare and present a powerful professional portfolio.
This must-have guide offers comprehensive yet concise tips, plus a practical approach—centered on the simple CORP (collection, organization, reflection, and presentation) concept—to alleviate the anxiety and frustration often associated with the process. Expanding upon the popular first edition, this updated version boasts the following new features:
- A new chapter on Electronic Portfolios, including the pros and cons, and numerous online resources
- A new chapter on creating a specialized portfolio for National Board Certification
- Even more user-friendly tools—including additional activities, questions, reflections, and examples
The indispensable information is coupled with practical tools for easy implementation, including checklists, templates, forms, guidelines, protocols, and sample rubrics.