A professional portfolio is a purposeful collection of work that exhibits efforts, progress, and achievement in multiple areas. It is an assortment of artifacts that represents a selection of what you believe is your best work along with a narrative to gain insight about the learning of the classroom students. This professional portfolio will help you prepare for an interview or a new job.
For this course, you will develop a digital professional portfolio that is a compilation of professional work, student samples, and a demonstration of your personal education philosophy. The platform of this portfolio must be digital, but the site you use is up to you—find the platform that works best for you. The portfolio must be able to include personalized text, images, videos, audio, presentations, and links. Be sure to demonstrate professionalism in using pseudonyms in place of any student names. At the end of your program, you will submit the link to the digital portfolio to your instructor through the LMS, but you may want to share it with your cooperating teacher/mentor and GCU faculty supervisor prior to submitting it.
Throughout your course, you will be instructed to add assignments to specific areas in your portfolio. Your assignments throughout your program of study and in student teaching have been aligned to the InTASC standards. The InTASC standards are a detailed list of professional standards for the licensing of new teachers, describing what new teachers should know, how new teachers should perform, and the necessary dispositions for effective teaching. As such, your portfolio will be aligned to the InTASC standards to display your acquired professional knowledge.
In Topic 14, you will submit a link to the digital portfolio to your instructor, but you may also want to share it with your Cooperating Teacher/Mentor and GCU Faculty Supervisor.
For this topic’s assignment, you are only required to create the shell of your digital portfolio with no additional content filled in. Submit to your instructor your digital portfolio link that contains the structure listed in the “Professional Teaching Portfolio Outline.”
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.