Capturing the Wisdom of Practice: Professional Portfolios by Giselle O. Martin-Kniep

By Giselle O. Martin-Kniep

What do specialist portfolios encompass? who're their audiences? Why should still lecturers and directors use them? How are they dependent? In "Capturing the knowledge of Practice," Giselle Martin-Kniep solutions those and different questions, drawing on her paintings with greater than 3,000 lecturers and directors from four hundred college districts. via excerpts from real portfolios, Martin-Kniep illustrates how you can opt for a variety of artifacts that might lead portfolio builders to guage and increase their paintings. She additionally discusses utilizing portfolios for key reasons: studying, curriculum improvement and review, learn, and employees improvement. Readers will locate many sensible suggestions for development and utilizing portfolios and study what stipulations are wanted for fulfillment. "I am completely convinced," says Martin-Kniep, "that each expert who makes use of portfolios in a significant approach turns into a greater instructor or administrator."

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I am not naturally a very global thinker (I am working on that). It takes me lots of time and work to come up with new creative projects and ideas . . so I am very proud of myself when I do. I tend to be very left-brained and logical. If a fellow teacher comes up with an inspiring idea, I can sit down and plan out the specifics in a logical step-by-step progression. 1 Teacher/Administrator-as-Learner Rubric for an Exemplary Portfolio* Overall: The portfolio is a coherent story of the teacher/administrator as a lifelong, reflective learner engaged in the process of making meaning.

Four of my students went to the resource room for academic support. Three went for an hour, five times a week. One student went for an hour, three times a week. The latter student also received speech tutoring for 30 minutes twice a week. In addition, two students received assistance in the math lab for 30 minutes twice a week. One of these two students was also classified as “hearing impaired” and left the classroom for 30 minutes twice a week with a specialist. I also have a student with a serious medical condition.

Retell a Greek myth in play form f. Recognize audience needs g. Illustrate written text h. Punctuate dialogue i. Create a conflict in a story j. Locate countries, regions, and landforms k. Self-evaluate Such a calendar allows teachers to determine the alignment between their learning experiences and their outcomes and objectives. Curriculum Map A curriculum map is a matrix or chart that chronologically lists the key content, skills, resources, and even assessments used by a teacher over time. Curriculum maps vary as to the kinds of items mapped, the level of specificity in the description of these items, and the time frame included.

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