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Portfolio Requirements

For Teacher candidates who will be graduating from the Adolescent Science Education Program

(Warning: Hand in your portfolio in the last semester of courses; if you hand it in later you will be charged a maintenance of matriculation fee by Hunter)

By this time you have a binder with many pieces of work (artifacts) that you have produced while at Hunter College. These artifacts should already be organized by course or by semester. Artifacts should be produced by you, the candidate, and should not include handouts or published articles read in class. Each artifact must be graded or have written comments by the instructor.

From this binder you will choose a total of ten different artifacts that correspond to the ten dimensions that make up the four areas of Teacher Development

The four areas of Teacher Development are: Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions, and Impact.

These four areas have ten specific dimensions associated to them. They are:

Knowledge: (1 paper)

  1. Knowledge of Learners (1 artifact)
  2. Knowledge of the Subject Matter (1 artifact)

Skills: (1 paper)

  1. Skill in Planning (1 artifact)
  2. Skill in Teaching (1 artifact)
  3. Skill in Assessing (1 artifact)
  4. Skill in Developing Caring Learning Environments (1 artifact)

Dispositions (attitudes): (1 paper)

  1. Respect for Others (1 artifact)
  2. Dedication in Teaching (1 artifact)
  3. Commitment to Professionalism (1 artifact)

Impact: (1 paper)

  1. Impact on Student Learning (1 artifact)

 

Your portfolio will begin with a cover letter of about one page explaining how you got into teaching and how you have grown professionally and personally from participating in the program. In effect you are introducing yourself to the reader.

 

You will write four three-page reflection papers. Each reflection paper will introduce one of the four areas and its dimensions; in other words, one reflection paper per area. As you are writing these reflection papers, think about what you learned from this topic (represented by the artifacts), and how this can lead you to become a better teacher.

 

Remember, for each dimension there must be an artifact. Each artifact must have a cover sheet to indicate the following (be brief):

  • The area and dimension(s) it corresponds to
  • What was done
  • Where it was done
  • When it was done
  • Why it was done

Your portfolio should be presented in a binder with a table of contents and should contain your cover letter, your four reflection papers, and the artifacts you have chosen. Your other binder that contains all your work should not be handed in or be included in this new binder.

 

Evaluation:

  • Your portfolio will be read and graded by Professors DeMeo and LeBlanc.

 

Portfolios will be graded as either:

  • Below Standard or
  • Meeting the Standard

 

You need to pass the portfolio evaluation to graduate. This means you must get a rating of Meeting the Standard.

Due Date of the Portfolio for spring : No later than May 2 between 5-7pm in HW908.

Please make and retain a copy of all your work.

The portfolios will be available to be picked up in the following semester. Portfolios will be discarded after a year.

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