Creating an Early Childhood Education Portfolio available in Paperback
A teacher's portfolio, like an artist's portfolio, is a continually growing document that reflects your best work and professional development. But where do you begin, and how do you create a portfolio that will make a positive impression? CREATING AND PRESENTING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PORTFOLIO will encourage and guide you through the process of organizing and creating a portfolio. This practical book is helpful whether you need a portfolio to serve as a bridge as you move from pre-service to in-service in early education, or are a practicing teacher wanting a professional development tool to showcase your skills and accomplishments. It's divided into three sections, each of which focuses on an aspect of creating the portfolio.
About the Author
Delores Lowe Friedman, Ed. D., is professor of early childhood education at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, where she teaches courses in early childhood education and curriculum, and supervises student field experience. Dr. Friedman was honored by the Chancellor of the City University of New York as the recipient of three major institutional grants: one from the National Science Foundation for the preparation of pre-service teachers in science education; a Goals 2000 grant for the professional development of teachers in New York City public schools; and a Workforce Development grant for the career development of teachers in early care and education. She is the author of numerous children's books as well as scholarly articles in journals such as the Journal of College Science Teaching, and Young Children, the Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She holds a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she has served as the President of the Teachers College Alumni Council. She has also served as Associate in the Office of Parent Education, Child and Student Development Services, New York State Education Department. She holds New York State Certification as Superintendent of Schools. She has been a consultant to the New York City Department of Education's Early Childhood and Elementary Education Office, many school districts in the greater New York area, and Bank Street College. Her professional affiliations include the National Association for the Education of Young Children, The National Science Teachers Association, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Table of Contents
Section I: YOUR TEACHING PORTFOLIO: WHY? WHAT? HOW? 1. What Is a Portfolio and Why Do I Need One? 2. Organizing Your Portfolio and Connecting to Your Standards. Section II: REFLECTION AND YOUR PORTFOLIO. 3. First Reflections and Your Portfolio. 4. Reflections on Your Work. Section III: DEVELOPING YOUR PORTFOLIO: WEAVING IT ALL TOGETHER. 5. The Developmental Portfolio. 6. The Showcase Portfolio. 7. The E-Portfolio. 8. Summarizing Thoughts.