Monday, November 7, 2011

23 Easy Artifacts for an Instructional Portfolio

Domain I: Lesson/unit plans in which students create in response of or to demonstrate theirlearning. Examples:

  • students will create a model of a cell
  • students will work in groups to create posters of mathematical concepts
  • students will select a teacher-prepared content topic and prepare a five-minute multi-media presentation
  • students will think and respond to their reading by creating a variety of graphic organizers in their reader’s notebooks
  • students will write letters to me regarding their connections to and questions of the text they are reading independently
  • students will publish original writing that emulates strategies used by published authors

Domain II: Classroom Management plan/logs of strategies used to foster positive classroom climate. Examples:

  • a description of how writer’s workshop (which is a structure/routine that allows for independent work) as described in the framework and how you implement it
  • a description of reader’s workshop/Daily 5 and how you implement it
  • a discipline plan

Domain III: Evidence of Instructional Delivery

  • take a photo of your essential questions
  • rubrics you use
  • samples of exemplary student work: read-response letter, reader’s notebook, published writing
  • take a photo of students working in groups
  • writer’s workshop, guided reading, and reader’s workshop/Daily 5 are differentiated by definition (if implemented as described in the framework). Briefly describe how you allow students choice in these strucutres (choosing writing topics, choosing texts, choosing response methods), how you differentiate instruction (writing conferences, reading conferences, guided reading with leveled texts), and how students grow individually (writing samples across time, guided reading progress monitoring chart).

Domain IV: Evidence of monitoring, assessment, and follow-up

  • Progress monitoring chart (guided reading)
  • A copy of a student’s RtI folder
  • HCDE assessment forms (the ones we turn in)
  • A Fountas & Pinnell benchmarking assessment and a note of how you used it to form instruction
  • Student work with a rubric attached
  • Exemplary student work (published writing, reader’s workshop responses)

Domain VI: Professional responsibilities

  • Any time you work with a coach or a lead teacher, write up a reflection on it for your portfolio.
  • Teacher attendance, a list of extra duties served (bus duty, clubs, etc.)
  • A copy of any instructional thing you share with colleagues

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