April 2019 Newsletter – Creating a Professional Portfolio: What Goes into a Professional Portfolio

Here is a list of some of the things you should collect for your portfolio:

  • Resume
  • Educational transcripts
  • Training certificates
  • Letters of reference
  • Proof of credentials you’ve obtained
  • Philosophy of teaching statement
  • Images of classroom arrangements and other physical features of your learning environment
  • Images of outdoor enhancements you’ve made on the playground
  • Lesson plans or project plans your developed
  • Images and descriptions of children engaged in lesson you’ve designed
  • Documentation of children’s learning
  • Examples of parent letters or newsletters you’ve written
  • Summaries of parent surveys
  • Past performance evaluations
  • Description of any leadership responsibilities
  • Awards or recognitions you’ve received
  • A description of past and present committee involvement, highlighting leadership roles
  • Descriptions of your volunteer work
  • Goals or an outline of a 3-5 year plan
  • Personal reflections on experiences and/or your progress toward your goals

Unless required by an outside agency, place copies of important documents in your portfolio. Keep your originals in a safe place whenever possible!   What other items have you incorporated into your professional portfolio? Tell us on our Facebook page.

For the main article Creating a Professional Portfolio, CLICK HERE

For the article Benefits of Developing a Professional Portfolio, CLICK HERE

For the article Organizing your Portfolio, CLICK HERE

For the article Director’s Corner: Supporting Employees as they Create Professional Portfolios, CLICK HERE