ERIC Number: ED227073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Portfolio Process in Professional Development.
Terry, Gwenith L.; And Others
The "Portfolio Process in Professional Development" is a competency based teacher education program recently mandated by the Florida State Board of Education as the central element of the Florida Beginning Teacher Program. It involves a probationary year of supervised teaching for the beginning teacher before certification is granted. This model for professional development, which has evolved over 12 years at the University of West Florida, focuses on both pupil learning and beginning teacher performance. The Portfolio Process includes three stages within a given cycle: (1) The beginning teacher collects useful information for his portfolio from multiple sources, possibly from personal writings about his work, students' work with teacher comments, or audiovisual recordings of classroom events. All data included in the portfolio is placed there to represent the teacher's competency. (2) The beginning teacher has conferences with his support team about the data in the folder. (3) A plan of action of how best to achieve the desired competencies is agreed upon by the support team and teacher. The teacher repeats the cycles until the desired level of performance in each competency level is reached as judged by the support team. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Detroit, MI, February 22-25, 1983).