ERIC Number: ED377315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Creating Portfolios for Success in School, Work, and Life. [Student Workbook] and Teacher's Guide.
Kimeldorf, Martin; Espeland, Pamela, Ed.
This workbook is designed to guide students aged 12 or older through the steps entailed in creating portfolios to showcase their efforts and experiences to various audiences, including teachers, prospective employers, college admissions boards, and bank loan officers. First, the workbook's organization and the purpose/value of portfolios are discussed briefly. The next section explains the key features of student, project, personal, expert/professional, and personal portfolios and includes two brainstorming activities. Presented in the next 3 sections are 12 portfolio development exercises and guidelines for completing the following steps entailed in the portfolio development process: creating a working portfolio, selecting and organizing samples for the portfolio, and presenting the portfolio. A resource section includes a leisure bingo card, volunteer interests inventory, and list of vocabulary words for powerful descriptions. The accompanying teacher's guide contains the 12 exercises included in the student workbook, guidelines for helping students create portfolios in the classroom, discussions of assessment issues and portfolio presentation, tips for helping special learners develop portfolios, model employability portfolios, a talents poster exercise, and a 13-item annotated bibliography. (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audience Analysis, Career Education, Classroom Techniques, Learning Activities, Material Development, Outlining (Discourse), Persuasive Discourse, Portfolios (Background Materials), Revision (Written Composition), Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, Workbooks, Writing (Composition)
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1730 (ISBN-0-915793-73-3, $11.95 student workbook; ISBN-0-915793-74-1, $12.95 teacher's guide).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A