ERIC Number: ED393858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Far West Laboratory Beginning Teacher Portfolio: Support Provider Document.
Jackson, Amy; And Others
This 3-part developmental support and assessment process program workbook is based on the State of California expectations for beginning teachers. It focuses on interactions between and among beginning teachers and support providers. The workbook has three parts. Part 1, "Gathering Assessment Information: Developing a Professional Growth Plan," provides for entries on effective environments, lesson planning, instructional strategies and informal assessment techniques, optional topics, and conversation and reflection guides. It is intended that support providers take an active role in helping the beginning teacher collect the required portfolio entries, reflect on classroom practice, and self-assess the baseline data as found in Part 1. Focused assessment of these first portfolio entries will form the development of the Individualized Induction Plan, which comprises Part 2 of the workbook. This section requires thoughtful inquiry by the beginning teacher and support provider on one or more areas of teaching. It is hoped that this second phase of data collection and observation will promote sustained professional dialogue and inquiry about student learning and academic growth, with the active assistance of support providers in collection and examination of evidence or data. Data collected during this second phase will be examined according to standard-specific scoring guides for evidence of growth. In Part 3, beginning teachers and support providers examine the entire portfolio collection for evidence of growth across the year and for planning the next year's professional growth activities. (NAV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California