For Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, and Student Teaching courses.
It demonstrates how to collect items for a professional Early Childhood Education portfolio and how to create/compile them in a professional manner, electronically or in a binder, for presentation upon graduation to obtain employment. As portfolios are sometimes started in Intro to ECE and compiled throughout the program, or introduced in a Curriculum course, or in a Student Teaching or capstone course, there are several points of entry for this supplement. Wiltz instructs the student what items to collect for the portfolio, how to compile/construct/label it, and then how to talk about it/present it.
As a part of the Student Enrichment Series, this guide can be packaged for no additional charge with a core Merrill Education text, or $2.00 in a package which contains the Teacher Prep website S/A Code, and can also be purchased individually.
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Your Portfolio
Chapter 2: Using Teaching Standards to Organize Your Portfolio
Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Portfolio
Chapter 4: Identifying Artifacts
Chapter 5: Electronic Portfolios
Chapter 6: Developing a Philosophy of Education Statement
Chapter 7: Writing Your Reflective Narrative
Chapter 8: The Collection Phase
Chapter 9: The Selection Phase: Choosing Artifacts for the Showcase Portfolio
Chapter 10: The Final Phase: Preparing, Assessing, and Presenting Your Portfolio
Chapter 11: Taking Your Portfolio to the Next Step