Teaching Portfolio Preparation
You will prepare your Teaching Portfolio using LiveText, a program used by teacher education programs at many institutions of higher learning. You will be introduced to LiveText during a special orientation session in your first FLLT Methods course, for which LiveText is among the required course materials.
Projects and assignments in your FLE methods courses/clinicals comprise the majority of your portfolio entries. The methods professor or clinical supervisor will assess your performance on the element(s) attached to his/her course and certify that you have met the established criteria for each element.
There are two LiveText sites which will be used in the portfolio-building process:
- E-Filing Cabinet
As you prepare your projects/assignments, you should store them in your E-Filing cabinet. Once they have been approved by your professor, they may be transferred to your Portfolio. To preview the e-filing cabinet, click here.
- Teaching Portfolio
The teaching portfolio is compiled using the FLE portfolio template, which is organized in keeping with the ACTFL Teacher Education standards. To preview the template, click here.
Note: You may also wish to construct a paper portfolio with printouts of your LiveText e-portfolio elements. Candidates have found that occasionally prospective employers do not have the means to access an electronic portfolio. While this problem is less and less common, producing a three-ring binder of all--or selected--elements of your teaching portfolio is a good back-up plan.
A summary of the procedure for adding course-based requirements to your e-portfolio:
Portfolio elements are prepared by candidates during their FLE methods courses and clinical experiences. Projects are submitted by candidates to their methods professors using the LiveText "share" feature.
Course instructor/clinical supervisor will assess performance on each required element embedded in his/her course, using rubrics distributed in class and/or communicated through LiveText.
Instructor/supervisor will inform the candidate that criteria for a required element have (or have not) been met by returning the completed rubric to the candidate.
Candidate adds each approved element to appropriate section of his/her Portfolio.